Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
we decided to skip our annual trip to roba family farms this year because their admission prices got so darn expensive. however, we did take a trip up there on sunday evening to purchase a pumpkin for the fall season. we picked out a cute squatty pumpkin that weighed in at over 10 pounds! it's looking cute on our back screen porch for now until we carve it and put it out front for halloween. when we brought it home and put it on the table, leko curled up next to it!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
after our trip to ritter's cider mill on sunday, we grabbed for some lunch. on the way home, we stopped at the caboose ice cream shop for some ice cream since it was their last day of business for the season. the first time we were there a few months ago with my parents, ryan had noticed that they had a cinnamon bun sundae. we didn't get it then and he's been thinking about it ever since. we ordered it, and it was ridiculously huge: vanilla ice cream with caramel, pecans, pieces of a sticky bun, whipped cream, and a cherry. anyone who knows us knows that we NEVER ever eat anything like that! it was a good thing we ordered it to share because it was so big. needless to say, we have to do some extra workouts this week and eat light to make up for that indulgence! (i think i'm still full!)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
on sunday morning we took a trip up to ritter's cider mill with our parents. we visited the farm animals, walked through the corn maze, admired the sunflowers, and got some apples and apple cider to take home.
i always look forward to visiting ritter's each fall!
Monday, September 21, 2020
we started our weekend on friday by working the load out for the joe biden town hall event. since the load in was so slow and took so long, we expected the load out to take forever. we fully anticipated it running into the wee hours of saturday morning, so we were very pleasantly surprised when it finished up before dinner time on friday! wahoo!
that meant we ended up with all day free on saturday. it was such a nice treat to have the day off together, so we decided to take full advantage of it. we kicked off the morning with apple pancakes in our pjs and then got dressed and took a drive down to the lehigh valley mall since we haven't been there in so long. we got there around lunch time, so we started our afternoon down there by having lunch at bonefish grill. it was really good! after lunch, we walked around the mall and checked out some of the surrounding stores. (there are a bunch of stores there that we don't have in our area.)
later in the evening, when we were headed home, ryan got a news alert on his phone that there were s.w.a.t. teams and police surrounding the mall because shots were fired inside the mall. the whole mall was evacuated. we were completely astonished that we had just been there shortly before the incident! in fact, we had just walked past the store where the shots were fired! talk about scary. police are still trying to figure out what exactly happened, but luckily no one was injured. thank goodness we had just left the mall before all of that happened!
it was a great day spent together and such a nice little way to escape from our crazy work schedules for the day!
Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
my body is so sore this week and i'm exhausted because i spent all day saturday and all day sunday working for our local stage hands union to set up for the live joe biden town hall event that will be held tomorrow in our area.
the event will be moderated by anderson cooper and will air at 8pm on cnn. cnn decided to use a very large parking lot outside of our local baseball stadium for the event. over the course of several days, lots of people turned that empty parking lot into a stage area for the town hall. the amount of stuff was insane. truly, i can't imagine why they needed that many lights! what a project it was to set it all up!
i definitely look forward to watching it to see all of our hard work in action tomorrow night on tv! we get to go back on friday to take it all down (which it going to take absolutely forever). proud to be a small part of such a bit event!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
we had the opportunity to visit ground zero seven years ago in september, just after the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and it was a moving experience. the waterfalls and the reflecting pools that sit within the footprints of where the twin towers once stood are a lovely tribute, and the freedom tower is quite a site to behold. our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who lost a loved one on this day 19 years ago.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
the italian festival was canceled this year because of the pandemic, so we got together with our families on saturday to have our own version of the italian festival at ryan's parents' house. we had lots of great italian food. it was nice to be able to spend time with everyone!
fingers crossed that next year's italian festival will be able to happen! let the countdown begin!