For my birthday, Rick and I had a day in Columbus with the pups, so we went to Peet's (which is finally here!), walked the dogs in a park with a beautiful rose garden, and then strolled around downtown (Short North area) and had brunch outside at Northstar. Just getting to be outside for so long was exactly what I wanted.
Here is Rick, basking in the glory of his first vanilla latte in Columbus.
And on Tuesday, some of my friends had a girls night with some delicious desserts. I walked away from the evening reminded of how thankful I am for their depth and care.
This weekend was also full of highlights. We got to be outside and actually accomplished a lot on our to-do list. We went to the farmers' market on Saturday, and I bought this pumpkin that I'm kind of obsessed with; the color is so rich! And I've never seen a green one like it.
Gracie liked it, too.
We also explored a waterfall and hiked at a park that is about 15 minutes from our house.
Then today we returned to Peet's. I bought this travel mug with the gift card my parents sent me - thanks, Mom and Dad! :) And you can kind of see in this picture that the leaves are just barely starting to change.
We had some down time, too - napped and had a belated birthday dinner with Matt and (my birthday twin) Hannah, and their now 2-month old, Madeline.