The leaves are almost off the trees.
I kept telling myself I was going to get out and about with my camera before they were all gone.
I just barely made it.
I’d be lying if I said my heart didn’t sink a little when I noticed some of the most vibrant trees, the ones I stopped to stare at on long walks with Scout over the last few weeks, had lost some of their luster.
But it’s still a beautiful little pocket of time here in New England.
This time last year I was a crazy person.
I mean, more of a crazy person than I am under normal circumstances.
A year ago today, Artie and I were headed to the New Hampshire seacoast for our wedding!
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since that wonderful, whirlwind weekend.
Pardon my nostalgia. And alliteration. But we couldn’t have asked for better.
We had a surprise October snowstorm which made the day that much more special.
It wasn’t ideal for the friends and family who had to travel, that’s for sure.
But running through the snowy streets of Portsmouth, on Halloween weekend, in my wedding dress, with Artie and all our friends was a blast.
This year October feels a little bit more laid back.
Busy with work just feels much more natural to me, than busy with seating arrangements, and curling irons, and place cards.
To celebrate our first year of marriage, Artie and I are going to eat the top of this here cake.
And do some hiking in the White mountains with the pup.
Who we are hoping will make it up, and down the mountain without incident.
And without contracting giardia. Again.
Sorry for over-sharing. Here’s another sappy wedding photo to take your mind off of sick puppies
About being busy with work, I’m going to be in New York for our wedding anniversary-proper.
Luckily, my sweet husband isn’t even giving me too much of a hard time about it.
He’s being quite supportive, actually.
Though I’m sure he’s keeping this one in his back pocket.
Just in case an ill-timed golf, or ski trip comes up.
He’s tricky like that
I told you I would keep you posted on my latest project for the Boston Globe, Smart Cooks
Where my recipes in the paper are paired up with online how-to videos I shot with Jesse Beecher.
For the 2nd video we made flank steak with chimmichuri sauce.
If you like the video, please share with your friends! And we’d love suggestions for recipes you would like to see in the column.
I’m off to celebrate our anniversary weekend, hope you are enjoying these chilly evenings, and warm days, with celebrations of your own.