saturday fall fun!

22 Oct

Saturday a group of friends and I headed out for a fun-filled fall day!  We used to all live here and worked together but in the last two and half years there have been new jobs, marriages, a baby and relocations.  Sometimes it seems crazy how much more life changes now that we are older in a mere two years than it did when we were younger.  Or my perception has simply changed…

We headed out to a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, orchard and yummy donut place called Gull Meadow Farms.  They do a corn maze every year in a new shape and it’s incredible

pretty impressive, no?

Alas, it was POURING down rain!  The corn maze is a muddy adventure on a normal day so we all decided to forgo this aspect of our day.  We bought some tasty homemade donuts, perused the super cute gift shop (of course I bought a bit o’ halloweenie!) and then tried to come up with a new game plan.

I loved this pumpkin – just a bit of muffin top ;)

So what to do when weather is unfortunate?  Wine tasting!  Fabulous idea!  Just a short jaunt away is the cutest little winery.  It’s small and located in the farmer’s home.  For a measly $5 we got to try 8 different wines.  Then if you bought a bottle the wine tasting was comped.  I purchased a semi-sweet white wine called La Crescent.  It was excellent.

gotta love a place where you can drink wine and hang out with friends. oh and the oyster crackers were good, too!

From here, it was onto the main event – Erbelli‘s pizza!  This pizza is fabulous and for two of the hubbies in the group, it’s their favorite place.  Since they don’t have one in their new home bases, whenever we are all together in Kzoo, we plop our hineys down for the long haul of bread, cheese and sauce – both the marina kind and the alcoholic!

sweet, sweet baby!

this little one also decided she was tired of sleeping and wanted to liven up the party with some table-dancing!  She was a hit!  Seriously, kissing baby cheeks is probably one of my most favorite things to do ever!  We hung out here for a few hours and it was a lot of fun.

Of course, all good things must come to an end.  Our lovely fall day had to come to at least a partial close – the friends who live an hour away had to boot-scoot.  Hugs were exchanged and it dawned on me in that moment how stinkin’ lucky I was/am!  The small group of us that were left headed to another locale to finish out the night and I ended the eve feeling fulfilled.  Maybe this sounds a bit hippy-ish but I can’t help it – I’m realizing more and more how important it is to be grateful and live in the moment.

the four of us – happy to be together for the day!

awesome day with awesome people!

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2 Responses to “saturday fall fun!”

  1. Tasha @ Healthy Diva October 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Wine tasting always = a good time! I was supposed to go wine tasting on Saturday, but opted to go to a football game instead. Now I kind of wished I would have gone wine tasting- the went to three wineries and it was FREE. Darn it!

  2. Meagan @ Managing Meagan October 23, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    What a GREAT day! Love you!!:)

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