This was a popular mug shot on Instagram! Sadly I didn’t buy the mug (it was a gift), so I don’t know where it came from. I love it, though!
We had the coziest fall weekend, and made the most of colder temperatures and gray skies. I forgot to share a Halloween photo with you, so here is a belated mug shot of Batman himself!
On Friday evening we went out to a friend’s Harvest Party and watched the sun set with these beautiful mountain views.
I took a Tuscan salad (that I am sharing more about later this week!) and had yummy chili too.
On Saturday morning we were up bright and early for Mazen’s soccer practice. I’ve been into toast with classic peanut butter and jelly this week!
I was so proud of my little man who scored 7 goals in his game – go Eagles!
After soccer we went to Barnes and Noble to pick out a book as a treat for getting shots on Friday. I was very enthusiastic about all the books, but I knew it was all over when we saw the huuuuuge shelf of Legos.
Ultimately, I caved and he came home with a Ninjago set. (But we did look at some books and went to storytime!)
I had a delicious London Fog while I was there too. It’s my favorite Starbucks drink!
Saturday lunch was a salad with Whole Foods salad bar toppings, plus Kombucha!
Saturday afternoon we snuggled for 4 hours. It was one of those cozy fall cloudy days with drizzles where snuggling was just right. We watched BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and played theater with popcorn and Halloween M&Ms!
Dinner was chicken with roasted brussels, mushrooms, and butternut squash fries.
After dinner, I went to a concert at First Presbyterian starring the singer Teresa Wakim, who is also a KERF blog reader! Teresa is a soprano who lives in Boston and joined the Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble, Three Notch’d Road, for a beautiful performance! Check out her website to see if she is performing near you. Her voice is stunning, and it was so fun to hang out afterward. She has been reading KERF for 10 years!
The boys stayed home to build the new Lego set!
On Sunday morning we had french toast, bacon, grapes, and lots of coffee in preparation for a full day of soccer.
I had a banana and some Back To Nature cheese crackers for mid-game fuel, and a Quaker Breakfast Flats after! Soccer days are tricky because our games are often during or just after lunch, so I tend to snack a lot all day and have a big breakfast and dinner.
My co-ed game was cancelled due to a soggy grass field, so I played 2.5 games of women’s league. My team had a double header and I stuck around to help out the pink team too.
All in all, I covered 11 miles in almost four hours of soccer! I find this to be so funny because I would NEVER go for an 11 mile run. I wouldn’t even go for a six mile run, but I cover so much ground during a game!
How did you spend your weekend?!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
What a fun week, filled with lots of sports and activities. Healthy! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Glad you had a good weekend!
My boyfriend and I visited Charlotesville this past weekend and had the best time! Thank you so much for the recommendations a few weeks ago. We walked the Monticello Trail, went to Carter’s Mountain Orchard, had dinner at the Ivy Inn (which I don’t think you mentioned, but it was GREAT), went to the City Market on Saturday (where I got a few things I’ve seen featured on your blog!), had beers at Three Notched, visited Monticello, had dinner at Zocalo (I got the pepper!), visited Barboursville Winery and strolled around the downtown area. The best part was my boyfriend proposed on Friday afternoon so we are now engaged!!! Charlotesville will always hold a very special place in my heart now.
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did he propose?!
You hit so many great spots! I have actually never been to Ivy Inn, but it’s on my list!
He proposed in the gazebo at the little house we were staying in (right outside of Charlotesville)!
Carrie this fit chick says
7 goals!? Wow, what a stud! Thats awesome. i love love love that mug- I need it!
The mug is from target! I saw it there. =)
Oh good to know!!
I managed over 20,000 steps yesterday too, but mine were all walking – to the gym and back, a big dog walk on the beacvh and then visiting a friend. It’s amazing how they rack up! It feels so good to be active outdoors in Fall/Winter and then get to cosy up and eat comfort foods after 🙂
Where are your fun soccer shorts from?
They are Athleta Ready Set Go shorts and they are THE BEST athletic shorts! A similar pattern to these : )
Linda @ The Fitty says
I love huge, gigantic mugs big enough for me to dip a large spoon in for soup. 🙂 Soup-mug. SMUG!
Denise Vermillion says
I spied some red hot blues in a picture. I want to thank you for getting me addicted to those dang things! I live alone, so I won’t even buy them now because they sit in the pantry and call my name! I need someone to deliver my food portion controlled every day ha ha!
They are so good!!
I can’t wait for the harvest salad recipe. I love you chop, chop salad and this looks like it could be in the same family
So much awesome food, and kudos to you and Mazen on awesome soccer games! You look so pretty in the photo with him, and your weekend sounds like it was wonderful.
Nicole @ Bento Momentos says
Did you add the M&Ms to the popcorn? Yum!
Super fun hanging out after the concert, Kath! Wonderful meeting you, and oh! Most of the band ended up ordering the pepper!! 🙂
Yay!! Did you love it?
No leftovers for anyone!! 🙂 🙂 Soooooo gooooood!!
Molly L. says
Looks like you can get it on etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/468411012/hello-pumpkin-campfire-mug-pre-fall-sale
Nice! I wonder if they are making it?
What type of watch/fitness tracker do you have?
An Apple Watch! Dare I say I couldn’t live without it?
Where did you get the amazing boots?
Thanks! I’ve had them for ages – I think they’re from a store like Rack Room!
……haha actually I just found the post! Yup, from Rack Room : )
You’re lucky you’re allowed to keep your Apple Watch on during soccer games! We have always had strict rule no jewellery at all, not even bobby pins rule up here in Canada. We’ve always wondered how far we run during soccer
Technically we’re not allowed. I wrap mine in a sweat band so it wouldn’t hurt someone. Sometimes the refs still don’t like it, and I just put it in my bra so I get the miles but not the heart rate!
Haha! There’s going to be a dozen ladies with an Apple Watch down their bras next week 😉 that is clever!
I was waiting for the ref to ask me where it went since I didn’t leave the field and I was prepared to say “I ate it!”
I was an avid reader of your blog back in 2008-2010 but blog reading went by the wayside for a while. I’ve picked it back up and discovered our life experiences have paralleled quite a bit!
I’m now a divorced mother of 2 boys (7 and 3 years old) and I have new man in my life that I’m crazy for, can’t beleive I get to feel this way again! Getting back into reading your blog everyday and seeing you finding the love of your life all over again gives me hope and reassurance ?. Best wishes to you and your new husband!
So happy for you!!
I’ve been loving the PB&J combo lately. I had been craving it so I made sure to pick up some jelly this weekend and it’s been so good!
What’s in a London Fog drink?
Earl Gray Tea + steamed milk!
Omg. Hahahahhah. I’m a friend of Tess in Boston and just checked your blog for the first time in maybe 5 years (we were pregnant at the same time). What a small world!
Too cool of a coincidence!!