Fall in Cleveland

Monday, October 18, 2010
While I don't have a lot of photos from this weekend, I swear I left the house for a few things.

On Friday, I attended the Best of Cleveland magazine awards with a group of girls who included Alexa, Always a bridesmaid, Cleshopaholic and I even finally met Heischic in person! Although, I think I had to coerce her off the escalator going down to come over to where we were sitting. As it turns out, we only live a few miles from each other and even work out the same gym.

The event was super cool because we were able to go all over the Rock Hall from the bottom all the way to the top, sampling different food from some new places I've never heard of on the west side. (I need to venture from the east side a little more.)

I tried a red velvet cupcake from Main Street Cupcakes and two macarons from Coquette Patisserie. Plus, a few glasses of wine and some food from a few other "best of" cleveland.

Here are the only two pictures I have to prove we were, in fact, present at the event:
Lisa and Alexa

proving we were in fact there

Saturday was a relatively relaxed day that started off with my second week of training with @jenarenschield, followed by a lunch with my aunts at Market in Rocky River and a lazy night in with the BF.

On Sunday, we visited a staple here in the midwest known as a farm, but more specifically, an apple farm where they make some of the best apple fritters.

Even though they didn't have the fairytale pumpkins I saw at Trader Joe's, we ended up buying two small ones with a lot more stuff then I anticipated. The BF is like a little kid in the candy store buying blueberry glazed donuts, cider, apples and some crazy chocolate-covered peanut butter candy.

Oh, and two caramel-covered apples, that I will gladly help him eat!

And, 30 years ago today, my parents were married and my dad accused me of forgetting! That's right people - these two are in it for the long haul. Thirty years of marriage, two awesome kids later plus three dogs (and one adorable cat) they are still together and having fun. For the past 10 days, I've been receiving text and pictures from my dad as they vacationed all over Florida from Jacksonville, the Keys and Fort Myer's Beach together. .

Greg and Julie circa 1976 or so
Snapped by my cousin on their Florida vacation

Happy anniversary to two of the best people I know! (Mom- no yelling about the 1976 photo either. I think it's cute and you will just have to deal with it.)


CLEshopaholic said...

Those macroons were yummy!!!! I tried to go to market in rocky river on Saturday night but the Ohio state game prevented us from getting a table. So after an hour+ of waiting, we abandoned ship and went to rocky river wine bar instead. How was your meal at market?

Fizzgig said...

awwww i hope some day i have a 30th anniversary! I envy people who have made it work for so long!!!

I love fall, i wish it was all year long!

Bite Buff said...

Aww, congrats to your parents!

How was Market? I'm headed there on Wednesday for the first time.

Heather said...

Awwww....your parents are darling!

And I love that pic of you girls at the CLE's best party - made me laugh. :)

Katelin said...

love that pic of you girls at the party, too funny, the signs are awesome. also, i need a farm near me like stat, i am in dire need of apple stuff and pumpkins.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

The signs in the photo from the Cleveland party cracks me up bigtime. AWESOME

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Everything sounds perfect & autumnal. Including macarons, which are all-seasonal.

Micelle V said...

Wow - you are your mom circa 1976!