Weekend Wrap Up – October 21, 2013

Another weekend gone and we’re also experience the first chilly Monday morning. October is flying by – I even came across one house that already had their entire lawn covered in Christmas decorations!

After we finished our customary gym, run errands, and clean house duties, Ryan’s parents came into town to visit. We took them to a local apple orchard where they could stock up on some local produce and goodies. We then joined my parents for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. It was a nice night and it’s so nice to combine both of our families.

Saturday night, Ryan and I decided to watch the 30 min. Toy Story Halloween special. About mid way through we looked at each other and thought, “we really need to have a kid to watch this.”

On Sunday we did a little “Staycation” in our small town. Ryan made me some delicious Pumpkin Spice pancakes.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

We then decided to check out a local Harvest Festival at the Conestoga Historic Society. I was preparing myself for a little podunk pumpkin painting, hot dog grilling festival. However, we were blown away by this museum! Plus, it was all free!

conestoga wagon

Conestoga Wagon


Conestoga is a small village, named by William Penn for the local Conestoga tribe of Native Americans (now extinct). The museum has a plethora of Conestoga Wagons, Native American relics, and local artifacts dating from the late 1700’s – 1920’s. For the festival, local artisans were dressed in period costume showing off their handiwork – like blacksmithing, weaving, dying, leather working, pottery, baking, cooking, and woodworking.

yarn dying

Yarn Dying

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They also have a couple of restored family homesteads from the late 1700’s – set up inside like an authentic family house. We were really surprised how much we learned.

1800's home early 1800's kitchen

molasses cookies

molasses cookies

restored 1770's home

restored 1770’s home

bearAnd once again, Ryan said “We really need to have kids so we can do more stuff like this”. Some day, some day!

Sunday evening I got together with my RDS ladies group.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

I made this fun Pumpkin Cheese Ball, courtesy of Ashley over Rainstorms and Love Notes. The weekend wrapped up way too quickly. I have a busy week ahead and am happy to have it fueled by a fun weekend!

xoxo katie