wow, so much goodness in the second half of the year. in july, i married my best friend and we spent an amazing honeymoon in jamaica. in august, we enjoyed a week in northern minnesota relaxing and just embarking on our mr. & mrs. status. we enjoyed the long days of summer to their fullest, and spent evenings outdoors as much as possible. looking back, september seems jam-packed. we ate deep fried oreos at the fair, basked in a field of sunflowers, and ventured into west virginia to spend a weekend camping. in october, we soaked up the fall. i made my last trips to the farmers' market, decorated our entryway for the season, made applesauce from freshly-picked apples, and found a mirror around which i designed the mantle. when the cold finally came in november, i stayed inside and preferred to bake. we made a quick post-thanksgiving trip to nyc, and prepared for christmas. we welcomed december with open arms, and cut down our first christmas tree. our house was decorated top to bottom, and we enjoyed our first christmas as husband and wife.
it was a good year.