Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend recap

Friday, I went to my friend Colleen’s house for a Jewelry Party. I’ve been to plenty of home demonstrations, but never one of these. My other friends, Krystie and Deidre were there and we had a nice time trying on fun jewelry and snacking on delicious treats. It was fun to catch up with the girls and relax. I ended up buying a necklace that I really liked.


Colleen, Krystie, me & Deidre

Saturday was skating and then my mom, her boyfriend, Geof and I headed to my mom’s river house in Peach Bottom and then went to dinner in Maryland at The Union Hotel. The weather wasn’t great, but we made the best of it. The river house was where I spent most of my summers as a child and I haven’t been there in a long time. Now that I’m an adult, I think it would be fun to go back and spend a peaceful weekend during the summer or early fall. The place is in need of some sprucing up, but I will always remember it how it was when I was a kid. My grandparents bought it in 1962 and after my grandmother passed away, my mom bought it from the family. It’s nice to know that it is always there.

Once we left the house, we drove to Port Deposit, Maryland and had dinner at The Union Hotel. I love that place so much. My dad used to take me there when I was younger and it is still going strong. It was built in 1794 and has such a classic and rustic feel to it. They bake these fresh loaves of bread and bring them to the table with honey butter and raspberry butter. It was so good. We also had the best crab dip I’ve ever tasted. The place was decorated for fall and the restaurant is separated by different rooms, which gives it a cozy feel. They brought out “Union Cake” for my mom’s birthday and it was homemade vanilla cake made with gelatin to make it extra moist. In between the two layers of cake were crushed pineapple and vanilla pudding. It was topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting and walnuts. It was decadent!


The Union Hotel (it was raining, so it came out blurry)

Sunday, Geof and I made our annual autumn trip to Linvilla Orchards. This is one of my favorite things to do during the season. This place has everything that someone who loves the fall like me could ever want. We started by visiting the animals and then fed the deer. They were so gentle and it was very cute. We then went to the snack stand and got some apple cider and an apple cider doughnut. Next, we went to the pumpkin patch and picked out the perfect pumpkin. I also got some cute signs for the house. We also visited the pumpkin carving station and the artist that does the designs makes some amazing creations out of the pumpkins. Finally, we visited the farmer’s market and stocked up on some fresh groceries for the house and I got a pretty mum for our garden.


Us in the pumpkin patch


Geof feeding the deer


Mums everywhere


Food stands


Gourds

Pumpkins!

Us in the pumpkin patch

Phillies pumpkin

Mr. Pumpkinhead

Our pumpkin

Apples in the farmer's market

Cute sign that I got. I need to find a better spot for it.

Another sign I got

My garden

26 comments:

Katiesperk said...

Glad you had a good weekend. You picked perfect pumpkins! I saw a sign for Funnel Cakes! What a place!

Lis said...

Oh Jules!! What a wonderful weekend!! I
glad you had fun at the jewelry party and with your mom and her bf!!! Sounds like you had such great food and how cool about the house - I'm glad your mom was able to get it so you can always go there!!
I LOVE the pics of you and Geoff at the pumpkin patch - sounds like the perfect fall day!!! That Phillies pumpkin is simply amazing!!!

Sounds like all of the right ingredients for a perfect Fall weekend!!! :) I hope you have a great week!!!

Brittany Ann said...

What beautiful stuff for a pumpkin patch! I love the signs!

Melissa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I really love the signs you got and your garden!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

What a great weekend! I wish I could feed deer...around here they won't come near a person, not that I blame them since they tend to get hit by cars a lot....anyway, what a great time and those mums were beautiful!

have a great week :-)

MCW said...

This made me want to visit a pumpkin patch right now!

The Queen of Clearance. said...

that farmers market looked like tons of fun! You always have exciting weekends!

Blair said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Thanks for sharing the photos..your garden looks beautiful.

Thanks for all of your comments on my blog, I love them!! If you are going to read the fab Jen Lancaster books...read them in order! Let me know when you do...they are hilarious!! I ride the bus to work and would literally laugh my ass off and ger bad stares while reading her book!
Hope you have a great week!

Jill said...

What a FUN weekend. It sounds like you have great childhood memories from the river home. OH MY... the cake y'all ordered sounds so good! My mouth is watering. :0)

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I am so jealous! That orchard looks like so much fun. I love the "Ghouls Night Out" sign. It is so cute!

It looks like you got the perfect pumpkin and also, I love that you got to feed deer (how fun!).

The restaurant sounds so historical and fun. I wish we had places that old around here, but sadly nothing quite that old. I just love places with a past!

P.S. I love your scarf!! And I have always wanted to go to a jewelry party - maybe I should just host one!

Katie said...

Can I just say that I was JUST AT LINVILLA last monday!?!??! haha... I LOVE that place, to pieces.

I have the same pictures, basically... :) Glad you had a nice weekend!

{H}er {R}oyal {H}ighness said...

what a fabulous looking pumpkin patch!!! looks like you had a super fall weekend. even with the rain - the picture still looked cool.

you and geof are a super cute couple together :)

Lindsey said...

Love your garden, so adorable!!

Gwen said...

What a fun weekend!!! I love the photos from the pumpkin patch!!! XOXO

Tasha said...

What a fun weekend! The pumpkin patch pics are so cute! Mr. Pumpkin head = ha ha ha! Those baskets full of apples look delicious!

Lindsey said...

I love the signs you bought! I love pumpkins...looks like you had fun picking yours out.

Gracie Beth said...

Looks like a fun weekend! I love your scarves!

Annie said...

sounds like a great weekend :) I see you had fun at a pumpkin patch too :) so many great pics pretty girl!

Tatiana said...

That looks like so much fun! I really wish we could have found a pumpkin patch like this one! Instead we went to Wallmart for our pumpkins...haha.. It looks so fun and cozy! Your pictures are just adorable and funny! I love those kind of memories :-)

Luna said...

looks like a great weekend. i also like stuff like that. going to orchards and buying fresh produce. that fresh bread with the honey and raspberry butter that you mentioned sounded so good. thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Lopez said...

What a fun fall weekend! The Union Hotel sounds fantastic! We don't have many places that old out here in CA! And an apple cider doughnut! That sounds like heaven!

Leah said...

That sounds like a perfect fall weekend. I keep seeing lots of posts about pumpkin patches. I think I need to get to one ASAP.

Katie said...

I love all of the great decor!! I can't wait to go to our pumpkin patch!! :)

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I always LOVE your weekend updates...you and the hubby do such fun things!

Kim said...

sounds like such a fun weekend - I love pumpkin patches! All your new fall decor is so cute!

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh I love the pumpkin patch! It is like my favorite thing to do in the fall! What a fun weekend!