Weekend Recap: It’s the Great Pumpkin

Weekend Recap

We’re simple folks. And it doesn’t take much to get us excited for a weekend. Was it the beautiful fall weather that had us counting down to last week’s end? Nope, but we did enjoy that. Was it the monthly family dinner with Johnny’s entire family? Neh, but that was pretty great, too. Rather, it was the series finale of Breaking Bad that had us on the edge of our seats. I know. We were addicts. I can say were because the show is now over. So, really, we’re survivors. It’s okay that it’s all over now (nooooo!) because we can finally move on with our lives (can’t) and find some other (un)healthy TV addiction.

However, Breaking Bad was only one hour of our otherwise two days of freedom from the daily grind. We had no plans for the weekend, so we hopped in the car and kept busy with fun, free activities (yes, fun and free can be synonymous). Well, we did spend money on half-off drink happy hour at Sonic for a Diet Coke with coconut and lime. Apparently it’s a Utah thing? And we’re addicted after just one 32 oz taste.

Here’s what we did for free around our parts:

IMG_9775Attended the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh off on Saturday. No pumpkin we carve this October will live up to our girl’s new pumpkin standards.

IMG_9797Reinforced Baby Girl’s newfound waving and high-fiving skills. And then expected her to perform on demand at the family dinner on Sunday.

IMG_9802Drove the Alpine Loop since Utah’s mountains are apparently already in their peak fall season. This was Johnny’s idea, but it was purely for my enjoyment. He gets me.


Oooh, and it’s the last day of the month! Tomorrow’s a new month, which means a new budget, and also 30 days to test whether I can keep from buying a ridiculously cute but expensive costume for our girl’s first Halloween. Here’s to that clean slate.

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  • Reply Amy @ Paint Wine Repeat September 30, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Love this recap! Looks like a ton of fun 🙂

  • Reply Halsy September 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    It is so fun when they start to interact more (waving, high fiving, talking etc)! It looks lovely there! I can’t wait for the leaves to change here. I am so ready for a new budget month. I’ve been sick so the food budget took a hit this month! Good luck with the costume! I snagged a deal at Old Navy on a cute owl costume for my daughter with a
    50% off coupon which made it
    $10! I was actually returning a few
    Items so I just used the exchange credit.

  • Reply Rob September 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Ok guys, this month is the time to forget all that frugal stuff that I’ve passed along to you in the past, spare no expense but go out and buy that “ridiculously cute but expensive costume for your girl’s first Halloween”. Why? – simply because my b/day just happens to fall on Halloween (Oct. 31), a time to celebrate! Trick or treat! 🙂

  • Reply Jake @ Ca$h Funny September 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Great pictures. I love the look of fall colors in the great outdoors. And… those are some huge pumpkins! It would be fun to carve one that big.

  • Reply MomofTwoPreciousGirls September 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Seeing your baby girl grow is starting to make me sad! My oldest is a January baby so watching yours grow brings me back…especially since mine is in the process of losing all her teeth toothless right now! Every six weeks I’m noticing her face changing and it is so bittersweet. I seriously love every new stage and look. It’s sad though, bc sometimes I just want her to be that roly poly baby again…thanks for letting me relive it! I wish I could find my baby’s first costume…she was THE.CUTEST.HIPPO.EVER. I gave it to my sister and she can’t find it :0(

    Thanks for not ruining Breaking Bad…just about to watch now!

  • Reply Amanda @ Passionately Simple Life October 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Buy the Halloween costume! It’ll be a great memory you’ll cherish for a long time. It’s okay to splurge a bit!

  • Reply Linda October 4, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Stunning pics, wow! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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