Apples and sleepovers

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I keep saying I need a weekend with no plans, but I keep eagerly loading up all my weekends. Not that I mind spending time with the people I love. I suppose a mentality of WORK SO VERY HARD during the week and DO NOTHING RELATED TO WORK over the weekend is my most realistic plans.

This weekend I went apple picking with Mom’s church. We loaded up a small van with 15 people, including my godson. He and his parents have been living in Alaska while his dad served in the army for the past four years. I was happy to tote this little one on my hip all through the apple orchard. See that smile? It’s literally almost always there!

We went to Stepp Farms in Hendersonville, NC. It was packed! It was quite a warm day too, so pulling wagons and toting babies made for a real work out.

Of course, not everyone was interested in picking apples. Leaves were also a commodity…

I picked a BIG ol’ peck of apples. Mostly of my favorites, golden delicious. I can’t really eat raw apples without intense stomach cramps, so I have big plans for baking. I’ve already made my pear chia baked oatmeal (but with apples) and an apple crisp. I made sure to stop by the store for vanilla ice cream. What is a warm apple dessert without a scoop of ice cream?

After apple picking, I drove up to Rock Hill for my friend Olivia’s birthday party. I miss seeing this girls on the regular so much, so getting together for a slumber party was exactly what I needed. We have a pretty strong group text going on, but nothing compares to quality time in person.

Aren’t they beautiful? I wore a romper my sister gave me, since it was too short for her. I think it’s funny you have to get naked to use the bathroom when you wear them, but it’s nice to only need one article of clothing.

We had dinner @ Chili’s. It was burgers in some form all around the table. I ordered the guacamole burger (with a turkey patty) and it was so good! Definitely spicy, so be warned.

The rest of the evening was spent exactly how a sleepover should be spent: dancing, laughing, and eating cake.

Now it’s back to the grind. Since my birthday is next weekend, I definitely need to follow my WORK SO VERY HARD during the week mantra. I believe in birthdays, after all 😉

So you tell me-

What did you do over the weekend?

Favorite apple dessert?

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