Enjoying the Last Days of Summer

This weekend was perfection. The weather, the adventures, everything. Enjoying the last days of summer was the only thing on the agenda and here is how it all went down.

(From my Insta – emilyh1020)


SL cooked dinner! Love when that happens. We ate dinner, laid low and hit the sheets early in preparation for Saturday.


fall colors

We got out of bed early and made the 2+ hour drive up to the Kancamagus highway to hike Mt. Chocorua. This is a 3,500′ hiking and took SL and I about 2 hours to get to the top and was pretty challenging (for me). We stayed at the peak for about hour and enjoyed lunch and the amazing views. Last time we went hiking, SL proposed so this is an activity I LOVE LOVE LOVE to do!

mt chocorua

It took a little over an hour to get down but we kept a slow pace and made a few pit stops at the streams to cool off a little bit and to take festive fall photos like this one.

hiking outfit
Outfit: Mesh top – Reebok (old), Crops – LuLu (old), Sneaks – Mizuno Wave Hayate)

Saturday night SL and I joined 6 other couples to celebrate one of my best friends (and bridesmaids) birthday. Side note: She is a new mom and looks like she was never pregnant or gave birth. It’s amazing. She is amazing!


boat day

Confession – I was supposed to do the Brickman Triathlon. I didn’t. I spent the day out on the boat with SL. Oops. The weather was perfect and this was most likely the last boat day of the season so I went for it. There will always be other races.

The water way s were PACKED! Seems like everyone on the northshore had the same idea we did because there were more boats out yesterday than we’ve seen all summer. I’m sure the fact that the Patriots are on tonight made for more people out and about as well.


After spending 4 or 5 glorious hours on the boat we got back to reality which for me meant grocery shopping and food prep. Hello mass amounts of roasted veggies.


This was 2 regular sized crowns plus one mini crown and there are minimal leftovers. It came out SO GOOD!

sweet potatoes

I also made a tray of sweet potatoes (3 potatoes, chopped) and there are only enough leftovers for one really hungry person or two not so hungry people.

I also cut up a honeydew but ate it and didn’t take any pictures. And that was the extent of my Sunday food prep. Now it’s time to take on another week!


Describe your weekend in five words…go!

  • Me: Hike, friends, boat, Scott, foliage

Do you do Sunday food prep?

  • You know I try! Some Sundays are good, some – not so much.

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