Greetings from Madison, Wisconsin.
Some pretty big changes happened for us this past week, most notably, we moved into an apartment in Madison until the end of the year. As you may know, we’ve been on the road since December 28th, 2011 on the Fifty Nifty tour bouncing from city to city, coast to coast, staying with friends, family, friends of family, and friendly strangers. A few weeks back, we had the realization that most of our weddings for the remainder of the year are in the Midwest and rather than shooting five weddings a month – like we have been since May – we only have seven left for the rest of the year. Since our apartment in Minneapolis is being rented out until 2013, we figured the next best thing is to have a place of our own for a few months.
All of that to say, it is an indescribably wonderful feeling to: use hangers, cook, have a pillow, be able to turn a corner and not have spoons, bags, and trail-mix spilling all over the car, etc. So most of this past week, we’ve been unpacking and settling in and boy is it nice.
Last weekend was also our first wedding-less weekend since early May, so two of our friends decided to drive out from Northern Wisconsin and meet us out East in New Hampshire. We spent a week camping, hiking, and mountain biking through the White Mountains and then on into Acadia National Park in Maine. The colors were almost at their peak and the scenery was stunning. In food news, the Northeast is home to some of the best mac-n-cheese around including pulled pork mac-n-cheese and lobster mac-n-cheese.
And now for a slew of photos including but limited to: lots of colorful leaves, reflections, Michelle’s senior photo pose, and such as and so forth.
The only other somewhat but not really notable news is that I had my hair cut for the third time in six or so years. All I told the hair-cutter was that I didn’t want to look like Zach Morris or Bieber. Thanks to John in Hoboken for helping me not look so mangy.
We’re about to hit the road for Chicago for a morning wedding tomorrow. The year is quickly coming to a close and we are going to be making some major final pushes in the next few weeks to reach our $50,000 goal to support She Dances‘ safe home for victims of human trafficking. Also, next year is booking up quickly and is already just over half full. Should you be dating, engaged or know someone who is, Paper Antler is waiting with open arms.
Until next time,