Cue the laugher because yes this post is so absolutely delayed! It’s been sitting on my to-do list for over a month. Determined to post it before the Winter Solstice, so that I could still say it was technically “in season”, the days passed on.

Now here we are, 5 days before the new year. And yes, posting an udpate about the fall. Better late than never, I suppose?

I love doing a quick recap posts. I figure that one day when I’m old and gray (which happens to be coming much sooner than expected ?), I’ll be able to look back and remember what I’d been doing. With the overload of photos saved on my phone, my scrapbook-loving-self gets paranoid that they’ll all get lost in the void.

Which brings us here: the collection of photos from September to November.

Fall 2018 in Photos

Fall 2018 Catch-Up in Photos | Fork in the Kitchen

Photos 1-7: September started off strong with a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah! I attended the Tastemaker Conference, which is a conference for food bloggers. The trip started off with a hike. Going on a solo hike was something that was on my “30 before 30” list, but at the time I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into.

Hiking in Utah is SO DIFFERENT from hiking in Minnesota. Silly me, of course it is. I was a hot, sweaty, hard-to-breathe mess, but I did it and the feeling of accomplishment was overwhelming!

The conference was also aaaaa-mazing! In terms of making new friends, learning boatloads of new information, and getting inspired to continue growing, reflecting, and learning about this craft!

Photos 8-12: Everyday life in Minneapolis: walks along the river, sneaking in some kitty snuggles back home, and happy hours with friends.

Photos 13-15: A trip to Taylor’s Falls to hike and then to visit Franconia Sculpture Park. It’s absolutely free, too, if you’re looking for a fun outing in Minnesota!

Photos 16-18: Minnesota hikes {again, much more manageable than scaling a mountain …haha!}

Photos 19-22: Winery tours for my mom’s birthday – bonfires, pizza, and surprisingly good Minnesota wine! Our favorites were Sovereign Estates and Crow River Winery.

Photos 23-26: Tis the season for pumpkin carving! This year we went to Axdahl Farms for our pumpkins.

Photo 27: Our annual Masquerade Ball!

Photos 28-29: New restaurants and coffee dates to catch up.

Photo 30: Several concerts and shows this fall – Chvurches, Bradi Carlile, and Rupi Kaur.

Photos 31-36: THANKSGIVING! We keep Thanksgiving celebrations small, spend the day in our PJs, have a never-ending supply of food, and play lots of family games. This year my brother buttered up the turkey, I created a cheeseboard, and we made a double batch of stuffing for 4 people. Oh, and I held on tightly to the whipped cream bowl. Goals, people, goals.

That’s a wrap!

Now I’m off to write about 2018’s top recipes… you know, better get that one published before the year is over. 😉