last weekend 9.19

Lately, we've been busy. The good kind of busy. The exhausted kind of busy. But still good. Here are a few of our highlights from our weekend.

We're in that season for opening the windows + it is glorious. My plants + I are very happy. 

The deck build has commenced. This is what our Saturday looked like (and by "our" I mean Caleb's). Something like 400 pounds of concrete in this picture.

I should mention that all of the things pictured here fit into Caleb's Passat wagon. You know those stop motion videos of all the things fitting into one lone backpack #wellpacked. Impressive, right? Well prepare to be amazed. 

400 pounds of concrete. Check. A wheel barrow. Check. A shovel. Check. A post hole digger. Check. Those cardboard tube things. Check.

Who needs a truck when you have a dad mobile!? Cruisin' (insert car emoji followed by that weird gust of air emoji here)

The plants to the left of the concrete patio were taken out + will eventually be our wooden deck's new home! Also do you like the greenery I planted in between the cracks of those stairs? Me too.

One of our favorite things these past couple of months have been walking around Duke's East Campus at night. I have the Fitbit to thank for this new found love of walking because the world will end if I don't get those 10,000 steps in. 

As the weather gets cooler, I hope it doesn't deter us from walking. I plan to go until my down puff jacket is proven useless.

I also get to heart eye at my favorite house in Durham on our walks. This one. Black + white + brick. Swoon.

And of course, we were somewhat productive in planning our trip to Maine! Portland to Camden to Bar Harbor with a focus on lobster. 

We are going to the tip top of the country. Like the last state before Canada! You're welcome for pointing that out those of you who are geographically lacking, like me.

Our little cube man says, "Yay for the weekend + Maine."

Now, off to pack warm clothes, draft blog posts + load up on the zinc (I see youcold + flu season).