MIMM: Breakfast Quadrafecta & Sunrises

I can’t believe it’s already 5 p.m. on Monday…  The day has completely flown by.  I may not be in an office working a 9-5 job, but I have plenty of things to do to keep me busy.

This morning I walked over to Caribou Coffee – I love the atmosphere of coffee shops and tend to get my best work done while sipping on a cappuccino – I continued working on grad school stuff (which seems to be never-ending) and responded to/sent emails before walking back to our apartment to grab my armband for a run (finally getting back into the groove).


By the time I finished it was almost 1 p.m. and my stomach was talking for food.  I made lunch, rotated through 4 loads of laundry, roasted an acorn + spaghetti squash, washed/peeled/cut a dozen apples for crock-pot applesauce, and tried but failed to connect with anyone in the county’s substitute office.  Oh well, tomorrow’s another day and another chance.

In typical Monday fashion, here are a few marvelous moments from the past few days…

Thanks Katie for hosting another marvelous link-up!


Marvelous… the thought of swimming in peanut butter puddles


Marvelous… Charlie’s sneaky attempt to go to work with dad


Marvelous… restocking our kitchen with a Trader Joe’s haul


Marvelous… chicken + french fries = a no fuss dinner


Marvelous… working out while watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives


Marvelous… salty & sweet pumpkin peanut butter oatmeal


Marvelous… Yankee Candles burning on a chilly morning


Marvelous… being warmed up from the inside out a la Starbucks


Marvelous… bringing home 1/2 bushel of freshly picked orchard apples


Marvelous… a lazy Saturday afternoon in bed after apple picking


Marvelous… the breakfast quadrafecta :: pancakes + peanut butter + pumpkin + apple butter


Marvelous… walking Charlie while the sun rises


Marvelous… a lunch date with Ryan at Wegmans


Marvelous… swinging by my momma’s house to check out her new deck


Marvelous… the beautiful fall foliage (I Virginia)

Marvelous… seeing Prisoners which reconfirmed that I prefer chick flicks > psychological thrillers


Marvelous… finally uploading old pictures from my 2 cameras


Marvelous… seeing the blinding sunrise burst through the trees


Marvelous… Ryan helping me to take care of (i.e. keep alive) my birthday flowers from Molly


Marvelous… breakfast & a little beggar

Question:  Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?

Question  Apple crisp a la mode or pumpkin pie with whipped cream?

— Allison


Whatcha Think?

  1. Apple crisp AND pumpkin pie :). It look like you had a great weekend. I love how cute your little Charlie is! Bentley would defiantly try to go to work with me if he could.

    • I’m not sure that he actually enjoyed being put into Ryan’s backpack, but I know that he’d do anything that he could to go to work with one of us 😛

  2. What a marvelous weekend! Love all of it :) I really like the idea of going back into bed even if it’s the afternoon 😉 I would prefer no apple crisp and no pumpkin pie. I know, so weird. I’m not a huge warm apple person! I don’t know why… I think i prefer sunsets over sunrises, too.

  3. Crockpot applesauce is the BEST!! I hope you enjoy yours! :)

  4. Are those pretzels on top of your oatmeal? You.freaking.genius!! :)

  5. I’d have to go with apple crisp – I cannot resist a crumble topping! And speaking of crumble, crumbled pretzels are basically the best topping ever.

  6. Awww what a perfect fall weekend! Now can we PLEASE schedule a dinner date in the next couple weeks?? Pretty please?!

  7. The expression on Charlie’s face in that picture of him in the backpack is just priceless. And I’m going to have to go with sunrises on this one… mostly because I’m a lot more awake and able to enjoy them 😉

  8. Lots of marvelous things in this post! Apple picking is so much fun! We went a few weeks ago and brought home so many apples! I made the most amazing crock-pot apple pear sauce that is so easy and so good!

  9. Lunch @ Wegmans is the best! I love that store.

    And the picture of Charlie is the backpack is hilarious!!


    Lindsay @ Typically Late

  10. Charlie!!!

    Truly, your post just screams “fall” and I love it!

  11. Charlie is so stinkin’ cute! I love that he was in your hubby’s backpack. I always get more done at a coffee shop, too- why is that? It’s probably the fact that you are not only consuming caffeine, but smelling it and breathing it in with every breath 😉

  12. AHH I loved Prisoners, but it made my mind run wild for like two days!! HA! This post is soooo fun, so much fall amazingness!! You’ve also sorta kinda inspired me to go into TJ’s..call me crazy, but I haven’t gone into my TJ’s in SO long because it makes me kinda sad. I’m such a wuss haha..I just still kinda miss that job. WHATEVA! I need to go..caauusse I NEED ME SOME GOODIES! Also, please share some apples..or just make me a crisp for when I come visit! 😉

    • Oh girl, you need to go to TJ’s and stock up on all of the fabulous fall products! Even if you have to drive out of your way to a different location, I definitely recommend that you go!

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