Autumn 2013 Recap (Part 2)

As you can see from my previous blog post, last fall was a busy time. I’m enjoying my January break, and I’m prepping for my spring classes, writing, submitting to literary magazines and contests, and working on various projects. It’s very cold in Minnesota, but I’m determined to get outside this winter. Prince Charming and I went to Lake of the Isles for some ice skating (this is the first time I’ve ever skated on an actual lake!) and a New Year’s Day walk.

Skating at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis on New Year's Day.

Skating at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis on New Year’s Day.

Posing with a snowman at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.

Posing with a snowman at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.

After finals week, Prince Charming and I headed to Green Bay for the Packers vs. Steelers game. I could not have asked for a better first NFL game. It was cold and snowy at Lambeau Field, and it was a good game; the lead changed several times. Prince Charming is a Packers fan, and I am a Steelers fan, so we are a condo divided.

Steelers vs. Packers 2013, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Steelers vs. Packers 2013, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

We also watched the last Steelers game of the season at the Steelers’ bar. It was an excellent way to the end the season.

Steelers' bar, St. Paul, MN Steelers vs. Browns

Steelers’ bar, St. Paul, MN Steelers vs. Browns

Other highlights of autumn 2013 include having Thanksgiving brunch at the Saint Paul Hotel, where Prince Charming and I got married (it’s going to be five years this May!). After we ate, we walked around Rice Park in St. Paul.

Rice Park, St. Paul, MN, Thanksgiving 2013

Rice Park, St. Paul, MN, Thanksgiving 2013

I also got back into baking. I love making pizzelles at Christmas, and I also enjoy baking cakes using various bundt cake pans.

Pumpkin-spice turkey bundt cakes.

Pumpkin-spice turkey bundt cakes.

Pizzelles!

Pizzelles!

As much fun as autumn 2013 was, I’m looking forward to winter 2014. I hope all of my readers have a wonderful 2014!

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