Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up - Fall is (Almost) Here!

Fall doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but you could've fooled the Midwest! The weather here has been just awesome, even if it was a bit of a shock when we came home from hot, sunny Florida. We were dressed in shorts and the girls had on little sundresses when we stopped in Nashville on our way home from vacation. Brrr!! And it stayed that way all the way home. Looked like Fall had come a little early to our neck of the woods. I wasn't complaining! If there was one thing to help beat the post-Disney blues it was the invigorating feeling of that crisp Fall air, bringing with it the promise of everything I love most!

Before we left on our trip I had confessed to Eric that I was looking forward to all of our annual Fall festivities just as much as our vacation. Haha. He just gave me the look...the look that said, "Are you kidding me? You could've saved me thousands of dollars." :) Well, it was true! I feel so lucky to get the best of both worlds back-to-back!

Our weekend was full of getting out and enjoying some of that beautiful weather. Taking walks, playing outside, and a trip to one of our favorite places in our little town. Eric and I had our usual date night on Saturday. It was great to get a little alone time after being with our kids all day long every single day. No interruptions, adult conversation - what was that??

The highlight of course was on Sunday when we made our first trip to the official opening weekend at Pumpkin Blossom Hill. I've blogged about this place plenty of times before. For those who aren't from around here, it's a little pumpkin patch on the edge of town with a play area that could keep my kids entertained for hours and hours....

I love no, I adore it, for it's quaintness. Our town has 3500 people people give or take a few, so I'm just so thankful that something like this exists here for us to enjoy! The prices for pumpkins and other fall gourds are so reasonable compared to the more commercial places in our area. And as you might imagine, it is run by some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet.

This year we could hardly pull Gracie away from the submarine. She was obsessed with that thing.

I was so happy that the corn maze was back this year! It's one of my favorite parts. :)

Nothing screams Fall to me like running through some cornstalks. :)

Evelyn was most interested in picking out some gourds for us to decorate our porch with. She wanted me to take a picture of every single funny shaped gourd she could find, and the other kids got in on it, too.

In the end, we came away with a small assortment of our own. We'll be back! And of course, we'll have to take our special annual pumpkin picking excursion for the crowning glory of the bunch. Already looking forward to that!

It was such a great day. I always hesitate to use this word, but seriously...the weather was perfect. Perfect, I tell you! :)

I'm excited to have this one last Fall season as a family of five. I'm thankful to be feeling a little better so that I can actually enjoy it! And I'm ready for more. Hope you have a happy week!


Heather said...

Just noticed how long Evelyn's hair is getting!

I can't wait to take Kinley to pick out her first pumpkin. I love that she is out of the newborn phase for all of her first "big" holidays, and can actually enjoy them.

Cassie said...

man the place looks empty! that's awesome - having it all just about to yourself. nice!

i have been there before and there's been quite a few people, but i agree, never too crowded. and so much fun. and the prices are just right!


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