Over the years, David and I have started some fall traditions that I now look forward to every year.
1| Pumpkin Patch – Visiting a pumpkin patch may be my favorite of our fall traditions. We go out, find the perfect pumpkin, and cut it off the vine. We usually spend a good amount of time disagreeing on which is the perfect pumpkin, but it’s such a fun experience. Plus most of the pumpkin patches around here have farm animals which means I get to play with goats.
2| Apple Picking – Last year, David and I went apple picking together for the first time. It was really nice to drive up to the mountains, take a hay ride up to the orchard, and pick our apples in the brisk weather. Plus there are so many great recipes to make with the apples. I want to make a spiced cider this year.
3| Corn Mazes – Who doesn’t love a good corn maze? Last year we went to a HUGE one we got lost in and had such a fun time trying to find our way out. This year me might have to try a nighttime haunted corn maze.
4| Decorating for Halloween – Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I enjoy making the house festive for it every year. David bought me the Halloween Hello Kitty blowup while I was still living in my condo as a bit o a joke. Now that we have a house, I enjoy putting her in our front yard and embracing her tacky glory along with some fun lights in the trees. Since last year was our first Halloween in the house, I didn’t have many decorations, but I plan to work on getting more every year.
5| Fire Pit – Few things are more enjoyable than sitting around a warm fire on a cool night. We have spent hours around our fire pit making s’mores and having drinks with family and friends and it’s one of the reasons I look forward to cooler weather every year.