Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MTT :: Our Apple Pickin' Adventure + Fall Festivites

For someone who claims to LOVE ALL THINGS FALL what I'm about to confess is going surprise you. I a) don't like carving pumpkins and b) have never been apple picking. I don't like the mess or work that's involved in carving a pumpkin. I'd much rather have a beautifully full, carve-free pumpkin sitting on my porch than one that's cut to pieces. And apple picking? My whole life I just picked up a bag of apples from the grocery and called it a day. Until this year. This year one of my Fall musts was to go apple picking and apple picking we did!

Let me first say that from here on out apple picking will be known as apple pickin' simply because that's how Connor says it and it's the cutest thing I have ever heard. I didn't even want to correct him because it was so dang cute hearing him say pickin'; my little Texan. Connor and I invited Macie and Kari with us as they've never been apple pickin' together either and things are always more fun when friends are involved. We visited a orchard about 25 minutes away and it was a bit windy the afternoon we went, but totally worth the drive. The kids had a blast and I was able to experience apple pickin' for the first time with some of my favorite people.

We picked pumpkins - not to carve but for decoration purposes only - and walked away with enough apples to last a while. Never in my life did I know there were so many kinds of apples. Our orchard had rows and rows of apples, making a map very useful for our adventures. I also picked up chocolate almond muffins to bake and let me tell you they were so tasty and well worth the price!

We've had such a fun Fall. It's our first in Ohio as a family of 3 and I've been trying so hard to find new, fresh ways to spend our weekends. Here is a list of ideas of outdoor activities to make the most of your family's Fall this year.

Pumpkin Patch/Carving || Festivals || Parades || Ghost Tours || Football Games
Scavenger Hunt || Nature Hike || Farmers Market ||Haunted Houses

What's been you favorite part of Fall this year? Mine? The weather! Nothing beats 65 degrees with clear skies and a light breeze. Yesterday was my picture perfect idea of Fall!

Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls ~ Michelle - Grammie Time 
Keri - Living In This Season  ~ Christina - Waltzing In Beauty
Lauren - Simply Free ~  Becky - BYBMG
Jess and Katie - Sweet Little Ones ~ Whitney - Polka Dotty Place
Laura - Life Is Beautiful ~ Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things
Sarah - Abiding In Grace ~ Stephanie - Wife Mommy Me
Emily - Morning Motivated Mom

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