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Fun Fall Traditions

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

This past weekend I was able to hit up our local apple orchard. There is just something about going to the apple orchard in the fall. Seeing all the crisp apples on the apple trees, the fall colors, the cooler temps, hayrides, etc... It just would not be fall without it!

The above picture features my kids, my nieces and nephews, and my BIL.

We picked apples, laughed, and had some fun! Now I have a full bag of apples to make some yummy recipes with or just eat them plain.

The apple orchard we go to has a corn maze, hay stacks and tires to climb on, playground, farm animals, hayride, pumpkin patch, raspberry picking... etc.... Lots of stuff to do and great photo opportunities! Of course I had my camera aimed and ready!

We also had a lot of fun with football this weekend! My son had his last two games over the weekend. He played on Friday night and ended up winning their game. Then he played in the district championship game on Sunday and his team won first place! It was a great game and an awesome way to end the season. His team worked hard during the season and grew with the game which is always great to see. I loved watching them patting each other on the back while on the sidelines and cheering each other on for the good plays or even the not so good plays. This team was awesome and I am so glad my son was able to be apart of such a great team!

And my oldest played in the pep band this weekend during the Friday night high-school game. They had 8th graders join the band to see what pep band is all about. My son was saying at the beginning that he wasn't going to join the band that he was just trying it out and going for the free pizza. (It is all about food with teenagers!) Well he left after the game telling me that he was joining the pep band and marching band next year and that he had a ton of fun! Love that he changed his mind and pushing aside his other thoughts. Teenagers love changing their minds all the time but I am happy that he is considering it now. Hopefully it will stick when he starts high-school next year.

We finished off the weekend with a nice walk outside at the parks enjoying the fall colors, the sunshine, and taking some nice fall pics of the kids.

What are some of your fall traditions? Do anything fun this past weekend?
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    FAll the best time of the year, at least in my mind! Great to run, love the cooler temps all the colors. Plus it seems us humans get a little friendlier probably cus Saint Nick is on his way ;)! Love the pics! Looks like y'all had lots of fun!
    1582 days ago

    I love going to our local orchard! Looks like you had a great time!
    1585 days ago
    Up north we picked apples every fall!! Now, in the south, we are creating new fall memories and traditions! We picked muscadines and scuppernongs :) Grapes!! Then made low sugar jelly and jam!!
    1588 days ago
  • ANNMACP0212
    Love the pics! what a great family you have!! Yay for you! emoticon
    1588 days ago
    Great pictures, how fun.
    1589 days ago
    Cute photos! (and page background too!) Love this time of year - it's my fav! We actually went with a group of family friends and their kids this year and had a blast! We probably walked over 3 miles and spent 2+ hours at the pumpkin patch. Hoping to get to the apple orchard this weekend for some yummy apple cider! Those teenagers will get you out of house and home for sure! I'm glad he went and liked pep band! It's so much fun!
    1589 days ago
    Great pictures! I love fall too :)
    1589 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Those are some beautiful pictures. Looks like a great time & I am sure some wonderful memories were made.
    1589 days ago
    what a beautiful family, and great pictures. I love family traditions. Ours will be this coming weekend, we take a drive up to the mountains to admire all the fall colors, then take a walk around Belnap Hotsprings Resort, then take a nice soak. :)
    After looking at your wonderful time, I may have to take my granddaughter out to our farm for pumpkins and hayrides. :)
    1589 days ago
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