Thursday, October 15, 2009

A fun little autumn outing.

I don't know about you guys, but I get really wrapped-up in seasons and holidays. I love to get into the spirit by decorating my apartment, donning the appropriate clothes, and keeping up the little traditions that have been a part of my routine since I was a kid. And since fall is quickly approaching here in Oklahoma, I've been getting into the mood by putting out my Halloween decor, cozying up in my favorite sweaters, and of course, making my annual trip to the pumpkin patch with my love!

You will find things like this set up all over town during this time of the year, but we like this one because a) it's the biggest one in the area and b) it just happens to be less than a mile from where we live. We don't have any kids, but I'm thoroughly convinced that you don't have to be a parent in order to have fun doing things like this- especially if you're a kid at heart. Here are some photos from our visit to the pumpkin patch.

What are some of the things you do to celebrate the fall season?


Brigid said...

I recognize that pumpkin patch! I took photos at it when I worked for the paper. My only fall rituals are dressing warmly!

Christie Cottage said...

It is time for me to get out the faux carved pumpkin and plug it in. I have other Halloween decorations, but I am not getting them out this year.

My son will get a big pumpkin and carve it for for grandson.

I do have gourds to pull fromt he vine so they can dry all winter.

ANestWithAView said...

I am so in love with white pumpkins....just thought you should know!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

What a great pumpkin patch!! Love the picture of your guys too. Just too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Hubby and I are going to get pumpkins soon too! ♥

Ink Obsession Designs said...

That looks SO fun!!! We have an old pumpkin patch/farm around here that I use to go to every year as a kid and can't wait to go again! :)

SheezKrafty said...

We're planning on doing some carving in our casa...just got to get our butts in gear and do it!

As for fall season favorites, we spend LOTS of time by the firepit and I love the change in wardrobe :)

Rose said...

So many pumpkins! YUM! Some of those pumpkins in your photos ive never seen usual Australia probably hasnt caught up yet :)


lollywood said...

love the pics! back in mesquite, my mom used to take us to this haunted hayride every year. i've been celebrating fall and halloween by buying halloween candy and i put up one of ross's halloween posters in my office. haha, not so exciting but i think once we get a house, i want to carve all kinds of pumpkins and get lawn decorations! haha i love halloween

Holly Hall said...

Great photos! I need to get well to take Ruby on our annual pumpkin patch trip. Fall is my favorite season of all.

cabin + cub said...

Well, you know I love the pumpkin patch... one of my fave fall things to do.

Also on our list:
- carving pumpkins
- hiking in the woods
- the mini Halloween train at Stanley Park (its a kid's rid.. for big and little kids)

Anonymous said...

My favorite...Pumpkin pie!!

i disagree with you strongly on an issue.....I think you are adorable and would look great in hats!!


Melody Sage said...

That sounds like a great day. I completely agree about little ritualistic touches being fun for adults too. I am not doing anything special for fall other than making buckets of soup and dressing up for Halloween.

Megan said...

Oh my gosh! Are you serious that you have never seen ANY of the ice age movies??? I hope you are kidding. I loooove those movies so much! You and your fiance definitely need to have an Ice Age marathon movie night sometime very soon :)

Yay! I'm way excited for fall too! It's fun to get out the sweaters and hoodies once again and get all bundled up and cozy :)

Anonymous said...

It looks like Autumn in your neck of the woods : ) Hubby and I are planning on visiting some spooky sites in MD & checking out a haunted house/trail. We'll probably carve some pumpkins and make pumpkin soup as well. Enjoy!

apparentlyjessy said...

I love Halloween too! It's got to be my favourite holiday, its starting to catch on here in Australia, we never celebrated it when we were kids sadly. I wish we had things like pumpkin patches here, I guess it's not really the right season for it, being spring! Will you be making a jack'o'lantern?
I missed your previous post, but I just wanted to let you know I think your stall is looking really awesome, I really love your bookmarks and the little squirrel ornaments are too cute, it's no wonder you had lots of sales!
Thank you so much for always leaving me such kind and encouraging comments, I always get excited when I see I had received a comment from you, cause I can tell you are really sincere with everything you write.
I am SO jealous of you for having a Megadeath guitar pick!

alexkeller said...

i wish we would have done more of this when we lived where there is more fall. we take my son now, but it's just a little different

Outlaws and Gypsies said...

Awww I LOVE pumpkin patches. Especially now since thats how Garrett proposed(He carved "Will you marry me?" Into a faux pumpkin.
I'm the same as you. My decor changes per season haha and I become a little obsessed with each change. Autumn is my definate favorite though.
We go to the pumpkin patch, Decorate, Make season food(pumpkin alfredo and caramel apples), and dress up on Halloween.