Like I've mentioned five billion times before, Fall makes me nervous because of what follows it. However, if I separate the mild antecedent from the horrid snow-producing successor, Fall is brilliant. I adore the temperatures, clothing options, football, and holidays wrapped up in Fall.
Recently, we took Parker to the Milton Corn Maize. Though completely redneck, we embrace it. We go every year, but Parker really enjoyed it this year. I can't believe it's been a year already since our last trip through the maize. Heidi came with me last year while baby Lincoln was only in his first trimester of development in her belly. Can't believe he's almost 5 months now. Our friends, the Hargraves, came with us this year. We had to be sure to keep out eyes on the boys because they wanted to just take off together in the maize. Luckily, if they were to have gotten lost, listening would have been all we needed to do to find Parker. The boys also picked a pumpkin from the patch to indulge in the festiveness and took a ride on the "cow" train as well. These photos aren't such great quality as true for most of my blog photos, but fun nonetheless. (Lynsey, don't be mad that I cropped Dylan out, his eyes were closed and he was holding his jimmy dog in the only shot I had of them in the maize.)
David and I love Smores. Who doesn't? Anyway, we had a craving for smores two weeks ago and decided to go get a burn pit for the fall. Great decision...we're enjoying the coziness of the fire and deliciousness of chocolate marshmallows.
It's kind of a tradition for us to carve pumpkins at my in-laws house each year. Usually we make a grand party of it, but we kept it small and simple this year with just a few of us. I couldn't decide what to carve, so when in doubt, pick something you love. OK, then...a shoe it is. Fun, I know. Wouldn't that fancy heel be so hot with my frumpy hoodie?
Parker helped us get the "gook" out of the middle for a short while. When asked to smile at the camera, this is what I got. Whatever.
Get out there and enjoy this beautiful, fun season before the winter begins to ravage your mood :)