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October 6, 2016

Pumpkin Patch(es) + Apple Picking

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Does anything scream fall more than pumpkin patches and apple picking? It’s funny what a difference one weekend can make! We went to our usual pumpkin patch, that we’ve gone to since Jason and I started dating, the last weekend of September. It was high-70s/low-80s, so it didn’t feel much like fall. This last weekend, the first of October, we went to a new pumpkin patch and then the apple orchard. It was mid-60s and it. was. perfect. AND we’ve found a new favorite pumpkin patch! There were lots of animals, tons of pumpkins AND it’s super close to the apple orchard. We’re lucky to live somewhere so close to so many fun things. 

Blaire and Brylee at Pumpkin Patch

Petting ZooTrista and JamieBlaire with her Pumpkin Blaire with her pumpkinBlaire and TristaBlaire petting a bunny rabbitBlaire at Apple Orchardimg_4372smores

Can I just take a second to shout out the camera on the iPhone 7? It blows my mind! The apple orchard was Blaire’s favorite because… apples! She remembered it from last year and knew she could eat as many apples as she wanted. We stocked up on apples, apple cider, and caramels. Yum! We ended our night with a bonfire at a friend’s… and s’mores. Can it be fall forever? xo

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    Chelsea McKinney
    October 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Ahhhh I love fall! Great pictures! I especially love the one of the three of you – with her chomping away on the apple! Hehe So cute!!!

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    Julie D
    October 6, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Oh, so cute! And you couldn’t have picked a better way to top off a fantastic day!

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    Fawn Rosenbohm
    October 6, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Such cute pics. I love the little pumpkin drinks.

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    Carol Davis
    October 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Loved all the pics.! All so cute !

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    Stefanie
    October 7, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Cute pictures! XOXO I love her outfits! I have that blanket scarf, too. ;) Enjoy your weekend!

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    Kerry
    October 7, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Her little outfits are adorable! Love the scarf! I’m hoping we make it out to the pumpkin patch and apppe orchard this weekend. Weather permitting!

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