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Apple Picking and Pumpkin Hunting

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one of my favorite fall activities is going to pick apples and find pumpkins. it has become a tradition, since kyle and i started dating to head to the little farmer every year for pumpkins, fall goodies and caramel apples. a family tradition i plan to continue with my littles in the future. in the past few weeks i have managed to get out and enjoy the autumn weather while visiting apple orchards and pumpkin patches three times.

my parents, niece and i headed to sprangers orchard on a misty september morning ready to get our share of the season’s finest apples. watching briauna walk through the rows of trees, apple attached to her hand and juice dribbling down her chin was so adorable; the perfect way to spend a saturday morning. the apples were abundant, spilling off of the trees onto the grass below. in the end we filled enough bags to provide for kyle and myself, my parents and both of my sisters. there were many apples to be eaten; we’ve just about gotten through them all.

our family tradition continued with a trip to the little farmer a few weekends ago. we met up with our good friends browsing through the craft store and picking the perfect pumpkins. we snacked on caramel apples loaded up with crushed candy treats and picked up a few items from the bakery; our favorites being the apple pie bread and hot pickled asparagus.

knowing there were a few more items needed in order to decorate my porch to its full potential my parents and i headed to a local farm where a couple from our church sells pumpkins, corn stalks and gourds galore. between my mom and i we filled up two wagons full of harvest goodness plus two armfuls of corn stalks. i would call that a success.

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^^^we had tears one time that day when peanut tripped and lost her apple. the tears were for the fallen apple not the fall itself.

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^^^when she sees you do something she wants to do it too; with a little help from grandma she was able to pick her own apple.

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^^^i mean, look at those legs and that belly…

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^^^can you guess which pumpkin kyle chose?

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^^^it tasted just as good as it looks!

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^^^i think burton has had enough little brothers for a while, but i could easily have taken them all home with me

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^^^i loved them not only because they are little kittens, but because they looked just like baby burtons

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