On Sunday, the Husband and I went over to his aunt and uncle’s house for our annual fall celebration!
Every month we get together as a family towards the end of the month, but there’s something about the October get together that always gets me so excited. There is always a day full of fall fun awaiting us!
There have been many years where the weather has been downright nasty — however, on Sunday, we had the perfect weather. It was 65 degrees and sunny (with a few random sprinkles?) the entire day. Perfection!
This year John and I brought Charlie with us. We always have to leave parties early because we feel bad for leaving him at home for so long. It doesn’t hurt that they have a lot of land for animals to roam around on! The Husband brought some rope to tie Charlie up to though — he likes to torment their farm animals!
And this picture goes down in history as the cutest picture of my two year old nephew ever.
I couldn’t wait to sit down for lunch — we had an array of soups, salads, breads, and a delicious slow cooker squash/apple side dish that I am planning on recreating soon.
Aaaand, my stomach might still be recovering from the butter in the squash and the cheese in the salad I ate. I figured my stomach was already ruined from the wedding the night before, so I might as well just make a weekend out of it. I also had some of my loaded cabbage soup that I brought for the masses.
It is quite the family tradition, and somehow I always get a lot of straw thrown at me. I think my family is trying to tell me something (?). Either way, it’s always a lot of fun. Courtney and I took the time to catch up (as if we hadn’t seen each other the day before) and enjoy the sun.
After the hay ride, it was time for — pumpkin carving! Sometimes I sit out on this event, but this year I was feeling it. The Husband went and got me a pumpkin from Ace Hardware of all places, and I had a plan of attack. First step? Get all that goop out of the pumpkin!
It was a long process — apparently I had to choose one of the most time consuming stencils in the world. Not only did I have to carve, but I had to “etch” as well.
And, I think it was worth the trouble — even though it may not be perfect, I think my untraditional barn turned out well!
Question: Do you have any fall traditions? Are you carving a pumpkin this year?