Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Our Annual Trip to Decorate our Home

So, I'm not much of a decorator.  I mean, I love seeing other people's decorations, and I really love decorating for Christmas but that's about it.  Minus Fall.  I love everything about Fall...the leaves, pumpkins, smells, colors, you name it.  So, when it's time to go to the pumpkin patch to pick out a few (or a few too many as Jeremy would say) pumpkins, it's the highlight of our week!

Yesterday, off we went!  It's about an hour away, and I've talked about it before, but it's a little boy's Heaven of a pumpkin patch.  You either get a Gator or a wagon, your own set of clippers and the ability to pick whatever pumpkin(s) you want!

Mom, the kids and I loaded up in a Gator to get the first round of the big pumpkins...a few for carving for Halloween.

Peter was in charge of the clippers at that point and took his job very seriously.  Carter would yell from yards away, "I've got a beauty right here, Peter" and Peter would hurry on his way to clip it off the vine.  
Sophie crawled to a few she liked and waited until we came to get them.
John Paul managed to pull some off the vine without any help, too.  It was a full family affair, with Mom and I doing most of the carrying.

Then, we'd drive a little farther into the patch for extra variety, and Sophie enjoyed her post in the cab.

 We filled it up and off we went to load up the van, and head back out to get more little ones.

 This time, we went out with wagons!

 The kids found tons of "little cuties" - and everyone had a turn at clipping things off!

As we finished up, we tried to grab a photo on the hay bales, and well, you can take a look at the way that worked for us...


Our house now looks like a pumpkin patch.  I never know when to stop, haha!  But, it's safe to say we're ready for the season!


  1. I love all things pumpkin, and this is just precious. Your pictures are stunning!

  2. So fun!! I am like you--not a decorator except Christmad--but I may add this to the list of activities for Braun!!