Isn’t fall just the greatest? Don’t worry, October is almost up which means I’ll most likely immediately be gushing over my love for Christmas very soon (yes, I’m THAT woman who gets excited when everyone starts putting up Christmas displays before Halloween is over). Although there’s about six days left of this month and our 31 Days of Halloween is beginning to wind down, the husband and I are taking our time to complete the last few activities on our date night list: carve pumpkins, rast pumpkin seeds, finish the 1,000 piece fall puzzle (almost there!), and watch those last horror movies on our list.
With all that being said, my grateful heart this week stems from the love and appreciation I feel for these little moments my husband and I share. It’s in these moments that we experience joy with one another doing something we both enjoy. This moment for me was our trip to Underwood Family Farms for their Fall Festival and pumpkin patch. After church we thought it was a good idea to try and beat any crowds (beating a crowd on the week of Halloween, yeah right Kelly) and we sort of did. Since moving around this time last year we weren’t able to participate in all the fall themed fun stuff so it was especially meaningful for us to go to a pumpkin patch this year.
Once we arrived I had to eat immediately so we grabbed some hot dogs and hung out for a bit. Then we opted for the corn maze, which was pretty fun considering it was technically geared more towards children. But hey, we did still manage to get lost, which is the fun part anyways. (Next year we are totally making a trip to SLO and doing the night maze!) Afterwards we jumped on the next tractor ride through the farm and were able to make a pit stop midway to pick our own fruit and veggies!
We both have never done this before and I have to say it was such a fun time walking up and down the patches of strawberries, picking them as we went. We filled our container full of juicy red strawberries and hitched a ride back to the patch. Next up, we enjoyed a yummy shaved ice and by that time we were ready to pick our pumpkins and head home.
Although visiting a pumpkin patch seems simple enough, it’s a wonderful time to spend with your loved ones even if you don’t have children. I am so grateful to have a husband who is willing to participate in all the fun themed activities I had planned all month long…just to wind back up and do it again for Christmas 😉 #hesakeeper
You can find me linking up with Emily over at Ember Grey for her weekly Grateful Heart linkup!