Oct 7, 2014

All the Fall Things

Sunday I was determined to squeeze in every ounce of fall fun I could and I think I succeeded. Sometimes it's a hard choice... do I let myself have some much-needed down time or do I say, "What the heck... Let's have fun!" and just make plans? Even though I was exhausted by the time I got done working Saturday night, I had concocted a day of fun for Jared and I that started bright and early Sunday morning. Sure, we'd be tired when those alarm clocks went off... but nothing that a little caffeine and a lot of fun couldn't fix!

After attending the early church service, we made our first stop at a local farm and garden center. We've passed this place a hundred times but we finally paid them a visit this go around! From the sweet older folks stamping hands at the gate, to the guy pulling the tractor for the hayride, everyone there was so kind and laid-back. That's my kind of people! 
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There were rides for kiddos and plenty of fun little games that Jared and I took part in. My favorite was launching mini-pumpkins and trying to hit a target, which Jared and I both did! Our prize? A jumbo bouncy-ball that I happen to think is pretty awesome. Try not to be jealous. ;)

We took a hayride through their property and out to the pumpkin patch which I never get tired of. I don't care if I'm 27 (or 77!) I love going and picking out the "perfect" carving pumpkin. Jared and I both got two good-sized ones and we plan on carving them one night this week. Any good sites with templates on them? Typically I just carve a face but I think it would be fun to try something new this year!
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Before we left we made sure to say hello to some of the furry creatures on the farm. They were all super friendly and very interested in my camera. I almost lost my lens cap to a llama at one point!

After we'd exhausted Burger Farm, we continue our trek up north to the most-talked about place in the area, I'm pretty sure. Iron's Fruit Farm. This place was brand new to us and even though it was a little bit out of our way it made for a fun afternoon. Two farms in one day?! Gorgeous weather and fun music blaring?! Nothing wrong with that!
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We immediately got in line for apple fritters once we got there. The lines were long and slightly intimidating but the staff was quick and prepared for the masses. Once we got our fritters, cider to-go and a couple cups of warm cider we found a picnic table to set up shop. Other than the bee that wanted to attack me and my food, it was a nice little atmosphere!
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We'd heard big things about these mouth-watering treats and they ended up being JUST that. Absolutely mouth-watering! I'm sure it helped that the ones we got had just come out warm and fresh, but trust me- the one I had the next day for breakfast was just as tasty ;) 

After this, we promptly went into a sugary food-coma for the next few hours. The rest of our evening involved an early dinner at my grandparent's house to celebrate my Uncle's birthday. Can we talk about my grandparents are in their late 70s and still can whip up steaks on the grill with dozens of side dishes and a homemade cake for a crowd?! I stress out if I'm having even two people over for dinner at our place!

I got a lot in early to make sure my job didn't ruin any fall fun :) You only get one chance at fall each year and I don't want it slipping by me! Have you gotten in your fall activities yet?? 

43 comments:

  1. Pretty much the best Sunday - ever!!! Both places sound awesome. Glad you had a great time!

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  2. I love everything about this!!! Sounds like such a perfect day!!! I am obsessed w warm apple cider w a bit of caramel lately! (aldi sells these packets and they are so amazing!!!)

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  3. I love a good fall-themed day, looks like you had a blast!

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  4. So much fun! I'm dreaming about those fritters right now. Mmmm

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    1. It was seriously the most delicious thing I've eaten.... like, ever! Btw- I can't find your email address to respond directly to you, you're a no-reply blogger! :(

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  5. Yummy, yummy apple cider! So basically what I'm gathering is that you and Jared had the absolutely most perfect fall day?! Looks so fun! We did a corn maze this weekend. Bring it on, fall.

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  6. Looks like such a fun time! Love your outfit too!!! I love fall festivals!

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  7. ummmm...that fritter looks AMAZING

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  8. That sounds like the best day!! I'm glad you could get in some fall fun on your day off :) I need the apple fritter...YUM!

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  9. Thanks for getting "All the Small Things" by Blink 182 stuck in my head. :) Looks like a fun day though!!

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  10. Looks like the best day EVER!!! I love that picture of you with the pumpkin!! I can't wait for mine and Caleb's fall evening coming up. I wish fall lasted forever ;)

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  11. I love Irons Fruit Farm!! I've literally been busy every day of my weekend so we haven't made it there yet....maybe sunday I'll have a chance! :)

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  12. I love literally everything in the post. I honestly can't remember if i've commented before, so apologies if i've been a blog stalker till now! Fall is such an awesome season and I'm pretty sure this day captured half the reasons.

    Also, i need one of those pumpkin slingshots in my life.

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  13. i might save one of these photos for a background of my computer for the next few days. i always love all of your pics. maybe i will photoshop my face on yours in that pumpkin one. ;)

    we are having a potluck at work and i am stressed about the soup i made so i TOTALLY feel you. never hosting thanksgiving.. that is for sure.

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  14. This looks so perfect!! Love the pumpkin slingshot, how awesome is that! And those fritters look SO good, I love anything apple!

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  15. This looks so fun! It's making me crave pumpkin pie and apple cider! Such a cool slingshot!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  16. That all looks like so much fun! Makes me want to do fall things!

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  17. Looks/sounds like a fantastic day. Can I come along with you next time?! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  18. We went apple and pumpkin picking on Saturday for one of my bday celebrations. It was fun!! You'll never be too old to go to the farms.

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  19. The apple fritter looks amazing. I love going to the farm stores more than I like going to the actual farms.

    Gorgeous horse pic!

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  20. That seems like the perfect fall day to me! We will be cramming in all most of our fall fun into next weekend but it will just make it that much fun! I wish our farm had fritters!! We do get the cider donuts which are just as sugary and addicting!

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  21. I really want to try the pumpkin launching game. That sounds awesome. Wheat and I still haven't made it to a pumpkin patch, but I think that's on the docket for this weekend. Iron's Fruit Farm is my happy place. My parents live less than a mile from it and I used to walk there all the time as a kid to buy treats and pet the animals. Actually, we used to have a pet pig (named Porkchop) and when he got too big to live in the house, we gave him to the Irons family! He was their first pig and we used to go check on him all the time. *sigh* Oh, the weird house with all the animal sculptures in the front yard? That's ours.

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  22. Those 2 farms look like so much fun!! We need to get out to our pumpkin patch to grab some cuties for carving. I absolutely love everything about Fall!

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  23. I pretty much want to take down that apple fritter right now. Yum.

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  24. those apple fritters look incredible. I'm loving all of your fall fun pictures!

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  25. I am SO jealous! I want to have a Fall filled weekend just like this. And those apple fritters, oh my they look good!

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  26. Both of those farms sound so awesome and fun!!! And apple fritters and cider?!?!?! Yes, please!!!!!!! Yum yum yummy! I need to find somewhere around here to go visit and squeeze all my fall wants in!

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  27. That necklace is awesome! And your Sunday sounds like the perfect fall day. We found a farm near us and had our first PA apple orchard. It wasn't quite our Michigan ones... but it'll do for now.

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  28. oh what a fun Sunday! Everything about it screams Fall and I want to do it too!

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  29. oh my goodness, your apple looks so delicious i'm about ready to lick my computer screen! ;)

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  30. I love fall! beautiful weather, gorgeous colors! can't go wrong

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  31. I just Googled the farm you visited because this is a must for when we are in my parent's neck of the woods and want to do something fun like this. I'm so glad ya'll got to spend a day having fun and celebrating Fall.
    Come visit my linkup today and add your fun weekend to the list of fall activities: http://www.wifemommyme.com/2014/10/fall-family-bucket-list-nature-walk.html

    And I was thinking of you when the game was on Sunday night... I have one word: OUCH!

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  32. what an awesome sunday! next time, trying out the 12-acre corn maze at Iron's! you get a free treat if you finish it too :)

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  33. Gosh, PERFECT Fall Sunday!! You look gorgeous!

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  34. Looks like so much fun! We went to a fall festival two weeks ago. It was in the 80s and way too hot. I'm ready for it to cool down here so we can enjoy the weather. We want to go apple picking again this year. There's an awesome orchard on top of a mountain.

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  35. I am in love with your necklace! Fall is such a beautiful time!

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  36. Funnest day EVER! I'm so glad you made the most of your day off! These seriously were the perfect Fall activities! And you know my thoughts on the apple treats... I WANT!

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  37. sooooo fun!!!! now explain to me where exactly this place is? i need those mouth watering treats ASAP. How far from cincy cause i am dying to go to a pumpkin patch asap. it's on my fall to-do list :-) Which place do you recommend? they both look like so much fun!

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  38. hello Fall fun... Looks like you two had a wonderful time!

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  39. yum you're making me want some yummy fall desserts. I love that picture of you holding the pumpkin. so cute

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