Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Apples and Pumpkins

I LOVE the fall!

The fall, or autumn if you prefer, is a significant time for my husband and I.  We both have our birthdays in the fall and we got married in the fall.  We just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary last week.  It was a special milestone for us and it deserved a special celebration.  Five years ago I remember saying "We'll go back to Hawaii for our 10 year anniversary!"  Not exactly, but we did manage to get away for two nights, just the two of us, NO children.  That alone is a feat and had never even been done before!  It was lovely to get away, but man, did the return home ever hit us both hard.  It's almost better to never step back into your old life once you have kids.  Those two worlds are so completely different that you can't jump between them like that.  Stick with the path you're on and don't look back!  Although, some people like to tell me that I will one day sleep again and sit down and read a book in a quiet and clean house.  Until then, I'll try and keep up with this insanely fast paced life of mine with as few "getaways" as a couple can pull off.

Back to fall...

One of the many things I love about this time of year are the fun family outings you can do.  The best thing about them is that their all outdoors!  I just love being outside and soaking up every minute of the beautiful fall weather while taking in all the beautiful fall colours.  I just love that earthy smell wafting all around.  We love to go hiking and biking with the girls, attend the local fall fairs and the pumpkin patch and of course, apple picking.

We went somewhere different this year for our apples.  We went to Myers Apple Farm in Copetown.  I'm actually embarassaed to say I have never been there before.  I grew up right around there and went to school with one of the Myers children.  I guess because my family had our own farm with all our own produce there was little need to go elsewhere.  

It was the perfect little place.  The orchard was nice and close to the little shop and parking lot, which meant less walking (pulling or pushing) the kids.  There were some cute little animals around for the girls to enjoy and some beautiful horses running about in a nice paddock.  They had pumpkins, too, and lots of fresh vegetables and fall flowers and ornaments.  Of course, they had apple pie and apple cider, too.

After our fun day at the farm we went home to have some delicious butternut squash and apple soup.  I picked the butternut squash fresh from our garden and used some of the sweet, yet tart, freshly picked Mutsu apples.  It was so good!

Now, who would choose sleep and peace and quiet over these two adorable little girls and this super fun fall day at the farm!  Not me in a million years!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post, Corry, and I quite agree. Life was saner pre-kids, but it's much more fun now!