Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Family night

Fall is in the air, the leaves are changing colors and pumpkins are in abundance.

We went to the pumpkin patch and Jeremy chose a very large pumpkin. I don't know if he is actually going to carve it, but it is an impressive sized pumpkin. The girls chose some normal sized pumpkins and I really liked the tiny pumpkins, so we will have quite the variety of sizes.

I realized one reason we haven't made too big a deal about pumpkins in the past is because we have lived in places that are not pumpkin friendly. Florida and St George just don't get cold enough and if you try to leave pumpkins out, especially carved ones, they go bad quickly.

One year in Florida we didn't even carve our pumpkins until the day after Halloween.

After picking pumpkins we headed to the "south hills" we keep hearing about. Supposedly it is mountain-like with trees and camping areas. Looking at them in the distance that sure doesn't seem to be true, but we wee pleasantly surprised to find out it is true and it is a very lovely area we will be returning to often.

We brought along a tabletop BBQ, (but no matches, that is a story of its own) and the bb guns. While Jeremy attempted to spark a flame in order to light the propane the kids and I had a lovely time wandering around and shooting the bb gun.

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