Hey hey! So I’m a bit delayed in posting about last weekend but I just must give a recap cause it was glorious!
So I think at this point it’s pretty obvs that I’m obsessed with all things fall and try to do allthefunthings before the weather gets too cold. My fam has been super busy this month andddddd I got the flu and D got strep the weekend before last (major sad face) so we barely made it in time to carve pumpies before Halloween!
My mother-in-law and father -in-law, sister-in law and brother-in-law, niece, nephew, twinkie, her hubs, D and myself along with the pups went out to our lake house on Sunday, the 28th to have a family fall “festival” andddd to celebrate my handsome fav’s 31st birthday! We have all gotten really good at planning get together’s, and I love how quickly we are able to coordinate who brings what to make everything come together quick and easy. Kori and Matt made a deeeelicious chili and cornbread for everyone complete with cheddah cheese, avocado, and Greek yogurt toppings, I made some extra cornbread since I had a box mix in my pantry, brought the pumpkins and s’mores supplies, and my mother-in-law brought snacks, drinks, and the birthday cake. The weather was beyond gorgeous (!) just insanely windy. Once everyone arrived, we took some photos (from the beginning of mine and D’s relationship, I self-nominated myself as the photographer for the family so I always make it a point to take a group photo and various photos throughout any event/vacay). Just look at those fall colors. *all the heart eyes*Once photos commenced, we headed indoors to carve to get out of the wind. Everyone came up with great designs and it was so much fun to see the kiddos clean and carve their pumpkins! Pipes wasn’t all about the slimy innards but Bay went at it 100%. haleft to right: my mother-in-law’s, Bay’s, mine, and Matt’s and Kori’s *Mario was a school project for Bay but he wanted to be in the picture*
After our artistic endeavor, we nommed on the chili outside since the wind had ceased leaving the perfect fall temp. Due to the time being later in the day and the previous wind, we were unable to build a legit bonfire but never fear, with my Eagle scout hubs and his dad, we had a redneck fire in no time. Ha! Side note, I made Pipes a s’more and then she proceeded to deconstruct it and try to clean her chocolate with a wipey because apparently all she wanted was chocolate. When you are a baby, wipies are life and can basically fix anything. bahahaOnce we ate that sugar, we moved on to more sugar! We just had to have s’mores because it’s a classic in the fall but D also deserved cake so it just had to happen! My mother-in-law made a phenomenal pumpkin bundt cake with icing, chocolate chips and candy corn on top. It.is.fantastic. She can do it all: cook, bake, sew, fix any problem…literally nothing she can’t do.After we elevated our blood sugars teehee, it was time for presents. With kids around, there tends to be tissue paper, bags and wrapping paper flying everywhere so it is definitely an exciting event even for a 31 year old.
With that, it was time to pack up, clean up and roll out to make our way home. I am so happy to say that this was everything I had hoped for and more for the perfect family fall day and I sure do love making memories and starting traditions with my family. I hope my niece and nephew will remember bits and pieces of these days when they get older and want to continue to do them for many years to come.
Please tell me if you’ve don’t anything fall themed lately! Haunted House? Carve pumpkins? Corn maze? I want to hear about it all!