It’s How We…Wednesday! Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we talk about how we (fill in the blank). We’ll share and then we’re hoping you’ll link up and share too…because I LOVE learning new things from you ladies! So far this year, we’ve discussed…
JANUARY: Our New Year’s Resolutions.
FEBRUARY: How we take care of ourselves
MARCH: How we mom fail and live to talk about it
APRIL: How we spring clean/organize
MAY: How we transition our wardrobe
JUNE: How we plan our summer vacations
JULY: How we motivate our kids
AUGUST: How we pack lunches
And this month…HOW WE FALL!
Friends, you know how much we love to FALL around here.
It’s super ironic that we live in a place that only gets like a hot second of fall. Sigh.
Bahahahaha. I love you, Pinterest and all of your funny quotes.
So, here’s what we love to do in the fall and then please, tell me what we’re missing! I always love new traditions!!!!
Oktoberfest is one of my favorite holidays. Wait? I don’t think it’s a real holiday, but in my heart it is! We always hit two Oktoberfests in town…first up, the one right on our historic downtown square at the end of every September and then…
…the first weekend in October, we hit the one in my parents’ town of Southlake. Everything about Oktoberfest makes me HAPPY! One of these days, I need to visit Germany for a real taste of Oktoberfest!!
#2: PUMPKIN PATCHES
Ahhhhhhh! The pumpkin patch! We’ve been taking our kiddos to local pumpkin patches since they were tiny. What’s better than picking out pumpkins in a big field? NOTHING!
Pumpkins just make me HAPPY!
#3: FOOTBALL GAMES
Fall and football just go hand in hand, right? Whether it’s watching it on TV (as we did all Saturday morning while it poured rain outside…otherwise known as the perfect day!) or see it in person (like here we are last year at a Kansas State game), we love football in the fall!
This year, we’re super excited about our new high school football stadium and plan on seeing lots of local games there too!
#4: OUR HARVEST PARTY
Our Sunday school class at church always has a huge Fall Harvest Party each October where the kids come in costume, the parents bring yummy potluck and we play outside in this big open pavilion. Hanging out with my friends while eating something cheesy watching my kids bounce in a bounce house? Sign. Me. Up!
#5: THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS
I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t go to the annual State Fair of Texas. Listen, it’s like all we talk about around here every year when it hits town. The Fair is the leading story on the news each night, kiddos get a day off from school to visit (along with a free ticket) and everyone wants to know when you’re going. It’s epic. It’s one of those cool things that make Texas so Texas. We ALWAYS have the BEST time!!
#6: CARVING OUR JACK-O-LANTERNS
It wouldn’t be fall without carving our jack-o-lanterns! It also wouldn’t be fall without Halloween pajamas 🙂 .
#7: TRUNK OR TREAT
Every Fall our church hosts a Trunk or Treat out in the parking lot. Everyone decorates their trunks and kiddos can come trick or treat. There is music, candy, friends and tons of fun! Last year, it was super windy and in the low 40s, but we had the best time!!
#8: HAUNTED HOUSE VISIT
Last year, we started an annual tradition of taking the kiddos to a Haunted House with the Slaughter Family. So far, only the oldest four have gone (we’re waiting until the little four are a bit older), but oh my word! We had the BEST time!! Our kids cannot wait to go back this year!
#9: TRICK OR TREATING
And of course, we wrap up October with Halloween night! We always eat an early dinner and then trick or treat with family and friends. Everyone gets into the spirit of things and it’s such a neighborhood event. I just love, love, love Halloween night so much!
We do Thanksgiving a little different every single year. It always involves football, family and food though! Here we are last Thanksgiving. It’s the end of fall and the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year 😉 .
So, that’s how WE FALL!
How do you?! If I’ve missed some traditions, please comment and share!! We could always use more!!
Next time, it’s HOW WE…MEAL PLAN AND SHARE RECIPES!
Now, won’t that be fun?!
Happy Wednesday, friends! Don’t forget to link up if you blogged too! xo