Fall has always been my favourite season. I tend to hibernate both during summer and winter, but fall is when I come alive!
Every year, we have a few traditions that I can’t help but look forward to, and though a few of them will be different this year, I think that’ll only make them better.
So here are a few of my favourite fall traditions!
Our trips to the pumpkin patch
Every year, ever since we first started dating, Shane and I have loved taking trips to the pumpkin patch. We always go a few weeks before Halloween so we can get our Jack-o-lanterns in training!
And every year, he finds the absolute biggest one there, and happily lugs it home with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen. In fact, we go back to the same patch every year because he always hopes to find one bigger than the first year—one that was so heavy it caused the back of my poor little Yaris to dip down all the way home.
It’s also a lovely double adventure because the patch we normally go to is at a family-run farmer’s market with a Mennonite bakery, and I cannot resist picking up some goodies while we’re there.
As a kid, I always loved Halloween for the candy. As an adult, I love it because it’s our night for putting out our pumpkins and watching spooky movies!
This year is going to be the start of a new tradition, hopefully. Every year at the apartment, we’ve been the only ones who put out pumpkins, and trick-or-treaters don’t exactly go up and down our street. This year, we’re hopefully joining a tradition where everyone puts out Jack-o-lanterns, and though we won’t get any trick-or-treaters (Halloween’s been cancelled here), we’re right by a school now so I’m happy knowing we’ll get plenty next year!
Yes, I’m that girl. The one who loves pumpkin spice season, and isn’t afraid to make jokes at her own expense about leggings and UGGs.
To be honest, I don’t know what it is, because for the longest time I hated the flavour of pumpkin. I blame a pie that didn’t agree with me in my childhood. All I remember is that one of my friends at my first job talked me into trying a pumpkin spice latte once, and it was just so epitomally fall that I loved it.
Now it’s turned into a tradition for me to go get at least one in October—and it definitely turned into a gateway for me to start loving all other things pumpkin, too.
Shane is a huge campfire guy, and of course we love having them as the nights get cooler and the bugs go away.
Up to now, our tradition has been to go out and visit my parents for at least one fall campfire, since they have a pit in the back yard. But this year is going to be another new tradition, because now we have our own! He’s excited for campfire hot dogs, and I have plans for so many s’mores.