Hello, friends! Candy here…
Fall is seriously my favorite time of year! Crisp, cool air, campfires, apple cider, pumpkin everything, fluffy sweaters, pretty colors, falling leaves, and cuddles. Paul and I both celebrate our birthdays in November. Maybe that’s why it’s my favorite. There is something about the changing seasons that energizes me.
We have spent a lot of time in the Midwest this year. I am really excited that we are still up here for this time of the year. The trick is in timing our departure so we don’t get stranded here. Ha! My extended family would not be very happy with us. 🙂 We’ll be back in Texas… before Thanksgiving…I promise!
We did something last weekend that was a bucket list thing for me. We picked apples in an apple orchard! Gravert’s Apple Basket Orchard in Sabula, IA was awesome! I know…to some, that probably seems like a silly thing to have on your bucket list. It’s such a simple thing. But, sharing that experience with my children, watching their excitement, and then enjoying the apples we picked together was so much fun! Oh! And we made a big pot of apple butter! Yum!
Today, we went for a walk and collected fallen leaves of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Again, something so simple, but something that brings us joy.
We spent a long time at an RV park with full hook-ups in Iowa, which is nice for a lot of reasons, but oh how I’ve missed “roughing it” at state parks!