While ENJOYING a little trip up to Door County a few weeks ago we visited a few country markets along the road and picked up a few pumpkins, aren’t they gorgeous? The day Cole & I decorated our porch for fall we decided to do an impromptu autumn session to honor his love for the season.
Cole's Gigi & Poppy came to visit us and we spent some time picking out the best pumpkins and munching on some apples. Hillside Apple Farm has a great assortment of pumpkins and varieties of pumpkins to choose from. We found out Wisconsin pumpkins are much cheaper than Missouri ones. One pumpkin in Missouri cost the same as all 4 pumpkins we bought here. Win!!! After finding the most unique pumpkins we ventured to Point Beach and walked the shore finding gemstones and playing in the sand.
Starting in September we set out to the Apple Orchard almost every weekend. We are both apple and fall crazed in our home. Cole eats at least 4 apples a day, so to keep up we have to visit as often as we can. The best flavored and most crisp apples are found at the Oneida Tribe Apple Orchard.
We eat almost every apple fresh but sometimes I get saucy and make a delicious Raw Vegan Carmel Dip or Apple Nachos. Look for the recipes at the very bottom of this post. Share your favorite ways to devour these bad boys below.
Our little monkeys first trip to the Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch that my family has been going to since I was born. Rombach’s is a part of our autumn as much as Halloween and a family tradition we hate to see end. However Rombach’s has been forced out of their property by the ever growing Chesterfield Valley. What once was a family farm on the outskirts has become in the middle of the now shopping mecca. It’s sad to see such memories fade away and we’re forever grateful we got to share it with Cole.
It was such a pleasure getting to know this couple. Two of the sweetest people I've ever met. Clearly made for each other, these two kind hearts made each other smile constantly. We actually did this engagement session the evening before their Wedding. Such a fun way to spend the big night before, relaxing and loving on each other before the big day. Eric and Kate were obviously not nervous at all, we just walked around Soulard snapping photos before heading over to their Rehearsal at The 9th Street Abbey.