Pumpkin Patch

pumpkin patch

wespumpkin head



sawyer and mom1

sawyer pumpkin

daddy and saw1

daddy and saw2



me and pumpkin


We spent 2 hours at the pumpkin patch last night.
Two hours.
And I relished every minute of it.
The boys played hard.
Until their dusty little legs couldn’t carry them any longer
and we carried them back to the car while they snuggled into our necks,
the smell of popcorn on their breath.

This annual trip to the pumpkin patch marks the official beginning of my favorite time of year.
The time of year with the most nostalgia and the best smells.
Fireplaces, sweaters, cool breezes, crisp air, bowls of soup and lots of baking.
While 80 degree highs are still the norm around here (So. Cal),
when the sun sets, we are reminded that Fall is just around the corner.
And even though life seems to speed up at this time of year,
I find that I’m somehow more patient.
Fall-time Ashley is my favorite Ashley.

If you want to get into the Fall spirit, you might want to whip up a batch of these today. Ooo, or maybe these.

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    October 19, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Wish I was there! I can still remember Wesley’s first pumpkin patch visit. I remember that picture of Ben holding up Wesley on the hey (so he, Ben, couldn’t be seen)
    I laugh every time I think about it!

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    October 19, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Your photos are fabulous and made me smile big time! Love, love, love the pumpkin patch!

    Hope you are doing well sweet friend!


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    October 19, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Oh my goodness, what a cutie! I so need to borrow a small child to go to the pumpkin patch.

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    October 19, 2013 at 3:44 am

    I love the fall, the colors, sweaters, boots, scarves, the food, the family gatherings. Just wish it would get colder here already.

    xoxo, Misty

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    October 19, 2013 at 4:22 am

    The photo of Sawyer carrying the pumpkin (6th picture from the top) is just absolutely adorable. Love those big blue eyes.


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    October 19, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Your pictures are so beautiful! And I can’t believe how BIG Sawyer is getting!

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    Holly Nelson
    October 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Pumpkin patch!! I wanna go this weekend – excited!!!

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    October 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Cute pics! Where are Sawyer’s shoes from? I love them!

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    October 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I love all of the pictures. When you post pictures of those cute little ones my heart melts. Thank you for sharing. God Bless

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    October 21, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I’m taking the girls pumpkin picking this week! So excited!

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    Katie Albury
    October 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Gorgeous photographs…and post. I love how you capture special moments with words and images. Very inspiring.

    Katie x

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    October 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    So fun! I love pumpkin patches and this time of year!! 🙂

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    Jessica @ j is for jessica
    October 23, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Love those boots! Are they uggs? I can’t tell!

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    March 19, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    First and foremost, let’s get one thing straight: Herve Leger Dresses“There’s an incorrect assumption about Herve that it’s only for evening,”

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