Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Autumn Traditions! What are yours?

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

I just got home from Utah yesterday and today I have been under the weather.  I was planning on posting something last night but decided I would rather sleep.  LOL!  I'm feeling a tad better today and hope to be back to normal by tomorrow.  

I thought I would take a second to share some of the fun Autumn/ Fall traditions we have in our house.  Tonight we carved a pumpkin and made caramel apples.  What do you do in the Fall?



39 comments:

  1. We love to carve pumpkins. Our daughter is 2 this year, so hopefully she'll be able to help out with the project this year. I also made a new tradition this year of decoration the house with Cricut home decor items. So far, I made a cute front door ornament.

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  2. Your kiddo is such a cutie! Fall is my favorite time of year. Our tradition is pick apples and make apple crisp, go to the local farm and pick out our pumpkins and go on hayrides and most of all decorate, decorate, and decorate some more for Halloween!:-)

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  3. Awesome! I think traditions are an important part of family. My hubby and I haven't really grown up with too many of the same traditions but we like to combine our traditions to make new ones! This year our children are 3, 2, and 11 months for Halloween so we have a huge Halloween party planned for family! In fact, we just went out tonight and the kids, well minus our 11mth old, picked out their costumes! We have so many plans this week for making Halloween decorations, with my cricut, and the kids will be helping with them. This Halloween is all about FUN! And, for us Canadians, this coming weekend is Thanksgiving too. We are combining our Thanksgiving meal on Sunday with Halloween decorating and pumpkin carving on Monday which is part of the holiday. I have also been thinking about caramel apples....we will have to see! We also have a fun new treat to try this year called cake pops! I think they will be tons of fun to make.I will make sure to put tons of pics on my blog! :D Take care!!

    http://scrapnooker.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Robyn
    Hope your feeling better..
    Gosh I've never been in the # 4 comment spot before..its cool!
    This is literally the best timme of the year, Weather changes seem to revive my soul...Traditions hmmm
    watching my grand boys play football was quite a treat for me last week. We live about 5 hours apart so I had a wonderful mini vacation with them. Take care, J

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  5. Hope you are feeling better soon Robyn. Looks like a lot of fun
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yummy!! We love to spend time together we usually go to a pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkin :) My daughter is now a teenager but she still loves to do these things. I usually make popcorn balls and we go to the fair this time of year it is the Texas State fair!!

    Tawnya
    Payton1125@gmail.com

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  7. Hope you feel better soon Robyn. I love to pick out pumpkins and carve them. And I love to have apple cider this time of the year. I do miss living on the East coast and seeing all the gorgeous leaves on the trees but at least I don't have to shovel snow in the winter any more!

    Leslie

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  8. Glad to hear your feeling a "tad" better...hoping for a fast recovery. My favorite traditions for Fall/Halloween are decorating. I decorate for Fall usually in early September and then early October add our Halloween decorations. I love all the Fall colors and miss them living in AZ so I have to decorate!

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  9. We go to a farm and pick pumpkins and take a hay ride. I put away my knick knacks and replace everything with Fall items. This is my favorite time of year.

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  10. When my boys were young we would go for spooky walks in our woods telling spooky stories, not to scary or anything because I didn't want to scare the younger ones. I would also make Halloween shapes cookies and make a glazed icing in different colors and let the boys decorate them, all 6 of the boys would carve their own pumpkins and we would light them and I would take a pic with each child and his pumpkin. Their aunt would always have a Halloween party for all the young children, she would have all kinds of things to do, but their favorite was the scavenger hunt. They would cut down corn stalks for me to place around the outside of the house too, we live on a farm so their was always plenty of corn fields!! lol And of course Halloween time meant harvest time on the farm and the boys love to help their dad bring the Harvest in. This is just a few of my boys's favorites!

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  11. My children are all grown now! :( But not I get to enjoy my grandchildren, yep, thats right GRAND-children 3 of them ranging from age 6 to 15 mths all boys! We decorate the yard for Halloween/fall as well as the inside of the house! We carve pumpkins and make yummy candy apples! Then when Halloween is over we take away the scary and leave the fall until the day after Thanksgiving when we break out the Christmas stuff,lots of it! LOL

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  12. Sense my children are grown...about the only thing I do is put my wreath on the door....where we live we don't get much visitors.... I will make my Grandchildren Halloween baskets...but that's about all....
    Your son is just the cutest.....you can see the excitement in his whole face.....probably for him....just getting his hands messes... LOL

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  13. In the fall we love to carve our homegrown pumpkins and have apple cider. We also go to out local Apple Orchard and pick some apples to make apple pie and just eat.

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  14. We do the pumpkin patch thing, sometimes the caramel apples. I love hot cider and sitting on the patio with the chiminea going (not sure WHEN it'll get cool enough to do that here!). I love walks, playing in the leaves and hearing them crunch under my feet. Reading on the couch and sleeping during the Sunday football games. Then the weekend before Thanksgiving we usher in the Christmas season and have gingerbread house party #1 and the weekend after we have party #2 (too many kids for just one party at anybody's house!)

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  15. We love going to the pumpkin patch! It's one of my most favorite parts about the fall!

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  16. We paint pumpkins rather then carving..Would love to take them apple picking this year if the weather cooperates!

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  17. Fall is my favorite time of year! We take the kids to the pumpkin patch and try to catch a hayride some where. We carve our pumpkins or draw on them. There's the big decision of costumes. The kids usually have at least one party to attend. Trick-or-treating is a lot of fun for the kids and us. I always make at least one batch of hot apple cider. Now that the kids are getting older (7,10) I may try the caramel apples. Too bad my oldest is in braces.

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  18. We carve our pumpkins after school on Halloween. It occupies that excitement right before trick or treating:) Apple crisp and cider are always a hit too!

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  19. go to a pumkin patch have warm cider and take walks i love autumn

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  20. I hope you feel better soon. I also hope your trip to Utah for conference was fulfilling and wonderful. I miss being in Salt Lake at conference time. Shoot I miss being in Salt Lake period! I watched it on BYU tv though and it really did uplift me. Thank you for sharing your wonderful fall traditions. Our is going to a local orchard and picking apples and coming home and making apple pies and canning homemade applesauce and apple pie filling so we can have apple pies all year long. Fall is my favorite time of the year and I look forward to it all year long!

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  21. We rake leaves get some decorations and take a family picture. Also this is around the time that my husband and I met and started dating. I try to make it a special time for us doing things similar to what we did.

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  22. We love to take walks through the woods. See the beautifull colours changing. Of course making Photo's to scrap about later!

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  23. We carve pumkins and buy pumkin pie with some hot chocolate.

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  24. How fun!! I love the picture of all the little hands trying to clean out the pumpkin.

    I usually bake a Halloween treat for my boys to take to school. I plan on scraplifting one of your bag toppers this year, just as soon as I get some of your Halloween stamps.

    Then one of my friends has a pumpkin carving party every year. It is super fun for all.

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  25. We go to the pumpkin patch and each of us picks out our own pumpkin. Then we carve them. This year, I'm thinking about decorating mine with my cricut instead. : )

    Hope you feel better real soon.

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  26. my boys are too big to crave pumpkins :-( I miss all the traditions we did when they were younger... hope you are feeling better.. hugs from ukiah

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  27. Your little guy is so cute......We decorate inside and out for all the seasons and holidays.......I have a space between the tops of my cabinets and the ceiling in my kitchen. I decorate with garland and all type of things to fit the seasons.......I love fall....Hope you are back in the pink soon.

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  28. Hi Robyn,

    please feel better. Our family also carves pumpkins and we bake. I've never done caramel apples. I'll have to find out how to make them! I bet the kids will love that.

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  29. We love to carve pumpkins, but we haven't for a couple years. I might pick up one or two this year for decoration. We also love going to pumpkin festivals. They are really big in our area. It's fun to see how much the King Pumpkin weighs. TFS your fall traditions.

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  30. We go to ther UT Education and Research Center here wher I live to the pumpkin display. The Pumpkin Field Day was last week where the display was opened and talks for both home growers and business farmers took place. I took pictures of just the pumpkins and goards (over 5000 in all) in the display and plan to return to take pictures of my grandson's with the display. This way I got good shots of the display itself and could plan for the shots with the kids.

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  31. My tradition is always decorating my home in Fall Colors. This is 1 of the 2 seasons (Christmas) that I really get into decorating. Smooches... Felicia

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  32. Now this???!! You are really making me look bad tonight, LOL! Love YOU! YUMMY again....

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  33. I usually start combing the forums and blogs for a great idea to dress up my halloween candy for the trick or treaters...so far nothing this year, but probably will find something I love, just in time to marathon it,lol..Hope you feel better soon.

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  34. Robyn, so glad you are on the mends and the family looks like they are having a blast.
    This is a beautiful time of year. Leaves are finally changing and KY is one of the most beautiful places for Fall.
    Take care!
    Dee B

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  35. Looks like so much fun! We always have hot dogs and mac & cheese for dinner! Quick and easy so we can get out early and trick or treat!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  36. Every year my family has a pumpkin carving contest. My sisters and our families participate, while my mom, aunt and grandmother are the judges! We love it and are very competitive!

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  37. Autumn/Fall is my fav season. Hubby & I go to the Dallas Arboretum to see the Fall theme displays which we did on my birthday Oct 5 this past wk. Also, my hubby carves an artificial Styrofoam kind pumnpkin and he started it last night while we were watching the TX Rangers game which was rain delayed twice and TX Rangers ended up winning 3-2 which was the score before the rain delays.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  38. The last of my 3 children just left home. My husband and I have been married for 40 years and this is the first time we dont have a child home.I have the worst case of empty nest syndrome, so this year we are skiping all the traditions. However, in our home every year we have a pumpking carving party, where young and old bring a pumpkin to carve and at the end we take votes to see who's pumkin was more creative and the winner takes a mistery price. Thank you for uniting the scrapbook community. Maritza Reyes

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  39. Oh my goodness I cannot wait till we can make a
    Jack-o-lantern!! We have to wait because it is hot here and it will just rot before halloween comes around!!!
    Have Fun!!
    Aloha,
    Shar

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