For three years, I have been aching to just get in the car and drive. Finally, this weekend we were able to do just that. We took a break from the hustle that is home reno’s and DIY’s, and took Reegy to her very first pumpkin patch. And to be honest, probably mine too. Sure, I have been to church parking lots filled with pumpkins, but I don’t think I have ever been to a straight up pumpkin farm. (Mom, fact check me here.) The drive was gorgeous, leaves of all shades, and just an hour outside of Atlanta, we found Burt’s Pumpkin Farm. Our lovely real estate agent, Kathy Lacy, let us in on this Fall must do, and even met us there to join in on the fun with her family.
There were pumpkins bigger than little Reegs, but when she saw the mini “Baby Boo” pumpkins, she about lost her damn mind. We had to buy three. And then I bought two sets of turkey salt and pepper shakers. For Thanksgiving dinner. Next year. Cause I’m proactive like that.
Anyway, there was cider (hot and cold!), pumpkins galore, and the cutest hay ride ever. They had two animated pumpkins (Gordy and Autumn respectively) that do a little chit chat about pumpkin tossing and Reegs could not get enough. She was a champion. I have a feeling she is going to be one of those little girls where I always wonder how she got so dirty so quickly. The girl loves nature.
I am demanding my mom comes in town for this next year. Like she always says, “If you don’t create the holiday, it doesn’t exist.” As a new parent, first time homeowner, and in the middle of an international move it’s easy to want to just slide through the holiday season. But taking a morning out to celebrate is necessary. So, if you are in the greater Atlanta area, GO! Gibb Gardens are doing fall fests in November too. It’s sweet and fun, and a perfect way to feel as festive as possibly.
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