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Our Pumpkin Traditions

Our family traditions are something I cherish so much.  I’m not sure if its because they are traditions that we started as a family, or that it’s something I have control over or if it’s because they incorporate my childhood, I’m guessing it has to do with all three.  October-January are filled with family traditions, including picking pumpkins and painting them.  Every year we go to one of the pumpkin patches in Romeo to find our perfect pumpkins (which I love doing since I grew up in Romeo), we went to Big Red Orchard again and of course, we ate lunch at Youngers.   All in all, it was a pretty great day, the weather was perfect, everyone got along, the orchard wasn’t crazy busy, the only negative was the fact we spent $80+ on pumpkins.  I joked that we are going to the pumpkin patch next year for pictures, donuts, and cider… then we will go to the grocery store to actually buy the pumpkins 🙂

Next up is painting pumpkins, in my ideal world we would have painted them the same day we got them… but that didn’t work out.  We finally painted them last Sunday- five days before Halloween, so that’s something!  But they have been sitting inside because I keep forgetting to buy waterproof spray and it has rained every day since Sunday.   At least they got painted and I got a picture of the kids with their pumpkins.

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