Monday, September 22, 2014

Back to Blogging with The SITS Girls - Part 1

Blog-Hopping along today & I have ran across The SITS Girl blog & noticed that she started a "Back to Blogging Challenge" & I thought why not? Seems like the perfect opportunity to get started on my new blogging adventure. If you get a chance stop on over to her post & join in on the fun. 
Part 1 ...

What are some of the activities you love to do in the fall?
What are some of the traditions you have for the three months before winter hits?

I love fall! It is my all time favorite season. Normally by mid-August I'm itching to start getting out all of my fall decorations & start burning my apple & pumpkin candles. The smell of fall in my house makes me smile.

We live in a rural community. There is normally about 4-5 different fall festivals that are held between September & October. Ball schedule (my daughter plays travel softball) permitting - We love to go to each of these festivals & just walk around, browse through the crafts, catch up with old friends & eat good festival food. This past weekend we went to the River Fest that is held in Eden, NC each year. 

My family always likes to make @ least 1 trip to the mountains in the fall. When my kids were small it was a tradition to go to the Woolly Worm Festival every year in Banner Elk, NC. The girls loved to pick out their special Woolly Worm & have a chance to race it during the races that are held. As they got older they also grew out of racing worms. :-( Then we started going to ride the Ghost Train @ Tweetsie ... That was LOTS of fun! We haven't decided yet what we'll do this year as a family fun trip ... We've been discussing plans of starting a new tradition of Thanksgiving @ the Beach. My Nanny passed away in August & I think it would be good for us to get away this year & start a new tradition.

My 2nd set of parents hold an Annual Pumpkin Carving the Saturday before Halloween every years. It's loads of fun for the kids! We all enjoy seeing what they are going to carve on their pumpkin this year & then comparing their pics from the years before.

At my house we like to have the "Annual Lighting of the Fire Pit". It's normally the 1st weekend in October. We invite some friends up for supper then we sit out by the fire pit & talk & let the kids roast marshmallows & just have a good time. 

STEW TIME - Is the best time. My Mama helps with so many stews throughout the fall season to help different charities throughout the community. Our freezer stays stocked!!!! 

Those are some of my Fall Traditions & favorite things to do ... What are some of yours?

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1 comment:

  1. The fire pit lighting sounds like so much fun!! :) And I love fall festivals too. Have a great time!