Wednesday, October 17, 2007

For me, the holiday season officially begins when we make our yearly F.H.E trip to the Pankratz Pumpkin Patch.

I love seeing my little girls running through the field on their own personal treasure hunt. Everyone has their own criteria of a perfect pumpkin. Claire loves to find small ones- unfortunately they were all rotten this year. Riley and Amellia are in it for size, the bigger the better. Olivia {obvious in the picture} just wanted to go home. Garin likes the long and skinny ones. I like them to sit flat and have lots of seeds.

Tromping through the patch dredges up the memories of holidays past and the fun we have to look forward to. Crunchy leaves, pumpkin treats galore, the smell of warm spices, Thanksgiving dinner, candy, being grateful, parties with family and friends, shopping & shopping, trimming the Christmas tree, special nights reading the scriptures by candlelight with hot cocoa, trying even harder to be like Jesus, and the thoughts flood on and on. I get butterflies in my stomach with anticipation of all fun we get to have as a family. Yippee! Let the warm, joyous holidays begin!

4 friends said...:

Queen of Chaos said...

If I had bells to ring I'd ring them now in honor of your blog.

Celebrations beginning in the fall through New Year's are always anticipated around here. Our family likes to have a party for ANY reason. This year is no different :) Happy holidays!

sharon c... that's me said...

fun, i love pumpkins, i'm gonna grow some of my own next year. how can you tell if it has a lot of seeds?

shaina said...

Have I mentioned that I totally despise carving pumpkins? The smell, the feeling between your fingers, the mess. UGH.
All that aside, hunting for them is wonderful! You are right about the anticipation being in the air. The holidays are here. Are ya ready?

The Girls' Mom said...

I hate carving them too, Garin does that but I get stuck cleaning the seeds. ;P You can't tell how many seeds are in them but I can always hope the bigger ones will have more that are large.