Family traditions are extremely important to me. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been the annoying family member who insisted on driving to the mountains to cut down a “real Christmas tree” (as opposed to selecting a pre-cut tree at Home Depot or in the grocery store parking lot)…I’ve never settled for an undecorated home at the holidays…and I’ve always adored spending as much time as possible (which some might consider “too much time”) at a quality Pumpkin Patch.
Now that I have my very own family, I get to try my best to instill the values of tradition in my children (thankfully my amazing husband supports my crazy antics wholeheartedly…or at least he does a very good job of pretending to do so). My first attempt?
As I mentioned on Friday, Travis and I took our little pumpkin to her very first pumpkin patch this weekend. And oooooh boy, it wasn’t just any old pumpkin patch…it was a Half Moon Bay pumpkin patch (where all the finest pumpkins are born and raised – here’s a map of the area of you plan on doing some pumpkin hunting in the coming weeks).
Not only did we select a trio of adorable pumpkins (you guessed it, two big and one small…we’re quite clever), we captured the entire experience on film (a big shout out to the awesome weather/lighting in HMB for making the pictures even better…oh, and to KiKi for letting us borrow her amazing camera).
Here’s to many years of family traditions…fingers crossed my kids come to love them as much as Travis and I do!