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The Daily Dish ~ I Love Fall!

October 30th, 2012 - Daily Dish


Hey everyone! I pray you are all doing well and enjoying the fall season so far!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the fall! Michigan is just beautiful this time of year, with the trees all shades of reds, yellows, and orange! It is also a very busy time of year for me, as there are so many family birthdays and celebrations! But, it’s certainly a good kind of busy as these… I’m convinced, are the highlights of life! :)

Here we are celebrating my sister’s new fiance’s birthday, (yes she just got engaged…more on that in a minute!) We went to one of our all time favorite places, Mongolian BBQ~ So fun and yummy!

Of course we went to the cider mill! :) It was chilly this year, so we found a little ‘house’ in the kids play area to enjoy our cider in! :)

I love fresh cider! I don’t really enjoy fruit juice, so this is just about the only time I enjoy something other than water!

The apples were pretty slim pickings this year because of the drought this summer, but the pumpkins were still plentiful!

So…as always, we picked some pumpkins out for carving!

We also spent the day walking around downtown enjoying some pumpkin spice flavored coffee!

Speaking of…I don’t generally get flavored or sugar free coffee creamers, but this stuff was too good to pass up as a once a year treat! Have you tried it!?! SO good!

I had some friends over and made some of my favorite fall treats like my Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes….

And my Skinny Sugar Cookies

And we carved pumpkins! It has become a wonderful tradition that we do with friends every year!

We made it a friendly ‘competition’ out of it this year…

So we all got pretty creative!!!

And even a little dangerous! :) My friend Matt brought an electric carving knife! Haha..yes it was that hard core!

I carved a pumpkin bear…My sister said I always carve a ‘cute’ pumpkin! I guess i’ll have to change it up next year! ;) But seriously, how cute is he!?!

Competition and all…we had a blast!

And, on to the most exciting news…My little sister Emily (25) just got engaged!!! Her fiance Brett is an amazing man of God, and I couldn’t be happier for her!

What’s even more amazing is my sisters testimony of how she patiently waited for the right man that God had for her! She wouldn’t even date a guy until she knew that it was the guy that God had for her, because she didn’t want to give her heart away to the wrong person, and she truly trusted that God would make it clear to her when it was the right time…Boy did He ever!!! I couldn’t of picked a more wonderful man for her if I tried! :) He treats her like a princess….the way all girls should be treated!

We were all ecstatic for her, and had a family celebration afterwards! :)

I pray you are blessed and taking time to enjoy this beautiful season as well! It will be gone before we know it and on to winter! :)


Liz said:

So much to love in these photos. Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Congratulations to your sister! And I love your pumpkin bear!!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:13am  |  Reply

Cheryl Alexander said:

Thank you for sharing your family with us!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:20am  |  Reply

Lisa said:

I’m not a juice person either! But I will make an exception for apple cider too. :) Congrats to your sister and yay for fall!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:27am  |  Reply

Liz Stark said:

Not only do I love fall, but I love this post! Congratulations to your sister and keep having a wonderful, blessed fall season!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:28am  |  Reply

Frances said:

This is the sweetest thing. Where I live there aren’t really the changing of the colors, since it’s desert, so I love to see it in pictures. Congratulations to your sister too! You guys are so blessed of GOD because you are a blessing TO GOD. :D

October 30th, 2012 — 11:50am  |  Reply

Beth said:

What sweet and fun memories you girls are making! Loved the pictures! You sisters are so beautiful. Oh and great job on the pumpkins!;) I love fall to. I live in new Hampshire and it is always so beautiful here as well. What a awesome creator we have! Enjoy the rest of fall!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:52am  |  Reply

Megan said:

Thank you for sharing your sister’s testimony! I am 23 and am sort of in a “waiting phase” right now. I know God has the right man already picked out for me and I just have to be patient. Congrats to your sister and her fiance!!!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:54am  |  Reply

Ashley said:

I love your pumpkin, super cute! Congratulations to your sister as well!

October 30th, 2012 — 11:57am  |  Reply

Jessica said:

The pumpkins are great!! :) I cant wait to try the pumpkin spice cupcakes.

October 30th, 2012 — 12:02pm  |  Reply said:

I loved the pumpkin carvings! You all did such a great job– Congrats to Emily on her engagement! She looks so happy:) (as she should be)

October 30th, 2012 — 2:07pm  |  Reply

Leah said:

Is that the biggest foil bow on Brett’s head ever you did see?! LOL!

Wonderful post and such a blessed time to celebrate.

Much love and blessings from above.

All because of HIM!

October 31st, 2012 — 12:14am  |  Reply

Life's a Bowl said:

Your fall looks like it has been full of absolutely fabulous happenings! Your bear pumpkin is precious and congratulations to your sister, that’s wonderful news!!!

October 31st, 2012 — 1:46pm  |  Reply

suzanne said:

What a wonderful post full of memories for your family. Congratulations to your sister on her engagement!

October 31st, 2012 — 10:16pm  |  Reply

Marissa Tooley said:

I love the sugar-free pumpkin spice creamer too!!!! It has saved me going to Starbucks on cold mornings for a sugary one (and pricey!!!) one from them!!!! :)

November 5th, 2012 — 12:18am  |  Reply

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