An Afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch

img_0167Happy Fall friends! Yesterday two of my dearest, oldest friends and I headed to the nearby pumpkin patch– actually, it was more like a pumpkin patch on steroid. Festival is a more accurate word as there were booths, food, music and plenty of festivities. Below are a few photos from our afternoon if you’d like to see!img_0330img_0278img_0198img_0220^Asada fries did not disappoint. They reminded me of Döner, a similar turkish meal I always used to order in Germany.img_0229img_0236img_0238Pumpkin hat anyone? Anyone?img_0243^What a beauty, this oneimg_0249img_0254img_0262img_0267img_0275img_0281^Wow, is she stunning or what?! img_0284img_0290img_0295^Green pumpkins are just as cool as orange if you ask meimg_0297img_0301img_0306^True loveimg_0308img_0310^I was very attached to this gourd…img_0317img_0324^These mini, misshapen gourds were adorableimg_0327img_0333img_0340img_0341img_0347^The happy coupleimg_0154Hope you are able to celebrate fall this week! What are you planning to be for Halloween? My top contender currently is White Trash (i.e. wearing a white trash bag over my clothes…). Pretty lame, I know :p

Pumpkin Patchin’ It

IMG_0130.JPGWarning: If you’re not a fan of the color orange, this post is probably not for you :pIMG_0109.JPGIMG_0210.JPG Sometimes when Fall won’t come to you, you have to go to it. The trees are frustratingly green here in SoCal, with no sign of shedding their leaves, so I made up my mind to place myself directly in the way of Fall! So on Saturday evening two sweet friends and I headed to the pumpkin patch. We had so much fun goofing around, posing for pictures and trying to find the perfect pumpkin to bring home. It’s hard work, guys. It can’t be too big but has to be large enough to carve, and the stem needs to be cute. I personally liked the pumpkins with warts and funny shapes, but opted for a regular one in the end.IMG_0171.JPG
^I think this should be our Christmas card this year! If only we were related…IMG_0220.JPGIMG_0148.JPGIMG_0218.JPGIMG_0215.JPGIMG_0142.JPGIMG_0157.JPGIMG_0124.JPGIMG_0121.JPGIMG_0120IMG_0105IMG_0114IMG_0126IMG_0206.JPG
^Saw this adorable baby sitting on a hay stack and couldn’t resist taking a creeper picture. Note the orange bow perched atop her gorgeous black curls. Obsessed.

Tell me friends, have you been to your local pumpkin patch this season? If not, I highly recommend a visit. I left wearing a smile that has yet to fade!