Fall tradition

Everyone has holiday rituals.  One of our rituals, like many, is to visit the pumpkin patch.  The past few years we have tried different places.

By we…..I mean my sister and her family. 
So this year we tried out Spencer’s where we love to pick strawberries, blueberries, and black raspberries.  We were hoping to pick apples as well and I wanted to try applesauce but unfortunately they don’t have apples.  
So we found pumpkins instead…
And sometimes little man doesn’t like to cooperate for photos.  
And then I started to think about all our past pumpkin patch visits and just how quickly time flies.  Of course I shed a few tears.  It’s only natural to cry when you think about the past and realize you can’t go back in time.  
It can go from this….
To this…
In here blink of an eye.  
And I realized I’m totally blessed and fortunate to be included on all their special family outings.  I love being there for all these special moments and I wouldn’t trade them in for anything in the world!
I also couldn’t help but think how grown up my niece is.  

But very thankful for their second joy to be a part of a new family picture.  His sense of humor is sure to make you smile and he’s quite the squirrel. 
I love old photos. 
I love traditions. 
I love my family. 
Extremely fortunate, 

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