‘Fall’ing for the pumpkin patch…

 

Hello lovelies! With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share with you our girls trip to the pumpkin patch. I was in my hometown in Maryland earlier this month and wanted to spend some time with my mom, dad and my sister since I wouldn’t be coming home for Thanksgiving this year. Now that Andrew and I are getting married we have decided to always spend Thanksgiving together but spend Christmas apart since we both can’t bear to be away from our families during that special holiday. At least until we start having our own children….

So Anyways, it has been a family tradition that every year we go to the pumpkin patch. Being big fall decor people, we usually go to not one but two pumpkin patches. We go to Queen Anne’s Farm in Arundel County as well as Homestead Gardens which has an amazing fall festival. If you are ever in Maryland, you should definitely check it out. Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

While browsing their inventory, we stumbled upon the funniest thing! Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Pumpkins! How hysterical! Early voting is going on right now in Florida so I thought this was interestingly appropriate for this post haha.

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

Even though we go to the pumpkin patch every single year, my mother has this tradition, obsession with finding the biggest pumpkin possible. She doesn’t want a normal pumpkin she always says, she wants the “Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin.” That’s all good and great but who does she expect to carry this thing? Every  year she tries to get my sister and I to somehow figure out how to carry this massive squash to our car, which is always parked extremely far away. Luckily, every year some big man finds us squawking in a corner about how ridiculous this all is and offers his assistance. Lucky mom lol.

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We had never found a white oversized pumpkin before so she was thrilled and I thought we were done. Somehow though while at our second pumpkin patch at Homestead Gardens she spotted an orange oversized pumpkin and the fiasco started up once more. Again, we were lucky enough to have someone to help us. Again, lucky mom.

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Of course, never wanting to miss a photo opportunity, we then had to take a few photos by these incredible sun flowers around the perimeter of the pumpkin patch. It was like a slice of heaven.

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Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

So after buying about 10 pumpkins, a humungous hay stack, corn husks, and whatever else my mother could fit into our trunk, we all went to eat and then hurried home. Then came the problem of getting all this stuff out of my mom’s trunk and into the exact location my mom envisioned on our lawn without breaking all of our backs. Luckily dad was home and volunteered, was forced to carry them from the car. Poor dad.

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-PatchAt the end of the day, I really loved every minute of fall decorating with my whole family. I think it all came together so well.

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

Rochelle-Fletcher-Pumpkin-Patch

Photography by: Lauren Fletcher | Editing by: Luccia Lowenthal

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2 Comments

    • Rochelle
      Monday, November 7, 2016 / 9:41 am

      Haha! I know right? they nailed it!