APPLE PICKING | ARBOR DAY FARM

A few weeks ago, we drove over to Nebraska City and visited Arbor Day Farm.  It was their first day of apple picking and we had first dibs on the apples for the season. We’ve never picked apples before.  In fact, other than mangos and a few berries, and our couch, we don’t have much experience picking things! Ha!

Anyway, we ended up bringing ten pounds of apples home.  They smelled amazing and we ate them all in a matter of days.  They were delicious!  Grace had one every day during snack time and I had them with apple butter every morning.  There was talk of apple pie, but we all really loved them fresh and raw and super crispy.

 

 

I promise Emory had a great time.  She was reaching for Alex’s apple and wasn’t really happy about getting pulled away from her apple-chomping.

 

 

How beautiful are these! Seeing them in a bag at Costco don’t do these beauties justice.  They’re gorgeous.

 

 

I must have started about 12 apples and the kids proceeded to devour them.  It was also really neat tasting all of their variety and being able to compare their flavors.  We came to the conclusion that honey crisp are our favorite.  However, granny smiths will always have my heart. Also, Haddon has a mild black eye in this picture.  He was reading a book while laying in bed and he lost grip on the book and it landed on his eye.

 

Grace dresses herself these days.  She picked out her cowgirl boots because we were going to a farm and this cute little top because it’s shiny and pink… go figure!

 

This little guy steals my heart every time.  He picked about 6 apples all on his own and ate half of them before we even left the orchard.

 

 

One of the many things I love so much about this man is that he embraces the seasons we are in with open arms.  If we’re in Florida, he’s all about fishing and the flip flop life.  If we’re in KC, we’re elbows deep in bbq.  And he just wouldn’t leave this place without a bag full of apple butter, Christmas jam and a gallon of apple cider made with apples from their orchards. Also, his smile.  It’s perfect in every way.

 

 

 

These three are the sweetest together.  Since Emory is always on the baby carrier, I’m a little slower than they are and can’t quite keep up with their adventures.  They have an amazing bond. They play together, get into trouble together and gosh they look so good together.

 

So many of the trees are starting to change friends.  It’s like they’re ushering in fall and taking us all along for the ride.  Here’s to apple picking, adventures with this sweet little family of mine and to fall!

 

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FALL FOOTBALL THEME PARTY + CORN ON THE COB 3 WAYS

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Football season is in full swing and there’s no better way of getting in the football spirit, than by hosting our own football party. Alex and I really love to host. We enjoy building a feeling of community and it gives us a chance to get to know our friends a little better. Football games are a lot of fun, especially when everyone is cheering for different teams. It gets loud, messy and whether your team wins or loses, everyone leaves with a great experience.

We hosted our first football party last week, and I wanted to share with you our fall-football inspired tablescape.

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FALL BUCKET LIST + A FREE PRINTABLE

 

 

Tomorrow is the first day of fall friends! Can you believe this year is almost over? I feel like we were just welcoming spring. Apparently Fall is when the midwest SHINES and we’re already getting such a beautiful glimpse of the midwest fall.  The weather is getting a little cooler and the leaves are changing. It really is something beautiful friends.

This is our first “real” fall. We moved to Nebraska in December of last year and completely missed the season.  Florida fall is just as hot as summer and honestly not nearly as glamorous. We’re excited about our first real fall season and the kids and I are already chipping away at our fall bucket list.

We all took turns in writing down what we wanted to do and see this season, and are not only sharing it with you, but we’ve made a FREE PRINTABLE so you can enjoy fall to the fullest along side of us!

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FALL BUCKETLIST PRINTABLE.

So here it is friends our Fall bucket-list

 

Want to join us this fall?? Print this bucket list out, and hashtag your pics on Instagram with

#steadymotherhood 

Happy first day of Fall fiends.

 

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OUR FALL MOVIE LIST

I have been protesting fall ever since Costco started bringing out their jackets and Target put all of their summer water guns on sale. I have LOVED our summer and I believe we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute.  But… we are elbows deep in September and we are embracing all things FALL. We’ve already gone apple picking and are planning on attending the pumpkin patch next week!

This morning we woke up to 55 degree weather and I threw open the windows.  It was so perfect, it made me want to pull out a list of all the movies I want to watch this season.

 

Here’s my list so far:

You’ve got mail

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.

The proposal

“Marry me.. Because I’d like to date you..”

Dan in real life

“What don’t I understand, Cara? Please, help me out. What is it? Is it frustrating that you can’t be with this person? That there’s something keeping you apart? That there’s something about this person that you can connect with? And whenever you’re near this person, you don’t know what to say, and you say everything that’s in your mind and in your heart, and you know that if you could just be together, that this person would help you become the best possible version of yourself?”

Stepmom

“You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life’s happiness is wrapped up in you… every single second. Don’t you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. I’m in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is she’ll be thinking, ‘I wish my mom was here’

Remember the Titans

“People say that it can’t work, black and white. Here, we make it work every day. We still have our disagreements, of course, but before we reach for hate, always, always, we remember the Titans.”

Gilmore girls

 Soooo many good ones that explain almost every aspect of my life. You can read some of them here

Dancing with the stars season 25! 

I love me some DWTS! Can’t wait to follow along this season!

All the Hallmark fall movies

 

Also, here are a few things we are looking forward to this month:

Apple-Jack festival in Nebraska City

Valas Pumpkin Patch

Everything Pumpkin and fall themed!

 

 

 

//picture from here

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