Friday, October 19, 2012

creating traditions

Being engaged is the most exciting season I've experience yet. There's always something new to discover, or new to discuss. At times it can be stressful, but God has been using these events to draw Jamey and I even closer than we were before. Wedding planning can be exhausting, even though it is such a beautiful season. One thing we have committed to since we started dating, and we've carried through engagement, is weekly date day/nights. In the midst of planning, working full-time and having outside lives, finding time to get together can be so difficult. But, we find it to be so vital to keeping us strong, so we make it happen!

This last week, it was my turn to plan a date night, so I made it a surprise! We have been wanting to go to a Pumpkin Patch for a few weeks now, so I thought that would be a good idea. I researched some local Pumpkin Patches in Orange County, in hopes to find the best of the best. I read great reviews about the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch, so that was the winner! We had SO much fun! It was so neat walking around looking at all the little kids and their families, and they had it set up really well. We searched for the perfect little pumpkins to take home with us to carve, and we of course, used it as an opportunity for some awesome photos! 

I just kept thinking how awesome it was to use this time to create traditions for the two of us. We are engaged to be married, and what that means to us is that we are months away from beginning our own little family. That brings so much joy to my life! 

So, here's to continuous seasons of joy, new traditions & the fall season.

Classic fall photo.

He's the cutest!

Feeling very tough with my little bitty pumpkin.

Hers & His pumpkins :)

What kinds of traditions do you have? What are you plans this fall season?



  1. So cute and fun! I love the idea of traditions, and I kind of wish we were better at them. But it seems like every time we try to establish one, after a couple years, we are like, okay, that was fun, but let's try something new this year. I guess we like the idea of traditions, but tend to be drawn to new adventures and explorations too. A good balance, I suppose.

    Happy for you for this season of life you are in!

    1. That totally makes sense! Good balance, and switching things up is always good! It's definitely a fun season to be in, being able to realize that we are on the journey to start our own family, our own traditions - I LOVE that!! :)

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  3. You guys are perfect together! such a lovely couple!