The Great Pumpkin

Happy Fall Yall!!

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You know there is something magical about this time of year. The cool crisp air that just bites yet refreshes… the warm chimneys smoking… the sweaters, the cardigans, the boots, the scarfs, the good hair days…. and the food! Oh the food. Fall/ Autumn… is foodie heaven. This is the ABSOLUTE best time for food. All the farmers markets are just stock full of concord grapes and parsnips and cauliflower and pork and … i could go on.

….one more thing… pumpkin pie.

There is nothing like a warm slice of pumpkin pie.

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This year, we decided to go to a pumpkin farm to pick out our pumpkins.

We headed out to Stakeys Pumpkin Farm out on the North Fork of Long Island… which by the way…if you have not been to the North Fork of Long Island… you should go. It’s gorgeous! There are beaches and vineyards and farms and horses and just pure natural beauty all around!





We’ve always picked out pumpkins from a Pumpkin Patch at our local church so this was a really fun experience. Lily loved this… in addition to everything else, she also wants to be a farmer. So she was very excited about finding and picking her pumpkin and then pulling it off the vine. We also had apple cider and grilled corn on the cob…which is a total fall food!


Thomas… well he could have blended right in with his 95% head and all.

Aunt Becky joined us from Brooklyn. We love Aunt Becky. It was her first time at the Pumpkin Farm as well. It’s really wonderful to have our siblings so close to us. All of our family is in Florida and having Matt’s Sis and my brother up here is just such a gift!



The Farm had this thing where you could carry all the pumpkins you possibly could across the ‘finish line” and you had to pay only $25. So Matt came to the rescue and carried our collection across the line. Lily … was VERY proud of her daddy!


^Fall Family Picture!!! Look at the four of us… just melts this cold heart of mine. I count my blessings everyday! ^20131021-150614.jpg

We found THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER!!!! and sat our little pumpkin right on top of it! Lily has out grown the ” come here lily let me take a picture” phase… so good thing I now have my man-man Thomas! 20131021-150803.jpg

Hope you enjoy these glorious days outside. Fall is truly magical in the Northeast! Happy season everyone!!