Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Fun With Your Spouse

Autumn is quickly falling around us. Leaves are beginning to change their hues, temperatures are slowly but surely getting a little bit cooler, and the anticipation for the turn of the season is heavy in the air. I don’t know about you, but there is just something about the season of fall that makes me want to be outside even more.

Maybe it’s the impending cold temperatures of winter and more dreary days ahead. Maybe it’s the crisp air, the wonderfully distinct smell of fall hanging heavy on the air, the crunch of the leaves beneath your feet, or the warmth and thanksgiving that is embodies in this season. It’s the last little glow of warmth before the chilly winter months.

A few weeks ago Zach and I had a coffee date and wrote out some of our goals, dreams and to do’s for this upcoming fall season. We set aside time every once in a while to dream together and plan together, so we wrote down our ideas for fall!

Of course, they may not all happen, but I wanted to share a few with you so you can take a few ideas of your own and have some fun date days and quality time with the one you love!

So here’s our top 8 list of fall activities to do with your spouse!

1. Go pick apples at an apple orchard! I used to love going to apple orchards, and Georgia (I’ve heard) has some exceptional ones! We are planning on going up to one, picking our own apples, and then coming home to make two delicious apple pies. One for us, one to give away. Any takers?

2. Take a hike! Actually, this one took several of our fall activity spots. On our list we have our standard Stone Mountain hike, hiking to Anna Ruby Falls and Raven Cliff Falls, and also to hike Blood Mountain (one of Zach’s favorites). The air is cool, take advantage of it and get some fresh air! Plus, you might see some great fall color!

3. Make hot apple cider and watch a fall-y movie. Who doesn’t like hot apple cider? Get some caramel apples or kettle corn to go with this and your movie and you’re set! Some of our fall-y movies are the Harry Potter series, the good ol’ Charlie Brown holiday movies, and even a Christmas movie or two thrown in there for good fun.

4. Go to a pumpkin patch, pick our your pumpkins and then carve them together! We actually got a pumpkin last year and carved it, but I sort of butchered it from an owl to a really odd looking smiley face. Practice makes perfect, right? Maybe I better get two pumpkins this year.

5. Make a “no sew” fleece blanket together. What’s cozier in fall than a nice warm blanket? I’m telling you, these no sew blankets are the best. We made one together last year and decided we want to make another together this year. It’s a fun little project to do together, and super easy as well! Put on a movie or some nice music in the background and you’re good to go!

6. Visit Helen, Georgia. If you have read some of my blogs before, you may have heard this quaint little town’s name pop up every now and then. Zach and I have a lot of special memories in this little Bavarian Georgia town, and it is hopping during the fall!

7. Cook your own version of Thanksgiving dinner together. I love to cook, and Thanksgiving is one of Zach and I’s favorite holidays next to Christmas. We love being around family and friends, and sharing a meal together. We also want to start our own traditions, so we are going to make our own Thanksgiving dinner as well! We’ll get some practice cooking that turkey, and I mean, who doesn’t like Thanksgiving leftovers, come on!

8. Visit Dahlonega, Georgia during their scarecrow festival. Yup, scarecrow festival. They’re apparently everywhere! If you’re not in Georgia, see what events and festivals are happening around you! Chances are, there’s some fun stuff happening, and it might be for free or cheap!

So there you have it, folks. Just a few creative little ideas of things you can do with your spouse this fall. Check out your city events to see if there are any fall festivals going on, or in any nearby towns! It’s always fun to explore a new place together, and you just might find your next favorite little spot!

What's YOUR favorite fall tradition?

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