{The Pumpkin Patch & Costume Party Link-up Announcement}

A couple of years ago we found the amazingness that is Mainstay Farms!! We go there twice a year; for the pumpkin days and for Christmas tree season. We finally made it out for our annual trip for pumpkin days. We just love that place and have a complete blast there. You could literally spend an entire day here playing. There is so much to do; pedal cars, a chalk car you can write on, a huge sand digging pit, a barn full of haybales the kids can climb on, duck races, tractor hayrides, jumping pillow, three story tree-house, a superchute slide, lavitan swings, train rides and so much more.

This year some of the family had other engagements so it was just Nathan, Mason, Nana {Nate's mom} and I. We were one of the first groups in line, so Mason pretty much had his pick of what he wanted to do first. He went straight to the ziplining!! He loves that thing!

We did everything on the bottom level {including face painting} and then headed up the hill via a hayride where we spent another couple of hours.

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So much fun! And that sign above is so true. Home is so boring compared to this magical place!


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I am joining in with these amazing ladies;  MeghanJess, Stephanie,Jessica, & Jennifer for a Halloween/Costume party & recap. The link-up will go live on Monday, November the 2nd. Come join us and tell us all about your Halloween costumes and festivities! All we ask if for you to share the party image (right click and save the photo above) and tag one of the hosts in your post. For those of you who aren't bloggers, you can join in on the fun, too! Share your photos on social media and use the hashtag COSTUMEPTY15 so we can see your photos, too!

2015 Fall Bucketlist Update {those that have been done have been updated with the link to the post}:

+ make s'mores or the s'mores dip

+ make a fall wreath
+ decorate the porch
+ make fall crafts 
+ take Mason on a nature scavenger hunt
+ go geocaching around our town
+ buy pumpkins
+ decorate & carve pumpkins
+ have a Halloween movie night {most likely Hocus Pocus} with themed foods
+ find Mase Halloween pajamas
+ go to Mainstay Farms/Pumpkin patch
+ make a thankful jar with Mason
+ take Fall pictures
+ have a playdate with friends
+ go to the zoo
+ go camping in a tent
+ go to Round Top, TX for Texas Antiques weekend
+ stay in a cabin somewhere
+ follow a Fall photo project
+ go on a hayride
+ go to the Texas State Fair
+ visit the Farmer's Market
+ take Mason trick or treating
+ Boo a friend
+ roast marshmallows
+ bake Halloween cookies
+ buy a few 'fall' wardrobe staples
+ go to a football game
+ nacho bar for a football game watching night
Sweet Turtle Soup


  1. Seriously, we need to come to Texas for our part pumpkins! That place looks amazing! Love the family pictures!

  2. yay! That looks like so much fun. Blog post saved in Blogger to link up with you guys! yay :)

  3. So fun! We go to our big patch this weekend (yay!!!) but there definitely isnt any ziplining, so cool! I will definitely link up, but maybe be a day late (you know, gotta do a birthday post lol)

  4. home boring home lol. Sounds like a blast! Love the pillow jump thing. Aria really wanted to jump on the one over the weekend but there were so many kids and she was having a hard time. Next year hopefully we will get there earlier. It was 30 minutes after opening and already nutso.

  5. That place looks like so much fun! I need to live closer!

  6. I will link up for sure! I am having my Holliween party this weekend.

  7. Home boring home - too funny! Love the job they did on his face painting. Mason looks like he's having a blast. And that photo of him snuggling his nana is precious. What a great time. And super excited for the costume linkup!

  8. The pumpkin patch looks like so much fun. Love the link up as well

  9. Love the face paint! What a fun visit! Will definitely be linking up!

  10. Looks like a great pumpkin patch!!

    I better decide on some costumes so we can participate in the link-up!! So fun!


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