apple picking.

Jeremy and I went apple picking to reign in the new fall season.  As cliche as it sounds, the fall is my favorite time of year.  The air turns crisp, and nips at you a little bit.  It’s prime season for snuggling and blanket, and the coffee seems to taste better this time of year.

One of Jeremy’s favorite things to do when the weather turns, and the leaves start changing is to go apple picking and pumpkin picking.  We went last year, and we had a blast.  This year, being my first year doing it in Illinois, was no different.  We went to a little hole-in-the-wall apple farm in Sycamore, Illinois.  They had so many different kinds of apples there.  It was a beautiful 60 degree day, with sunny skies, and love in the air.  We picked one giant bag of apples, and ate another half dozen.  It was one of the only farms I’ve ever been to that has Honey Crisp available for picking.

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We also bought some beautiful pumpkins from Kuiper’s Farms.  We have big plans to carve those this weekend.

When we got home, Jeremy surprised me by making dinner. I know Jeremy can cook, but he often chooses not to.  And when he does, it’s usually the same two meals on rotation.  The day was just so great, and we finally got to spend some real quality time together since I came back from San Francisco (yes, that long), and he’s been campaigning, and it was just exactly what we needed.  He made a chicken stuffed with apples and soaking in white wine and rosemary that roasted in the oven.  It was so delicious.

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So, an apple picking, pumpkin picking adventure, followed by a romantic evening with a beautiful dinner, and some great company.  I will admit that I was spoiled.  Plus the weather was beautiful.  It was just what the doctor ordered.

So here’s to fall and all the wonderful adventures it brings.  Stay tuned for pumpkin carving photos!

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