Remember last year when we went to the pumpkin patch? I do. And it is so crazy to me how much has changed since then. I think that's what I love most about traditions- that you can take a little step back and realize how far you have come. They are kind of like little life bookmarks or something. It's funny when I think about this exact time last year. I never would have thought that things could change so much in only a year (I'm glad that me & Lexi's pumpkin patch trips have remained constant though). But I can't help but wonder what next October will be like. 
I have really been loving the autumn feelings lately. The chilly mornings, early sunsets, and of course pumpkin patch photo shoots...
 we could not have been more thrilled to find an edible apple
possibly the best shot of the day^^
 and it would have been impossible to finish off the day without some apple cider and mini donuts.
read about last year's pumpkin adventures here >>


Homecoming Week / Life Lately

(please ignore the sandwich in Bethany's hand)
I don't have too many pictures to show for it, but here is what life has been the past few weeks…
 The Happiest Homecoming on Earth = success
a spectacular movie night
western wednesday
just about as close as you can get to the real disneyland… mickey ears + churros
 as it turns out all those millions of hours put into homecoming set ups paid off because juniors win for best hall and float...
 we also tried washing our cars for the first time… (also a huge success)
sweet addiction runs could be my new favorite thing
new mall openings are an occasion that is clearly appropriate to celebrate with confetti
CONFETTI on Make A Gif
and thats basically it. Life lately has been pretty great.



Last night was, without a doubt, one for the books.
For weeks the guys had been planning & keeping nearly all of the details of our evening a secret. Being teased that we were going to Del Taco for dinner was pretty much a daily occurrence. But we were all pleasantly surprised as the night went on.
we received this little message at the beginning & headed out to the BRAND NEW (like 2 day old new) mall feeling so hopeful and excited for what the evening was to bring.
Dylan & Jacob win for best ties. Me and Syd don't mess around.
⅝ of the girl gang
homecoming wouldn't have been complete without polaroids.
 I had the most wonderful time + the most wonderful date. Thanks, Dylan, for being such a gentleman and giving me the best time. Last night was unforgettable.

And I really just couldn't resist throwing the 2 seconds of video we managed to get into this little gem...