tradition! tradition!

i love traditions.
i love the sense of nostalgia that accompanies them.
the way traditions make you feel like you're right at home, no matter where in the world you are.
and we've recently begun a new one.
last fall we met my cousin and her family half way between our two houses,
and enjoyed an exploration, farmers market, and dinner out.
pure loveliness!
nothing fancy, just visiting, talking, walking, shopping, picture taking, and eating.
enjoying the best that life has to offer.
this year we did it again.
the tradition begins!

we meet here (mantua reservoir)
play for a while.
then go to the farmers market in brigham city.
pick out pumpkins and stock up on other harvesty goodies.
(this year it was butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and summer squash)
and then go here for fried chicken
and delicious rolls with the best raspberry butter.

how cute are these guys? i love olivers hair as he rides that frog!

i am completely enamored!
both with the handsome fellow pictured above,
and that charming yellow & white striped circus style tent above our favorite market.

oh the colors, the sounds, the smells.
aren't those corn stalks lovely? and the color on those petite pumpkins!

one picture which actually turned out. phew!

thanks for starting a tradition with us, we love it!


  1. Ha! That is so funny!! And funny that we were blogging about it at the same time and didn't even know! I love the first 2 pictures - especially the one of those flowers! It really is a fun little tradition. And fun to see what the other person captures in their pictures. I am so focused on my kids, it feels like I forget to take on the world around me sometimes.

  2. i too love those first pictures so much. all of them really. looks like you guys had such fun.

  3. so funny, right? and thanks about the pics, it's so pretty out there all you have to do for a good photo is point your camera absolutely anywhere. let's keep this tradition alive brook, it feels like (probably is) the only time we see you guys for some quality time.


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