Our fall break started off with a bang (or maybe it was a crackle) as we enjoyed a bonfire with our friends Justin and Jenny. Allie was the smores maker extraordinaire, diligently roasting marshmallows to their perfect toastedness. Ha!
We stopped in downtown Hendersonville for lunch. Such a cute little town.
So pretty. And in her element.
If you are a little less adventurous and don't want to hike all over the orchard, you can just buy apples from the store,
as well as amazing jams
and all sorts of pumpkins and weird gourds.
Like this one.
But the best thing you can buy here is apple cider donuts! And they are worth waiting in line!
The secret ingredient.
Allie and Emma. Haha
Oh hey! It's us!
And now for the fun farm animals.
I love sheep.
Pretty peacocks and some chickens. Ha!
Idyllic duck pond.
and of course... the bamboo forest, where every "island girl's" dreams come true. :)
And fall break would not be fall break without a spontaneous sleepover. :) Since this was our last time in Charlotte with Allie, we wanted to make the most of it and let her get as much time with her friends as possible. So naturally, a sleepover was a necessity!
And me and Ms. Christy whipped up a mean sleepover breakfast spur of the moment! Another successful sleepover complete!
Allie and I also took our annual trip to Simpson's Pumpkin patch, our favorite roadside patch in all of Charlotte.
This place has a ridiculous amount of pumpkins.
Loads of regular ones
and weird gourds
And a teeny, tiny pumpkin! This was the smallest we could find and had to buy!
A sea of pumpkins
But finally we found it AND a $1 bill sitting underneath it. Score! haha
Look I'm a mum. Get it? :)
Here's our adopted pumpkins for this fall. So cute!
And, I can't finish this post without a few "lasts". I would be lying if I said fall break was easy this year as all of us were processing the upcoming transition to Georgia. But.. we trust God completely with the course of our life and know that this road is the one he wants us on. So here are some pics of Allie playing with her dear friends at FHC for the last time. As usual, they kept it lighthearted. :)
Her last time ringing her special bell at this house (and a moping Daddy in the background LOL).
And her last time flying out of Charlotte. Gulp.
Even when it's hard, the Kales are always up for a new adventure so here we come Georgia - ready or not!