Going to the pumpkin patch is one of my favorite fall festivities, though we haven’t gone every year. We made it a point to visit The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch this year and I’m so glad we did! It was our first year visiting this patch and it was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect fall day, sunny and crisp. We headed out there about an hour before the sunset and we were pretty much the only ones there.
While it was nice to have the field to ourselves, we had no one to take our photo! I really wanted to take one, but was losing hope. The one couple we spotted was clear across the field. We trekked over there only to find them trying to take photos of their two new puppies posing in front of their wagon of pumpkins. (It was not working out.) We creepily hung out for a bit, but finally decided it was a lost cause. I had given up, but Robbie insisted that we could still make it happen using the self timer. I had no idea how that would work… we had no where to put the phone. But Robbie came through and MacGyver’d it by placing the phone on the wagon, propping it on a pumpkin and against a rock. It took several tries because every time I tapped the button, it fell over, but we finally got it. I can only imagine what this looked like… me touching the phone then running over to Robbie’s side… repeatedly! In the end, we got this pretty photo and I’m so glad we have it!
It was a lot of fun and was a nice reminder to do more activities together. Sometimes we don’t take the time to squeeze in fun, meaningful dates like this. Our goal is to spend more real time together, you know… other than sitting on the couch watching Netflix or Hulu. 😉 (And sometimes we don’t even sit by each other lol! I’m on the chaise and he’s in the corner part of the sectional when we both want to stretch out.) After 15 years together, we’ve grown so comfortable with one another and just relaxing and watching a movie or tv. There’s nothing wrong with it, and I love me some Netflix, but I think it’s important to still go on dates, even if it’s just game night at home or walking on a local trail. Share any ideas because I’m needing some fresh ones after 15 years!