October 6, 2009

our first Fall-ebration

We wanted to start a new tradition in our little family and that is an annual Fall-ebration. We wanted to do it when it officially became Fall, but we have been so busy these past couple weeks that we were just able to do it now. Our tardiness in celebrating the change of season works out as this is the first week that southern California has had Fall-like temperatures.

We hung a special homemade garland and I am really liking the color combo of teal and brown for our Fall decorations.
autumn garland


Ben and I worked harmoniously in the kitchen for a few hours slaving away at our Fall-ebration dinner, which was devoured in about 10 minutes.
the first Fall-ebrationFall-ebration table


My little girls had a Fall-ebration present awaiting them at the table, which were some shoes for the new season. Away with the sandals and time to bring out some boots. They were mighty excited about their little treats.
Fall-ebration gift


The meal consisted of the perfect Fall-ebration food of cod agrodolce with spaghetti squash and mushrooms, curry roasted butternut squash and chickpeas as a side, some water for the girls, a glass of wine for Ben, and some apple cider for me. We loved using the Fall vegetables in our meals. All was super yum.
cod, spaghetti squash and other yummy thingsthe mealFall-ebrationfirst Fall-ebration
This is a new tradition we look forward to continuing each year. It is our way of celebrating the new season God has given us. Ben and I already have some thoughts on what else to do for next year. Nevertheless, the rest of the week we will be doing some special things to ring in the wonderful new season!

Next up apple cider baked doughnuts! I can't wait to see how those turn out...

29 comments:

  1. I just love reading your blog! You come up with the cutest ideas. I love how you decorate your home.

    Can't wait to see how the baked cider donuts turn out! Once I start eating those I want more!! So baked would be a much better option!

    Thanks for such a great daily read!
    xoxo
    Amber

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  2. What a lovely celebration! I adore the garland. And is that spaghetti squash? Yum. We just had that for breakfast on the weekend.

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  3. What a fun idea, we might have to implement this into our fall celebration!

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  4. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love how you turn the every day into a beautiful celebration.

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  5. Oh my goodness! I haven't had breakfast yet and the sight of your dinner was just too much. I nearly licked the screen. Love the garlands too!

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  6. wow- you are like the awesome-st mom ever, such care is taken in everything you do, its very inspiring so thank you, and happy fall, i bet the little ones loved their winter shoesies.

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  7. i love how you packet the little gifts in simple brown paper but still made it look very festive.:) wish i remember this for next year.

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  8. THAT FOOD LOOKS BOMB DIGGITY!!!!!!!!!! i'm so hungry!!!

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  9. I love family traditions. This is a good one. That leaf garland is so pretty

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  10. you are pretty much amazing! i would have loved to join ya! lovely.

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  11. looks beautiful and delicious! please, please, please post a pic of your girls new shoes:)

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  12. You are the coolest.
    Beautiful family tradition.

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  13. your celebration looks so beautiful--and the food, as always, looks delicious.

    i think it's fun that you're creating your own family tradition.

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  14. my first comment here and all I can say is YUM!!!!

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  15. What a lovely tradition to start :)

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  16. What a sweet celebration! I love the leaf banner too...very creative. Your girls are ca-ute...I love having girls, aren't they fun!

    Jamie :)

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  17. I just adore you and your family. really. so inspiring.

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  18. what a beautiful and thoughtful idea. Looks like so much fun too - I always think it is good to have lots to celebrate this time of year as the nights draw in and the weather turns (at least it does here, not so sure about Cali!) - it seems to lend itself to bright and light and festivities indoors. Might well steal this idea for our own family fall-ebration!

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  19. Lovely! Everything looks so fun and thoughtful! Would you mind mentioning what fall boots you got for your girls? I am desperately trying to find some cute fall boots for my 18 month old and just not finding a good selection. Thanks!

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  20. Gorgeous, Ruby :O) Thank you for sharing such a sweet time with us.

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  21. you really put my pathetic frozen dinners on the carpet in front of the TV to shame.

    This is a beautiful idea.
    I hope to do it one fall...before the kids go to college... I know how I work, so I am not getting my expectations too high...

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  22. laura- you are hilarious!!! don't worry, we have our share of frozen dinners!!!

    i love starting family traditions and i am glad you all enjoyed seeing the new one we started!!! seriously, it is all just too fun!

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  23. oh and i will put up a picture of their boots soon!!! they are fun ones!!

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  24. what a beautiful way celebrate the start of autumn - i love your leaf banner soooo much!

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  25. I love reading about all the traditions and annual events you have with your family! lovely!

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  26. fall's my favorite season (even though i don't live in a country with four seasons) i love this fall-ebration idea!! definitely glad it's become a tradition!

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