Monday, October 20, 2014

A Fall Festival

Every year our ward has a Fall Festival.  It's hosted by one family on their dairy farm.  It's a good chance to come together and relax and socialize...and eat. This same family has hosted the Fall Festival for decades. It used to be a stake youth activity, but over the years it has evolved to include all ages.

We found ourselves looking forward to it which is weird for us because it means we're official.   I heard Ben explaining boiled peanuts to one of the missionaries and I knew we weren't the new ones anymore.  Wasn't it at last year's festival that we tried boiled peanuts for the first time?

One of his best friends and babysitters...

 A lonely cakewalk.  They use pieces of tile so they can be reused.  Genius!

They were just as good as I remembered.

Sadie contemplating her first boiled peanut.

He only wanted peanuts, not even dessert could tempt him.

Sadie was unsure at first, but in the end she enjoyed her first hayride.  The young men and women took good care of her...

Alan, on the other hand, was all about the dessert.  I think he won this one at the cake walk.

Did I mention it was Dean's birthday?  He unselfishly agreed to celebrate his day with the whole ward.  I informed him the bounce house had been rented specifically for him, but he wasn't impressed.

Funny elders dishing up some peanuts.

A family hayride...wait, where's Alan?  He would not be pulled away from the games....and treats.

Sadie loved the puppies.  I think there were four or five she kept chasing all night.  I just wanted to document that I do do her hair on occasion and she does keep it in, on occasion.

Oh they were sweaty and full of sugar and peanuts, but that's what festivals are all about.  Thanks for another great one, Dothan 2nd Ward!


  1. Jo did his own fall festival this year, no boiled peanuts though. Sadie seems so big, and I love the picture of you and Dean, lots of fun times!