I am a mother to two awesome kids, and have been married to my favorite hubby (okay, my only hubby, but still my favorite!) since October 1999. Our favorite thing to do is get out of the house and find adventures! I am the founder and creator of Enjoy Utah!, a site dedicated to helping families get out of the house and see all that Utah has to offer! I contribute as a blog writer for the Salt Lake Visitors Bureau, and also write CityGuides for SheKnows.com.. I am excited to be a part of Today's Mama! I co-own a DJ Business with my hubby, and also do the online marketing and manage the blog and social media for Gines Auto Service.

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Our Fall “Must Do” List

Many people dread when Fall rolls around, because that means the cold, dreary Winter is on its way. In our family, Fall is our favorite time of year because it means we get to do things during this time that we don’t do any other time of the year. The weather is cooler, which means time spent outside is more enjoyable. Below are a few of our “must do” activities that make us love Fall so much. It just isn’t Fall for us without these activities:

  1. Buy and eat tons of “monster cereal” (FrankenBerry, CountChocula, and BooBerry). This is the only time of year we buy this cereal, and it makes the Halloween season that much more fun!
  2. Square Pumpkins from Arctic Circle. We love getting square pumpkins during Halloween time! As soon as we see the marquee go up that they are available, we get excited to see what Halloween toys they have this year.
  3. Watch all of the family-friendly Halloween or “spooky” movies we can get our hands on. Movies at the top of our list include Gremlins, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, and Labyrinth.
  4. Take a drive to see the Fall leaves, and collect a few for a centerpiece in our house. A few of our favorite places to see the leaves include Emigration Canyon, and by Cascade Springs. A fun time to do this is during the Homestead Scarecrow Festival! We take the Alpine Loop, stop at Cascade Springs, follow the loop around to Midway and Heber, then stop at The Homestead for lunch/dinner and to see the scarecrows!
  5. Find cool graves in a cemetery, or visit a ghost town. This is such a fun and cool photo opportunity! Use online photo editing software to create cool effects! Before going, or after returning home, do all the research and read up on the places you have visited.
  6. Visit the witches and all of the other fun things going on at Gardner Village. For us, the Halloween season doesn’t really start until we’ve done the scavenger hunt!

What are some of YOUR “must do” things for Fall? Leave a comment on this post and let us know what you love doing that separates Fall from any other time of year.

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  1. Rachael Herrscher 10/05/2011 at 7:46 am

    We just talked about this last night! We’ve got to get up the canyons as many times as possible, Gardner Village, Thanksgiving Points Corn Maze and festival, Scarecrow walk in Park City by the McPolin Barn, and I’ve got a list of treats to make at home. Also, we are dressing up as a Pirate Family for Halloween. We’re pretty serious about October at our house . . .

  2. Kim @ The Family Practice 10/05/2011 at 8:00 am

    We always loved going to the pumpkin patch and corn maze (one shaped like WA state, the routes are the highways and there are various landmarks) but now that we moved to Utah we need to find a new awesome pumpkin spot.
    I’m really looking forward to taking the kids to Thanksgiving Point and also to all of the fun fall crafts/recipes (wax paper placemats, pumpkin butter, jackolanterns, tissue paper centerpieces…) so much fun stuff to do!

  3. Tonya 10/05/2011 at 9:18 am

    I like all things already mentioned. Plus I love the “you’ve been boo-ed.” I enjoy both getting and giving!

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