October is always a fun, family oriented kick off to fall in our little family of two, but as we began a new, welcomed season in our marriage this October has been EXTRA enjoyable! So much so that we renamed it FUNtober! So whether you are here reading because you have been curious about what we have been up to lately or are looking for some fun fall time things to do, our hope is that you find inspiration and encouragement here!
WoolFest is a special Kentucky tradition. It’s basically a festival that celebrates all that Kentucky has to offer in the fall from yummy country cooked food to Wool sheering. Since we were living in Lexington for the last seven years, this is the first time we have been able to make it since we were newlyweds, just one month into our marriage. It was such a treat to get to enjoy some of the foods that we have missed like Chicken and Dumplings, real homemade Root Beer and Hot Caramel Apples. We had such a great time perusing all the craft tents and tables that the various local vendors set up and even purchased a broom that was hand whittled! We had so much fun just roaming the back country roads and exploring that we’ve decided to make it a new family tradition in our little Pomeroy family of two.
Bethel Music Night of Worship
One of our most favorite worship bands came in town for a conference and we were fortunate enough to be able to get to go hear them play in person! We usually jam out to them on our way to work each morning but our personal worship sessions were no comparison to praising out loud with other Christians. It was so encouraging to see and hear so many other believers in our home town come together to lift up Jesus’ name and declare Him the Lord of our lives and the life of our city!
Matt starting his new position at Citi Group
As some of you might know our family was recently blessed beyond belief when Matt was offered and accepted a position with a different company called Citi Group. He left UPS and began working with Citi at the beginning of October. Everything about this new transition has been a welcomed change!!!
One of our fall family traditions is to take a trip to Evan’s Orchard and choose a couple Pumpkins to carve as well as pick up a few Autumn goodies like a bag of Kettle Corn for Matt and some Apple Butter for Blair. We have been going to Evan’s Orchard since our first year of marriage and can definitely say that they hands down have the best orchard around, in our opinion. Everything from the various produce that you can hand pick yourselves to all the family oriented events and kid friendly atmosphere to the yummy fall treats has just made this one of the most enjoyable fall traditions!
Each year Blair’s side of the family gets together to celebrate their Kentucky roots at the families farm as well as to see the church that her Great-Great Grandpa built. It is always so neat to see the homestead where her family was originally founded and to think about all the detail that went into building not only the farm but the church by hand! God has been so good in growing our family through out the years and it’s always one of the things that we look forward to the most throughout the year is getting to come back to where He began it all and see all the familiar and new faces.
Big Blue Madness
Don’t ask us why, because we really don’t have a good enough reason, but for being as big of Wildcat fans and proud alumni’s that we are we had yet to make it to the mecca of UK basketball; Big Blue Madness. That is until now! As a surprise congratulations-on-landing-the-job(-I’m-sooooo-stinkin-proud-of-you)/sweetest day gift I decided to purchase tickets this year and then surprise Matt by showing up on Friday after his first full week of work at Citi Group with the tickets, and blue clothing of course, to then whisk him away to Lexington for the weekend! Between eating at Cane’s, going to BBM, and stopping for late night milkshakes at Tollie Ho, just like we used when we were a Freshman and Sophomore in college, it was my mans dream date and I feel blessed enough to have been given the opportunity to have given it to him.
By far one of the coolest things we did this fall for the first time was go to the Ohio Renaissance Festival for the first time with Ben and Paige. It was so interesting to get to see a full life sized Renaissance inspired town, look at all the different crafts that were being sold and even watch a couple old time comedy shows. We even got to try some homemade Honey Mead and a Roasted Turkey Leg, which by the way looks a lot more fun to eat than it actually is.
Of course, like so many other families, one of the most fun things we did this past month was carve Pumpkins to decorate our front porch for Halloween, only this year we did it with some of our closest friends Matt & Paige Rauch. Between eating Pumpkin Chili for dinner, making a bonfire and of course actually carving the Pumpkins we all had such a great time that we’ve decided to make it a new family-friend tradition. One thing that stayed the same though is what we carved. Like always, Matt carved our Jack The Pumpkin King and I carved our last name, Pomeroy.
Every year one of the things that we looks forward to the most in October is creating our Halloween costumes and going to our friends various Halloween parties, and this year we were lucky enough to get to attend two! Something that we began doing when we first got married was designing our own costumes out of clothing that we already owned because it really saved on money as well as didn’t add unnecessary items to our wardrobes that were only going to be worn once. Even though our income has went up exponentially this past year we decided to continue concocting these creations out of things we already own because it makes for a really fun and exciting date night, saves on cash, and like we said earlier, keeps us from buying items that we would only use once.
For Christmas last year Matt received a brand new Ruger All American Rifle from all his family members and this fall’s hunting season has proven it to be a good investment! Starting with the opening day of Turkey Season he filled both his tags, and our freezer, within the first day!
Jamie’s Baby Shower
Every baby is a blessing, but when your close extended family is having one it feels exponentially special. This past month we had the pleasure of celebrating our cousin Jamie and her husband Tyler they prepared to welcome their first sweet baby boy at their baby shower.
Well, last but certainly not least Blair turned 25 years young at the end of this past month! It was by far the most love and joy filled birthday yet..but more on that to come on at a later date! 🙂
Thanks for reading all about what a fabulously fall Funtober God blessed us with this year as we began this new season in our life! We hope that your October was just as family and fun filled!
Much love & prayer,
Matt & Blair