Friends Forever, September 2015

We just had to share with you some of our favorite September pieces!

These beautiful girls are just too cute not to share Skye Johansen’s photos!! Enjoy.

     
Chrystal Patrick - August 31, 2015 - 10:35 am

So much beauty in these pics! MJC never disappoints with timeless, innocent, beautiful pieces! Loving it all but that poncho 😍😍😍😍

Stacie Petta - August 31, 2015 - 10:50 am

I love the cream sweater with the bennys and polka dot tee!!

Christina Palmer - August 31, 2015 - 11:04 am

I love all the big girl stuff but my little girl is only in 12m. It makes me sad that it isn’t like before where most everything ran from 12m and up.

Lo - August 31, 2015 - 2:04 pm

I am obsessed with the fall colors! Love this release!

Kelly Carter - September 1, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Is there a catalog I could have?

Darcy Pennington Arnold - September 4, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Do you publish catalogs?

Take me away!

**Thank you all for sharing all these wonderful memories and soon to be memories! If only we had a pillow for each of you….Congratulations to Meg M., Heather C., Nicole W. and Donna W. on winning one of these pretty pieces! Ladies, we will be in touch so we can get these sent your way.**

You know, it’s funny – sometimes life gets so busy and we just run from one place to another, checking things off our to-do lists and feeling like we are running in place. Do you ever get so wrapped up in accomplishing everything in your day to day life that you forget the little things?

With everything moving and evolving so quickly it is almost impossible to keep up, don’t you think? Ok, so you are probably wondering where I am going with this as I am sure you have a million things to do (sorry, ☺). I guess it just gets you thinking about those little things, which really, truly are big things when you get down to it.


Sometimes it is nice to get swept away and taken to another place. I remember the days when I would spend hours upon hours outside with some of my favorite people creating a world of our own. It was a place of wonder, excitement, and imagination where anything was possible and time and age meant nothing. Here at this place, there were woods to be explored, s’mores to be cooked and memories to be made. Although we might not have had a tree house it sure was a cozy you and me house, cozy as can be house!

This house was my grandparents’ house. It really was a high up in the sky house though, nestled right up on the top of a hill and the name implies that it was no small hill. It was called Watermelon Hill. That is where Pagra and Granny (as we called them) created this special place. We spent time hiking, fishing, tending to the chickens and oh so much more, and although this little Kentucky town was small, we felt like we had the world at our fingertips! I remember spending so much time together and hearing about all the adventures my Pagra and Granny had been on. This only inspired us to create explorations of our own, and they would often get in on the fun. They were never afraid of giving us a run for our money with pranks and more!

Some people just have that impact on you when they’re around, where you have everything you need and anything is possible! Well, this release is about just that – going back to your childhood or seeing your little ones create that special place of their own now. Those kiddos really do teach us so much about appreciating the little things that life brings our way, where there is always time to be silly, adventurous and to create a little magic from time to time.Β  As the nights get cooler and the beauty of the rich tones show up in nature, this release will reflect all these deeper colors and more. So enjoy this second release, as we hope it will bring you back and help you create new memories with those special people in your life!

Oh, and because you know that we love brightening your day just a bit…..why don’t we do a little giveaway? These wonderful pillows were custom designed for us with some of our beautiful fall fabric by a friend of the MJC team. These pillows are in need of a new cozy as can be house, so comment below on one of your favorite childhood memories or a memory you are looking forward to creating this fall and a few of you just might receive one of these pretty pillows!

Ciao for now,

 

 

     
Sarah - August 30, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Spending time at my grandparents house. Favorite memories hands down. I still think about being in that house all the time. The smells of my Granny cooking, especially.

Jen greco - August 30, 2015 - 5:07 pm

My favorite fall memory is picking apples! Every year my parents took us apple picking and every year I take my kids- brings such fond memories!

Katie - August 30, 2015 - 5:07 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories was with my cousin who is also one of my favorite and closest friends. We had so much fun when she would come spend the night. Even now that we don’t live as close to each other she is someone I love dearly and can always count on.

Melissa - August 30, 2015 - 5:08 pm

We love going up to the mountains of NC in the fall and picking pumpkins. We take a picnic lunch and enjoy the views!

Holly - August 30, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Pumpkin patch as a kid and as a parent. Searching for that perfect pumpkin!!

Erica Wilson - August 30, 2015 - 5:09 pm

One of my favorite memories growing up is when me and my brother and sometimes cousins would get to go with my grandparents on day trips to fairs or flea markets or anything we could think of. They were always last minute and didn’t need planning out. We just went with what the day gave us. I hope I can give my daughter the same kind of memories without so much planning. Spontaneous trips or plans are always the most enjoyable.

Alice Dix - August 30, 2015 - 5:10 pm

One of my favorite memories is how I spent every summer with my aunt and uncle. I was one of seven children and they didn’t have any. They were my Godparents and I was always close to them. My aunt made me lunch everyday, made me chocolate milk because I loved it. My uncle took us to eat every Saturday after vigil mass. They found a place with pickles on the bar (my favorite food) and we went often. I went grocery shopping with my uncle every Sat morning and watched Jeopardy with him every night. They truly loved me and cares for me like no on else!

Lee Ann R - August 30, 2015 - 5:11 pm

During the fall, my grandparents used to take all the grandkids to their farm. We would pitch a tent and fish roast marshmallows and ride horses. My grandparents are gone but the memories are all so vivid.

Amber Kinney - August 30, 2015 - 5:11 pm

My favorite childhood memory is being in the kitchen with my grandma. She passed away two years ago and that is what I miss most. I learned so much more than how to coom and bake in her kitchen. I learned a lot of life’s lessons while chatting and cooking with my grandma. Memories I cherish everyday.

Amanda H - August 30, 2015 - 5:11 pm

I had a thing for pantrys growing up (maybe that’s why I love food so much now haha!). I loved the one at my grandmothers and would play with her mason jars and pretend to be her and start “canning beans”. It was my place of solace when I was sad and a place I could play and imagine. I would play school or a banker… So many happy memories.

Alissa - August 30, 2015 - 5:12 pm

drinking real coke out of the butter with my great-grandmother, Mimi

Michelle B. - August 30, 2015 - 5:12 pm

We can’t wait for jumping in leaves and fall walks!

Amanda R - August 30, 2015 - 5:12 pm

My favorite fall memory is Apple picking in the local orchard. Running around climbing trees eating lots and lots of apples playings pirates and cant wait to share this with my children every fall as we venture out into the fieds.

Gena - August 30, 2015 - 5:12 pm

Favorite childhood memory is playing kickball with the entire neighborhood.

Ashley Denney - August 30, 2015 - 5:13 pm

We just bought a new house, so I can’t wait to decorate it with my kids for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are going to go to the local Apple Orchard and trick or treating in our big new neighborhood!

Brittany - August 30, 2015 - 5:13 pm

One of my favorite memories as a child was designing and making a new Halloween costume each year with my Nana. I am blessed to now share this tradition with my Nana as we make costumes for my children!!

Cassie - August 30, 2015 - 5:13 pm

My family has did an annual hayride at my great grandparents for as long as I can remember! I look forward to it every fall and though every year we seem to be missing a few that we love its great to get together and remember past hayrides with them! I am so lucky that we continue this tradition and that now I have my sweet daughter to share it with!

Shannon H - August 30, 2015 - 5:13 pm

I was an only child so my days were always filled with imaginative play. I did have an imaginary friend, Suzy, who I can still picture perfectly in my mind. Fortunately for her, she never had to grow up!

Grandma M - August 30, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Visiting the pumpkin patch with grandkids. Making apple pies and various breads! Having the house smelling lovely with fall smells!

Lindsay - August 30, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Having big weenie roasts with s’mores at the end! Then we would carve pumpkins with our friends. This is the first Halloween that my daughter is into so I can’t wait to celebrate with her!

Tiffany Perez - August 30, 2015 - 5:14 pm

My favorite childhood memories always involve being at my grandparents house. My favorite…grandma giving me a bath outside in the wash tub while grandpa was grilling steaks. Then of course running around the yard with the neighbor yelling at them to put some clothes on me! No MJ then πŸ˜†

Kate Stefani - August 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm

One of my favorite memories from childhood is making forts in our living room! We’d pull all the chairs from the kitchen, get the biggest blankets and stuff pillows on the chairs on top of the big blankets to hold them down. My little sister and I would climb inside this dark new world and pretend all day long. Flashlights, pillows, dolls…an adventure every time! Now as mom of three we love making forts in our living room! The magic of childhood! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Aimee - August 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories was taking the leaves into a huge pile and jumping in them! Now I am looking forward to watching the same fun sparkle in my little girls eyes this fall!

Taylor Downing - August 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is when I went to Hawaii with my parents and brother. I was 8 and have not been back since. This fall, my husband and kids and I are going to Hawaii with my parents! Can’t wait to make new memories.

Tiffany - August 30, 2015 - 5:16 pm

My favorite childhood memory was every Sunday we would ALL meet at my Grandma’s house. My mom’s (4) sisters and their families. We would all bring a dish and just shared our life’s events for that past week. Making memories for sure!!!

Jessica Huyck - August 30, 2015 - 5:17 pm

So excited about this release! I also loved spending time at my grandparents’ house as a child. They lived in a farm outside of a very small (we’re talking 100 people or less) town in the midwest, and we would explore out in the barns and pastures. From getting tractor rides from my grandpa to working in the garden with my grandma, it was always the perfect escape! My grandparents still live on the same farm, and I love taking my own girls there now!

Natalie Mitchell - August 30, 2015 - 5:17 pm

My grandma cooking homemade everything… pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls from the left-over pie dough were my favorite. And her great laugh and warm, fuzzy spirit…miss her so.

kate mullen - August 30, 2015 - 5:17 pm

my favorite memory as a kid was when, my cousins and I would sneek into this “loft” at my grapa &grammas lumber yard. we would watch the customers come in/out. and sometimes shoot rubberbands at them and they would look up and never know where it come from….hahahaha… or we would hold secret girl meetings in there! it was so fun!
i love now,that I get to share that with my 1 and only little girl Jackie. thank you Matilda Jane!

Nikki DeSantis - August 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm

One of my favorite memories as a child was all the time I spent at the park across the street from my house. My sister and my friend and I would wade through the creeks, find tadpoles and minnows, and ride our bikes on the horse trails through the woods of the park. We’d come home tired and hungry and it was the best time. I hope to take my kids back there to do the same thing soon!

Florinda Ponce - August 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Mine is simple. Sharing stickers with my best friend next door. We both had sticker albums and would sit up on that white fence under the big oak trees for hours laughing.

Christine S - August 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Riding horses at my Grandma’s house. She was so sweet and the only grandparent I had growing up. She passed when I was 8 but I will always remember those days riding horses at Grandmas! We’d always bake cookies and have picnics. Grandma’s house was always so much fun ❀

Libby Mirghavami - August 30, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Breaking beans on my grannies front porch with 4 generations if women.

Lisa - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

Spending the night at my grandparents house. Always a special event having someone to myself as a child from a family of four :)

Nicole Hottell - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

When I was young we always went and visited our local apple orchard to pick our own bucket of apples and watch how they made their homemade apple cider and apple pies! The smell of it all was hmmmmm good :-)

Cacie - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

I enjoyed sitting on the swing and chewing sugar cane with my grandfather.

Julia Jones - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

My fall memories revolve around football and food, homemade chili, soups and caramel apples and cobblers.

Dawn Hudson - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

One of my fondest memories as a kid would be driving up to the mountains and finding piΓ±on trees. Then we would lay out a tarp and shake the crap out of those poor trees. We would all be laughing so hard and we would be covered in sap by the end of the day.

Tonia - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

My favorite time as a child has now changed since I’ve become an adult, when I was little my grandma would make me help her shuck corn for canning and I’m talking a lot of corn! When I was little I hated it, I thought it was gross finding worms inside some of the corn, but I did it every time without complaining because my grandma asked me too! Today I wouldn’t take anything for those memories, the time we spent talking while we were working in corn is priceless, I didn’t know it then but my grandma was teaching me so much at the time, and now my little girl loves shucking corn and getting all the silkies off, so I am now trying to pass all that down to my daughter and giving her some advice that my grandma gave to me. I just hope she gets as much out of it as I did when I was her age!

Anna Skalka - August 30, 2015 - 5:19 pm

I loved making pretzels with my grandmother as a child. The smell of baking yeast still brings back those wonderful memories. And now as an adult I just love take my kiddos to farms in the fall .

Lori Davina - August 30, 2015 - 5:20 pm

My favorite fall memory is apple picking with my family…I love continuing the tradition and making memories with my own 3 children.

laine jackson - August 30, 2015 - 5:20 pm

looking forward to creating memories with our 2 newest gran children who have now come to live with us while we have custody of them!!

Amber Hill - August 30, 2015 - 5:20 pm

My favorite childhood memories were of my spend the nights with my cousins and friends. My birthday is in October so I always had friends over. My dad would take us all rolling and we would all giggle until we hurt. Then home to have a dance party in our PJs with my mom. Watching little mermaid until we fell asleep. I can’t wait to share the same memories with my daughter (she is also an October baby).

Shannon C. - August 30, 2015 - 5:20 pm

My favorite childhood memories were playing outside with all the neighborhood kids, an how festive my parents always made holidays for us kids….. as an adult I can really appreciate all the work they put into my childhood an love passing the traditions down to my children :)

Jamie Summers - August 30, 2015 - 5:20 pm

My favorite memory is playing football after school, in a big field by our house, with all the neighborhood kids. I’m 36 now, but haven’t forgotten how much fun it was to be part of great group of kids! Loved those care free days!

Missi R - August 30, 2015 - 5:20 pm

I still think about playing outside in the woods behind my house. I grew up in a rural mountain area and enjoyed playing around large rocks seemingly placed perfectly as a table and seating :) I would bring toys or tea party gear and the wind blew around me. I watched the leaves fly around and all the limbs of the trees dance. So peaceful and simply beautiful.I don’t spend enough time outdoors anymore but i try to rush my children outside when there’s a nice gust of wind during fall time to recreate that feeling for them…and myself too!

Ashley Mendoza - August 30, 2015 - 5:21 pm

This Fall, I look forward to fire pits, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and the cool, perfect weather!

steffanie - August 30, 2015 - 5:21 pm

I’m looking forward to Apple picking and pumpkin carving! I loved craving pumpkins work my family when I was younger!

Jennifer Ostrenga - August 30, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Some of my favorite memories are spending time with my sweet Mimi. Even when she didn’t feel good due to chemo, you would never know! We would have breakfast in bed, read books, and relax the day away.

Shana Hice - August 30, 2015 - 5:23 pm

My favorite memory was picking blueberries with my grandmother and throwing dry dog food in the pond to feed the catfish with my grandpa 😍

Lindsay B - August 30, 2015 - 5:23 pm

My favorite fall memory is going to my Great-Grandfather’s apple orchard. He lived ten hour away so it was a special time to spend with him. My younger siblings and I would all pile in to the wagon he pulled with his tractor and off we would go through the rows and rows of trees. Afterwards we would go back to his house to find my Great-Grandmother cooking up a storm! They have both since passed away but I always think about them this time of year!

Audrey - August 30, 2015 - 5:26 pm

My favorite childhood memory is going to razorback basketball games with my dad. He is a season ticket holder so a few times every season, just the two of us would load up and make the four hour drive upstate. We would play games, eat Sour Patch Kids, and just talk he whole way. I started going with him when I was 2 years old and h

Kelley Presson - August 30, 2015 - 5:26 pm

We love fall in tennessee!! Every year we go to the mountains with my parents and my sisters family. It’s the only time during the school year we get all 4 kids together. And it is so fun just to be out in nature hiking discovering and exploring. Amazing watching the kids enjoy Gods creation! The leaves are probably my favorite part and the kids laughing! That’s why I love MJ it makes me remember my childhood. The rich colors and innocence of the clothing!! Keep up the great work and we will keep on wearing!

Meg - August 30, 2015 - 5:26 pm

I grew up in the southwest, so we didn’t really have “fall.” Now that I’m a Midwest girl, I love celebrating the season with my little ones. Apple farms, pumpkin picking, decorating the house with mums and hay bales! One of our favorite traditions is bringing out all the fall decor on the first football Sunday and decorating the house while our first pot of chili cooks on the stove and football blares through the house. Sounds silly, but it’s so much fun! 😍

Brianne Newell - August 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

My fav!! Our house when I was 4-8!! It was in the middle of nowhere, as my littles now would say πŸ˜‰ We had a huge yard surrounded by cornfields with a big garden. We grew our own veggies and had grape vines! It was just my 2 brothers and I. We had so many little hiding spots! My fav…. a small room with a wooden door in the basement. I’d catch baby toads when my daddy would mow the grass and take them down to toad town, lol!! My brothers thought it was creepy in there, but to me, it was my little haven. And I never had to worry about bugs! πŸ’—πŸΈπŸ’—

amanda c - August 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

my favorite childhood memory is flying down our driveway on an orange and black boys big wheel. i would move the seat to the very last peg and put my sister in front of me and tell her to lift her feet. we would squeal the whole way down. at the bottom to stop we would make a donut, hop off and grab a honeysuckle off the vine; then, go swing under the weeping willow. it was magical to me. a few years ago we went back… everything was so ordinary (except for the enormous driveway). funny how the eyes of a child can make adventure out of anything and find joy in the simplest things. my prayer is that i can live that out and teach my girls the big world is a magical place where they can go and create huge dreams to live out and those dreams will absolutely change the world!

Morgan Turner - August 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Beautiful release items!! Some of my favorite memories are from spending every spring break with my grandparents who lived in Canada. My mom would use her credit card to earn miles so that she could afford to send me to visit them every year. I treasure those times together, and I miss them dearly. It was a huge blessing to have that time together!

Rachel Ashe Brinkmeyer - August 30, 2015 - 5:28 pm

I miss the days on the farm as a child. The hayrides and fall smells. The cotton, finding corn stalks for the perfect fall yard display. I miss picking my own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch in the garden. Moving to the city makes me miss living life as a farm kid and all that it entails. But the thing I miss most is the family I experienced it with.

Laura S - August 30, 2015 - 5:28 pm

A very special older couple lived next door to my family as a child, and they had a vegetable garden between our houses. I loved spending time with them and “helping” in the garden.

Jennifer N - August 30, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Thanksgiving with my whole family is a great memory! Watching the Macy’s parade and smelling the turkey and dressing cook at my grandparents is such a great memory!

Niki smith - August 30, 2015 - 5:29 pm

As I child, I spent many days at my granny’s house. She is such an incredibly woman. We used to roast marshmallows and weenies on the fire then, cuddle up on the couch and watch Texas ranger as we shelled beans. It may not seem like much, but now it means the world to me. I do the same with my daughter now. I hope when she is older, she has the memories to look back on and share with her family. ❀️

Robin Petras - August 30, 2015 - 5:29 pm

My favorite childhood memory is of my grandpa. He would walk me down the street to the local Dairy Queen and buy me an ice cream cone. Inevitably – I would have ice cream running down my face and hands – so he would sneak me in the garage and clean off my face before my mom and grandma saw us.

Audrey - August 30, 2015 - 5:29 pm

My favorite childhood memory is going to razorback basketball games with my dad. He is a season ticket holder so a few times every season, just the two of us would load up and make the four hour drive upstate. We would play games, eat Sour Patch Kids, and just talk the whole way. I started going with him when I was 2 years old, and last year, my 24 year old self and my 2 year old daughter made the trip with just dad. Memories and bonding I’ll never forget!

Melanie Moon - August 30, 2015 - 5:31 pm

I’m looking forward to pumpkin patch fun with my daughter πŸ˜„

Becky Bain - August 30, 2015 - 5:31 pm

We love going to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins!

Julie Lee - August 30, 2015 - 5:31 pm

My Mawmaw’s house growing up brings back the best memories! Smelling chocolate gravy from the electric heated bed sheets, building forts out of her couch cushions, playing school in the old out house, and trips to the old town store are just a few of my favorites! We’re trying hard to make these kind of special memories for our own children now. Thanks for a chance at the pillows!

Jenna - August 30, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Snow tubing with my siblings at my grandparents farm house.

Alyssa P - August 30, 2015 - 5:33 pm

trips to the cider mill in the fall as a kid and now with my husband and daughter!

Sarah - August 30, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Always and always will be the Pumpkin Patch! I β™₯️ Fall!!!

Jennifer a - August 30, 2015 - 5:33 pm

I loved seeing my cousins. We were thick as thieves and always had the best time together. There were 11 of us and everyone was always included no matter how young. From sneaking cookies off the cooling rack to making the most elaborate forts. As my kids grow up, I love seeing them develop these same relationships I cherished as a child.

Denise January - August 30, 2015 - 5:33 pm

One of my favorite fall memories is my mom being a teacher and bringing home pumpkin bread from her students. Now I make this treat with my own kids to deliver during autumn at their schools.

Amanda Behara - August 30, 2015 - 5:34 pm

The first crispy bite of an apple while out picking or the sound of leaves crunching under ones feet while out hiking in the woods; I couldn’t pick between the two!

Tracy Gonzales - August 30, 2015 - 5:34 pm

My favorite fall memory is going to the drive in with my Mom and brothers. We would get the weird soda (made with sulfur water) and eat popcorn in the car. 2 movies each time. The line was really long if it was a new movie but so worth the wait!

Sarah - August 30, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Fall reminds me of driving up and down the streets of downtown in my hometown. The leaves, on the trees lining the streets-changed to the most magnificent and vibrant colors. I loved watching them change and slowly fall to the ground…it was magical.

Tiffany Morris - August 30, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Spending the spring, summer and early fall camping at the lake with my grandparents, aunt/uncles and cousins. We always had so much fun! Boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, campfires, smores, catching lighting bugs! My greatest and happiest memories as a child are from Times spent at Kentucky Lake !!

Michelle - August 30, 2015 - 5:34 pm

My favorite memories are for sure from my grandparents house. I used to have a sweet pony named Buddy that I used to go hop on wherever he was and just wonder around the farm. No saddle. No reigns. He was the best.

Beth - August 30, 2015 - 5:35 pm

We used to slide down the stairs on cookie sheets at my nana’s house.

Shanna - August 30, 2015 - 5:36 pm

I grew up on a farm, and we also had a huge garden. One of my favorite times of the year was fall. The air was cooler, Halloween was coming, and the best part was the harvest! We grew many things, but my favorite were the pumpkins and squash. My sister and I would help our parents with the harvest, carting all the “best” pumpkins back to the pile in my little red wagon. The best year, and the one I have most memories of, was when the piles of pumpkins and squash numbered far into the hundreds- the pilr far higher than my sister or I was tall! We were so proud of how many we helped grow. It was also some of the best time spent with our parents. As soon as I had kids, I started gardening with them. I love to see that same look of pride and amazement on their faces as I bet was on mine at that age!

linda klipp - August 30, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Memories of time spend with my grandfather on his farm are my fondest. The early mornings were our time together. He would wake me as soon as he was up and dressed. There would be a bowl of warm oatmeal waiting for me along with dancing blue eyes and a loving smile. We would watch the sun come up through the kitchen window, eat our oatmeal and decide what my chores for the day would be. Sixty years later, I can still picture the scene clearly. I treasure those memories.

Susan T - August 30, 2015 - 5:38 pm

I grew up in a small town in Indiana. My parents bought an old furniture factory and turned it into a home. It was rugged but it was huge. It was awesome. We had an acre of yard to mow and beyond that in an abandonded corner of a neighbor’s property there were three giant white pine trees. I love those trees. My neighbor and I would sneak over and climb them and we would get 4 branches from the top. The branches where spaced as though we were climbing a ladder. I remember just sitting in those trees – we would sway in the wind the tree was so tiny at the top. We would just sit there. He in one tree and me in another. We might talk. We often didn’t. We had to work up the bravery to 1. Look down and 2. Actually climb down. Sometimes we would race.

Jillian - August 30, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Picking apples and pumpkins! Then coming home to make pies, breads and decorating them!

Cherish - August 30, 2015 - 5:39 pm

I grew up in south Louisiana and the smell of the first gumbo cooking after a long, hot summer with football on in the background reminds me of the start of fall. Such fun memories throughout the years made with many friends during this time!

lori palm - August 30, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Oh could my grandmother bake! In the fall she would have the best homebread ready for us after school. Serious you could smell it outside. We would stuff ourselves full. And the baked apples. We could not wait for fall. Her mother was a chef in Paris so she learned from the best! Did I mention her cream puff? Oh my!

Rachel - August 30, 2015 - 5:41 pm

I alway loved going to my grandparents house and helping my Mawmaw cook. I have learned many things from her far beyond just cooking.

Lisa B - August 30, 2015 - 5:44 pm

One of my favorite memories is snuggling up in our snap up blankets, they snapped into a co soon, complete with hood and arm holes. My sister and I would each get in ours and the pile into the recliner with as many stuffed animals as we could. Those blankets also made great hiding spots. :)

Katie P - August 30, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Jumping into a huge pile of leaves followed by smores at a Bon fire

Raegan Starbuck - August 30, 2015 - 5:47 pm

I cherish my childhood memories of waking up at my grandparents house to the smell of homemade biscuits, gravy, eggs, oatmeal..etc. dancing and being silly wearing my grandfathers tshirts that were way too big, and picking fresh veggies out of the garden for the nights dinner. ❀️ Those small town, southern memories.

Ana Howard - August 30, 2015 - 5:47 pm

When I was a girl I loved school. I loved my teachers and loved being with girl friends all day. My oldest girl started preschool this year and I can’t wait for her to fall in love with school.

Liz Wilson - August 30, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Im looking forward to taking my little girl to festivals and pumpkin patch..Weekend nights staying up late baking gingerbread cookies and watching holiday movies!! Pumpkin pie and of course Pumpkin spice lattes!! Seeing all the leaves change colors and all the new smells that come along with fall!!! Jeans and boots!!! Can you tell i am excited?? :)

Kaci - August 30, 2015 - 5:49 pm

This is the first fall where my 19 month old actually can understand a little bit about what’s going on around her and enjoy pumpkin patches, cider mills and Halloween. I’m so excited to see her be able to participate and enjoy all the fun activities to come!!

Jill Clark - August 30, 2015 - 5:50 pm

My favorite memory’s are going to my Grandma’s house and baking with my sister. We did this at least once a month and I love sharing the same memory’s with my granddaughters.

Kathleen - August 30, 2015 - 5:50 pm

One of my recent favorite fall memories is raking all the leaves up with my kids and their friends and watching them jump in over and over with our retrievers running circles around them.

Lisa Valenti - August 30, 2015 - 5:50 pm

We always made cinnamon baked apples as a kid,I love the smell that would fill the house. I still make them and my kids love them.

Michelle Lamothe - August 30, 2015 - 5:51 pm

My favorite childhood memory is dancing with my dad! I would stand on top of his feet and her would play a record and we would waltz. My dad made me feel like a princess!

Janelle Howe - August 30, 2015 - 5:51 pm

I loved riding bikes with my niece and nephew. ( they are my age so we were really more like sisters and brothers ) We would ride our bikes down to the bridge at Crooked Lake and then we would climb under the bridge and swim in the lake. We would sit there for hours and skip rocks and find small shells in the sand. It seemed like such an easy and carefree life and world back then! I wish I could go back and appreciate it more than I did at the time.

Stacy buras - August 30, 2015 - 5:51 pm

I remember as a kid my dad built a tree house along with a tire swing that I would spend hours on, even if it was by myself! I remember the crisp mornings running out to be the first one on the swing! I hope to make a tire swing (currently we don’t have trees in our back yard that would work) for my daughter so she can enjoy those memories! I also remember my friends and I would ride our bikes from house to the other gone for hours, came home to get snacks and right back out! I wish neighborhoods were like that still!

Amie - August 30, 2015 - 5:52 pm

We would go camping every all in Southern Colorado just in time to see the colors of the Aspen trees. Fall is still my favorite season of the year, and this year I get to take my 3 1/2 yr old twins to see those Aspens!

Lora Stubenvoll - August 30, 2015 - 5:52 pm

I am looking forward to creating new memories with my family as we move cross country! Scary and exciting all at the same time <3

Amanda Turner - August 30, 2015 - 5:55 pm

One of my favorite Fall memories is going to the pumpkin patch with my family so my sister and I could pick our own pumpkins and then coming home and carving them with our parents. This was always something I looked forward to the entire year because we got to bundle up (it gets cold here in October), go to the pumpkin patch, ride the hayride out into the patch, and then very carefully choose the best pumpkin in the whole patch!!! The day was always full of lots of laughs and warm apple cider. Then, we when got home, we would all sit on the front porch and pick our pumpkin designs and dad was help us carve them. When night fell, we would go out in the yard and look at the porch steps where are new treasures glowed!!! I hope to make this same memory year after year with our daughter!

Lauren robertson - August 30, 2015 - 5:56 pm

I have so many childhood memories but one of my favorite is when my grandpa used to take all the grandkids to the store and let us fill a brown paper bag with as much candy as possible!

Laurie S - August 30, 2015 - 5:58 pm

One of my favourite childhood memories is cooking in my grandmother’s house with my sister and my cousins. My grandmother was so patient with us, teaching us how to make traditional Ukrainian foods. She would shoo my mother away, lol, and teach us in her own sweet and loving way. The food was way delicious and aromatic. My sister and I still take time every year out of our busy lives to make a cooking weekend, where we share food, laughs…and well we’re grown up, so a bit of wine too

April - August 30, 2015 - 5:59 pm

My daughter has been asking several years to go pick apples, so that she can eat them right off the tree. Hoping I can find a place this year to go.

Brittany Godsy - August 30, 2015 - 6:04 pm

I love everything about Fall! As kids, we spent hours outside on our grandparent’s farm! Nanna cooked the best food and days were sweet!
As a mom, now I can’t wait to create memories with our little ones: football, pumpkin patches, crunching leaves…

Tiffany - August 30, 2015 - 6:04 pm

One of my favorite memories was picking the little tomatoes from my grandparents little backyard area. They always had the best toys to play back there and Papa would always sneek us in the garage to get “treats” aka candy when no one was looking.

Hydi - August 30, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Hayrides out to the pumpkin patch, a giant corn maze that took an hour or more to finish and had a huge castle playhouse in the center of it, and flavored honey sticks are all fun memories and things I still get to enjoy now with my children. :)

Kolbi Knight - August 30, 2015 - 6:11 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is spending countless days in the woods near our country home making mudpies with my sister, climbing vines and playing house. Our imaginations came to life and we lost ourselves in those woods. Many memories were made during those times!

Lisa Lynch - August 30, 2015 - 6:20 pm

I grew up in a big Italian family. On Sunday we would all gather at my great-grandmothers house and have a big spaghetti dinner in her basement. Three or four picnic tables pushed close together, covered in red and white checkered tablecloths, with the smell of fresh bread baking…it was always a wonderful time. All the grandkids loved helping grate the brick of Parmesan cheese. Those are great memories, and I sure do love cooking with my daughter, today!

Heather Kemp - August 30, 2015 - 6:21 pm

I am looking forward to days spent at the ball park watching our sweet girls cheer their hearts out, going to as many fall festivals as we can cram into our schedule, roasting marshmallows for smores with friends and the list could go on and on. Most importantly, spending that time with family and friends that we love so much.

Heather A. - August 30, 2015 - 6:23 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is the first time my family went to Disney World!! We had so much fun and I love Disney as much now as I did then.

Melissa - August 30, 2015 - 6:24 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is going on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ to the penny candy store with my grandparents. They would give us each $1.00-and it felt like it was $1,000! We’d fill up a bowl with all sorts of treats from swedish fish to little trinkets and toys. Then we’d watch with big eyes as the clerk counted the pieces in the little plastic bowls-hoping we didn’t overspend. We’d leave with our little paper sack of treats-and it felt like we had just been to Heaven! Gosh those were the days.

Autumn Scher - August 30, 2015 - 6:25 pm

One of my fondest memories as a child was fishing at my great grandmas! Yes girls can fish too! We would catch fish and our 90 year old grandma would clean them and cook them for us! Oh how I miss her, she taught is many life lessons!

Anna Kinley - August 30, 2015 - 6:27 pm

I remember building forts inside with my grandmother on rainy days. She had bad knees but she climbed under inside with me anyway. My other granny would serve us hot chocolate and we made up code words. Those are the best moments I’ve had with my granny, who even though she is gone now, is still my friend forever!

Ashley - August 30, 2015 - 6:28 pm

My favorite memory of the Fall as a child is heading to the mountains with family. We would go to Virginia every October and spend a week in a cozy cabin in the woods! It is something I miss doing so much!

Nicole D - August 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

My parents house. It’s always been the same house I grew up in out in the country. So many memories and adventures. It’s wonderful to watch my kids play there now. It’s always home.

Emily l - August 30, 2015 - 6:31 pm

I look forward to apple picking with my family each fall!

Christie MacDonald - August 30, 2015 - 6:32 pm

I would love one of those beautiful pillowcases for my daughter. She is transitioning from her crib to a new bed in a new room and it would look perfect! It would be awesome for all her future memories in her new room.

Michelle - August 30, 2015 - 6:33 pm

My favorite childhood memories are spending weekends at our cottage. Swimming, fishing off the dock with dad and just spending time as a family. My dad is no longer with us but I will cherish every single one of those memories.

Allison McCarley - August 30, 2015 - 6:34 pm

A new fall memory for our family is one we have done just in the past couple of years, but will surely be continued in the years to come. We visit a farm about 30 mins from our home for their annual farm day where we slow down & enjoy “little” things like a tire swing, chasing goats & picking a pumpkin:) Pure Bliss!!!!

Toni C - August 30, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Raking leaves! I hated it as a kid because it was work. But looking back I have some great memories of jumping in big piles of leaves with my family usually followed by a big fire. Fast forward 30+ years… when my daughter and I rake what few leaves we do have in our yard… We start a fire in the fire pit and usually break out the marshmallows… Making her memories is the most fun.

Laura T - August 30, 2015 - 6:39 pm

Watching football with friends and family. Watching my 5 year old twins cheer in their first football game.

Gina Vehorn - August 30, 2015 - 6:42 pm

One of my favorite memories as a child is the time when I woke up early and begged my dad to take me along to a cross country meet (he was coach) and he agreed. It was cold and rainy and an all around miserable day, but he let me be his “helper” all day and he bought me a tshirt. As the second of four girls, this was a rare day when I got some special one on one attention from dad. I hardly noticed the rain.

Brook Stewart - August 30, 2015 - 6:43 pm

A good friend of mine had the most amazing treehouse in a catalpa tree in their front yard! We spent many amazing summers up there!! That was 30 years ago and it’s still there…our drawings and notes are faded, but the memories remain!!! :)

Shelly Burns - August 30, 2015 - 6:44 pm

My favorite childhood is playing flashlight tag with all the neighborhood kids and catching lighting bugs!! ❀️❀️

Lorie Holland - August 30, 2015 - 6:49 pm

Looking forward to creating family memories of my own. As soon as the leaves fall, I want to go onto The Blue Ridge Parkway with my children and husband and pack a picnic lunch to see the mountains covered with the beautiful fall colors.

Pam Wirges - August 30, 2015 - 6:49 pm

My favorite memory and one I’m Sharing with my own Grandchildren. Was going to the farm and helping Grandma bake pies. She would give me my own tiny pie tin and I got to make Grandpa and I our own individual pies. Then into the parlor she would teach me how to crochet. Just thinking about it brings back tears of joy.

Lisa Adebiyi - August 30, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Looking forward to apple picking and the pumpkin patch! My little girl was too young last year to get really into it but I think she’ll love it this year. Oh and how can I forget Halloween!

Sara - August 30, 2015 - 6:51 pm

A favorite fall memory of mine is making a scarecrow every year with my grandpa to put out in his corn fields. We had so much fun dressing him up!

Magan C - August 30, 2015 - 6:52 pm

I can’t wait to take the kids to the pumpkin patch! They have so much fun and love picking out their own pumpkins.

Nikki Burrows - August 30, 2015 - 6:54 pm

As a child I loved going to football games with my friends and family! Now as an adult I love football season with my husband children and friends! Fall is my favorite! Soups, fires, jumping in leaves, hayrides, pumpkins, s’mores, and family fun!

Jennifer - August 30, 2015 - 6:55 pm

My favorite memories of growing up were spending time with my grandparents up in northern Wisconsin, snowmobiling for hours with all of my aunts, uncles , cousins and granparents and then enjoying a relaxing night of sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows,, and sledding down their huge hill!! Such wonderful memories for meπŸ’—

Jennifer Bearden - August 30, 2015 - 6:57 pm

Oh my goodness, too many to tell lol. I spent a lot of time growing up at my granny and papaws house in our little part of the country in Adamsville, Tennessee. Playing with my brother and cousins, we could write a book! Riding four wheelers, building tents, the infamous club house we built, and helping my grand parents in their garden. I still have my granny with me at 74 years young(this lady is one of a kind)! I lost my papaw in 2008, broke my heart to pieces. One memory that I will NEVER forget is me and my cousin was in our club house one night watching “Salems Lot” the old vampire movie….and little to our knowledge my dad was outside. Just as the first part ends with the vampire in the coffin my dad BANGS on the outside walls and I swear I peed myself! I had to be like 12 maybe…scared for life after that. But now that I think of it, I can’t wait to do it to my little one lol!

Deb Jackson - August 30, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Can’t wait to see if my lil MJC Grandaughter screams bloody murder the first time she sticks her hand inside a pumpkin, to clean it out, the same way her Daddy did at the same age. She will certainly be stylish either way though in her adorable MJC outfits ! πŸ˜ƒ

Leilani MIchel - August 30, 2015 - 7:01 pm

Can’t wait for the days to get crisp so we can head to Disney with our littles. Great memories made there when the days are cooler.

Jenelle R. - August 30, 2015 - 7:09 pm

My absolute favorite childhood memory is playing summer hide-and-seek with my neighbors. My nextdoor neighbor’s 7 grandkids would come out from Kansas for the summers and as soon as we were all done with dinner, right around dusk, we would gather outside with the other kids from my street and play hide-and-seek until it was too dark to see. Pretty much anywhere was open for hiding: bushes, behind cars, neighbor’s porches, up trees…. no place was off limits. And as soon as you heard someone else getting found, you’d run out of your hiding place and book it as fast as you could to the “base” hoping not to be seen or at least hoping to run fast enough not to get caught!

Kailee wollenmann - August 30, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Favorite memories were teepeeing with my friends growing up! We’d have a great bonfire then my parents would take us to teepee the boys we all had crushes on! Lol I can wait Til this fall now that my daughter is old enough to have friends over for bonfires and cookouts!!

Hollie dooley - August 30, 2015 - 7:14 pm

Carving pumpkins with my brother who we lost 3 years ago to an accident. I remember him squeezing the pumpkin guts and making goofy faces. Then carving the best pumpkin ever (to a younger sister, it must have been awesome ;)) looking forward to carving pumpkins with my 17m old daughter and starting some of those family traditions!

Onalee - August 30, 2015 - 7:15 pm

One of my greatest memories was building a tree house with all my friends from with in the small country village we lived in. We would hang out there and tell secrets.. Oh to be young again ❀️

Susan Welch - August 30, 2015 - 7:19 pm

I grew up in a small town and I loved our little town fair. When I was little I would always enter items in the arts and crafts contest and get so excited if I got a blue or red ribbon. The fair parade was so exciting…in reality just some cars with the beauty contestants throwing out candy and a fire truck, but to little eyes a major deal. Seaside, FL still has an amazing small town 4th of July parade that I got to take my kids to last year and can’t wait to go back again.

Brittany C - August 30, 2015 - 7:24 pm

One of my favorite fall memories ifs visiting the pumpkin patch with my family! We would spend all afternoon looking for the biggest and best pumpkin. After we found the perfect one we would get homemade fried apple pies!

This is a tradition I have recreating with my children as well!

Jennifer - August 30, 2015 - 7:24 pm

My favorite childhood memory is going to my grandparents house for a week during the summer. We would play with cousins, pick apples, play gamesn and stay up late. it was always a fun time!

Michelle - August 30, 2015 - 7:25 pm

my favorite childhood memories are traveling with my mom to visit family! I will always cherish those road trips and memories made! Fall is my favorite season and I’m looking forward to my family’s first FAMILY photo! My daughter is 3 and we have not had professional family photos made and we deserve it=) I love apple orchards, and fall festivals, so I’m also looking forward to cherished memories with my little family!

Janie Z - August 30, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Going to county side to visit great grams. climbed on top of hay piles with cousins and made plans how we would move here from city and have cows and chickens and work in field when we grow up. Still remember the smell of hay! Remember apple orchard and smell of freshly picked apples – don’t think any apple smelled this good in all grown up life!

Echo Goodner - August 30, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Hands down…picking out the perfect pumpkin every year and carving it for Halloween.

Amanda mcguire - August 30, 2015 - 7:34 pm

My hometown has an annual pumpkin festival. I looked forward to the carving contest, parade, and street dance every year. Last year I took my kids, aged 6,4, and 1. My son won the carving contest and loved it just as much as I always have.

melissa - August 30, 2015 - 7:35 pm

When I was a little girl I looked forward to bonfires with my family and neighbors. Hayrides around country back roads were so funny. I look forward to sharing these same experiences with my children and making annual trips to our local pumpkin patch.

Joyce Cable - August 30, 2015 - 7:39 pm

I too grew up in a small town in Kentucky. So this memory really hit home for me. Fancy Farm is a farming community located in the far western point of the state where everybody knows everyone or is related in some way. My fondest memories come from the 40 acre farm my 4 sisters and i grew up on. The old farm house, built by my great great grandfathers family in 1913 made it so much more special as a kid. There were generations of memories made in that house: births as well as deaths. But you could always feel the since of love and happyness no matter what season. We would spend endless summer days exploring the natural springs and abandoned coyote dens on the property without a care in the world. During the winter we spent cold nights snuggled up next to the fireplace while mom would read little house on the Prairie to us girls. We would bundle up during the day to go sledding down the huge hills in the cow pasture hoping not to land in a cow pie on the way down!! I would give anything to go back to these days when family felt so close!!

Ashton hughes - August 30, 2015 - 7:44 pm

One of my favorite memories is being at my grandparents house and getting to play “on the farm” and me and my grandmother would sew together. She taught me how to make many thing and we still get together and sew. She is and always has been one of my best friends. Now having two girls I try and make memories they will remember forever. We love to go get pumpkins. I try to make every holiday be special for them. This year we are going to start going to the Christmas tree farm every year. The pillows would be a great for all of our upcoming adventures!!

Jennifer Patterson - August 30, 2015 - 7:48 pm

My favorite childhood memories are from spending my days riding my bike while the weather was warm. When it got cooler out we would make apple butter from the apples freshly picked, jam from my grandmothers grape vine, and lots of cookies. We always made more than enough, so when visiting friends and family we had something nice to bring them. It always felt so good to bring over such a small trinket, and get a big hug and a smile as a thank you.
It has not been very cool out yet, but I am going to make a pumpkin dip with graham crackers for work tonight. I think it will bring the feeling of fall to our busy work night.
My daughters are 3 and 4.5, and they love to help mommy bake. It makes me so happy to show them how to make things!

Amanda Ballard - August 30, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Fall is our family’s favorite – pumpkin patches, football games, camping out, trick or treating and family gatherings.

Lindy Dayton - August 30, 2015 - 7:50 pm

Swimming in my grandparents pool and being a mermaid princess with my sister and cousins. Best naps in the world on a beach towel under the Texas summer sky.

Anna Renzino - August 30, 2015 - 7:58 pm

A favorite and fond fall memory is from my days as a junior cheerleader. Crisp mornings drinking cocoa and warm cider while building some great lasting friendships.

Amy Vinson - August 30, 2015 - 7:58 pm

My favorite memory of fall is of my parents taking me, my brother, & my sister to Knoxville to Tennessee football games. Now, we are continuing the tradition by taking our kids to the football games. Go Vols!

Tasha Roufs - August 30, 2015 - 7:58 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories was when I got my first real bike. My Dad and I rode it ALL the way from our house to Dairy Queen. We got there and realized my Dad forgot his wallet. We ride home again, grabbed his wallet and rode BACK to DQ. I recall never being so exhausted in my 5 years of life. It felt like I rode 10 miles that day. I am 39 and my Dad and I were laughing about that story, as we have for years. He finally confessed that the DQ was only 4 blocks away. All these years I thought I rode 10 miles on my bike the first day I had it! Good memories.

Brandy cantrell - August 30, 2015 - 8:02 pm

i loved the block parties when all the family’s on our street would play volleyball till midnight and all us Kids giggling around the garbage can camp fire making s’mores and telling scary stories.

Leanne Wehlinh - August 30, 2015 - 8:03 pm

The one thing I looked forward every year was our annual vacation to my uncle’s cabin in Canada. We loved it some much that eventually my parents bought their own. We still love going up and hanging out with my aunt and uncles and cousins on the lake. I also loved our county fair. Besides participating in different events, I loved being able to hang out with my friends and meeting new friends. One Friday night I plopped down next to a boy sitting on a fair box in the horse barn. We started talking and he helped me clean my horse stall the next day. I would never have guessed then that that boy would someday be my husband and best friend!

Heather Noel Conner - August 30, 2015 - 8:05 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories… Hmmmmmmm. There are so many. We were like Goonies in my neighborhood, growing up. We were a pack, and we were always fantasizing, building, and exploring the woods, marshes, and back yards. I think that one of my favorite autumn memories anyway, would have to be the day when a group of us spent all day climbing this one particular tree in the woods to hang a secret tire swing. The tire swing swooshed way out over a big tidal ditch that a lot of crabs, minnows, snakes, turtles, and bullfrogs called home. To get to the woods, we had to sneak through Farmer Cullen’s corn fields, jump a big ditch, hoping not to fall in, and walk down a long dirt path. It was great, until we realized that we must have stepped into a tick’s nest, and all of us were covered from head to toe with itty bitty ticks. You have never seen a pack of kids run so fast, screaming home. It still makes me laugh!

Heather D. - August 30, 2015 - 8:06 pm

A favorite childhood memory is of my mom and I making Halloween treats to give out to trick or treaters. Our favorite was popcorn balls (sadly, no one gives out homemade treats anymore). We would spend time together talking and laughing and it made me so happy! Fall is by far my favorite season.

Kristen - August 30, 2015 - 8:10 pm

I loved spending time at my Grandma’s house with my sister and cousins. I miss her so much! ❀️

Moriah Bader - August 30, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Visiting my grandparents during Summer Break! My grandmother would have my brother and I, along with my cousins for 3-4 weeks. Each day she would have us do a journal entry about how we would help make the world a better place. She would take us to volunteer places, bake things for the local police and fire fighters, go buy books and donate them to teachers at schools! We would take pictures and glue them in the scrap books with our daily entries :-)

Amanda - August 30, 2015 - 8:13 pm

Beautiful !! My favorite past time childhood memory is spending the night at my grandparents house. It was always such a fun time. We would cook yummy meals together and stay up late watching movies. I hope that my kids will be able to enjoy their grandparents as I did mine.

Gina S. - August 30, 2015 - 8:14 pm

My favorite childhood memory is watching my grandmother sew new clothes for me and afterwards playing dress up in them! She would take me to fabric stores on the weekends and let me pick out whatever fabric I wanted. She was such a fun and spirited woman. She encouraged me to always stay true to myself and embrace my own style. I miss her dearly.

Amiee S. - August 30, 2015 - 8:17 pm

To pick one memory is so hard.
My dad worked alot when I was growing up. He worked for TWA. I remember being able to go on the concord when it first came to NY. Just going on it and not being able to actually fly on it was amazing.
Hanging out with friends playing football, baseball, kickball in the streets were the best.
Going to the beach every summer. Nothing beats the beach.
Now my best memories is making them with my daughter.

Adriane Gomes - August 30, 2015 - 8:17 pm

I can’t wait to take both my daughters to the pumpkin patch this year. They are sisters and my youngest is 16 months and every memory with my 2 girls is so amazing and beautiful!

Carolyn Hodge - August 30, 2015 - 8:20 pm

My favorite fall memories were always centered around the best grandfather in the world AKA my Baba! Whether we were sitting in a deer stand together, tailgating and watching our Gamecocks play, or rocking miles in our rocking chairs, twirling our thumbs, my heart was always full in his presence! He was my biggest fan, and I his! Happy almost fall, yall!

Cassandra A - August 30, 2015 - 8:21 pm

My best memory is that my papaw always hid the little pack of powered donuts in a special cabinet when I would travel home to Kentucky to see him, or he would take me to see his new rabbits or dogs that he had. He hid change under his recliner or would drop it in the cracks and make my oldest believe that it was a magic chair, they also loved looking at birds. His favorite was a red Cardinal. He passed away on 8/8/2014 a day after his birthday. My oldest still finds penny’s in the strangest places ( penny’s from heaven, is what she calls them) and every time we see a red Cardinal or red bird we think of him. He was an awesome papaw and great grandfather :)

Carla H. - August 30, 2015 - 8:22 pm

My favorite childhood memory of fall was going to Steelers games! I am a totally girly girl but I LOVE my Steelers football and cannot wait to take my kids to their first game!!!

Lisa - August 30, 2015 - 8:22 pm

One of my favorite memories of childhood was a Christmas Eve. My brother was younger and he came to spend the night in my room (since it was Christmas Eve we spent the night watching movies until we couldn’t keep our eyes open anymore!). I had skylights in my room (very low ceiling – it was an attic), and at around 9 o’clock he jumped up, looking out the skylight telling me that he had seen Santa and Rudolph through the skylight… He was so excited, and although I was a little old for that, I played along and was so excited for him!!

Lori S. - August 30, 2015 - 8:24 pm

One of my memories of being younger are going with my dad, sister and cousins to the lake and swinging off the rope into the lake.
Now I look foward to taking my niece to the same lake to swing from the same rope.

Amanda Lancaster - August 30, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Fall is my family’s absolute favorite time of year! We live in hot humid GA so cooler weather first of all, boots, scarves, hoodies, football games, fall festivals, the fair, bonfires, s’mores, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and my sweet girls birthday! She would LOVE a pillow to go with her MJ blanket! <3 :)

Marcy Schneider Hoffman - August 30, 2015 - 8:27 pm

My favorite childhood memory was at my great-grandma’s wee house. She would set up the quilting frame and all the ladies would sit around and quilt while us children would create our own little world underneath the fabric. We would recreate this space at our own home making blanket forts in our living room. Now as a mother, I get to watch my own children create their own blanket forts with little nooks and crannies within it, and let their imaginations go wild. :)

Michelle Bare - August 30, 2015 - 8:27 pm

Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides and haunted houses…those are my must vivid Fall memories as a child. I hope to create those and more for our daughter :-)

Wendy B - August 30, 2015 - 8:28 pm

I’m looking forward to a fall foliage walk with my 2 kids and watching their amazement at they look/search the beautiful fall colors and hearing the leaves crunch as they walk and kick the leaves.

Sarah - August 30, 2015 - 8:30 pm

My husband and I are fostering (with intent to adopt) 6 beautiful children. The 4 older ones are siblings who come from complete wreckage. We are looking forward to introducing them to the fun fall activities that loving families enjoy: apple picking, bon fires and hayrides, s’mores and fire-roasted weenies, the pumpkin patch, and trick-or-treating. It breaks my heart to know they have never truly enjoyed their childhood before now, but we hope to make it up to them the best way that we can!

Erin Durocher - August 30, 2015 - 8:32 pm

Going to the pumpkin patch with my daughter is my favorite fall memory. We have taken a picture of the two of us together at the patch ever since she was born and its so fun to compare how much shes grown from year to year :)

Jennifer Baker - August 30, 2015 - 8:32 pm

Jumping in the leaves, picking apples, corn mazes, hay rides, apple cider and cool days for wearing hoodies are some of my favorite fall memories that we can’t wait for this year!! πŸ˜€

Brandi - August 30, 2015 - 8:32 pm

Visiting the pumpkin patch every fall with my kiddos!

Karidee Perry - August 30, 2015 - 8:36 pm

I loved spending time with my grandmother when I was little! She is and was the person I looked up to most! I loved spending the night at her peaceful house. I loved all her hats and shoes, and looking through her purse that was always packed with treasures! I used to look forward to shopping with her, which was always so much fun, and eating the wonderful meals she would cook.

Kirsten - August 30, 2015 - 8:38 pm

I grew up with my grandparents living in the house next to us. Our houses were connected by a beautiful flower walkway. It was some of the best times of my life. And I cherish the fact that my kids live close to all of their grandparents and can have that special bond as well! 😊

Lisa Dingus - August 30, 2015 - 8:40 pm

My favorite memory growing up was at my grandmothers house making tents from blankets and using flashlights to see inside the “secret clubhouse” I spent hours making this my special place. I am in the process of making my daughter her own tee pee tent with scrap fabrics. I want her to have her own special place to go to and create memories that I hope she will pass down to her own children one day

Erica R - August 30, 2015 - 8:40 pm

My favorite fall memory as a kid was going to my older brother’s football games and cheering him on. Making a trip to the concession stand to pick out some candy and hot chocolate was the best!

Heather Martin - August 30, 2015 - 8:46 pm

I’m looking forward to going to the pumpkin patch with my daughter this year and also looking forward to taking our first family photos this Fall. My husband and I brought our baby girl home back in December and her adoption will be finalized this Fall as well. We’ve never been happier!

Misty Wilson - August 30, 2015 - 8:46 pm

My favorite Fall memory has always been visiting Haney’s Appledale Farm near Somerset, Kentucky, usually once at the beginning of each Fall to handpick fresh apple from the trees in their beautiful orchards. My family always went and now my husband and I take our daughter at least once each year. I love their Apple Cider and amazing, unbeatable homemade apple pies! I love that Addilyn loves going just as much as I always have!

Blair - August 30, 2015 - 8:48 pm

After waiting and praying for 3 years we have finally been able to move to a piece of property in the country. We are super excited (along with our 6 kiddos) to host our first annual Fall Family Fun Festival! We will do hayrides, pumpkin launch, bonfire, chili bar, and enjoy yummy desserts with friends and family.

Vanessa Wood - August 30, 2015 - 8:52 pm

My husband is in the process of building an epic treehouse for my girls- He’s a writer and he reads Shel Silverstein to them almost nightly. We are stenciling that poem in the treehouse! They can’t wait to have their first sleepover inside of it… Dog and all :)

Michelle Harper - August 30, 2015 - 8:55 pm

I don’t have many childhood memories. Now that I have 2 children of my own, my goal is to make lots of memories! One of which we started were daddy/daughter, mom/son, daddy/son and mommy daughter dates. Our kids deserve our undivided attention for at least a few moments. And, being a parent with a child of Autism, it is even more important that each of our kids have their own special time so that I, we can show how much we love them as an individual.

Michele T - August 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm

My favorite childhood memory was making cookies with my mother, the plastic Sesame Street cookies cutters were always my fav! I recently acquired all of those cookie cutters and look forward to making similar memories with my three daughters.

Julie - August 30, 2015 - 9:04 pm

My favorite fall childhood memory is roasting pumpkin seeds. We scooped many pumpkins every fall just foe their yummy “gold”. I’ve continued that memory every year with friends, family, my husband and soon daughter. Last year she was too young to try them. I just know she will love this tradition and we will continue to build memories while scooping and roasting pumpkin seeds for years to come.

Cathy Lee - August 30, 2015 - 9:05 pm

I have been thinking quite a bit about childhood memories lately. My mom passed away this summer and I spoke at the memorial service. I shared many things that my mom taught me. One of the things that my mom taught/shared with me is the love of reading. One of my favorite childhood memories is my mom reading to me every night at bedtime. She read to me beginning the day she brought me home from the hospital. As I got older and could read myself, we would read to each other. When I became an adult we continued to share books with other, they are simple, yet very special memories.

Andrea Austin - August 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm

I used to love when we’d have our first really cold Fall night. In the morning, mud puddles would be coated in a paper-thin sheet of ice. There’s nothing like stepping on those puddles for the crisp crunching sound. Come to think of it, I still love it now!

Lisa Z - August 30, 2015 - 9:10 pm

My favorite childhood memory is swinging on my swing set and talking to our old neighbor, Mr. Thompson. I would tell him EVERYTHING. I would always start off saying, “Hey Mr. Thompson, guess what!” and he’d respond, “I don’t know, but I’ll bet you’re going to tell me!” He would listen to me talk and talk and talk. I’d look forward to it every morning and every day after school! I miss him so much! He was the best!

Jackie Gardner Merrill - August 30, 2015 - 9:10 pm

Fall has always been my favorite season. As a child I remember every fall the entire family would gather at my grandparent’s home, and rake leaves. They were getting old, and had a lot of land, after we raked leaves, we would burn the piles. Afterwards, a few of my uncles would hang around to watch over the fires, and we would go for a long walk in the woods all over the property. When we were older, we would ride 4 wheelers, and we still do!

Whitney Daniel - August 30, 2015 - 9:11 pm

I would go to my great grandmothers every year and we would spend a whole week with her… Some of my favorite childhood memories were made at her house :)

Jennifer - August 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm

I am looking forward to creating memories with both my little ones this fall. My 5 year old little girl started kindergarten this fall and is loving her first release of MJC. We plan to spend cool evenings roasting marshmallows and making s’mores by the fire! I can’t wait for cooler weather!

Brittany davis - August 30, 2015 - 9:16 pm

My favorite memories are bike rides with my dad! We would take back roads into town and grab a snack! That time with him laughing and talking i cherished/cherish so much! Reminds me of a time that life was so much easier and carefree!

Jennifer - August 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm

Roasting marshmallows by the fire and making s’mores! I want my children to have wonderful memories about their childhood!

Misty Richmond - August 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm

One of my favorite memories is my grandma taking me to my great grandmas house. Some days we would sit on the front porch and string green beans. Some days we would help her churn butter. It was always a learning experience there. Many days we would just go there for lunch. Her homemade biscuits were the best. ❀️

Suz Brown - August 30, 2015 - 9:35 pm

I grew up loving college football; as the daughter of a former college football player, I had no choice! There’s just something about the game atmosphere though ~ getting ready, tailgating, packing in the stadium, cheering & clapping your favorite team! I’m looking so forward to this fall & our first year with our toddlers with season tickets! Even more special, my parents have tickets too so we’ll have big extended family fun all fall! (& the red Friends Forever color just happens to be great match for the team color too!)

Whitney jones - August 30, 2015 - 9:35 pm

My favorite memory of fall from my childhood was decorating the house. New throw pillows, rugs and flowers. My granny would burn cranberry spice candles every year, all fall long. I also burn cranberry spice and even though I don’t get to see my granny as much as I would like anymore it still feels like a little piece of her is always here.

Kristal Mullins - August 30, 2015 - 9:35 pm

I can’t wait to take my seven year old little girl and my 8 month old little boy to enjoy God’s creation in the pumpkins patch and corn maze this fall!

Heather E. - August 30, 2015 - 9:39 pm

Definitely going to my mamaw’s house! We picked gooseberrys and made “helicopters” from dried corncobs and chicken feathers. Her farm was the best…and my most cherished memories live there.

Katie Smith - August 30, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Oh,I love the idea behind this release!!! A favorite and very cozy childhood memory of mine is fall horse trail rides with my daddy as a little girl. We would camp and the crisp fall air was so cozy and the sound of the leaves crunching under all the horse hooves!!! So peaceful and relaxing!! Thank y’all for the sweet giveaway!!πŸ’•πŸ’•

Karly - August 30, 2015 - 9:42 pm

i always look forward to the cider mill and picking out pumpkins! My parents took me to the same orchard every year and now we take my daughter there, it’s just an awesome fall thing we do every year! Donuts, cider and running the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin, happy fall πŸ˜ŠπŸŽƒ

Ashley - August 30, 2015 - 9:44 pm

One of my favorite memories as a child is just being with and spending time with my grandparents. Just being with them and spending the night at their house. I even remember the smell of the soap that they used to use. Something about that smell still reminds me of those times and brings me to a wonderful carefree time. Now, I get to see my children enjoy time with their grandparents and it just makes my heart happy.

Karen - August 30, 2015 - 9:45 pm

I remember wave jumping at Pismo beach with my Papa, and having hot dog cookouts at the beach. Grammy would cook dinner while we played in the water. Nothing tastes as good as a meal made with love over an open flame with sand blown on it :)
We said goodbye to my beloved Grammy in July, but I am thankful that my daughter got to meet her in hospice care.

The love in our hearts is precious, As is the joy on a little girl’s face when she is spending time with her favorite people–her grandparents ❀️

Lucy - August 30, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Hunting for arrowheads in the creek bottoms with my dad and grandpa. Gray skies, cold wet soil, smooth wood of the walking stick when he let me carry it, coming back home and warming up by the fire. Best days, simplest days.

April Black - August 30, 2015 - 10:00 pm

One of my favorite memories is going to my Papa’s house to help him make homemade peach ice cream and with his vegetable garden. It was such a carefree time when I would spend weeks at my Grandparent’s house during the many summers of my childhood.

Jaci - August 30, 2015 - 10:01 pm

I would spend two weeks at my grandparents every Summer with my cousins and I never wanted to leave. We would go on picnics, cook together, and take turns scaring each other awake in the morning. Plus grandma made my favorite every morning – blueberry pancakes! Miss those days!

Tlc - August 30, 2015 - 10:02 pm

My favorite childhood memory was spending time at grandmas house after church on Sundays. We would play with our cousins in the dirt and making up our own games (there were plenty as my grandmother had 17 children 😊) and eating dinner there. Family time and making memories and no electronics

Ghuncha - August 30, 2015 - 10:03 pm

One of the favorite memories from my childhood is hiding and eating mangoes with my grandpa.

Lauren - August 30, 2015 - 10:03 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories was making sugar cut out cookies for all the holidays and seasons. I loved getting to be in kitchen with my mom and grandma. Now I do these with my two girls! I Love that a simple recipe can give someone so many wonderful memories and be something that can treasured for generations!

Patty - August 30, 2015 - 10:10 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is secretly staying up late with my brother talking about what Santa Claus might bring us. We camped out together on the floor in sleeping bags, and were completely captivated by the magic of that special night. Now I get to watch my two kids do the same thing together… tonight I overheard them whispering in bed about what their first day of school tomorrow would be like. Be still my heart!

Kendra Pfeffer - August 30, 2015 - 10:10 pm

My playhouse was built by my Father and Grandfather. It had electricity and real working lights, windows, doors ect. I spent countless days and nights playing out there by myself and with friends. It held so many memories for me. This theme brought back all of that for me!!!

Jennifer dupree - August 30, 2015 - 10:11 pm

My favorite memories of childhood were def spent a lot with my grandparents! Working the garden learning about how to can and put up vegetables! Roaming the neighborhood with my brother and our friends! Just staying outside for hours time seemed to pass so slow then! So different from this fast paced world we live in now! Those we’re the days!

Donna w - August 30, 2015 - 10:12 pm

My grandmother was an amazing sewer and knitter! I used to love to kneel on the floor beside her chair and watch her knit and sew for what seemed like hours! She used to give me a piece of paper and needle and thread to stich her a picture in the paper. One day I asked her if I could sew some of her scrap material instead of paper. She said she was saving them for something special and I needed to keep using paper. I was disappointed but still kept at my stitched house pictures. One day she surprised me by sewing me up a kneeling pillow, I still can remember how excited I was! It was made of all the “special” scraps from her basket! Best part… in the center it had my “stitched” house picture embroidered on it. I will forever cherish those memories with her! And although I no longer have that pillow I still think of her when I sew with my girls.

Stephanie moody - August 30, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Those pillows are beautiful! We love the fall and the food and smells and family events that come with it. With fall comes cooler weather and Halloween!

Whitney Goodson - August 30, 2015 - 10:16 pm

My favorite childhood memories are of fall camping trips. Roasted marshmallows, campfires and scary stories!

Lisa - August 30, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Going apple picking with my family, making apple pie and then getting to eat a warm piece with some vanilla ice cream on a crisp fall day.

Nicole Wolfcale - August 30, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Fall favorites are the pumpkin patch, apples with caramel, picking acorns, and cool nights by the fire.

Missy L - August 30, 2015 - 10:17 pm

Baking pumpkin bread and carving pumpkins. Oh and LOTS of football. Fall is my favorite season!!

Renay Beers - August 30, 2015 - 10:20 pm

my favorite childhood memory would have to be hiding under the covers with my 2 sisters. Giggling and laughing until the wee hours of the morning. I can’t wait for my 4 daughters to do the same…

Stacie Petta - August 30, 2015 - 10:28 pm

My dad built us a tree house when I was young! I loved playing in it with the neighborhood kids! We would spend days in it using our imagination and nights playing ghost in the graveyard, flashlight tag, and collecting lightning bugs around it.

Nina - August 30, 2015 - 10:28 pm

My grandparents (Bumbee & Pop) raised me. My father was killed in a hunting accident when I was 4 weeks old, and my mom just could not handle it all.
I thank God for them, my childhood was amazing!!
I had a dollhouse outback (I hope to have one for my girls one day). I spent so much time out there, playing house with my babies. And just being a little kid!! (Even at an older age)..I love that my girls (ages 10 and 4) love dolls and still play like little girls. They grow up too fast. Some may consider them sheltered, but I believe it is my job to keep them as innocent as long as I can!!
So if they want to dress in their favorite MJ and then go jump in a “pud muddle”..that is fine by me!!
They are only little for a short time πŸ’—

Elisa Tacy - August 30, 2015 - 10:30 pm

All the wonderful weekends camping and fishing with my grandparents growing up. We are now recreating the with my kids and my parents. I look forward to them having such sweet memories with their grandparents as I had as a child! <3

Megan Curtin - August 30, 2015 - 10:33 pm

I lived in a subdivision with lots of kids my age. We played on the green electrical boxes (anyone know what I am talking about) all the time. We made a band there, played truth or dare there, made friendship bracelets there etc. We would play for hours…but as soon as the street lights would come on, off we would go! That was our cue to get home! I had such a wonderful time ‘growing up’!

Hayley L - August 30, 2015 - 10:35 pm

This Fall I am going to create lots of beautiful memories for my daughter, we have just moved to Texas and she misses her family and friends so much. Its hard to explain to an almost three year old why your best friend isn’t just a short drive away.
So this Fall I am going to focus on creating a space for her, you see she has been imagining her new room where she will invite her friends to watch “Princess movies and eat cocorn Mommy”- her word for popcorn. I would love to win these beautiful pillows to incorporate into her new space where she can start to make new memories with her new friends here in Austin, pillows that she will keep and take to College one day and remember on days where she is homesick that home is anywhere your heart is, but that those sweet Fall days with new friends in her new room watching Princess movies will stay with her forever. Because Friends are Forever right!

Loretta C. - August 30, 2015 - 10:37 pm

One of my fondest memories was a Halloween party I had in fourth grade. I don’t know how my mom pulled this off but we had over 30 kids in our little house! I was dressed as a flapper (an old tap costume) and I felt like I was on top of the world with all my friends having so much fun around me. There is nothing like “good party!”

Nola Peterson - August 30, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Growing up, my dad was in the Army. We had a set of nylon camoflage blankets that made the best forts outside. Our driveway was lined with crabapple trees and in the late summer and early fall, all the neighborhood kids built forts and had crabapple wars.

Bronwyn - August 30, 2015 - 10:43 pm

My favorite memory is going to the lake with my family. It is so beautiful out there with all the leaves changing colors. When the chill was in the air we would light a fire and hang out playing board games and cards! So much fun! Love my sweet family!

Amy Fenn - August 30, 2015 - 10:51 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories was spending the summertime at my grandparents house, fishing, gardening, and playing in the tree house.

Lesia - August 30, 2015 - 10:52 pm

My favorite childhood memories are the times my sister and I spent the weekends at my grandparents house with our two cousins. We spent almost every weekend there for several years… or so it seemed like years… :-)
We would have the entire den to ourselves and built massive size tents out of sheets with rooms for each of us…. Mimi and papa… as we called them… gave us all the attention a kid could want. We would stay up late… sleep late and mimi cooked us whatever our hearts desired. More grandkids arrived and changed our special space in the den, but did not change the special times we had there…. all of us, to this day, talk about how lucky we were to have grandparents and parents that gave us those times and now memories forever in our hearts!
I try to give special memories for my daughter and Fall is a special time for us
… 1st and most importantly, is her birth in October… the most amazing gift! 2nd) Fall marks the beginning of decorating for the holidays! A memory I had with my grandparents and now with my sweet daughter! We are ready for Halloween!

kellie - August 30, 2015 - 11:01 pm

One my of favorite memories growing up was spending Friday nights with my Granny. I did this until I was in high school. We talked, ate dinner and played card games. Just spending quality time with her was important to me. My oldest child does this with my mom every Friday night now. Making those memories!

Jamie - August 30, 2015 - 11:03 pm

Taking road trips in my grandparents station wagon :)

Jen - August 30, 2015 - 11:06 pm

Looking forward to taking time and enjoying all the beautiful apple orchards and pumpkin patches this fall :-)

Marla H. - August 30, 2015 - 11:08 pm

I grew up on a farm and I loved being outside all of the time! My grandfather owned part of the farm and my dad would help farm it. We would explore a lot! One of my favorite memories was hunting for four leaf clovers with my Grandpa K., my sisters and brothers. We would look for hours and I was so glad for my sister when one of my sisters found one! And it was a big one! I think she still has it to the day. It was the width of a half dollar! That was one of the most exciting things as a child, and I will never forget the fun conversations we had while hunting!

Shelby - August 30, 2015 - 11:22 pm

I always loved apple picking as a child and it’s a favorite fall activity to do with my kids now! Carmel apples, apple cider, and fresh apple pies. Yumm!

Kristi - August 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Strawberry picking with my family…I’m pretty sure I ate more than what I picked!!!

Taylor McDonald - August 30, 2015 - 11:51 pm

My favorite childhood memory was every summer my siblings and cousins would all go stay two weeks at my grandparents house. It was a total of ten of us including me . We played outside getting dirty, swimming , making dirt piles , homeade Ramps to ride our bikes , slip n slides , and much more ! We played until the sun went down and could catch lighting bugs together ! We are all grown now and married with kids but I sure hope for my husband and I to one day be the grandparents they were and be able to give our two girls such sweet memories ! ❀️Thanks for a precious giveaaway !! ❀️

Angela Archibald - August 31, 2015 - 12:00 am

Spending the night at my grandparent’s house with all of my cousins

Lindsey Alston - August 31, 2015 - 12:11 am

State fairs! the cooler weather, fun rides, craft fairs [similar to the ones where MJC started], local music, yummy food. my mom took me to them all in our area…now, I adore taking my children and letting them love all of these special things and memories i will always cherish with my momma <3

Lauren - August 31, 2015 - 12:12 am

Driving to Gatlinburg to see the trees changing and Halloween My mama always made our costumes! Usually all my cousins and I matched! I match all 4 of my kiddos because of her! Halloween is always a big deal! We enter contest and my kids have won several! And we always decorated our pumpkins together and I carried that on with my kids! Each year we decorate them in a different way or theme! Last yr they all had TMNT pumpkins! I made mask for them an diff color glow lights inside them! Luv Luv Fall!!!!

Nellie - August 31, 2015 - 12:12 am

My favorite memory is spending time with my grandmother at the village. We harvested apples and cherries, hoed the strawberry patch, she built me a lake with a piece of nylon and some rocks. It was a simple life but so sweet.

Stacey Snyder - August 31, 2015 - 12:17 am

Spending the night at my grandparents house…. Almost every Friday night! We always had ice cream, we always watched The Dukes of Hazard, if I stayed up late enough I got to tear up bread pieces and put them in a cup of milk with my grandpa (midnight snack) my grandma always tickled my back till I fell asleep, in the morning there was always silver dollar sized pancakes, and after breakfast I played in the rock garden- for real a garden of rocks! And often later on my grandpa would walk me to the river. We threw rocks in, and always always had to stop at a stop sign near the end of the street to see if I had grown tall enough to touch it yet… (Every time he had to pick me up so I could touch it! Oh how I miss them! True love!

Sydney Southern - August 31, 2015 - 12:41 am

As a little girl growing up in Alabama, every fall I couldn’t wait for the pecans to ripen & fall off the huge tree at my grandparents’ home out in the country. I would pick up every last pecan off the ground, then have my grandpa shake the limbs for more pecans to fall! Both my grandparents have now passed away, but I would give anything to be able to take my own 2 dd’s to that same old tree & pick pecans. It’s such a sad thing having to say goodbye to our loved ones, but we get to keep the memories & treasure them in our hearts forever!

Jami Lewis - August 31, 2015 - 12:41 am

Apple picking!

Hannah Owens - August 31, 2015 - 12:55 am

Fall has ALWAYS been my favorite season. That’s probably why my husband I chose to get married in October! πŸ˜‰ I have MANY childhood memories growing up on the farm at my grandparents’ house next door to us. But my best memory would likely have to be my grandfather teaching me how to drive his old blue Ford tractor and teaching me to plow the fields when harvesting (garden) season was done and the time had arrived to prepare the fields for fall planting. Also, I am SOOOO excited to create a new family tradition this fall by taking my 4 children to an apple orchard we recently discovered in North Carolina….we are going to pick apples, eat tons of fresh, hot apple cider doughnuts, drink hot, cold, AND slushy apple cider, and also spend time rummaging through the pumpkin fields in search for the perfect pumpkin for our front porch. I can hardly wait until the cool temps roll into South Carolina because this southern girl is READY for fall!!

Suzi Lander - August 31, 2015 - 1:13 am

I had a fairly rough childhood, but perhaps my greatest joy now is getting to create new memories with my little girl and in a way “rewrite” history. One of my greatest fall memories we have begun to create is decorating pumpkins with friends who are “like family”, it is exactly the type of things I want her to never forget!

Alexandra G. - August 31, 2015 - 1:32 am

Favorite fall memory hands down would be apple picking. I can’t wait to take my little girl apple picking this year and then turn all those beautiful apples into some yummy apple pies. Nothing reminds me more of childhood fall memories then apple picking and the warm smell of fresh baked apple pie:).

Kristan Lindsey - August 31, 2015 - 1:59 am

One of my favorite Fall memories, from my childhood, are from when we would go camping at one of the local campgrounds. There were 5 or more families that would get neighboring sites and we would all have most of our meals together. All of us kids would all play together all day and after supper we would make s’mores.

I now love sitting by a fire at either my parents’ house our my aunt and uncle’s house making s’mores with my kids.

amy - August 31, 2015 - 4:17 am

Hands down it was the spontaneous road trips to the mountains on a Friday evening after my mother came home from work. We would pack some pj’s and a toothbrush and see where we ended up. It usually involved a cabin and a trip to the grocer for popcorn ball supplies. I can still remember the kerosene and cut wood smell. It always makes me happy when I get to take my own daughter and get a whiff of that cabin smell!

Cindy - August 31, 2015 - 5:16 am

Looking forward to decorating for fall, pumpkin patches with my kids and then helping me bake goodies :)

Gidget - August 31, 2015 - 6:18 am

I so remember camping out in my playhouse my daddy built for me and my sister! We would play Dairy Queen drive thru and have our friends Misty and Leslie over for a slumber party in the playhouse outside!!! I’m ready for fall
Break in the mountains or on the ocean! As Long as We are 2 gether….. We are thankful!!

Ashley - August 31, 2015 - 6:26 am

My favorite childhood memories are spending the night with my grandparents. My grandpa would go to her early and then grandma would break out the popcorn and candy and we would watch Shirley Temple movies into the wee hours. Looking back they didn’t have much…they lived in a small mobile home and very modest furnishings, but I never even noticed. They made me feel loved and helped keep my innocence. They’re (thankfully) still around at ages 84 and 85 and my children get to hear their stories and color with them. I’m blessed that my childhood memories are also going to be some of my children’s!

Jennifer - August 31, 2015 - 6:27 am

I am looking forward to our upcoming fall break getaway in the mountains. We haven’t been since our 2 darling daughters came along. Looking forward to starting some new traditions! πŸπŸ‚πŸŒ°

Katie - August 31, 2015 - 7:31 am

I am so excited for this fall (my favorite season) and making new traditions with our daughter (9 months old) πŸ‚

Chrissy - August 31, 2015 - 9:28 am

I don’t need to be entered to win the pillows, but I just wanted to say this release has BLOWN.MY.MIND!!! Seriously, I’m just sitting here wowed this morning. I hope you’re basking in compliments today, because you deserve every one!!

Katie Richardville - August 31, 2015 - 9:47 am

My husband’s family has an annual Barn Dance that is so much fun. I have loved being able to share the Bean Supper and Square Dancing with my kids. They love finding a special twirly outfit and cowboy boots for the night. They spend time with cousins and second cousins and third cousins exploring the barns, climbing hay lofts, and going on hay rides before trying to figure out the Square Dancing.

Karhma Dent - August 31, 2015 - 11:15 am

I’m looking forward to celebrating my daughter’s 1st birthday in the middle of September!

Abbey Bridges - August 31, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Learning to sew at my grandmothers house on the weekends when I spent the night.

Brooke Duffey - August 31, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Our family favorite fall memory is TN Football and campfires. Everytime we build a fire in our firepit, we pull out the roasting sticks and marshmellows. My older Daughter has pefected the golden marshmellow and my youngest as pefected the flaming marshmellow! Always a fun time had around the campfire at our house!!!

Kimberly Miccio - August 31, 2015 - 1:06 pm

We love fall and plan on making bunches of fun memories this year. We will be doing pumpkin picking, corn mazes, our local church fair and just spending some fun times outdoors in the cooler weather =)

Brenda Bell - August 31, 2015 - 1:10 pm

I always remember taking the beautiful leaves into a pile and then jumping in them!!! Love to do that with my girls now!!!

Aimee Phipps - August 31, 2015 - 1:11 pm

I live in a college town and growing up we always had season football tickets. We have continued this tradition with my three littles and so every fall my parents along with my 90 year old grandfather head to the stadium for some good old fashion college ball! Go Tech!!

Amber Connors - August 31, 2015 - 1:12 pm

One of my favorite memories growing up was of my whole family taking the trip up to my grandma’s house in the woods. We would go for holidays mainly, Easter was my favorite. Hunting eggs with my sisters and cousins, in our Easter dresses, out in the woods. Then having a big Easter dinner later in the evening. The flowers blooming outside in the spring. It was all so nastalgic. :)

Kelsey Mcculley - August 31, 2015 - 1:12 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is making quilts with my grandmother. She was always making someone a quilt and taught me everything I know about sewing and quilting. Now that she is gone and I am older I am putting together a quilt with my daughters clothes including some favorite Matilda Jane pieces:)

Betty Ann Aultman - August 31, 2015 - 1:12 pm

I don’t have a lot of good childhood memories so I try my best to make them with my kids. I can’t wait for fall and all the homemade decorations that we will make, playing in the leaves and going to the pumpkin patch.

Erin Jones - August 31, 2015 - 1:15 pm

My favorite childhood memory consists of spending all day at the barn on the weekends. I spent endless hours riding, taking care of horses, and spending time with my barn friends. Such an unforgettable time in my life. I hope my children grow up having such fond memories like those :)

Victoria Gill - August 31, 2015 - 1:16 pm

My favorite memory or memories would you say, always are with my Grandpa. He passed away in 2006 and a piece of me went with him. I miss him so. He always took us to town with him in his big old 88 dodge he had the horn rigged to where it would Aaauooogggaahhh if you remember those. Well after going yo town

Jamie - August 31, 2015 - 1:16 pm

A favorite childhood memory is playing in a log cabin fort my brother and I built in the woods. It was only about 4′ tall, just tall enough so we could fit in it with our fake campfire inside. He wore a Daniel Boone hat that whole summer….he peed on me in the woods that summer which I will never forget.

Nicole Martens - August 31, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Making leave piles and jumping in them. Playing with all the neighbors running from house to house. No cares in the world…..a lovely life!

Alexis - August 31, 2015 - 1:20 pm

My favorite fall thing to do is to make homemade applesauce with my grandparents and all the pies! MY grandmother recently passed away this summer, so it will be a little bit different this year, but we will celebrate all the good fall things together in remembrance of her!

Kimberly - August 31, 2015 - 1:27 pm

One of our favorite memories from this summer was making memories with you lovely ladies! Temperance had a wonderful time modeling for you all and making new friends. You guys made it a great experience for her and one she talks about frequently.

Kristen - August 31, 2015 - 1:36 pm

One of my favorite memories was dancing on our downstairs desk with my best friend to Crocodile Rock by Elton John. We would Dance like noone was watching. However, my wonderful father caught us on tape and it is now on facebook for the entire world to see our sweet young innocence – dancing and singing at the top of our lungs. That is what childhood is all about.

Melia Duncan - August 31, 2015 - 1:47 pm

My family is looking forward to cooler nights, s’mores, backyard movies, and cozy blankets! Some of my favorite fall childhood memories are of “rolling yards”. Nothing like seeing all that toilet paper hanging from trees to know it’s fall in the south. πŸ˜‰

kendra miller - August 31, 2015 - 1:51 pm

We always picked pumpkins and decorated them when I was a kid. Now that I have my own kiddos, it has become a multi-generational tradition. (which I love even more since I didn’t know my grandparents). What used to be a single day event has turned into a fall-long preparation. we “pin” ideas and shop for supplies for two months before spending fall break decorating. We love it!

Stephanie anderson - August 31, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Always loved fall baking with my grandmothers!! I have carried down that own tradition with my own children! We love pumpkin patches and apple orchards here in MN!!

Lo - August 31, 2015 - 2:08 pm

The smell of my grandmother’s house is the memory I will hold in my heart forever. She was always cooking up something and I was her little helper.

Clara Brown - August 31, 2015 - 2:09 pm

My daughter just turned 1 at the end of July. This fall I’m looking forward to all the memories we will make with our very active 1 year old. From Baylor football (Sic em Bears!) to enjoying the cooler weather. Everything is a new memory with each milestone she hits!

Brenda Harms - August 31, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Campfires and playing in the leaves!

Angela - August 31, 2015 - 2:21 pm

My favorite fall memories are going to the farm and picking apples and riding the tractor out to the pumpkin patch to pick that just perfect pumpkin! Loved it as a child and love it even more experiencing it through the eyes of my two children!!

Nancy Ory - August 31, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Family trip are a favorite memory of mine. This fall we are splurging and taking a family Disney cruise. I can’t wait to see my kids faces when we arrive. I am firm believer in spending more on going and doing then things!! Thank you!

Rachael Bunting - August 31, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Most of my childhood memories include my grandparents also. We were always with them. I would spend many nights at their campground spot, or we would spend weeks with them at my Uncles house in Virginia. I now have 3 children of my own, and plan to add both sets of grandparents to our craziness any chance we can get! I want so badly for children to have the best childhood I can give them!

Heather martin - August 31, 2015 - 2:49 pm

My favorite fall memories always begin and end with family. My four brothers and I would wait until the corn in grandpa and grandmas field was just about to be harvested ( it makes the most noise while running😊) We would plan a camp out with all our 25 cousins and have a huge camp out with a wild game of hide and seek in the corn field. This took hours!! Followed by a a haunted forest that my oldest brother and I spent all year planning the best ways to scare all our younger family!! The best of times were followed up by snores and story time around the Bon fire! These are the memories I cherish and live most vividly I’m This year we are doing the same for our little ones. It’s going to be so much fun to surprise them with a little bit of our family fun and new traditions for them to make their own memories.

Erika - August 31, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Spending time at my grams was one of my favorite things to do when I was younger! She was always crafting and baking and planting and she always let me help! She taught me so many things and always allowed me to create unique things-like different wreaths to hang on the door-or different ingredients to add to sauces and pastries! She is an amazing women! And I’m so blessed that my children have been able to do the same with her! Loved loved loved all my days spent there!!! A true treasure!!!

Melissa T - August 31, 2015 - 3:01 pm

I loved our family trips to “The Farm”. Milking goats, feeding the baby farm animals out of baby bottles, and carrying around the baby animals :). It was worth the 2 hour drive with stops along the way to change my car sick brothers clothing :)

Amy Callear - August 31, 2015 - 3:05 pm

We have just moved to a new city and I am really looking forward to exploring our new town and all it has to offer this fall. Love fall weather and can’t wait to get outdoors and enjoy it with my kiddos! Hoping to find lots of little gems and at least one pumpkin patch!

Marla Gragg - August 31, 2015 - 3:22 pm

My favorite childhood memory is going on the weekends with my daddy to feed horses and brush hog our land. He has been gone now way too many years and I wish we could go just one more time!

Laura B. - August 31, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Our little hometown still has a drive in movie theater. We love piling up our sleeping bags and pillows in the back of my husband’s truck and going to watch movies as a family. It is such a fun tradition :))

Mary Bogle - August 31, 2015 - 4:33 pm

I used to spend summers at my Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers and Great Aunts house. They all lived together. My sister and I loved the idea of a sack lunch. My Great Aunt would fix us a sandwich and wrap it in wax paper and put it in a little brown lunch sack….I can still remember the smell of unwrapping the wax paper to get to the sandwich! As they didn’t have sandwich baggies back then. As this was always a huge treat. Also she would put a surprise box of Cracker Jacks in the sack too. My sister and I had to eat Cafeteria food at school, we didn’t have the choice of taking sack lunches to school. Yes I am an older Mom of a 6 y/o I will be 55 in September. and I am going to recreate this memory for her!! Lol I hope she loves the smell of wax paper like I do! But to this day my sister and I still remember sitting at that old farm table and the anticipation of opening our “sack lunches”.

michelle wadsworth - August 31, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Oh sweetness overload!! The pillows are precious! And we love this release!
My favorite childhood memory centers around my best friend/brother. He is four years older than me and he took me everywhere with him. Our favorite thing to do was climb trees together in our backyard tree strip. There was this huge tree that had tons of branches growing off of it and there was a spot you could sit. We would sit there foe hours playing make believe. When it was full of leaves we could hide up there! Oh I loved it so!
Thank you for the chance!

Summer M - August 31, 2015 - 5:16 pm

My favorite memory is picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch and carving them with my family! We would always carve lots of pumpkins and make Carmel corn and apple cider!

Kelli - August 31, 2015 - 5:39 pm

I look forward to fall festivals and carving pumpkins with my children.

Stephanie Mutz - August 31, 2015 - 5:41 pm

I look forward to starting a new tradition this year by taking my 3 year old daughter to the apple orchard. I love seeing her face light up when we share new experiences!

Jessica - August 31, 2015 - 5:52 pm

I look forward to building leaf piles with my children this fall. When I was little my cousins and I would build piles, boats and other things out of fallen leaves. We could spend the entire day imagining and building outdoors. The simple things seem to make the most impact.

Katie - August 31, 2015 - 6:38 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories was camping in the backyard with my sister who was and is my best friend! We would roast marshmallows and our parents would bring us hot chocolate. We usually got too scared to stay in the tent all night though. Definitely will re-create the camping in the backyard experience with our kids

Lesley Thomas - August 31, 2015 - 8:05 pm

My favorite childhood memories were mostly made in my Grandfather’s old dairy barn. We would build hay tunnels, clubhouses, swing from the rafters, and fight off the bad guys (the cows). Just thinking about it brings back the smell the hay in the loft!

Lindsey - August 31, 2015 - 8:30 pm

Summers up at our cottage. It was a huge family cottage and all the families and kiddies would be there all summer long. Thanksgiving dinner there was massive and magical.

Hollie - August 31, 2015 - 9:03 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories is staying at my grandparent’s house with my cousins and putting on “shows”. We would sing, make up dance routines and act out skits. We still have some shows on VHS!

Suzie - August 31, 2015 - 9:28 pm

My favorite memories come from around the pond in our back yard. Several of us families in the neighbor hood would get in our boats and frog gig with all the children. A big camp fire roaring at the edge of the yard. Boiling fresh peanuts and spending time together. Seems now days life gets too busy to be able to enjoy friends and family as we used too.

carriekelley - August 31, 2015 - 9:32 pm

One of my favorite childhood memories, was our family camping at Lake sisabagama in Wisconsin with my cousins in the summer of 1980. My cousin Megan and I got stuck in the middle of the lake when we lost our paddles and we had to use our hands to get back to the dock. Our parents and grandparents laughed the entire way. My grandpa is now gone… but i can still shut my eyes and hear the joy in his laughter.

Megan is now in her FIRST season as a trunk keeper… and the thing that brought us back into daily relationship (cross country) is Matilda Jane.

Now we get to celebrate childhood memories all over again with our own children and the many girls we get to dress from California to Illinois.

I would love for you to send a pillow to her as a celebration of her first season as a TLK with MJC… and as a promise of future childhood joy.

Kara - August 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm

I’m so looking forward to our apple picking with my little girl and baking pies :) Of course, we’ll make sure she’s wearing her Percy knot!

DeAnne - August 31, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Picking the fruit off the trees with my grandma, “Honey” as I named her (because I heard her calling me that as I grew up and I thought that was what I was supposed to call her, too) :) She was an amazing gardener and I have vivid memories of harvesting the veggies and fruit from her garden and then helping her make preserves and jars of pickled veggies. I can still smell those ripe Texas tomatoes. There is nothing like fresh fruit and veggies from a garden. I miss my grandmother dearly, but those memories will stay alive in my heart forever. πŸ’•

Roberta - August 31, 2015 - 11:53 pm

My favorite memories of fall are me and my family getting together at Halloween to go trick or treat around our neighborhood where we would get the best candy from my uncles house all the good chocolates were there.

Kristine Knobloch - September 1, 2015 - 12:58 am

My favorite childhood memory is sitting on grandpas lap and hearing the story of how a young boy and girl were ship wrecked , lost their parents and had to survive alone on a deserted island . They had to have food , clothes, and shelter to survive . The bare necessities ! It was a true story of survival, creativity, and perserverence

EF - September 1, 2015 - 1:30 am

Family memories at the pumpkin patch are always dear to me. It’s like going to Disneyland for my kids. They can’t wait to go and we have so much fun together. Because of the drought in California we have limited options this fall – many patches are calling quits. But I am still hoping to continue the fall tradition of family photos at the patch.

Jessica - September 1, 2015 - 1:47 am

I have such fond memories of time spent with my grandparents also. Stringing beans, hanging close on the line to dry, helping my mamaw make homemade biscuits and so many more. Times definitely were simpler then. Makes me want to hide all our technology and spend more quality time with my family <3

Stephanie Marlowe - September 1, 2015 - 8:35 am

My memories of grandmother in one word joy!! She always wore a dress and a apron. She would make the best biscuits, one was not enough! Granny had 10 kids which meant a lot of cousins. One summer when I was about 8 was the best ever. I stayed with my Granny a lot because we were having to move from Virginia to South Carolina. Me and my cousin made mud pies in the old wheel barrow. Go down to the creek and catch crawl fish. Read her older sisters diary and got in big trouble!! Those were some sweet memories!

Kira Swinson - September 1, 2015 - 10:04 am

Growing up both of my parents worked full time leaving me and my siblings to spend lots of time with our Oma and Opa. On the weekends during this time of year we would go to a local park call heaths ledges… Full of trails, creeks, rock ledges and more! Often creating little forts and goofing around all afternoon with Oma and Opa at this park is one of my fondest childhood memories. My daughters are privileged to still have my Oma and Opa living and a very active part of their life. I enjoy and cringe at the mischief they get into together just as they did with me when I was younger. It’s all about the memories we make with the time we have with each other!

Razene - September 1, 2015 - 10:54 am

Carving pumpkins! Now my favorite fall activity is picking out MJ for my girls : )

Callie Risinger - September 1, 2015 - 6:54 pm

Pool time in the summer.

Diane Haynes - September 2, 2015 - 3:01 am

I’m looking forward to taking my 4 year old grandson to the pumpkin patch and watching his face while he runs around picking out pumpkins! Silly that such a small event can warm my heart so much and by then my daughter will have had a baby girl to add to this wonderful time of the year :)

Katie Smith - September 2, 2015 - 8:38 am

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go to the apple festival with my sister. Since she is in America this fall for the first time in several years, we get to go this October! Fresh fried apple pies, homemade root beer, and bringing home my favorite Arkansas Black apples.

Erica Fulford - September 2, 2015 - 9:50 am

I have wonderful memories of going to an apple farm every Fall and picking out our pumpkins. We grew up in western New York so the air would be nice and crisp that time of year. After we finished picking from the pumpkin patch we’d go inside and sit by the big fire place. We’d indulge in hot apple cider and cinnamon doughnuts that they sold there. It always gives me such a

Erica F. - September 2, 2015 - 9:59 am

Sorry, con’t from previous post.
warm, cozy feeling when I reminisce. I’m now trying to make the same memories with my 2 daughters. It’s a little harder, as we live in Florida, but I hope the end result is the same. To give them that special feeling, and to be able to reminisce and carry on the tradition.

Colleen Hunt - September 2, 2015 - 4:19 pm

A memory we will create this fall will be welcoming a new baby to the family! My son and daughter have been waiting patiently to learn if it will be a brother or sister. I can’t wait to meet this new child!

Behind the Name: Elyse Tee and Sienna Dress

     
Allison - August 28, 2015 - 8:07 pm

Absolutely beautiful ladies, both inside and out!

Janice - August 30, 2015 - 7:51 pm

I remember laying in the middle of the yard looking up at the vivid blue skies with fluffy white clouds, using my imagination, making all kinds of shapes out of them. The smell of summer and fresh cut grass with not a care in the world!

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