Fall Apples, Birthday Dinner, and Disney Surprises

By Sarah Dingman | September 25, 2012 | Disney at Home, Trip Planning

My favorite thing about New England? We get to enjoy fall before everyone else it seems! It is in full swing here; cooler temperatures, spicier smells, deeper colors and I am in love!! Last weekend we embraced this along with my birthday (another reason probably why I love fall) and a few surprises along the way.

Mark took me apple picking for the first time!

Searching for the perfect apple. Or at least perfect enough for pie. Or crisp.

We have height on our team (not me) which is pretty handy while apple picking.

We left with a very full bag.

Back at home we continued the autumn love with new fall scented Yankee candles and apple crisp.

Ringo loves watching through the window the falling leaves and the squirrels on the hunt for their next nut.

Maybe someday there will be a time when my birthday is just another day but I think that will be hard with Mark by my side. He never ceases to make that day special. This year he labored over a perfect birthday dinner AND made me a cake. All from scratch. He’s amazing.

Argentinean wine and actually the brand served in the Argentina booth during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival!

It may not be the prettiest cake, but it was filled with love and the BEST TASTING chocolate cake I’ve ever had! And look at those rainbow glow candles!

And finally, the best birthday surprise this girl could hope for; tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

With so much happiness and excitement, it feels life for us couldn’t get any better!