Friday, September 16, 2011

Autumn is in the air...

Autumn is just around the corner BUT it certainly feels like it right now. I'm cuddled under a blanket with a hoodie and a huge cup of hot coffee. Its 45 degrees! Autumn is my favorite time of year! After reading Erin's awesome post I also decided to share all the reasons why I love the season!

1. We have a great HISTORY of great things that happen in the fall. Three years ago in October Brian and I had our first date. Two years ago in September we purchased our home and last September we got engaged!

2. Apple Picking- Again one of my most favorite fall activities. Since our first date was in an orchard we go back to the same orchard which also has a winery, BONUS! Last year this happened there:

3. The CRAFT FESTIVALS! There are so many craft festivals each weekend. They range from a down home crafty to really big city artsy and I love them all. This year I am actually going to be a part of one Columbus Day weekend.

4. PUMPKINS! I love pumpkin picking and carving them! Its so much fun. I love walking through the crisp leaves on the farm to pick them out!

5. Fall clothes and boots. I'm sure I'll be wearing some today. I just love the browns, oranges, burgandy, yellows and purples! Plus I love being able to wear just a sweater and feel nice and cozy.

6. Fall foliage! I could drive all over the place in the fall with no real destination. I just want to see all the beautiful colors.

7. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte- half the syrup please! 

8. Halloween! I can't stand when people say they hate Halloween! I'm actually bummed its a Monday this year. Our development is hoping with kids. We sit outside and wait for the kiddies. It gets so crowded we usually run out of candy a few times each year. Even the dogs in our development dress up so we make sure we have extra dog treats for them! Oh and all the scary movie marathons!!! Michael Myers!!! AHHHH!

9. Thanksgiving- One of my favorites. Sweet potatoe please and some white meat plus my mom's amazing stuffing. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. A new family tradition started last year when we all decided to take our dogs out on a 3 mile hike the morning of. It was fantastic and I didn't feel like such a fatty after eating all the stuff listed above.

Source: None via Ricky on Pinterest

10. The smells! Ever notice how there is a different smell in the air during the fall. Although its cold out there is a warm comfy smell in the air.

11. School Supplies- I have not been in school for a very longgggg time but I love getting notebooks and glue for $.25!

12. ABC Family Channel's month of Family Halloween movies! Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus are my favorite!

1 comment:

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

OK, I have been totally buried at work this week, so I am just catching up on all my favorite blogs now. I love that you did this. I think I am going to have to try the pumpkin spice latte with half the syrup next time. I love it, but it can be too sweet for me.

Your ring is absolutely beautiful. Congratulation on your engagement. Wedding planning is so much fun (most of the time).

I love your Thanksgiving tradition. I think husband and I are going to have to take the dogs for a long walk that morning too. It really is such a good idea.


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