Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Favorites

After reading Shawn & Rachel's blog about fall, I felt inspired to share some of my favorite things about fall too. If you asked me what my favorite season was when I was younger, I would answer without hesitation that it was "summer". However, now my favorite season is fall. I sometimes wonder if we lived in Michigan if fall would still be my favorite season? I really love fall for so many reasons...

Football! Need I say more? My love for football has grown over the years (sort of like my love for fall). I even passed up a chance to watch the Desperate Housewives season premiere, with no objection from Nate, because Sunday night football was on, and I wanted to see how my fantasy football players would perform. Scary... I know.

Food! Not only does the beginning of fall signal the return of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, but it also means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Turkey day is my favorite holiday, because it allows friends and families to get together to give thanks and be happy! No presents to worry about buying, no stress over wrapping and debt, just a good old fashioned get together over food. Not to mention I like to cook, and it doesn't hurt that the Michigan/Ohio State football game falls on Thanksgiving weekend either.

Clothes! Goodbye to shorts and tank tops. Fall gives way for scarves and boots. I have really taken a liking to cooler weather clothing... it may have something to do with the fact that I'm not sporting a six pack any more, and I'm not talking beer. Does everyone grow out of loving summer at some point in their lives? There's nothing like heading outside with a cozy scarf and a pair of comfy boots. I also really enjoy waking up to weather that's crisp and cool as opposed to scorching and hot. Sweating from the moment you get up until you go to bed gets old... thank you fall for offering a break from the sweat. :)

Decorations! I love to carve pumpkins... always have, always will. Something about a flickering Jack-o-lantern in the living room or on the porch gives some "spook" to the dark fall nights. I also like placing other little fall decorations around our place each fall. Mini pumpkins and gourds... pine cones... candy corn... mmm I love fall decorations.

There are almost too many things I love about fall to mention.... like: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Halloween costumes, candy, leaves changing color, concerts in a park, cider mills, cider and donuts, crisp... clean... air... I could go on and on...

What are some of your favorite things about fall?

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