20 August 2008

I Can Almost Smell the Apples & Cinnamon

Now that I've been to the beach and had the perfect summer vacation I'm ready for Fall to be here...NOW! It's my absolute favorite season of the year and about this time each year I'm longing for it. A few of my favorite things about Fall are (in no particular order):
  • the cooler temperatures
  • the energy I get from the cooler temperatures
  • my birthday!
  • the smell of apples, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin.....
  • sweaters!!
  • football games
  • watching the leaves turning colors
  • the wonderful Fall foods, such as:
  • fresh apple cake
  • pumpkin pie
  • pumpkin bread
  • apple butter
  • soups
  • turkey & dressing
  • chex mix
  • apple cider
  • candy corn
  • (OK, I have to stop listing food because I'm drooling now)
  • going to the pumpkin patch with the kiddos
  • picking out the all those cute little extraordinary pumpkins
  • carving the BIG one
  • decorating the house with all of my fall decor
  • dressing the kiddos up for Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • menu planning for Thanksgiving
  • family gatherings
  • nature walking
  • fall festivals
  • planning for Christmas
  • putting out my Dicken's Village collection
  • watching my kiddos jump in piles of leaves
  • gathering pine cones and acorns

~What are some of your favorite things about Fall?


PinkDaisyGirl said...

If I had to pick only one season, I would pick fall as my favorite. I could list things about spring and winter that I love, but overall, fall beats them out.

I love watching the leaves turn colors. That's my top favorite thing. The smells of fall are so distinct, and I also love them. When I'm not cooking, I love using the Yankee Candles in the scents that make it smell like I am. Cheater pants, yes I am.

I feel like I've cheated summer since I've moved here to Michigan and the temperatures are so much cooler than I'm used to. It feels like the beginning of fall that I'm used to in so many places I've lived. It's weird. This is going to be an unusual round of season changes for us just getting used to it all so much further north.

New Jersey in the fall was my favorite place I've ever lived during that season also.

~ Kayren

Kari said...

My favorite, too! (as you well know) I finally can get out and do something without "I'm melting...melting!" going through my mind! =)

Kelli said...

Oh, and am looking forward to fall too...what a pretty picture! I love baking with pumpkin and all the pretty trees and that crisp feel to the air!

PinkDaisyGirl said...

Love your new family pics. You must have just gotten them up.

christine said...

My favorite things about Fall are the colorful leaves and soups! They both have special meaning to me. The leaves remind me of a time when I was a single mom with no extra money. Each Fall, my daughter & I went to a local park or nearby woods & collected colorful & interesting leaves. We pasted them on a piece of cardboard that was cut into the shape of a leaf and called it our leaf collection. As for warm tasty soups, well they take me even further back, into my teenager-hood. I lived in a girls home and longed for a mother's warmth. One school day, I walked home with a schoolmate during lunch to find that her mother had made the most delicious soup I had ever had (that I remember). I don't even remember what kind of soup it was, but it filled my belly and the fact that it was made by a real "Mama" was precious to me. I'm now happily married to my soulmate, who loves my soups and takes me for as many drives to see the leaves as I want!


Nancy said...

You nailed it....Fall is absolutely my favorite season. For all the reasons you listed, plus one more...my anniversary! YEAH!

Rachel said...

I absolutely fall deco!!

I also love candy corn...

I love that my birthday comes in fall....

I love the cooler weather (FL)...

Angela said...

I love fall as well. I recently posted about that same subject - sounds like we have a lot in common, LOL!