Saturday, October 24, 2009

Why I Love Fall


It is a season that I never used to love. It was cold and involved getting up early for school. But as I get older, I have come to LOVE fall. Here are a few reasons:

  • The leaves turn into colors that cannot even be categorized. I have nearly wrecked my car many a time driving past Drake Park, staring at the trees.
  • I love that it's getting cold outside, but when I get in my car it's nice and toasty from the sun.
  • I love, repeat love, watching families gather outside and play in the leaves.
  • I love all things pumpkin...only for the short fall season. Try to feed me pumpkin pie in April and I might vomit.
  • I love the expectancy that is almost tangible in the air. Other seasons seem to sneak in, but fall is like a beautiful, colorful dance that brings out the child in you.
  • Daylight savings time is my best friend (but only in the fall)
  • When it's over, I get to look forward to Christmas!

Why do you love fall? Is it the leaves? The weather? Football? Or do you, like I did so many years ago, believe that fall is just the nagging precursor to a horrible winter? I hope not, because that's just sad.

Well, I've said what I wanted to say, and now I shall leave you with this thought: 62 shopping days until Christmas! :)

P.S. I looked over my past blogs and decided I have to get back into this...can somebody help me update my look?

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I don't have anything important to say.  I don't have any news or any updates.  I don't have any deep thoughts or truths to share.  I just love this day and wanted to share that.  

Lots of days are not like this one.  Lots of days require a fight for joy.  But today?  Today the leaves are changing and it's still warm outside.  Today I woke up from an incredible night's sleep and I can't remember the last time that happened.  Today I celebrated with a friend who is getting married soon, and saw another one that I haven't seen in far too long.  Today is the perfect day of rest and it's not even over yet! 

Today is OVERFLOWING with joy.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


This is Granny.  She's my grandma.  Don't mess with her.