Saturday, October 4, 2008

Oh how I love FALL


I love just about everything about it. It must be my favorite season. I love the colors. I love the crisp air. I love having the windows open. I love needing a sweatshirt in the evening. I love pumpkin cheesecake. I love apple picking and making pies. I love cinnamon donuts and apple cider. It is great to have pumpkin spice candles and cinnamon brooms from Publix and that wonderful homey smell wafting through the house.

Going for a walk in the woods and looking for pine cones. Making plans for the holidays. Pouring over recipes for a crock-pot meal or thinking ahead for Thanksgiving dinner. Carmel apples for an afternoon snack. Hot cocoa and a book on the porch in the late afternoon sun. Seeing pumpkin stands and farms with scarecrows and bales of hay. Mums in the garden. I can't get enough of the trees as they change from green to golden yellows and bright reds. Even raking them and letting the kids jump in them...

Love it all. Oh, how I had wished that we would be up in our new town for fall...but God has other plans. I am so truly thankful for all that this fall brings us...just where we are.

9 comments:

kp1017 said...

Hi Cris! It's Karen Parker from NJ! I saw your link on Darren's website and wanted to get in touch with you to say hi. You and Chuck were great friends to me when I was in high school and college, but like with a lot of friends, I haven't been very good about keeping in touch. And I found your site as you posted a great entry -- I love fall, too! I think my email address will be linked to this message in case you'd like to chat. If it isn't, I'll leave another message with my email address in it.

crispy said...

Karen...I have been looking for you. I am so glad you found me. I was hoping to find you on Facebook or somewhere. Send me your email (won't post it) so I can get back in contact with you.

Sean and Lisa said...

Cris,
How I've missed reading your posts! I've got to go back and catch up but just wanted you to know I'm thinking and praying for you!!
Lisa

Annie said...

You can love fall, because you homeschool! Anything really relaxed or fun that we hope to do is ruined by the pressure that is caused by homework. Every evening, and most of every weekend. Nope! No trip to the cider mill; someone has a paper due. No...no walk through the leaves - that speech has to be written. It is truly dismaying.

cindy said...

You captured everything great about fall and then some! I'm hoping to post some pictures of the leaves here in New England in the next few days!

Lee and Bev said...

I love your positive outlook, Cris! In the midst of trying to sell your house you continue to be positive - making your "soon to be vacated" house a homey place. Bless you!! I love it too! The change of seasons is such a blessed gift! Thank you, Lord God, for your creativity and beauty!

Ginny said...

ME TOO!!!!! I just love Fall! I have so many good memories associated with the fall as well. Jonny and I got married outdoors in the north GA mtns in October, I took some of my favorite outdoor forestry courses in college in the fall, and now I am getting to have a baby in the fall.

chewhi said...

after reading this and seeing your pictures, I feel like I've been through the season already!

Susan said...

I have the exact same tin "Welcome" sign...is that just TOO funny!! I love your fall decorations. I was just taking pictures of mine to put on my blog too. I really love fall too!!