Friday, September 11, 2009

10 on the 10th - Favorites of Fall

**Yes, I realize it's now the 11th. But I started this post on the 10th. Does that count?

I always enjoy Meredith's little meme because it encourages my procrastination of finishing already started blog posts gives me something different and interesting to blog about using a list format. Cause I'm anal like that.

I love fall. I could fill line after line with the reasons I love fall, but I'll keep it to a respectable "10".

1~ The apple cider donuts from various local orchards. 'Nuff said.

2~ Clear blue skies (Oregon actually has beautiful Septembers), crisp, new, cool, fresh air, the color of the falling leaves. God's paintbrush working overtime.

3~ The Pumpkin Patch and ALL that entails. So many memories. So much fun.
(Yes, that last photo is our 1st baby. Sigh.)

4~ Pumpkin Roll. Which tastes even better when eaten with coffee and good friends....

5~ Change in wardrobe. Cause I'm tired of the 3 over-washed, now-pilly outfits I alternate between for the summer.

6~ Back to school - The newness and novelty of it. You know...before the newness and novelty wear off and it becomes the daily grind.

7~ Thanksgiving. Cause it promises time with family...whether here at home or in another state. And turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce (the one shaped like the can. Cause that's what I like. Don't judge.), Stove Top (Yes, from a box. Although I hear tell the dressing my Arkansas Grandma makes outshines Stove Top by a hundred miles.), and, of course, the pecan, pumpkin, and apple pies. And football. And the Macy's day parade. And shopping with the ladies. And great Christmas movies like "White Christmas", "It's A Wonderful Life", "Mircle on 34th St." and the classics "Elf" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation". And... just thought I'd add one more sentence that started with "and".

8~ Christmas music. There's just something about it. We seem to start listening to it earlier and earlier with each passing year. The hubs would listen year around if I let him. Some faves around here: Avalon, Michael W. Smith, City on a Hill, Moriah Carey(even though I don't like her so much anymore.), Josh Groban, Rat Pack Christmas, and I know I'm missing some. What are your favorites? We'd love to add to our library!

9~ The Great Christmas Tree Hunt. With pockets full of mint, regular, and peanut M&Ms. I LOVE getting down the tubs of Christmas decorations from the attic...or should I say Billy loves doing it for me. (And I never use sarcasm either.) I can't tell you how excited I am this year to be out of a teeny apartment and into a house where I can actually pull out ALL my Christmas decorations. Because Fall means....Christmas is coming!

10~ And THIS fall...a MIRL that I am over the moon about. Can.not.wait.

So there you have it. I said I would stop at 10 and stop I must. Because those other unfinished posts will NEVER be published if I use up my written word allotment for the day.

And since there are so many more reasons to love fall (like pumpkin spice lattes, hot apple cider, snuggling up w/ your kids under a blanket...) share in your comment some of your faves of the season! I insist!

No, really.

Please? Thank you. (See? I do have manners!:P)


Amber said...

Lovey your list.

And especially #10...because I'm hoping that you are speaking of the paper chain variety!!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

GREAT list! It feels very fallish here today and so I smiled all through your post!

My fall list includes: the aspens when they change color, football, pumpkins, the color pallette, and the way the air smells!

Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Tiffani said...

Oh I could've written this list myself!!

Especially about the clothes and Christmas music!!

Excited for your MIRL, too!! What fun!

Anonymous said...

Fall's a little more subtle here in the deep South. I'm going to miss the full-fledged fall we enjoyed in MA last year, but we should at least cool down a little over the next few months.

Loved your list. The pictures were beautiful!

Brandi said...

I love fall too! I was just thinking that yesterday when the air started to feel a little more crisp!

Do you know what? I think it's been about a year since we became friends?? Because I remember your fall pics last year! I'm thankful I happened upon your blog. :)

Summer said...

Okay... as I am not a fellow blogger.... what is a MIRL? I'm too dumb to figure it out. :)
I love the fall too... the crisp fresh air is my favorite and I am so ready to start wearing warmer clothes. I also love it because Mike gets to start his favorite season of fishing which makes him happy and I get to start burning my more spicy scented candles!