Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"fall is almost here week" link up

september 23rd is officially the first day of fall.


i can barely contain myself.

fall is my most favoritest favorite season! i've been putting this post off because the weather forecast is still 95+ degrees and, well, i don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like fall to me. really, that doesn't even sound like summer. that sounds like hell (not the cuss word. the place. although living in it makes me WANT to cuss). but when i take my dog out in the morning, it's a little cooler. and when i go to pier one, there are lots of browns and greens and oranges, leaves and corn cobs. CORN COBS! what says "fall is coming!" more than a bunch of harvested crops!?!?

joel makes fun of me because i am a list girl. i make lists for everything. going shopping? make a list! need to clean?? list what i need to hit! vacation? packing list! chore charts! wish lists! bucket lists!

you get the point. i love a good list. so here, in no particular order is my "things i love about fall" list:

  • football season-corn hole, tailgating, hot wings, wearing jerseys, face paint
  • carnivals and fall festivals
  • hot cider
  • caramel apples
  • leaves changing colors
  • crisp mornings
  • jeans
  • comfy boots
  • sweaters
  • disney movies, like halloweentown and hocus pocus. i am a child. i know.
  • cute jackets
  • pumpkin spice latte's
  • the way hot chocolate warms your hands when you are standing outside
  • being able to straighten my hair and then going outside and it STAYING that way
  • halloween. now that i have a child, it brings a whole new excitement of dressing her up.
  • hay rides
  • corn fields
  • pumpkin patches
  • fall candles scents
  • soups in bread bowls
  • mulled cider
really? my list could go on. I. LOVE. FALL. and everything about it. last fall was my first true fall in four years, and i didn't even realize how MUCH i had missed it. hawaii doesn't really get seasons. it's either rainy, or it's sunny. the winter is a little cool....like 70-75 rather than 75-80. so i mean. you know. BIG change there.

now go make your own "things i love about fall list" and share it with me! and since we are celebrating, make sure to visit other people and wish them a happy "fall is almost here" week (yep, i just made it up. it's what i do).


MrsStockham said...

well...that about covers it for me too. fall is my absolute favorite season. what's funny to me is that nature is getting ready to "sleep" until spring, but to me...its JUST starting to get interesting and come alive...the bright colors, the crisp air...the smell of the rotting leaves. doesn't smell like "rotting" to me. it smells like a hike in the wisconsin state parks with my little sister and my slr cameras...trying to capture the trails on film. and hocus pocus is one of the halloween movies i watch every year. EVERY year..over and over. legend of sleepy hollow, disney halloween classics...lol...good to know i am not the only one. i hope paxton loves autumn like i do. and p.s. i make lists for everything too...sometimes when i cross enough stuff off...i make a new one with MORE crap on it because i accomplished so much i decided i'd add MORE crap to do. i make sub lists on my lists...and of course...josh makes fun of that too...

people tell me i should start a blog, but i am afraid it will turn into a monster i can't tame at some point. i think i'll end up complaining a lot....or...in an attempt to be positive make people puke with how blessed i feel about my life. *sigh* i'm a writer at heart, used to write children's stories. gave it up for my photography. lol...then i gave that up for medicine...then i gave that up...to be a mom. =)

Leah said...

So, mine is very similar to yours. What can I say...great minds things alike!!!

Rachel said...

OMG Justine - You are officially invited to my fall movie nights. I love Hocus Pocus- my husband makes fun of me and has already threatened to break the movie if he has to watch it again this year lol.

torie@Life With Rylie said...

Girl you won a giveaway!


Sammie said...

I was just telling my hubby the other day that I can't wait for fall so I can hit up Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte! Love love loooove them. Summer has always been my favorite season, but fall is becoming a close second. I'm ready to start wearing jeans again...and actually being able to go outside because its no longer 95 degrees everyday :)

Molly Danger said...

Word on the street is that the pumpkin spice latte's are available. Maybe not in all areas, but I heard they showed up this weekend or so. And I completely agree with the fall weather! It's 88 today and I'm savoring the temperature drop, it's usually 102.