So, admittedly, this has been a rough summer for me, being preggers and all, but I’ve never been a huge summer fan, anyway. So, when I woke to an overcast 61 degrees this morning, I was jumping for joy! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, but not only because I love the weather. For me, there is something so wonderful and magical about this time of year. Just the words fall and autumn awake sensorial delights within me: the smell of bonfires on a cool evening, pumpkin bread baking in the oven, jack-o-lanterns flickering in the dark and multi-colored leaves drifting lazily to the ground creating a cushy bed of fun for kids (or the kid in all of us!)
Since the mister and I are grounded this fall due to Baby Bella, we’ve decided to make the most of what the northeast has to offer. Day trips will abound this autumn for pumpkin picking, apple picking, tree gazing, wine tasting (for him, not me), etc… And, of course, there’s our 11th annual Haunted Hayride with all our college friends in the countryside of NJ!!! That’s me at last year’s event with our carefully-chosen pumpkin 🙂
So, what about you? Are you lamenting the end of summer? Or are you like me, anxious for cooler weather and fun fall activities? Do you have any friend or family traditions you do every year?