Thursday, September 8, 2011

Is it Fall?

A few days ago at work, I asked my friend if she thought that it was too early to put out my fall decorations.  Before she was able to respond I already knew the answer... Of course not!  The answer to that questions was obvious as soon as I saw the pumpkins and mums at the Farmer's Market and felt the crisp air on Sunday. 

I don't kow why I needed an affirmation that it would be okay to prepare for Fall because I knew that I would have the decorations out by the weekend... make that Wednesday.  The change of seasons is always a time of excitement for me.  It makes me think of all the traditions of my childhood and makes me yearn for the day that I will create new traditions with my children.  Even since marrying Caleb I have felt the gravitational pull to create new and special traditions for our own little family of two.

I already find myself planning the Crock Pot dinners that I am going to cook and different ways that I can use pumpkin in my cooking.

There are signs of Fall are all around.  The tree outside my office thinks that its already here... kinda like me.

And ever since I saw this add for Pumpkin Spice Lattes I knew I was doomed.

I raced to Starbucks after work one afternoon to grab one on the way home.  Okay, so maybe I didn't just grab one on the way home.  I stayed awhile.  And devoured a whole pumpkin scone.  By myself.  It was huge.  I couldn't resist.

I thought I was being sneaky, but I brought home part of the latte and Caleb caught me.  No big deal, but then I had to share my latte.  :)

Just a disclaimer... I am all about supporting local businesses and with the exception of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Peppermint Mochas you will only find me buying my coffee from local cafes...  :)

I wore a scarf to work today.  And plaid.  It reminds me of going to a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard... instead I went to a community mental health center and played with/counseled kids all day.  Not bad either.

Food Network thinks its Fall too.  See...

Football.  Enough said.  Tailgate anyone?

AND.... I had an Octoberfest beer last weekend.  So if this isn't enough proof that it really is Fall I don't know what else to offer.  I'm loving this season change and all of the tradition that it holds.

Sometimes the simple things are the best things.

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