I love the changing of the season. I, for one, HATE the heat of summer. There are many people who love the summer. But there isn't a soul I know who isn't finding great joy in this transition into fall.
Here is what fall means to me:
Eva and Leighton in their ADORABLE new coats
Christmas getting closer
Wait...I have something to say on the topic of Christmas. I have been thinking about this the last few days, and I would like to get it out in the open. And I'm open for comments on this - whether or not I offend you. I am aware that many people, probably even some that read my blog, are the type of people who get annoyed with people like me. People who start counting down the days till Christmas in September, get their Christmas shopping done early, start listening to Christmas music in October...you know the type. The type like me. But I have a word or two to say to you Scrooges who get all up in arms that Hobby Lobby starts putting up their Christmas merchandise in August. Yes, I'm talking to you.
You know how at Christmas time there is all this talk about "keeping the spirit of Christmas with you all throughout the year"? Well, I take this literally. I feel like there are many who preach that and then turn around and get mad that people are actually doing it. I am not advocating greedy commercialism or capitalizing on a holy holiday. But that's not what Christmas means to me. When I get excited for Christmas, it's not just about the gifts or the decorations or the cards or the food - although I do LOVE all those things. It's about the way I FEEL when this magical time of year approaches. I love people more. I feel happier. I think more about Christ. I feel more inclined to serve and give and help. And if anyone wants to tell me that I should wait until after Thanksgiving to get in that spirit, then...maybe you need to rethink what Christmas means to you. That's all I'm saying. There...I've aired my feelings on that topic. Thank you for indulging me. Oh, and by the way, there are 84 days left till Christmas.
Anyway, on with my list about fall.
Bright yellow leaves
Remembering when I met Andrew on October 9, 2004
Watching The Office with Andrew
And many, many more things
Now I'm going to go watch TV with Andrew. And possibly eat a bowl of ice cream. Okay, I am definitely going to eat a bowl of ice cream.