“Fall has always been my favorite season,the time when everything bursts with it’s last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for it’s grand finale.” –Lauren DeStefano
Hi friends– It’s here. My favorite season. Fall. Or call it Autumn if you’re feeling fancy. Cooler days, cozy sweaters, fires burning in the hearth, mugs of tea and all that apple-y baking! I’m happily anticipating the next few months.
So I’m making plans. Or hopes or even happy dreams. And writing them down to step into all the fall days that lie ahead…
Here’s thea list:
#1. Carve some silly pumpkin faces with the grand-girls
#2. Spend an evening over mulled wine with old friends
#3. Take long walks through the leaves at Craig Park
#4. Mail off Halloween treats and pumpkin notes to our kids far from home.
#5. Bake a Dutch apple pie
#6. Go to a Cal football game against UCLA with Ani & Brian (Go Bears!!)
#7. Have friends in for soup by the fire place
#8. Pick that Laurel up at the airport and bring her home to celebrate her BIG birthday!!
(the pumpkin dessert will be ready in the kitchen when you get here girl!)
#9. Go for a Big Bear weekend of reading under pine trees rustling in the wind
#10. Make a cake to celebrate with Micah for his birthday!!
#11. Bake a loaf of that crusty Dutch oven bread
#12. Make a visit to play & read with baby Mae in SF
#13. Eat corn candy
#14. Decorate the house with leaves from the maples in the yard
#15. Find an occasion to make that Pumpkin Tiramisu
#16. Sit with a book on the sofa the first time it rains
#17. Send notes to dear friends to say how thankful I am for them
#18. Make Thanksgiving dinner place cards with the grand-girls
#19.Make a November Thankful Heart Chart– filled with blessings
#20. Gather as many family and friends as I can manage around our Thanksgiving table
So enormously thankful for this fresh new season and the particular joys it brings… God is good.
P.S. The photo is thanks to Fox archives and looks nothing like fall here in southern California! (But I’d like to be wherever it is!)