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Monday, September 26, 2011

Welcome Autumn 2011

Happy Fall!

What's not to love about autumn?

It is my favorite time of year, and is Ohio's best season.  The crisp fresh air with low humidity and cool breezes.  

The trees are already turning here in Central Ohio.  Before long, they will falling in the breeze onto the ground where they will crunch...crunch...crunch under foot.  I love that sound.  
We went to the orchard yesterday for the annual Apple Festival.  Does anything smell better than an apple orchard in the fall.  It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.  I remember every fall going to the orchard with Mom.  We would buy apples, caramels, parched corn, and cider. 
You all know how much I love my football.  I follow football at all levels with high school being my favorite.  I love the school spirit shown by the players, band, cheerleaders, and fans.  I've been watching my nephews and Jordan play football for nearly 20 years.  Boy, that makes me feel old. 
Nephew, Joel is #2
Fall holidays are fun, festive, and food driven.  Halloween is so much fun.  I love handing out candy to all the little ghosts, goblins, lions, and princesses.  I even enjoy giving treats to the teenagers who come around with a pillow case.  Of course, I can't forget the four-legged tricksters.  They get treats, too.  
Jordan from his first Halloween to last year
Last year, I had a bowl of dog treats to hand out and a certain black furry Court Jester, pictured in my banner, kept sneaking treats.  He was very slick about it too.  I wouldn't notice until I'd hear him chomping on it.  
After Halloween, we gear up for the feast of the year, Thanksgiving.  I am still a kid at heart and can't imagine not plopping my backside in front of the TV for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and the official arrival of SANTA CLAUS!!!  

If you missed Pat's post about the parade last year, do yourself a favor and visit her HERE

Oh my, talk about food coma...after the parade, the onslaught of power-eating ensues with turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and baked goods.  The gluttonous eating is justified though, because you have to have plenty of energy for the Black Friday sales that begin just hours after your THIRD dessert. 

I think I will throw on some sweats and start planning my eating strategy....
What is your favorite part about autumn? 


MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

8 comments:

  1. You can tell it is hard to contain your excitement for Autumn! Love your enthusiasm! I love your new background and your header it is very festive! Happy Autumn!~Hugs, Patti

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  2. Oh LA...my favorite time of year too :D
    really enjoyed this post!
    BEAR HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  3. LOVe your blog head La! I love Halloween and Autumn too, I feel your excitement.

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  5. My favorite part of it? ALL of it. xo, P.S. Love your new header and background.

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  6. Why darling you look stunning.
    I love going to the pumpkin patch with my littles. The animals, the apples, pumpkins and the fall food. Love fall.

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  7. My favourite thing about Autumn is the slowing down and the drawing in.I love the abundance of fruit and veggies and the feeling that there will be time for stories and slow cooked casseroles,I could go on but that is enough I think.Nive post thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the crisp air, not cold, but when a sweatshirt feels nice and cozy:@) After yesterday, I'm not even going to comment on football... ugh.

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