It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

No, it’s not Christmas.  (Although I’m definitely looking forward to that!) It’s fall.  Beautiful, wonderful, see-God-in-every-minute Fall.

Here are some of my favorite things going on in this season that I just have to share with you.

Number One: It’s leaf spinning time.  Not leaves spinning to the ground.  Me, spinning with leaves falling.  Here is a photographic demonstration.  I remember doing this a lot as a kid.  I’d rake all of the leaves into a gigantic pile and just throw them everywhere.  We have family pictures this weekend.  I will absolutely be doing this pose.

Number two: Comfy sweaters.  I live for comfy sweaters.  I pull out my sweaters in August out of anticipation.  I am absolutely positive that everyone who knows me secretly laughs at the fact that I am always cold.  Yet fall gives me an excuse to layer up.  Some girls you may know will look for sweaters that that you can still see their figure in?  Me…no.  That sweater that looks like a gigantic piece of knitted blanket with sleeves?  Yep, its hanging in my closet right now.  Long live shapeless sweaters.

Number three: Coffee.  Oh how I adore it.  Just like sweaters, I keep hot coffee around all year long.  It’s a nightly ritual around our house to simply brew a huge pot of coffee at 11:00 pm at night and sit around and talk before we go to bed.  Sure, we are so hyped up on caffeine that none of us really go to sleep until 1:00 am, but still.  Coffee.  Even better is pumpkin coffee. Yes, this includes a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I’m talking about the ground coffee infused with magical pumpkin goodness. This is fall…

Number four: All Saints Eve.  We’ve never done Halloween around here, but we dress up as our favorite saint and see if we can get siblings and parents to guess who we are.  Needless to say, I haven’t picked out what saint I am going to be this year.  Hmmm….put that on the ever growing to do list!

Number five: Open windows.  This may sound like the dorkiest thing you have ever read, but I love waking up to a cold house.  I love having to set my alarm early twenty minutes so that I can spend that time crawling out from under all my blankets and into the cold room.  To some this may seem a horrible and miserable inconvenience   To me it is an incredible sign that fall is here and winter is coming!!

Number six: Football!  Guys, I’ve really been getting into this lately.  I used to be the person who had no idea what was going on in football but still liked the experience.  Now I’m the person who knows a small percent of a smidgen about football and still like the experience.  

Number seven: Cold apple cider. To some this seems so wrong.  ‘What?  You don’t heat up your apple cider?!”  No.  No I do not.  I do, however, love cold apple cider.  Even more I love apple cider slushies.  Yes, they do exist. Your welcome , your life is now complete.

Number eight: Holy cow, I love jeans.  For the same reason that I love sweaters.  And yes, of course, I wear jeans all year.  Fall and Winter is when I can really go jean crazy, though.  Colored jeans, textured jeans, boot cut, skinny, you get the point.

Number nine:  Beautiful leaves.  Every time I drive home from work I am positive that red leaves are my favorite.  Then I see an absolutely stunning yellow or orange tree and my favorite alliance switches just like that.  I’ll just like them all.

Number ten:  Leftovers.  I love me a good Thanksgiving feast.  But even more I love cold turkey sandwiches (with cold apple cider!) and sneaking bites between games and parades later after dinner.  I would say I love leftover pie, but my house doesn’t have “leftover pie” in it’s vocabulary.   

And that’s what I love about fall!

God bless!

Chloe M. 

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