Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fallin' in Love with Fall

I have never been a huge fan of Fall. Gasp! I am a Summer kind of girl, and Fall to me has always symbolized the end to everything about Summer I love...the beach, swimming pools, the park, suntans, green trees, green grass, watermelon, etc., etc. Plus, I can't stand to be cold. However, as I get older, I am finding myself enjoying Fall more and more. This could be due in part to the fact that having a savage tan is no longer my number one priority since I had children, and I am also finding myself looking forward to a break from all of the heat.

Fall does have one of my favorite holidays of Thanksgiving, but I have never been a fan of Halloween EVER. Even when I was a child, I can remember enjoying getting dressed up in a costume, which were always something we created on our own from things around the house, but I always ended up frightened while going trick-or-treating. To this day, Halloween is still not my favorite, but I am starting to at least like it a bit more. It is fun picking out costumes for Evan and Ella Grace. We usually go to a festival at church or just go trick-or-treating to the grandparents house, so there is nothing scary, just Evan and EG showing off their costumes and racking up on candy. Here they are last Halloween. Evan was a fighter pilot and Ella Grace was a fairy.

I have actually already ordered and received their costumes for this year. I have kind of shocked myself by already having this accomplished! Evan will be a doctor and Ella Grace will be a pumpkin.So, I think I am warming up to Fall and all it brings. I am looking forward to cooler weather, jeans and long sleeves, hot chocolate, and taking E & EG to the pumpkin patch and for a hay ride. I even told Derek was looking forward to football this year, and he about fell out! I think his exacts words were, "Uh uh. Really?" Ha!

14 comments:

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Hi Leigh Ann. I'm a HUGE fan of summer, but an even bigger fan of fall. Our mornings here have been crips and cool and very fallish. I love it.

Man...you're on top of things with those Halloween costumes. I'm usually scrambling around at the last minute trying to figure something out!

Jacquie said...

I'm with you... I'm a summer person, but lately I've been thinking about building our first fire and making soup and pumpkin bread (which I baked last night!).

I love the costumes. How cute. My parents used to make ALL of our costumes. I'll share some in October on my blog. Adorable.

Have a great week.

Betsy said...

I love summer, too. But I just like the crisp air after all the heat and humidity. And a crystal clear October sky is just so gorgeous!! It's still too hot here to really get totally into it yet, but I know cooler days are on the way and I'm looking forward to all the fall fun.

PS--those Halloween costumes are adorable!! I hate all the scary stuff about Halloween,too, but I think it can be a cute, fun holiday if you keep it that way for your own kids just like you do. Just dressing up and getting candy and nothing evil or dark!

ShortOne said...

i too prefer the warmth of summer, but i do love the beautiful colors of fall and the crisp air before it gets too cold. I love Thanksgiving, but for many reasons (perhaps, I'll share in a post someday) I have never been crazy about Halloween.

Love the costumes you have for E & EG, of course S thinks she's too big to dress up now & T will only dress up if it is mega scary or gory.

I am ready for pumpkins & hayrides!

Laura said...

Hi Leigh Ann! Love the kiddies Halloween costumes!!! They will look so cute in them! Boy, for someone whose is not that big of a Fall fan, you are definitly on the ball!! I am sure that E & EG will be so thankful that their mother is a "sacrificer" as well as a great "planner!!"

LOVE YOU A GOOGLE... said...

Well, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fall!!!Always have. I love Friday night football games, the crisp air, leaves falling and turning color. I also LOVE Halloween! I love to decorate for fall more than any other season.

The kids costumes are too cute! You are on the ball! EG will be so cute as the pumpkin fairy! Love it!!!

Candy said...

I LOVE the Halloween pic from last year!!! :) How great that you already have their costumes for this year! Evan and EG are going to look SO cute!!! What a great planner you are! I'm not a fan at all of COLD weather, but it usually doesn't get very cold here, so I guess I'm ready for Fall! :)

Michele said...

OH - I so miss fall (not winter though - I could just stop at fall and be good). The costumes are great!

Faith said...

I seriously did gasp when I read that first sentence! You are on the ball with the costumes. They will look so cute in those!

And, thank you SO much for your prayers. We are praying for and eagerly expecting our miracle!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

You'd love the southwest! Sunny warm days everyday. I didn't think I would be, we'll actually miss fall a little this year after just moving from the east coast :) We'll just have to decorate like crazy and turn up the air conditioner to feel the cool crisp days, ha!

Audrey said...

I LOVE Fall!! I just love EG's pumpkin costume, that is so adorable and I can't wait to see pictures of Evan dressed up as doctor! I love Halloween because I just love dressing the boys up in their costumes. I think last year, Aidan had 3,lol!!

Meagan said...

How funny! I was never a huge fall fan in particular, just a big fan of the seasons changing... I like with the weather shifts, and the breeze starts to kick up, there is just something energetic in the air! As I have gotten older I become more and more a fan of fall! Even though I savor summer, there is something about football season, the start of school, Thanksgiving... all of that that I love!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the haloween constumes you got for E and EG this year! I'm not a big haloween fan either, but I do like costumes and little trick-or-treaters! All the big spooky decorations and all that other stuff's not my bag! :-)

The Garners said...

Fall does have some wonderful things to offer!

Their costumes are both so cute! I'm not a big Halloween fan either, but we've had a kids' costume party every year since R was born, and it's so much fun to see the kids dressed up! Last year we just met at the park--kids in costume--and had Halloween cupcakes (more of a playdate than a party)...I'll let you know when we do it--I would love for you guys to come!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I have to admit that I did gasp a bit...LOL! I do enjoy summer but my heart is just full of joy when it comes FALL! Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday and football season is HERE!

LOVE THOSE COSTUMES!