Thursday, October 11, 2007

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE, FINALLY IT'S HERE


Fall is here! These mountains that surround us and hug us like and old friend make me want to write "I wish you were here" postcards. Fall as come to the this glorious place and it makes me want to rejoice. This is my FAVORITE time of year. Fall holds so much joy and wonder for me. Its when the horses start to get sassy, so glad to shake the heat of summer. It is when I want to run out and make a apple pie, when I want to buy every pumpkin I see. It is the start of the holiday season! It is when I am so happy that I love the color orange b/c everything is golden and orange right now, the leaves, my appliances, pumpkins, pumpkin pie, my living room in a peachy sort of way. Fall makes me want to make soup, and have hot chocolate. It is time for trick or treaters, and making comfort food, and red wine. It is time to pick apples, and to seek out all the fall colors and to not blink, because when you do the leaves will be a totally different color. It is when we rake up big leaf piles and then ruin them when we jump in them and roll around. Fall is time to get out the sweaters, and start the fires, and wear UGGS, and melt marshmellows, and open the windows and crawl under a big down comforter, and cozy up. It is when we get to show BellaRose all the magic of fall and the season. Fall brings relief to people from the heat, from air conditioning, from the weight of humidity. Oh how I love fall. I got married in the fall, rushing out of that chapel with my new husband in hand, running over freshly fallen leaves, love in the air! And of course we can't forget birthdays in Rocktober. What could be better. Where ever you are enjoy this weather, embrace the crisp air and the winds that rustle the leaves high above because there is no better time of year.

15 comments:

Heidi and Richard King said...

Sunday, you have made me "fall" in love with Fall even more. That was beautiful and I want to rush out and do all of those glorious things you described. I too love fall...it is the perfect antidote to stress! I will rejoice with you...I want you to teach me how to make some fall yummies! Let's plan it!

Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

Ok so now I need to come over to your house, in my Uggs, make a fire, eat pie, soup and hot chocolate, in my halloween costume, and carve pumpkins with you. if you tell me I can I just might....

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

mmmmmm it is the best time of year!!!
Happy Rocktber birthday to you very soon!!!

Niki said...

Amen!!! I'm sorry I have been on a no-comment streak. You have brought me out of it, though. You have perfectly described my feelings about today's weather...When I get home, I am putting on my uggs, too and I'm going to have to learn to make some kind of pie this year...And maybe some pumpkin pancakes are in order.
I love the pics of the little cutie, too.

Walker James Kirkland said...

I mean really, Dom--you should put all of your thoughts into a book! So well written and so TRUE! :) No fall colors here quite yet but the cool breeze is wonderful! Enjoy and kisses to Miss BellsRose! :)

Just April... said...

I am a Fall lover as well, there is no other season or time of year that makes me quite so happy! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the best parts of this time we love. Happy baking, pumpkin picking and firemaking!

KatieKate said...

oh, Fall is my favorite as well...for every reason you said and more. I can't wait to take Rylie out to explore the crunchy leaves!

Becky- you can do it. You go over there...in pjs and Uggs. You do it.

Dan, Annie, Will, Sadie and Mocha said...

Beautifully said, you've always loved the Fall. I've never known anyone to love Fall more than you. I'm babysitting Bella Rose right now for you while you go to the Gyno to find out how "crooked" you are and I just put her down for her nap in her swaddle (because) you told me too. She and Will are sound asleep, sooooo cute.
She's such a good baby, she was smiling and laughing. Whatever you are doing you are doing it right.
I've always thought that the true test is when someone else is watching your baby, how they are. Your's my dear, is perfect.

Courtney said...

Ditto what you said Sunday.. I too love fall.. and it is finally getting cooler in hot Georgia too! Yeah! Can I join you and Becky with your Uggs, hot chocolate fire pit sitting marshmellow roasting good time?

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

yeahh yo do it Becky, Cause I want to SOOOOO bad and cant.... i miss my Sunday...SOOOOOO much.

andymadden said...

Could not agree more! We can finally get outside and actually enjoy the weather. Hopefully the 90 degree days are behind us... Looking forward to meeting you and Bella Rose next weekend, Andy

Shanna, Adam and Gracen said...

I thought we were finally getting fall around here, but the weather is starting to creep up again. I miss my mountains. But very happy you get to enjoy them!!

Shanna, Adam and Gracen said...

okay, i'm watching GMA and they just showed pictures of fall leaves from ASHEVILLE, NC and now i want to cry...

Just April... said...

Your child is absolutely GORGEOUS.

CortneyTree said...

Aww, I just wrote my own gushy ode to fall, and then toddled over and read yours, and I want to laugh and cry and write more because, really, there just is NO BETTER time of year!