This weekend I have super cozy autumn plans.
However, this year I have not been excited about the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter. It's depressing to think about trading in the seemingly endless warm summer nights to be stuck inside under blankets and watching TV.
I've seen so many people on facebook, blogs, etc. talking about how excited they are about fall. With all that joy, I can't help but start to get a little bit into the spirit of the season too. Autumn and winter are not my favorite time of year. I appreciate the beautiful changing colors of the leaves, but the impending cold winter, and dark, dreary days are not what I look forward to.
You know the whole saying 'fake it till you make it' well this year I'm faking it that I love fall... and crazy enough, I'm actually really excited about my weekend plans.
Check out what I'm doing... you will be excited too!
Today (Friday) I'm taking off work to chaperone Gav's class's trip to the apple orchard. Picking apples is something that I have always wanted to do, but never done. There will be a hay ride, we'll tour how they make apple cider, get to go to the farm's bakery, and pick apples of course! I can't wait!
We flew through Chicago on the way to California a few weeks ago, and bf was super bummed that we weren't there long enough to get real deep dish pizza. In San Diego, we went to a great Chicago-style pizza place called Lucky's (maybe Lefty's?) but BF has been really wanting to make his own... and he is! I'm excited. Except it's not going to have the sauce on top like in this picture.
After that, we're headed to BF's and my high school's football game! You know that's how BF and I know each other right? We went to HS together. Gavin has never been to a football game, and BF played varsity all of high school, and hasn't been to a game there since. So it's going to be pretty special.
Saturday, idk what we're doing, but I'll make sure some kind of fun fall activity is incorporated :)
We're going to my parent's house for dinner and BF is going to grill out for them. He's a super good cook and griller (old news) so that will be awesome and my dad and step-mom have not had BF cook for them before, so they're in for a treat.
|This is what BF & I look like. I think. Maybe. Where are my cowgirl boots?|
Autumn is a time of change. The leaves change, the weather changes, the amount of daylight changes, it's just different. So many people have been talking about their fall wreaths and pinterest desserts and really decorating for the season. I finally understand why.
It's because fall is such a contrast from summer. It comes in with a bang, almost unexpectedly and there is no choice except to embrace it. There is an awesome print-out from Katie, that you absolutely must print and have for your family. BF, Gav and I printed this last year and we did so many amazing activities we probably never would have done otherwise.
Sometimes you just need a little boost to get into the spirit of the season. For me this year, it's fall. But like I said in my So What! Wednesday, my home is filled with pumpkin muffin candles, my car has an apple cider bath and Body Works clip-in thing. Fall is not my favorite season, but like it or not, I'm going to make it awesome!
Now off to the apple orchard and I'll probably be stopping for a pumpkin spice latte on the way :)
What do you do to celebrate fall?
All photos (except the one of BF and Katie's are via)