I Can’t Wait For…

August 23, 2012

Autumn.

I know. It sounds so cliché and Pinterest-y and all, but I honestly can’t wait for fall this year.

Want to know a little secret?

I am beginning to love living here. In fact, the thought of being stationed somewhere else in a year and a half makes me a little sad. Winter is the best here. Usually 50’s and 60’s, it’s the summer of everywhere else. We have 8 months to go out, visit things, be outside, and explore here and New Mexico. It’s crisp and cool and yet warm enough to spend the evenings out on the back porch. There are a few days of snow, nights where we crank up the fire, mornings that cause us to burrow tighter under the covers until the heat kicks on.

I used to think moving here I would desperately miss Colorado winters, which started in October and ended in April/May. But honestly – I don’t. 8 months of frigid, icy, freezing winter took a toll on my sanity after a while. Gorgeous? Yes. Fun with kids? No. There is only so much you can enjoy through a window.

We have a ton to do this fall after having already been here for one. It’s like the desert area just explodes back to life after September leaves. Farms open to visitors, farmers markets stretch out a little longer, children head back to school and leave the things we love empty for us to explore.

Boots, fires, hot cider, crockpots, sweaters, storms, scarves, pink cheeks, football, leaves…



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15 Comments

  • Faith

    August 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    *Raises hand* I’m right there with you. I’m so ready for all things pumpkin in baking right now. I even plan on doing some fall craft things this weekend.

  • Joy

    August 24, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Sound as Pinterest-y as you like, hee hee! I’m right there with you. I’ve got all my owls perched on my fireplace mantel already.

  • Katie

    August 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Autumn is definitely my favorite season and I am ready for cooler temps:) and hot cider and football games and hoodies…. 🙂 That’s pinteresty for you 😉

  • Jen

    August 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    All reason Texas is AWESOME! I just wish Houston had a little less humidity!

  • Amber

    August 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I love autumn. Although I feel like here (in FL) we don’t really get one until Winter.

    I grew up (some) up North, though, so I still feel like autumn is all crunchy leaves, cool wind, and cinnamon.

    Is it here yet?!?

  • imperfectmomma

    August 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I love autumn! Sigh…I am counting down the days too

  • Nicci @ Changing the Universe

    August 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I never consider myself much of a fall person. Until fall comes around. And I’m all SWEATERS AND SCARVES AND PUMPKIN TREATS AND CRUNCHY LEAVES!! WOOHOO!!

    So yeah, I’m a tad bit excited 😉

  • Kelli G

    August 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Squeeeee! ME TOO!!!!! It’s my absolute favorite time of year. Now that we live in Florida, I desperately miss the changing colors and cool evenings and everything else that goes along with it.

  • Andrea

    August 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    You are definitely not alone! I LOVE the fall, and I can’t wait for it to get here!

  • Lenette

    August 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I love fall and am so ready for it as well!

  • Good Girl Gone Green

    August 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Fall is my favorite season!!!!

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As the Wife

    August 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    After Christmas time, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the clothing, the food, the smell…just everything about it. And of course Pinterest is abuzz with all the fun fall crafts I’m going to delude myself into thinking I can accomplish.

  • Veronica Armstrong

    August 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    NO WAY are you alone. Im SO freaking excited.

  • Censie

    August 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I live in Colorado. I agree. I love winter but wish it was only for a short time because Fall time in COLORADO is freaking amazing!! I cannot wait for it to start cooling down here and hopefully fall lasts longer than week! lol

  • Amber

    August 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Oh I am having a difficult time letting go of summer!!

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