Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall

Fall means...
Squirrel Hunt! Actually this year we had Squirrel Hunt 2.0. We didn't camp or cook on the fire or do dishes in a plastic tub with cold water. Or go to the bathroom outside. We decided to meet up at the inlaws' house, sleep in beds, shower and brush our teeth in bathrooms, and still enjoy the outdoor activities we love and the family we miss. I really like the upgrades this version has to offer.






Fall means...
Birthdays! The girls turned six a couple of weeks ago. It's hard to believe they are so big. My dad's birthday is the day after the girls', so we got to party all weekend.


Fall means...
Football! We love supporting our local high school on Friday nights. It's fun to gather at the stadium and see friends from school, church, old church, work... And the excitement of college football is pretty great. We're still a house divided. This is Colt's last year and I really want him to have a great one, but Honey cheers for the Red Raiders all the way.

And...it almost always means a double date to a Red Raider game when my dad offers to let us use his season tickets.

Here's a fun little factoid: Brooke's student teacher dates Taylor Potts, so that's just one more college quarterback to add to my 6 degrees of separation list ;)

And...even when I'm home alone, I still watch College Game Day. But let's just keep that between you and me. It'll be our little secret.

Fall means...
Getting healthier! Honey and I have rededicated ourselves to eating better. I gained a couple of pounds over the summer. I guess now I know what happens when you say "it won't hurt just this once" two or a hundred times.

Honey recently had a physical and his doctor, who is this little Asian woman, told him " You loose 10 pouns...and after that, you loose 10 more."

So, we're continuing our journey...

Fall means...
My first 5K! Saturday I'm walking in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Several of us have a team and will be walking together. It will be so fun! Maybe next year I can run the whole thing.

Fall means...
Beautiful weather! At least this year. Sometimes we skip fall and go straight from 100 degrees to 50 degrees literally overnight. But this year it's been gorgeous. Cool, crisp, clear mornings for walking or drinking coffee on the back porch.

Fall means...
Socks! on my feet...because the floors make them cold...

Fall means...
Working! I've only been a substitute teacher for 2 weeks and I've worked 6 days. I'm really trying to limit myself to 3 days a week.

I love it though. It's been so fun getting to know the teachers on a different level, and loving on the kids, and meeting some of my own kids' friends.

Fall means...
Mums! I will absolutely plant some in the front yard this year. Maybe even today.

I don't guess I have a favorite season. I love them all. I love that they provide change and variety. I'm always ready for the next one when it's time to change.

I love decorating the house for the different seasons. I love the different smells that tell me the seasons are changing. I love my little pumpkin spatula. When it appears in the place of my pink daisy spatula, I know it's fall. It makes me excited to wake up early and scramble some eggs for the kids before they head to school.



Fall means...
Halloween! It's well documented that Halloween wears me out just a little bit, but I still look forward to it. Bubba is already planning his costume.

So tell me friends, what does fall mean at your house?

3 comments:

The Pittman Family said...

I'm loving the fall weather also...and football.

kimberly t. bowling said...

SEC football!! Love it! And we are also very involved with our high school team as well....small towns,fall, Friday nights = football.

Pumpkin spatula is adorable!!! I must get me one of those!! But where???

Shelly said...

Squirrel hunt 2.0 sounds more to your liking! Don't tell SweetHeart it can be done that way! Mom & Dad went for a weekend in their pop up with hook ups and she is "spoiled" now--we aren't telling SweetHeart about that one either! ;)

I thought about your girls and our twins' birthday too! We partied with the cousins last weekend and we are going to ride horses this weekend for SweetDoll's birthday. That should be a hit.

Fall definetly means football at our house--Cowboys, a little college, and local high school.

Fall also means getting ready for the holidays. I try to get my shopping done by Thanksgiving.

And I'm loving the fall weather! I know it isn't always like this, but compared to where we moved from, we are not used to such cool weather so soon! We are digging for jackets!