The reasons I love fall*:
Pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks
Pumpkins on every porch in town
My very own little Batman and pumpkin baby
The beautiful colors that trees turn - it is like a surprise every year to see the vibrant reds, purples, browns, yellows and oranges
A crisp cold clear fall sky with those white wisps of cotton candy clouds
The first snow flakes (FOR REAL!)
The way the air smells of rain, fall leaves, bon fires, summer's new giving way to fall's old
Hot chocolate with whipped cream & chocolate shavings (makes me wish we had a Seattle's Best in town - OH DO THEY MAKE THE BEST HOT COCOA EVA!)
A mighty wind that makes Matthew crazy with excitement and blows the sun hat right off Marisa's head
Hikes at the local state parks
Hot soup or chili and a big hunk of warmed whole wheat bread slathered with butter
Warm winter clothing, coats and hats
Thanksgiving - turkey, stuffing, mashed & sweet potatoes and pies galore!
The beginning of my thirty-five year on this earth
* I never really realized how many food related items I like in relationship to Fall!