Well, it’s definitely been a minute since I’ve had a chance to write a blog post, and with most of my readers stuck at home scrolling through facebook, thanks to Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Shitty Vacation Ruining Irma, now might be a good time for a new post.
Yesterday was my 6 year wedding anniversary with the hubbin. We had it all planned out to take a family weekend trip to Florida, around the Santa Rosa Beach area, to stay with my BFF and get one last taste of summer, but Mother Nature had other plans. I am grateful that everyone we know in Florida is safe, and praying that we stay safe in Georgia right now, but seriously, screw you Irma for ruining my vacation. Just don’t ruin anything else, OK?
While we stayed home and made the best of our staycation, it got me thinking about how the weather is getting colder and fall has pretty much arrived. I love fall! It’s my favorite time of the year, but it always feels like it goes by in such a flash cause there is just so much to look forward to and not enough weekends to do it all. I personally think it should be considered the most wonderful time of the year, so I thought it would be fun to make a list of what I love most about fall. Here goes:
1.) Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Sorry, not sorry, but this is my favorite Starbucks drink. It was my gateway drug into Starbucks, and each year its release kicks off the most wonderful time of year. I know there are many out there who do not appreciate pumpkin spice anything, and I get it when it comes to things like Doritos, chicken, toilet paper, but come on, pumpkin spice in coffee is just magical. Oh, and so is pumpkin beer!
2.) Fall Festivals & Hiking Trips: So here in Atlanta you literally need to hire an event planner to keep track of all of the fall festivals- which weekends they are happening and where. There’s always some fun adventure to be had on the weekends in the fall, traveling to some obscure mountain town, picking all their apples and pumpkins, eating fried oreos, and buying overpriced crafts. I love it! And hiking is amazing this time of year. Cool weather, leaves changing colors, love, love love!
3.) Return of the Leggings: You know that they’d be back! I love my leggings, but summer is just not good leggings weather. It’s too dang hot for all that material. Not in the fall though! Which brings me to my next love for fall….
4.) Leg Shaving is Optional: This one is pretty self-explanatory, but no need to feel guilty if my legs have went some days without seeing the sharp end of a razor. My leggings will hide it all! Now don’t get me wrong, I do shave my pits regularly, I’m not an animal, but in the fall, legs are optional!
5.) Halloween and All Things Scary: Halloween is so much fun and while in general I don’t love being scared, this is the one time of year that I will soak up all the scary movies, haunted houses, etc. Fall is just a fun time to cozy up with the hubbin and get scared on purpose. And who doesn’t love an excuse to wear a costume, especially when you can make your hubbin and kids match with you!
6.) Milestones: This is most important. Some of my favorite people were born in the fall: Nugget, Coco, and my dad. Plus I got married in the fall, so lots to celebrate!
There is one thing I do not like about fall, and I will get a lot of crap for this, but I am just going to admit it. I do not love football. Sorry. Sometimes I can be SLIGHTLY interested in college football, depending on which teams are playing and which college’s admissions’ offices roll out the red carpet to high school counselors the best, but other than that, you can keep the pigskin. Oh, and one other thing I do not like: hurricane season. Obviously.
What are your favorite things about fall?