Well, it's that time of year! Welcome, my friends, to the first day of Fall!
Autumn really is one of my favorite times of year. Personally, I think it has a great element of romance to it. There is a charm about autumn. And there's just so much to love about this particular season.
Here's a list of some of my own favorite things about Autumn:
*Hot chocolate (loaded with mini-marshmallows, of course)
*Halloween (I mean, come on -- fun costumes and free candy! What's not to love?)
*Hayrides (say what you want about how cheesy hayrides are, I think they're AWESOME!)
*Thanksgiving dinner (bring on the mashed potatoes! Oh, yeah, and the turkey and stuffing...)
*Pumpkin pie (don't forget the whipped cream!)
*Pumpkin pie ICE CREAM (all hail Baskin Robbins!)
*Sweaters (talk about cozy and comforting)
*"Punkin' Patches" (it's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!)
*Crisp fall air (it's just beautiful this time of year, no doubt about it)
*Carving jack-o-lanterns (even if it's kinda yucky working with all those seeds)
*Scarves and peacoats (I love autumn fashion!)
*The start of the Holiday Season (nope, I don't care how much you nay-sayers want to whine about how long the holidays last...I eat it up!)
*Pumpkin bread (what can I say? I love my pumpkin products!)
*Jumping in piles of leaves (the only way to make up for having to rake them)
*Caramel apples (just...yum!)
*County fairs (can we bring back this tradition BIG-TIME?! We don't get enough of this pastime anymore!)
*Holiday candy ('nuff said)
*Scary movies (what better excuse to snuggle with your sweetheart?)
*Rainstorms (I LOVE rain!)
*Apple butter (Oh. My. Gosh.)
*Campfires (roasting marshmallows!)
And, of course...FALL COLORS!
So, what's YOUR favorite thing about Autumn?