Okay, okay, I know fall isn't here quite yet, but I'm so excited that it's around the corner, I can barely contain myself.
Fun fact: The first day of fall this year is September 22, 2010 for the United States, Canada, and most of Europe. Or so says my quick google search. *grin*
In celebration of my most favorite upcoming season, I present to you:
Kristi's Top 10 reasons Fall is full of Awesome:
1 - Cooler Weather (obviously). I don't know about you, but I'm done *glistening* for another year. Bring on the cool breeze and nice walks in the park.
2 - The changing of the leaves. A trip to the mountains is a must each and every year to view the leaves in all their splendor. I relax just imagining it.
3 - Festivals full of hay, parades and lots and lots of fun! See below example of last year's pure joy...
4 - Halloween! Dressing up + candy makes us all feel young again.
5 - Pumpkins. Have I mentioned my pumpkin addiction yet? Pumpkin spice latte', pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin candy...honestly, you can't go wrong. However, fall reminds me of these two not-so-healthy Halloween favorites of mine:
6 - Football! I don't love it as much as baseball, but hey, that's a given. Going to a game, bundling up with a cup of hot chocolate, and watching from the bleachers is pretty nice too. And I'll check out Favre ANYDAY. Like maybe tonight. Big Game.
7 - Crockpot recipes!!!! Everything in the crock pot tastes better in the fall and winter. I'm looking forward to Pot Roast, Beef Stroganoff, Split Pea Soup, Vegetable Soup, Chicken-n-dumplings, BBQ Chicken.....wow...I'm kind of hungry just thinking about it.
8 - Jeans! I'm ready to bring back the jeans and long sleeve tees!
9 - Thanksgiving! Something about getting family together to celebrate just can't be replaced. I like that everyone gets together to eat and the main focus is spending time with one another...it seems to be the one time a year it's okay to overeat and do nothing. And one of the few that I force myself to sit still.
10 - The return of television! All of the good shows are coming back and my DVR is ready!
What about you???? Do you love fall??? Are you with me????