Does anyone remember that television series, October Road? It was only on for a season or two and then it was dropped. I was pretty upset because I had finally found a show to really get into and they just snatched it from me like a bully and a nerd's lunch money. This post really has nothing to do with that show, but instead, the beautiful month of October.
For me, October is the gateway to the holiday season. As the air welcomes a chill, our hearts take a slow, soft turn as we become homebodies and fill our calendars with family excursions. We as women venture into the kitchen more and create warm, hearty meals to fill our families tummies and as the moon makes his debut earlier each night, we cuddle close together by the light of a fire and create special memories of the arrival of a new season.
When I dream about fall, October is always at the front of my mind - flooding it with some of my favorite things.
The anticipation of crisp mornings and cool evenings.
Every shade of brown, gold and deep red in nature, the stores and our homes.
Pumpkin patches with my Weebie.
The State Fair.
Festivals with my Mom.
Celebrating my Dad's birthday.
Dressing Levi up for Halloween and taking hundreds of pictures to try and capture the precious memories.
Sweaters, boots, cardigans and jackets.
Hot caramel apple cider.
Seasonal goodies from Williams Sonoma.
Acorns, pinecones, berries, leaves.
This time of year seems to be a lot of people's favorite. I don't know about you, but I breathe a big sigh of relief when I kiss goodbye those 100 degree days and eagerly applaud the 60's as they come in and steal the show.
Life is good in October.
What are some favorite stops on YOUR October Road?