Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence

Now that my house has been put back together from a long weekend with friends, I sat on the couch last night wondering, "now what?" I had been looking forward and planning Ashley and RaeAnna's visit for so long and now that it is over, to me, it feels like summer is too.

The air is changing. The mornings are cooler and the afternoon sun much softer. I'm excited to see fall come to the area, it's the last season on my list and when it is over I will have been in St. Louis for a year!

So instead of being a little bummed that the big weekend was over, I thought about all the wonderful things to look forward to over the coming fall months:
  • Nick's friend's 30th birthday party. Nice to have some plans on Labor Day weekend!
  • I will be my friend Sarah's "date" to her sister's wedding in September because her boyfriend is actually in another wedding the same day. I love weddings and hopefully I can be of help too!
  • Switching the Yankee Candle tarts in the house from Clean Cotton to Spiced Pumpkin.
  • Our community is hosting their annual festival. Not sure exactly what it is all about but the plans and activities look fun to take part in!
  • Seeing Stephen Lynch here in St. Louis at the beginning of October. He's our favorite!
  • A fun trip to Chicago to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday at the end of October!
  • Planning my first real, on the porch (not my on back condo patio) pumpkin decor. I think polka dots and a monogram are in order.
  • Pulling out my fall and Halloween decorations - I have some really cute stuff that is just dying to try the St. Louis house on for size!
  • Nick's whole family is coming to St. Louis to celebrate is Grandma's 80th birthday! It will be fun to show them our city and celebrate. Even better that they are staying in a hotel. Phew! My tiny little house would explode for sure.
  • Seeing the leaves change for the first time. Maybe a little drive and overnight somewhere with Nick to see them in the country? Will I officially be a "leaf peeper?!"


Heidi said...

Randall, I absolutely LOVE autumn here! The leaves are gorgeous! And of course, decorating for fall is my absolute favorite!!!

Dan and I always do a winery trip in early Nov to Hermann. The drive is so pretty and it isn't crowded bc everyone came in October for Octoberfest.

I'll email you because we'd love for you guys to come with!!

Rachel H. said...

I want to see your halloween and fall decor...I don't have any and was thinking about how much I would love to have some, especially with a little one on the way. I'd love some ideas!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

I love love love fall!!!I can't wait for it to get here. Sounds like you've got a busy fall and it's not even officially fall yet!

Anonymous said...

I love the "changing of the tarts"! I was longing for a little Fall this month and put a spiced cider one in!

Elise said...

Hello - LOVE your blog - thank you so much for sharing such great writing and pictures. Best wishes !

Preppy Lizard said...

You are making me miss Fall in STL already :(
You are going to love it and I can't wait to see pics of all your fall decor!!!

Angie said...

Oh gosh you will LOVE fall here in the Lou. It is absolutely gorgeous and by far my fav time of year. I would LOVE to take you out to the pumpkin patch one day. It is so cool out there, it's called Rombach's and it's past Chesterfield a tad. It's a gorge drive and they sell all kinds of ciders and fun stuff besides pumpkins. Let's do it one Sunday or something!

Anonymous said...

You always have so much to look forward to!
Make every day special.

Princess Freckles said...

I can't wait to see your porch display!

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