If you were to ask me, "What is your favorite season?", I'd find myself saying summerfall as if they were one because both summer and fall equally have my heart. We just so happen to be in this sweet spot where the mornings are crisper and the leaves are beginning to change but by the afternoon the sun unveils itself again and sandals don't have to be put away juuuuust yet. That bittersweet phase where summer is becoming fall.
F I V E T H I N G S I ' L L M I S S A B O U T S U M M E R
1 | Sunlight. Both the mornings and evenings are already growing darker with each passing day and it is becoming harder to crawl out of my cozy warm bed in the mornings to workout when the sun isn't even up yet. haha
2 | Outside. In the summer, we spend almost all of our time outside but as the weather grows colder, we don't last as long out there. Why is it that day after day outside never gets boring but day after day inside I find myself running out of ideas quickly to keep Liam entertained and the technology turned off?! We'll just have to do our fair share of bundling up!
3 | Walks. Almost every evening this summer our routine has been to go for a walk around the Wellness Complex together. I cherish that time outside, getting a chance to talk to Nic about his day and the added exercise bonus after eating dinner. It was so incredibly windy up there the last couple of nights that we had to cut it shorter than usual.
4 | Tan Lines. Because there is nothing cuter than sandal strap tan lines on toddler feet! :) It also means days filled with swimming, sidewalk chalk, and sandbox time under the sun.
5 | BBQ's. I love the smell that drifts through our neighborhood every evening with families bbqing all summer long. I also love a great shrimp, chicken, and peppers shishkabob. mmm! AND watermelon. It's not something you bbq but it is definitely a food I adore during the summer time.
F I V E T H I N G S I L O V E A B O U T F A L L
1 | Clothing. Cardigans, boots, jeans, wellies, all my favorite things to wear in one season!
2 | Holidays. Liam's birthday (planning kid parties is SO much fun), Halloween, and Thanksgiving!!! So much to look forward to between time off from work for Nic and enjoying spending time with family and friends. I love decorating for the holidays and experiencing family traditions year after year! I also appreciate the reminder this season brings to reflect on all of the things I am thankful for in my life because there is so so much.
3 | Pumpkin Everything. Chocolate chip pumpkin cookies (my favorite cookie in the world!), pumpkin spice candles burning, pumpkins covering my front porch, pumpkin patches! I could go on and on.
4 | Leaves Changing. It is incredibly beautiful to be surrounded by bright red, orange, and yellow leaves everywhere you look. To walk through them on the sidewalk and have them cascade down around you.
5 | Soup. It is often too hot in the summer time to be making soup over a stove but there is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup or chili after a cold day in the fall. Some of my favorites that I can't wait to make again are seafood chowder and tortellini soup!
I will miss you summer, even more so on January 1st when I am no longer wanting to see snow outside my window after the holidays are over. ;) But I am sure looking forward to everything that fall brings. For now, I'll be soaking up every second I can of summerfall! XO