Thursday, October 8, 2009

Loving the Fall

What Now?

I am a HUGE fan of the Fall season. I always have been and always will be. My wife kind of dreads the Fall because of the colder weather. My kids want to blow right past Fall and get to winter. For me, give me Fall anytime. Why do I love it so much, well....let me count the ways:

1. The scenery. Where I live it gets just beautiful this time of year.

2. The start of school. Not only for my kids, but the local university and it's surge of students bring a energy to our town that I love.

3. The soups. Colder weather means more soups at meal time. My wife makes great soup and it's a lot easier to enjoy when there is a nip in the air.

4. The wardrobe. My cold weather wardrobe is so much better than my warm weather one. Sweaters, jeans, cords, jackets....I'm much closer to a J. Crew model in the Fall than I am in any other month.

5. The county fair. Have I mentioned how much I love the fair?

6. Football. Enough said!

7. Halloween. My second favorite holiday during my most favorite time of year. Dressing up, candy, parties....and the kids seem to like it as well.

8. The coffee. I really don't like my coffee on ice, but I sweat like balls if I drink hot coffee in the summer. When the weather cools down I like my coffee HOT, like my wife!

9. The beer. My favorite beer of all time, Kona Brewery's Pipeline Porter is released in the Fall after disappearing from the shelves in the Spring and Summer. I've already gone through two 6 that was a fun night!

10. The pumpkins. The past couple of years we have grown our very own organic pumpkin patch. It is great fun for the whole family and we take great pride in it. This year we started seeds inside at the tail end of winter, got them in the ground in the spring, and just cut them off last week. I am very proud to report we had our best crop yet, including 3 weighing in at 84, 90 and 104 pounds respectively. Now that is a big pumpkin

For these ten reasons, and many, many more I pronounce my love for the Fall! Now, time for a coffee run!



  1. I too love Fall!!!!
    I agree with
    1- Fall is AWESOME in Utah!
    2- Great to have my kids back in school
    3- I need to work on making homemade soups more..
    4- I love my Fall Wardrobe- jeans and long sleeves and jackets.. so cozy
    7- Halloween rocks!!!
    10- Pumpkins ARE pretty cool!

  2. Hate to tell you, but there is no way you can like Fall more than me.

    Bummer part is I'm in San Diego and it could not be less autumnal at the moment.

    So enjoy your soups and your warm clothes and your natural beauty up there in Utah. Whatever. :)

  3. Halloween, beer, pumpkins . . . I'm with you.

  4. 1,2,3 and 4: Ditto, except I'm too short to be a model LOL.
    5: Haven't been to a county fair in years, but I love the idea of them.
    6: Meh
    8:Love iced coffee, but a cup of hot coffee is great in the fall and winter.
    9:Who needs a coat if you drink enough beer?
    10: I would love to put a two ton pumpkin on my front lawn. It's always been a dream of mine.

  5. Fall is my favorite, hands down. Halloween, leaves, fires in the fireplace, bonfires outside, sweaters, hot drinks, potpies, chili and soup, pumpkin anything, ah -- if it could only last three months!