Hello Fall!

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Wednesday was the first official day of fall!  I celebrated by looking at all of the pumpkin goodies that I don’t need!  I am all about everything pumpkin!!  I wait all year for pumpkin season!  Pumpkin Goodies runandlivehappy.com

(I didn’t actually all of these – just the yogurt!)

I don’t know about you, but once the weather starts changing and summer is over, I go into full on FALL MODE.  I really enjoy everything fall – leaves, pumpkins, decorations, holidays, and the World Series!

fall decorations runandlivehappy.com

fall decorations runandlivehappy.com

I can’t wait for Halloween and Thanksgiving to get here.  I’m even getting excited for Christmas already.  I’m telling you today that I plan on getting my Christmas shopping done early this year.  I say that every year, but it always seems like I’m shopping the week before!  So, we’ll see how it goes this year.  I’ll talk more about these holidays as they get closer, but I’m so excited that I can’t wait any longer to talk about them.

I have always loved Halloween.  I love dressing up!  I don’t go all out and spend a ton of money on costumes though.  I am pretty low key and usually try to put something together.  Depending on where we are going, sometimes I will just wear some kind of headband (halo, bunny ears, cat ears).  But, I love seeing everyone else dressed up.  I do dress up some years though, and it’s always a lot of fun.  Last year I was a pirate.  This year, I am planning on being a Rockford Peach from A League of Their Own.  Fall Post runandlvehappy.com

Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays because we host it at our house.  I love all the preparation leading up to the big day.  The shopping, baking, and getting everything organized is so fun.  I love hosting and having my house full of people.  I enjoy everyone coming over and watching the parade and football all day.  I also love having my entire family gather around our table.  This is a tradition that we started a few years ago, and it makes me feel all grown up.  Lol  What’s really ironic is that I am not a huge fan of Thanksgiving foods.  I like turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin and pecan pie, but I can do without everything else.runandlivehappy.com

My grandma gave me that centerpiece last year at Thanksgiving!

One memory I have about Thanksgiving is that for several years in a row when I was a teenager, I had the flu or pneumonia.   So I didn’t get to eat with everyone, and I didn’t even feel like visiting with them.  Plus, they didn’t want my germs.  Not fun!

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday.  I feel so nostalgic during this time of year.  There really is something magical about it.  I love decorating my house and decorating a tree.  I love buying gifts for everyone.  I love how cheerful most people are, and there is a sense of good will in the air.  I love seeing light displays and houses lit up.  One of my favorite things is white Christmas lights.  For our wedding, I wanted them everywhere!!  Everything about Christmas makes me happy.  I love when it snows on Christmas Day, and I love hot chocolate, warm blankets, Christmas music, and Christmas movies.  I also love the Christmas service at church.  We sing Christmas songs and the church is decorated in poinsettias.  I know I’m getting way ahead of myself because I have a while until Christmas, but I’m already excited!

The trees are already out!
The trees are already out!


What is your favorite thing about fall?


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