Friday Five: Fall Favorites

It’s September, and it’s slowly beginning to feel like fall.  Now that summer is really over, I’m ready for fall to get here quickly.  As much as I love summer, and as sad as I am to see it go, I’m so happy that such an awesome season follows it.  If I had to choose, I would pick summer as my favorite season.  But, fall would come in a very, very close second.  So, if you’re like me and sad that summer is over, look at the many great and beautiful things that fall has to offer.  And, since fall is upon us, I want to share some of the reasons why I love it. 

  1. Sports – I love football, baseball, and basketball and in the fall I get to see all of them!  I love going to hometown football games and cheering on my high school.  Football is such a big deal in my town, and it feels like the whole city comes out to watch the games.  Since I grew up here, I feel like I know everyone so it’s also fun to just see people that I usually don’t.  I also love going to college games when we have the chance.  And I love getting together with friends and having cookouts and spending the day watching football.  college game day new blog post run and live happy (38)

   I also love baseball and with fall, comes the World Series.  Side note:  I do enjoy it more when the Yankees are playing…but I’ll watch              any team.  Fall also brings high school baseball State Tournament.  Only the small schools around here play, but Jeremy always gets to            umpire the State Tournament and it’s at the OKC Dodgers field in Oklahoma City.  It’s always a fun weekend getaway for us.  Plus, the              weather is always nice in the fall for baseball.  It’s not too hot or too cold.  

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 And then comes basketball.  Jeremy starts referring basketball in November.  I go to the majority of his games and enjoying watching             different teams.  

  1. Weather – Fall brings the perfect running weather.  And if you’re not a runner, it brings nice weather for everything else too!  It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold.  I can actually go places without sweating!  I love being able to be outside all day and I enjoy cooler nights.  I love the falling leaves and the beautiful rich colors that they turn.  I love when my running path is covered in crunchy leaves.   My dog loves it too because he can stay outside all day.  He loves taking long walks and going on runs when it’s cooler.  The weather also makes me want to take more walks just so I can be outside.  I love opening my windows and letting fresh air in and it’s not too hot or cold!  It’s just perfect! 

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  1. Fall food – This is comfort food time of year – pumpkin everything, apple pie, apple cider, pecan pie, spaghetti squash, slow cooker meals, hot chocolate…need I say more. I love hot foods and I have a hard time eating things like that when it’s hot outside.  I like to eat more salads and sandwiches when it’s hot.  But when the weather changes, I love hot food!  

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  1. Holidays – I really love the holidays! I love everything about them!  I love dressing up at Halloween.  I also love seeing other people dressed up!  I think it’s so fun.  My favorite is Thanksgiving.  I love Thanksgiving desserts!  Plus I just really love everyone getting together and celebrating!  I was watching a Friends episode yesterday and it was one about Thanksgiving.  It really got me looking forward to Thanksgiving.  I know it’s only September, but I’m already getting excited about Thanksgiving! 

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  1. Fall Fashion – Boots and Sweaters! I do love my boots and wear them with everything.  Tall boots, short boots, wedge boots…it doesn’t matter.  I have so many boots and I love when the weather cools off enough that I can wear them!  I actually ordered some more this week too!   I love sweaters and comfy clothes like hoodies.   And, I love my leggings!  I could live in leggings!  

I’m linking up today with Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!, and Mar from Mar on the Run! for the Friday Five.

I’m excited that fall is here!   What is your favorite thing about fall?

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12 thoughts on “Friday Five: Fall Favorites

  1. Lesley

    I can’t wait to really start cooking again. I love all sorts of big dishes when it cools off since I don’t want to cook that much in the summer. I had my oven on last weekend to make brownies, and I hadn’t baked anything since May.

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      Wow! That’s a long time without your oven. But I guess if I think about it, I haven’t really had mine on that much since then either. It’s just too hot!

  2. Kimberly Hatting

    As much as I hate to see summer come to a close, I do like dressing in “fall clothing.” Like you, sweaters and boots are my go-to…and leggings area also a favorite. I’m a knitter, so I make a lot of scarves and wrist warmers for myself and for gifts, etc.

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      I love knitted scarves! I have a friend that does that and I have tried to get her to teach me. She made me a crocheted shirt last summer!

  3. Rachel

    Did you make those pies?! Holy moly, they’re perfect!!!!!

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      I did make them! Thank you! I love baking at Thanksgiving.

  4. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness

    The Yankees are our team too!!!
    Yes, fall is certainly comfort food time. All the more reason to work out!

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      We love the Yankees!! I am all about comfort food. But yes that does mean more working out! LOL But, it’s worth it!

  5. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Great list! I do love fall too. I love making slow cooker soups and stews…very cozy!

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      I love potato soup! And, I love love love using my slow cooker. It’s so easy and such a good comforting meal!

  6. San

    Yes, yes, yes… I love fall. Can’t wait for it to be here… bring on the fall weather, scarfs and boots and fall cooking (casseroles and soups ftw!)

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      I love fall cooking!! I can’t wait!

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