Yes, I will say it .
Goodbye summer .
And I am ready to admit it : Fall
my favorite season of the year .
I think now that I am done teaching, this plain.jane.fact can admittedly be told . Loud + clear .
I love F A L L smells .
I love F A L L colors .
I love F A L L festivities : hay rides | pumpkin carving | drinking apple cider .
Or making caramel apple spices in the comfort of my own home .
I love F A L L clothes .
Back to layering and long sleeves and sweaters . And boots .
Don't get me wrong, I love the thoughtlessness that needs to go into summer dress . When you don't have to think of what goes with what + you can just throw on a bikini + sundress, find a piece of jewelry + call it good . I love that too .
But there's something about mixing fabrics + textiles in browns + golds + crimsons, all bringing their own little piece of joy to the attire .
Fall is the season we got engaged . Sitting at a picnic table in a park in Menom .
Surrounded by the smells + colors of fall .
I was N O T wearing an ideal fall outfit, as I was a complete grub, but he asked if I'd marry him anyway . H A .
And so, this season of summer, is winding down + I'm ready to say goodbye .
Onto a season of fall . A favorite season .
There really is such grace in new seasons , isn't there ? Especially fall .
A season of a crisp + fresh start once more .
Restart . Regroup . Rethink . Renew .
And really, my sweet Bebe Swenny should be born at the end of the season as well .
Fingers crossed it'll be a fall baby .
And I'll love this season EVEN more .
M U C H more to come this season . Stay tuned .