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Hello October!

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 

Oh yes, so am I Miss Anne of Green Gables!!  I love this quote.  (I love the book.  And the movie.)  I love this month!!  
September is a full month at our house and one that is full of emotion.  It can be exciting and it can be draining.  Octobers tend to be much more unscheduled and I look forward to basking in the pause before the holiday months.  And, it doesn’t hurt that Octobers in Virginia are glorious – the weather is perfection and, well, the scenery is pretty perfect, too!!  
As I continue to dream of pumpkin spice everything, I am also looking forward to:
1 – getting my porch properly decked out for fall.  I’ve started but I am ready to pull out all the stops.  Or all the pumpkins:)
2 – wearing cardigans.  Sweater weather clothes are my favorite.  A comfy cardigan and cozy tights just say ahh to me each morning.  I think I look my best…and I know I feel the best.
3 – festivals.  There is absolutely no shortage of fall festivals and fairs in our area during October.  There are numerous ones every weekend.  We take advantage of them all.  Well, some. Lots:)
4 – vacation!  For several years now, we have vacationed in the months right after school reopens.  It is definitely one of the perks of this season of life.  This year, our vacation is planned for the end of this month.  We are going to Bavaria….and are so looking forward to it!!  If you have ever been to that part of Germany – or even to Austria – I would love some suggestions for things to do, places to go, food to try!:)
My husband and I are definitely in the fall season of our lives.  Sometimes – but not as often – I find myself balking against it.  Something similar to wishing every day was a lazy, carefree day of summer.  But even that would get monotonous.
There is so much to embrace and to thoroughly enjoy in this phase of life.  I’m learning to appreciate – even savor – these days and the opportunities they bring.  I don’t want to waste time or energy looking backward.
I am grateful for all the blessings and beauty of fall.  Outside my window – and in my life. 

6 thoughts on “Hello October!

  1. I love Octobers as well (and Anne of Green Gables!)

    It is totally a different season of life when you're empty nesters – and I do like it after I got used to it.

  2. Jennifer, I so enjoyed this post. My September was crazy, and October is starting out that way too. And I LOVE your opening picture. Just beautiful! And I love Anne of Green Gables. Wonderful quote.

    Bavaria! How fun! I hope you and your Hubs will have an amazing time in Germany!

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