Fall is Here!

We love fall, and pretty much everything that goes with it. Fall is cool breezes, cooler nights, hot apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters and falling leaves. Michigan in the fall is one of the most beautiful places on earth, especially as we get closer to October and the leaves turn from dark green, to brilliant shades of red and orange and yellow and bronze. If you’ve never driven through northern Michigan (especially the famous tunnel of trees) this time of year, you are missing out on one of most scenic drives in America!

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Our kids love fall too. It means Saturdays full of soccer games and college football. It means playing in the woods, and raking the leaves (followed of course by jumping in them!). It seems like once school starts back up, everything just falls into a rhythm. Don’t get me wrong, we love summer, but fall means a new kind of adventure!

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And then there’s the food and drink like hot apple cider, and pumpkin pie, and pumpkin scones. Of course there’s our favorite: apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. We might have to do a post on that soon, just so we can make one to enjoy!

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I think one of the other things we love about fall so much is that it means the holidays are right around the corner, and that means celebrating family and faith. Fall is sort of like a countdown, or an introduction to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it starts to get us in the mood for what’s to come, without being quite as cold and dark out! I guess there’s a lot of reasons we love fall, now that I think about it. Whatever the reason, we’re glad it’s finally here!

What’s your favorite thing about fall?

 
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I loved autumn, the season of the year
that God seemed to have put there
just for the beauty of it.
— LEE MAYNARD

Fall, FamilyJason Aten