Friday, October 31, 2014

Autumn Greetings

My favorite season! 
Crisp, brisk, spicy, cozy.

We don't do this every year, but we did pumpkin carving this year. 

Elizabeth decoupaged hers with diamond cut-outs.

Phillip did Harrison's. I'm not sure Harrison did much to his pumpkin. 
He's not one to get his hands messy.

He sure loves it though.

And dressing up for Halloween. 
(The trailer park of the holidays, is what Phillip called it. I hope that doesn't offend anyone. I thought it was hilariously true.)

 We have a fisherman. 

 Something about Harry Potter and Ravenclaw.

 An old fashioned girl.

 And something that Jonathan came up with last-minute. 

I don't have pictures of the apple cider, apple slices with caramel, pumpkin muffins, baked nuts and seeds, and other yummy fall delicacies we've been partaking of. Fall foods are one of the top reasons I love autumn. A warm oven when it's brisk and windy outside is another. Ooh, and a sparky fire in the backyard. Blue jean jackets and warm knitted sweaters are enough to stave off the nip of cold before we have to don the bulky coats of winter. Taking a hike in the sunshine without all the sweat. 

Autumn is that last enjoyment of the summer and the anticipation of what's fun about winter. 

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