Monday, September 10, 2007

Hello Autumn!

I am loving the crispness in the air, wearing a jacket in the morning, and the golden hue in the sun's light. This time of year may just be my favorite (I have a hard time deciding between the first days of autumn or the first days of winter with new snow). Call me crazy, but I love to wear layers, snuggle up with some hot cocoa and a good book and enjoy the chill. And I love it even more because I haven't experienced it for a number of years. This is our first year in Idaho at autumn time. California (at least where we used to live) has autumn for about 3 days - it goes from 90 to 80 the first day, then on the second day from 80 to 70, then 70 to 60 on the third day, and then it starts to rain and is 50 and winter has arrived. For the last three days here, though, I have walked out the door and thought,"Oh, it's a little chilly," and that thought has brought a big smile to my face. It's time to start planning for Halloween costumes (I'm trying to convince Ryan that we should do a Peter Pan family theme. Little P as the Pan, Me as Tink or Wendy, Ryan as Captain Hook and Baby N as Smee - leave encouraging comments. Maybe we can persuade him.) and Thanksgiving dishes and Christmas gifts. It's time for butternut squash (one of my all time favorite foods) to be in season. I hope there's lots of it here in Idaho like there was in California. It's time to pull out the cold weather clothing. Hello Autumn! I'm so glad you're here!

And autumn has perfect timing - it was nice and sunny and warm when we went to the fair on Friday night - a perfect farewell to summer. And I didn't get too many pics because we were too busy eating yummy junk food like these "Tortatoes." Gotta Love Idaho potatoes! YUM!
p.s. Check out this good cause if you're in the Salt Lake area.

10 comments:

randi---i have to say said...

My kids were talking about costumes yesterday also. Maybe it is in the air???

Mary said...

Oh, a Peter Pan fam would be soooo cute! I have yet to convince my family to dress up together. Party poopers.

Sarah said...

I'm pretty excited about the cooling weather as well. I wish we had a full blown autumn here! :o)

Peter Pan would be fantastic!

Kelly said...

peter pan would be great! i love family themes... i think we are ALL going to be pirates this year. you know the family that pillages together stays together!

Christina said...

Fall is definitely my favorite season and I especially love the month of October. Winter is my second favorite. I'm with you; wearing layers on a chilly day is the best! I love the autumn pennant you made!

Darcy said...

I think the Peter Pan costume idea is excellent!

Those potatoes from the fair look delish!

Mary Beth said...

I absolutely love your pennant banner in the first photo!

Natasha said...

Hey, my Griffin was Peter Pan last year and Luci was Tink! They were so cute. Luci could wear her costume to school but only if it was a book character so the Peter Pan theme worked for that as well. Griffin really wanted to be Glenda the good Witch from Wizard of Oz - "because she just so pretty mama" - but I had to explain that probably wasn't a good idea!

Christy said...

Great bunting Jessi! Love those fabrics.

I think the Peter Pan theme would be fantastic. Your babes would be so cute as Pan and Smee!

Camille said...

Jessi-
I bought one of your bags in your etsy shop, and I just love it! You do such great work! Anyway, I mentioned you on my blog, I hope you don't mind! Oh, and if you want to check it out, here is the link:

http://tinyurl.com/2pvajv

Thank you so much!