I love fall.
Fall brings crisper weather.
I do love sunshine and outdoors and summer fun, but after months of being hot, I love to put on a pair of jeans and a sweater. To go outdoors and feel my cheeks get a little pink from the cold. To go outside and watch a football game without being hot or cold, but just perfect. And since this is truly the land of sunshine (sorry Florida, you're not really the sunshine state), crispness is usually accompanied by the sunshine, and it's lovely.
Fall brings special occasions.
Fall starts a series of my favorite occasions - college football games with family, high school football games where Husband and I cheer on the kids I spend so much time with. My birthday comes towards the end of October - and while I'm not a huge birthday person, I still love celebrating the possibilities of what the next year may hold. Thanksgiving, a family favorite, with good food, the Christmas tree, and the first watching of A Muppet Christmas Carol. The holiday season, with decorations everywhere, goodwill towards others, time with friends and family, a respite from work, a chance to celebrate the best Gift ever. And, of course, the arrival of the Gingerbread Latte, my personal gift from God. (Seriously, if you know me at all, a Gingerbread Latte makes everything better.)