Hiiieeeee website friends. Summer is over! It’s official next Tuesday, but I’m calling it now. But I’m pretty happy actually, because while I love, love, love my summers — I equally love fall.
I love summers for the brief idea that I could live somewhere warm, and beautiful, and sunny all the time. Where I might actually have a tan, wear very little most of the day, go swimming at the beach and have little beach bum babies. I am happiest outdoors, somewhere, with my friends & a beer in my hand.
But fall — fall reminds me that I love it here. Fall is my home. Warm sweaters, the trees change colors, the days get crisp and cool and you get a lot more opportunities to hold hands and cuddle up. Hot coffees & hot cocoa. Comfort food, and sure, beers too. I’m non-discriminative against any seasonal beer drinking, even if summer is best.
And pumpkins. Pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins. Yay, pumpkins!!
I’m a happy kid here during fall. Back to earth, back to the Pacific Northwest – I do love it here. In fact — spoiler alert, but being in love still with my husband & thinking that I’ll keep him, this fall marks 10 years of that exact sentiment. And with that idea in general, I think the decided plan is to celebrate with a trip back home to Eugene, where we met 10 years ago this November. I think it’s the sweetest thing. I love Oregon and going back home, every once in a while. It’s romantic. Maybe we’ll make it into a mini road trip, see all the places where we fell in love (ah shucks, that’s a little sappy even for me). I’m pretty excited actually, thinking about it now! Honest, the only bad part about 10 years together, is the realization I’ve aged 10 years already. Yikes. And he just keeps getting better looking.
Anyway. I have been so awful about writing, I don’t even know if I should try to catch up, or just start fresh. As always, the summer was wo-o-o-nderful, but I really can’t believe it really honestly is over. We didn’t go swimming, or boating, or real-camping, or road tripping, or any real local outdoors exploring or hiking or etc etc, which is a super disappointment actually. We did go to California, we got the new fence up & done (which really, is like a vacation on its own — $$$) — and of course, new baaaaaby finally here (!!!). So we spent lots of time with friends, BBQs and dinners and HH’s and beers. It’s been really busy, actually. Fall should mean a bit of a slow down — I won’t complain, this time. I feel like I need more dedicated nap time. Haha. Let’s make that happen.
Um. I can’t think of what else to write about for now. I haven’t had any coffee today. I’ve already been to barre earlier this morning (hungover, which was super fun), and we meet back up for yoga later today (switching up my weight lifting routine – starting hurting again, so a temporary break). I feel very busy. Very happy, and a decent amount of tired.
P.S. I went back to dark (dark-dark hair). I ordered two (two!) wood photo prints of the house – one of the photo above, and another of a wedding pic. I bought a bunch of new clothes, but still have to manage some returns. But –booties! Yay! It’s getting pretty fancy around here. And I have a pumpkin, right here on my desk. Happy Friday, everyone!!