Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Flood Gates

The fall flood gates have been opened. The changing leaves. The pumpkin spice candle on my mantle burning it's little heart out screaming "FALL IS HERE! FALL IS FINALLY HERE!"

Just in case that candle line didn't inform you... Fall is here.

My heart nearly lept out of my chest this morning when I noticed the church around the corner assembling their white picket fence. That white picket fence means one thing..... Pumpkin Patch. You bet your sweet full and fluffy fall mums that as soon as those pumpkins hit the ground off of the back of the fresh from the farm truck, we will be there. Camera (of course) and cozy fall feelings in tow.

With fall comes the glorious glow of the setting sun at a time that doesn't rival bedtime. The sun has been setting around these parts at about 7-ish so instead of heading home after collecting little guys we decided to throw our schedule to the wind and do a little sunset glow exploring instead.

Part of me wishes I would do this more often. Getting out into a beautiful area and just enjoying time with them without as many restrictions is nice. Perhaps I will incorporate it into our evenings a little more often....

Are you gearing up for fall? My fall mantle has been "in progress" for about three weeks now. At this rate, I should have it all up just in time to take it down and prep for Christmas!

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

As the Leaves Turn....

Last week, as I sat in the carpool lane waiting to drop Mason off at school, I looked over to notice a few orange and brown leaves trickling from the trees.... This immediately made me smile. There is no time of the year I love more than fall/winter.

The smells of pumpkin and apple pie spice.

The vibrant oranges, reds, and golden yellows adorning the trees.

The Dollar Section of Target screaming "FALLIFY YOUR HOUSE!"

Who wouldn't love this time of year!

I have harassed Target employees for weeks now with my questions of when the dollar section would be updated and when Fall decor would finally be stocking the shelves.

No one could give me an answer! (This still baffles me.... Don't they have meetings about these important issues!)

Imagine my delight when I stepped into their lovely store this morning and spotted the Halloween decor going up in the seasonal area at the front of the store! My excitement was actually a little disturbing.... Even for me. My heart literally skipped a beat when I turned the corner at the DS and spotted the shelves full of fall stuff.


I went a little overboard. I now have a massively large bag full of fall stuff hiding in my car just WAITING for the right moment to be broken up into small groups and snuck into my house.

Do I have a dollar section problem? Possibly.... Do I want to fix it? Definitely NOT!

Not only does the fall decor provide me with never ending excitement, but it also opens up a whole host of other events!

Pumpkin Patch Trip!

Mason's school Fall Festival (which, hopefully, this year will happen when our house is NOT in the middle of a stomach virus....)



And another trip to the New Orleans Zoo!

Who else is ready for Fall!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Here We Go

Yesterday I officially took my first steps towards a new life path.

Calls were made, fees were paid, and apparently a poet was born?

Monday will be my first official day as a photography student.

To say that I am excited is a vast understatement. This is what I was meant to do and I cannot wait to soak up all of the knowledge that I can and develop into the photographer that I crave being!

Wish me luck!