Friday, September 14, 2012

Longing for Fall

Maybe someday we'll live in a place with four real seasons.  Including the elusive fall and spring.  Because here in east Texas, we've got summer. A lot of it. And winter.
Or summer and a harsh fall.  

I mean Phillipians 4:11 and all, I'm working on it.  

So during nap time today instead of mopping the floors I pinned an Autumn board and looked up cheap flights to Chicago and Seattle.  Chicago because a sweet friend of mine is an incredibly talented professional dancer who performs at the Paramount Theatre- currently she's Cha-Cha in Grease!!  

And Seattle, well Seattle because of Sleepless in Seattle and Emily Jones Design blogged about lattes and cool weather.  And because as a kid we took a vacation which I completely did not fully appreciate to Alaska and on the way we stopped in Seattle and visited Pike's Place market.  And I've wanted to go back ever since.

But if I went back you can bet I'd post an extra large picture of me in fall boots and a scarf standing in front of the original Starbucks.  Ahhhhh.  

via Seattle Times

Rob told me we probably couldn't take a last minute trip and leave our nursing daughter to be abruptly and rudely weaned.  Plus he's swamped.  But as a consolation prize he agreed to watch You've Got Mail with me!  Because it's a fall movie.  

"Don't you just love fall? It makes me want to shop for back to school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."

Gah.  Thank you Tom Hanks.  Gets me every time.  :)

I've even started dressing Wyatt in jeans and Ella in long sleeve tunic dresses with tights.  Maybe if I represent fall to the general public then the weather will cooperate?  

Despite the lack of cool weather and scarves in my life right now there is MUCH to be thankful and excited for.  Rob runs his second triathlon tomorrow!  He's excited and nervous and I'm really excited!  I'll take lots of pics.  

I just started a fantastic Bible study with a great group of ladies called The Wisdom of God, Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books by Nancy Guthrie.  It's kind of a grown up version of the Jesus Storybook Bible.  It's a kids Bible in which they emphasize that 'Every story whispers His name...'  And every time I read out of it to anyone whether it's Wyatt or a Sunday school class, I tear up.  And all the kids think Ms. Meredith is a little cooky.  But it is that sweet and full of truth.  Needless to say I'm excited about our study.

So bring it on Fall!  

Even the east Texas version.  My fall wreath is up.  Just in case you'd like to cool down, Texas.



  1. It's like you read my mind...

    I love fall and dream of living somewhere with four seasons, too! Maybe when Brandon retires :(

  2. I love that movie and that quote. I really do love school supplies