today

is the first day of fall (autumnal equinox).

I L-O-V-E fall. Fall is the absolute epitome of cozy and wonderful.

I love how fall changes the colors of the leaves to the prettiest oranges and reds.

How the air gets cold, crisp, and smokey.

How homes are filled with fires, pies, and families.

I love the jackets, mittens, and scarves. I really love scarves.

I love the pumpkins, gourds, squash, apples, and dry corn fields.

My favorite thing about fall: snuggling up in a blanket and drinking hot chocolate. I doubly L-O-V-E hot chocolate.

Sometime in the next two weeks and three days (seventeen days), I get to snuggle up with a baby and drink hot chocolate.

Nope, that doesn’t freak me out.

Where did the last nine months go?