Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10 Things I Love About Fall

Summer is my favorite season simply because I love the beach, but I love fall almost as much. I thought it'd be fun to look at things I love about the fall.

Skinny Jeans

I love, love, love skinny jeans. You may have read before that I don't like wearing dress pants, but give me skinny jeans and cords and I'll wear them everyday. My personal favorites are the Rockstar from Old Navy or J.Crew's skinny jean.  I think I own the Rockstar in more than eight colors.

Need I say more? The Pumpkin Spice Latte is my drink of choice, but after seeing the Food Babe on the news and reading this, I'm not so sure I want to drink it this year. 

I don't know stats, I don't have the schedule memorized, I know nothing about our depth chart, but I enjoy football season. I love watching with my family and eating the good football food. Let's face it: good food is the way to my heart (I'm kidding. Maybe.).

The boys have already picked out their costumes for this year. Ninjas, again. I love trick-or-treating, decorating for fall and Halloween, and our Halloween traditions.

Pumpkin Carving
I've carved at least one pumpkin every Halloween for as long as I can remember. Here's one from last year. 

Racing in the Cool Air
I love to race, but racing in the cool is so much easier (and fun) than the hot weather races we have.

Soccer Games
Watching the boys play soccer is the highlight of my Saturday morning during this time of year. It's so neat to see how much they change from season to season.

Our Anniversary
October 13 is one of my favorite days of the year. I love thinking back to our wedding day almost two years ago. God has blessed us tremendously!

Thanksgiving is another one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing everyone and remembering so many things I'm thankful for. 

Family Pictures
I like doing family pictures each fall for our Christmas card. We've had some done professionally and some taken by family, and I treasure them all. The photos above are out takes from last fall.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The seven top things that made this weekend fun

1. I ordered our new iPhone 6s. They should be here Friday. I can't wait!

2. Soccer practice got cancelled due to some horrible rain we had. While I ordinarily enjoy practice, I was really excited that we got to eat dinner at home and decorate for Halloween/Fall even if our den looked like a pumpkin graveyard by the time my boys finished with it!

3. I had a great race Saturday morning. I was slower than I would've liked, but I'm happy with my time. The race started later than usual (9am) and consisted of a solid mile through the woods on trail. I love trail runs, but something about the wet leaves and bridges was discomforting to me. The humidity was also about 95%. I'm really trying not to stress over my times during this hot and humid time. I know that once fall is here and the air is back to normal, I should be back in the low/mid 19's consistently and may even have a shot at breaking my 18:56 PR.

(This flattering photo does not make the list of my favorite things from this weekend!)

4. The boys played awesome in soccer and both of their teams won! I missed Kaden's game because it was at the same time as my race (which I hadn't planned to run, but someone sponsored me for the race so I had to do it.), but Kevin said he played really well. I saw most of K.C.'s game and he was great, too!

5. We had a fun, relaxing Saturday afternoon where we really didn't do anything. Kevin had my car cleaned and while he was doing that, the boys and I went to Sam's to look for a pumpkin. We decided to get a treat on the way home from Sonic. Note the 5 pound jar of cherries beside Kaden. He loves cherries and was more than a little excited when we saw those at Sam's!


6. Kevin and I went on a double date with his best friend and one of my running friends Saturday night. It was fun!

7. I got in an 8.1 miler (the .1 is important) last night. It felt great outside with the temperature in the low 70s.