Tuesday, September 23, 2008

20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn



Autumn Mums



Fall is here, fall is here...it's the best time of the year!


Over at The Inspired Room, Melissa is challenging us to create a list of 20 things that inspire us this time of year.

Here are a few of the things that delight my heart in Autumn:

1. the colors of fall
2. the crisp breezes in the air
3. pumpkins
4. sitting outdoors by our chiminea smelling the burning pinion wood
5. snuggling with my kiddos under a soft throw
6. autumn baking - especially the spice and pumpkin breads
7. Thanksgiving and all that this special holiday represents - gratefulness, thankfulness and recognition of all the blessings God has bestowed upon us
8. fall decorations in my home and homes I visit
9. pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks
10. taking my kids to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch
11. sweaters and boots
12. candles
13. fall festivals
14. neighborhood garage sales
15. opening all the windows and enjoying the smells and sounds of the outdoors
16. soups, spicy chili, cornbread and pinto beans
17. corn dogs at the fair
18. hayrides
19. mums
20. high school football games (Longhorns, too!)


13 comments:

mary said...

Hi Sassy,
I am responding to a comment you left on my blog - andevenif.blogspot.com

How exciting that you are thinking about adoption! We have two blogs set up for our last two adoptions. I didn't even know about blogging when we adopted Molly in 2003 :) Our first blogging attempt during Madelyn's adoption was pretty pathetic, but Mason's was a little better. Here are the links to both:
http://ourjourneytomason.blogspot.com

http://stricklandfamily.blogspot.com

Please keep in touch and let me know if I can answer any questions for you.
Mary :)

blessed mama said...

Good idea with the list! I will have to add that to my little blog. I finally have my fall decor up (herniated discs be dam*ed!) and am having a little recipe exchange tonight. I'll post some pics tomorrow. Love ya!

Sarah said...

Hey JeriLynn! Why didn't you tell me you had a blog!!!! Silly! Can't wait to put the girls to bed and look through it tonight. Wes is on call and more than likely well be home late...so good for me! ha! I read alot of the blogs on your sidebar too. Love the stripes and your banner. Come on over and see me. I don't know if you remember I have a blog as well. Can't wait to go through and see the sneak peaks of your house! Isn't blogging fun! Who would'a thought!!!
Sarah
Vintage Lily
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Susie Harris said...

Yeah!!! For Fall... I love this time and I can see you do too~

PAT said...

Great list! I love Fall!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
This is a great list. I forgot to put the football games on mine!
diane

sandra/tx said...

What???? You're thinking about adopting??? You've come to the right place, talking to my sister. After three adopted cuties, she's a pro. :-)

As for fall, fall in Tulsa is spectacular!

Kelly said...

Some of my fall faves, too.

Isn't this the best time of year?

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love the pics of your kids. They are so precious!!! You take great pictures!!! I also noticed the pumpkin spices latte...that is one of my favorite things too!!!

ceekay said...

Great list. Happy Fall!

Alana said...

I just inadvertently did the same thing on my blog. I LOVE fall!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love your list of fall goodness...so much to be thankful for!

I am so glad you are a part of the 20 Little Things...

Blessings,
Melissa

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Nice list...one of my favorite things on it is corndogs. I haven't even thought of one for years, but I won't be able to forget until I round one up.

~ Humility ~

Humility is perpetual quietness of heart.
It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore,
To wonder at nothing that is done to me,
to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
And when I am blamed or despised;
it is to have a blessed home in myself
where I can go in and shut the door
and kneel to my Father
in secret and be at peace,
as in a deep sea of calmness, when all
around and about is trouble.