Friday, August 8, 2008

So close I can almost taste it

Can you feel it?

Can you feel it in the air?

It's coming, slowly but surely.
The children start school in ten days (but who's counting?), the weather is starting to cool....ish, and my skin is tingling with excitement. This is the beginning of my favorite seven months of the year. I can't get enough of it.


I am wanting to get their Halloween costumes, carve the Thanksgiving turkey, watch our favorite Christmas movies with popcorn, and go sledding for hours at a time. The mere mention of upcoming football games, hot chocolate, the kaleidoscope of leaves falling to the ground, and just the smell of frost in the air, brings to mind all of my warm fuzzies past. I am wanting more and more of those types of moments.


I was recently reminded to keep the magic like this alive for our children for as long as possible. The outside world can be harsh,cold, and cruel...I want my world to be warm, cozy, happy, and safe. I am recharged at this time of the year. I feel energetic, vibrant, and even closer to the Spirit.


If you catch me unaware, you might notice a small tear in my eye, a silly grin on my face, and my heart swelled up so big, it just might burst. I can't wait - can you?

11 comments:

Zack said...

I could not agree with you more! (WOW... are we an excellent match, or what?) If it were up to me, I'd basically hibernate like a bear during the months that I'd just as soon skip over or do without. I'd doze off into my bear-like slumber around mid-April, and then wake up right before my birthday in mid-September so I could enjoy the Fall colors. And if you ever tried to wake me up in mid-July, I'd eat your arm like a midnight snack.

Or, better yet, I'd be like Adam Sandler's character in the movie "Click", where he was able to fast-forward through parts of his life that were boring or that he wanted to do without. I'd skip chapters like a DVD through just about every Summer season. Oh sure, I'd take about one week in June where I could take the boys on hikes that I'm not able to go on during other times of the year, but that would be the extent of it. Fall and Winter simply cannot come soon enough for me!

SkyTang said...

you guys are so silly! Spring and Summer are THE greatest! If Tyler would, we would live in AZ. ALL year long!!

Erika said...

I'm jealous... but not going to miss the 3 feet of snow for 3 months either. It's certainly not cooling down here! But I completely agree fall and spring are the BEST in Utah!

Laurie M said...

You've got to be kidding me?!!! I dread winter coming like I dread the yearly visit to you know which doctor. Summer is never long enough for me. You're right on all the stuff up until Christmas, then I just wish I could hibernate like a bear until April.

Tonya said...

I am glad someone enjoys the snow. I would rather it be Cali weather all year long. I do the love the fall..the fresh breeze..the color changes and all. Since being prego...the cooler weather would have been nice for the last few months of my pregnancy but what can i do?

Haylee and JC said...

Man I am glad you love the fall and winter so much.. I hate winter. Especially here in Rexburg... Oh well.. hopefully in 2 years we will be out of here!

The Eggett Family said...

You are a girl after my own heart.......Reading your post got me SOOOOOOOOOOO excited for the upcoming months. I love Fall, Winter, and Spring, so many fun things to look forward to.

The Wards said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I LOVE FALL!!! Spring is pretty good too.

Tricia said...

LOVE fall!! (NOT winter though) SORRY

Jessica said...

Oh dear...I'm afraid we'll be too busy to enjoy this fun fall season with a new baby. I LOVE IT ALL too!

Fullmer Fam said...

Hey!! Don't jinx us up here!! We have winter coming soon enough thanks!! :) But I do love Fall...All two weeks we get of it at least.