Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Falling into Autumn

It's here! Oh how I love fall and every, single thing about this magnificent season! Especially the temperature dropping a little, sipping pumpkin spice lattes and waiting for my absolutely favorite type of pumpkin to make her arrival at the local market. Some call her the "Fairytale" pumpkin, others refer to her as the "Cinderella" pumpkin- either way, she is a beauty! I love taking the children pumpkin picking each October, making our way to the apple festivals and fairs, hayrides at the local nursery, drinking cinnamon cider, filling the house with the scents of the season~ caramel candles, mulling spices on the stove, crackling fires, making candy apples and baking homemade pies and other wonderful goodies! What a glorious time of year!

36 comments:

Denise C said...

I totally agree, Sebi!!! Autumn is so rich and full of flavor!!!
And, I just love this pumpkin!!! So cute!!!
Happy Fall Days to you sweet friend!!!
Sweet Blessings,
Denise

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Oh what a great description! That pumpkin and pumpkin picking sound like so much fun! Do you have a good pumpkin pie recipe??

e.m. said...

I love these pumpkins too! Our market only gets a few so I am excitedly waiting for my "fairytale" to arrive! I have been lurking and wanted to comment on how beautiful your blog is. Truly inspiring!

Sassy said...

There is something about Autumn that is magical...one musn't waste it-the season is much too short!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

love your pumpkin! and your photo, if i may, just became my background and replaced my susan branch one!

Monogramchick said...

It really is the best season of the year, I love the "fairytale" pumpkin too, I had never seen one in real life until moving to the midwest...

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I completely agree with you. Happy Fall!!

Happy Homemaker said...

Hi Pearls and Grace! I just found you from your comment on Lori's blog and wanted to let you know how I have enjoyed reading about your wonderful traditions and family!

I have a private blog but I'd be happy to send you an invite if you'd like.

Amanda said...

Love the Cinderella pumpkins, love everything about Fall, beauty and grace in this lovely season...! Enjoy every moment with your new little man.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Mmmm...cinnamon cider...yummy! We are going pumpkin picking this weekend and I just can't wait! :)
Carrie

Lauren said...

I love fall too! It is such a beautiful time of year.

I hope you and your family have a nice week!

Dawn~^i^Brandon^i^, Jordan, and Seth's mom said...

Happy Fall to you and your beautiful family. This is my first visit to your site, and I can not wait to read more! It's finding that "time" to do so, and even try to update my own blog! (smile)

Have a wonderful evening!

Sandy Toes said...

Sound just wonderful...magical..love your description!
-Sandy Toes

this blessed nest said...

Oh, Sebi. Loving your post. Couldn't help but notice how you changed some of your "signature colors" on your blog to coordinate with the season. You, visual vixen! Miss you bunches. Do you think a "Fresh Market" could hold your family, Kerry's, and mine??? We would pack it out! Needing some lattes & some pumpkin choc. chip muffins right about now. Happy Fall weekend.
Hugs!

Preppy 101 said...

Reading your lovely blog is an escape from the reality of the everyday world. Thanks for your beautiful words and gift for making them flow like a song!

Preppy 101 said...

Well, we need to work really hard to get our Vols through tomorrow against those annoying Dawgs :) I went to UT and we have had season tickets for over 30 years. When did Hubby play there? Have a great weekend and dress the fam in orange!

Preppy 101 said...

My kids get me the necklace last year for Christmas. The salesman at Saks told my PD that the ruby is there because if a ruby touches you it is good luck. Isn't that just the sweetest? My PD is going to be completely surprised because when she told me she would like to have one, she said, "I will treat myself someday with one", and I said, "Why, yes, that would be a good treat!" :)

Impoverished Preppy said...

Enjoy autumn - and congratulations on your new arrival - he is adorable.

paige said...

i love the fairytale pumpkins. this year, i guess because of the drought,i have seen none of those...sniff sniff....but i do sit here tonight with all the windows open & a wonderful breeze blowing , eating candy corn of course!
:)

The Mrs. said...

Had no idea what this pumpkin was called but I love it too! So glad to know!!!

Jodee Leader said...

We love fall too. We are headed to the pumpkin patch tomorrow!

Happy Sunday!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Your words just make me want to scoop up every ounce of life. It could be a pumpkin or a baby, it's all recognizing your blessings! Hugs to you and your family!

Lauren said...

I just wanted you to know I am praying for your family.

Hugs!

Lauren

Liz said...

I am a new reader and a new blogger but I adore your blog! I also noticed to above posts about the Vols! I am in Knoxville!

Granny's Blog mentioned you were going through a time right now and I want you to know that you are in my prayers.

Totally Me said...

I am a lurker but wanted to come out and tell you that I am thinking about you and your family! I truely hope everything works out! Sending good thoughts your way!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

5 Bickies are praying for your little ones and sending get well wishes your way!

ps...have I mentioned we have a Bennett. He's my nephew, a real sweetie and 23!

Jboo said...

Your blog is so beautiful and heartfelt. I love reading it. Just heard from Lori that your children are not feeling well. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Janet

mommy24treasures said...

I was so sorry to hear your babies have been ill, I will say a prayer for your lovely family right now. Lori sent me over. What a beautiful family you have. I pray for speedy healing and for strength for you mommy. You are supermom you can do this. I pray He is your strength and He infuses you with His strength right now.
Love
Connie

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

i heard about your family, im praying for you!

new mom in law said...

I read on Lori's Blog that there is a lot of sickness in your family. Prayed for all of you this morning!

Keisha said...

Hi,
I heard about your little one's being sick.. so sorry!
Praying for a speedy recovery!

lizziefitz said...

Lori blogged about your family being ill. I am so sorry to hear about your germ chaos. Please know that you and yours will be in my in my daily prayers XOXOX

Sassy said...

My dear friend, I am praying for you and your little ones.

May you all have a quick recovery.

Blessings.

Heather said...

I hope your children are doing okay. Sending prayers your way!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

prayers to you and your little ones. I hope you all recover soon!
Peace to you,
Gabi

Dawn said...

I just found your blog through Lori. Your family is so precious and you are all in my prayers~