October 5, 2010

Feels Like Fall

Fall is in the air and I couldn’t be happier. While October brought on some anxiety for me this year, it’s actually one of my favorite months. Every year I eagerly await fall and all the great things that come with it: cool weather, meals in crock pots, mums, pumpkins, high school football games, apple cider, trick or treaters, cozy TV nights with friends. The change in seasons has been good for my soul. To get into the season, we’ve been doing a few fall inspired things around the house:

We gave the house a fall face-lift. After taking the photos below, we did some major landscaping. I'll have photos soon.

We tried an awesome new recipe.

My good friend Allison gave me the recipe for Taco Soup (via AJ, a coworker of mine). I finally figured out how to link a pdf, so if you want to print the recipe and make it yourself, click here.

We baked some yummy chocolate-chip banana bread. I typically use Allison’s recipe (she’s my go-to for great recipes!), but I was out of buttermilk, so I used this recipe and added chocolate chips. 

This week is a busy one. Tomorrow I head to Dallas with this guy. He and I are BFF. Just kidding, but he really is a great guy with a huge heart. I only wish I had time to swing in to see Christine or Jen, but my time in the Big D is just too short. On Friday we’ll be catching a high school football game with good friends, and later that evening Todd’s family will arrive for a weekend visit. So yes, it will definitely be busy, but it will be lots of fun. 

I’m off to finish packing. Have a great week!


  1. You are getting to go to Dallas with MWS?! So jealous! I was able to see him and Steven Curtis Chapman preform at a Women of Joy congrence this past spring. It was awesome! I hope y'all have a wonderful time !

  2. These pictures are definitely getting me in the fall mood!! :) I actually have a bush in front of my house that has holly berries on it already! I think this chilly weather could push me right past the fall into being excited about the holidays. I'm bad about that! Ya know, listening to Christmas music in November. It's bad. Hope you have a great time in Dallas and with the fam!

  3. BOOOO wish I could have seen you in Dallas! And this is embarrassing but in college my only dream was to meet MWS. HA :)