Thursday, September 29, 2016

Anticipation


I like words.
I like trying to sum up experiences with just a few key words.
And my word for Fall is anticipation.

In Utah, that means there is a slight chill in the air as we bid farewell to Summer and look ahead to Winter.
It's time to pull out cozy blankets at night.
We speak regularly of Christmas and I begin preparing gifts and planning festivities.
We celebrate birthdays in our family,
in addition to celebrating General Conference, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
The leaves change colors,
and my mind lingers on memories of falling in love, getting engaged, and planning a wedding.
(What a whirlwind, anticipatory Fall that was 8 years ago!)
Our wardrobes start to transition,
and dark, chilly mornings are made extra cozy with warm breakfasts.
We look forward to so much as Fall begins.

I always missed Utah at this time of year when we lived in Texas.
There are a lot of things we actually miss about Texas, despite the fact that we are incredibly grateful to be close to our families!
But at this time of year, Utah has my heart.

The younger boys and I ventured out on a hike to enjoy some of the leaves this week.
It was lovely.

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