It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Tuesday Top 3 Series post… so it’s about time to get back on it!! (You can find the other series posts here, here, here, here, here, here and here.) This installment is an ode to the fall season… which I have to admit we didn’t really get much of this year here in East Texas. We hung in there in the 80’s for waaaaay too long, had a few days of nice fall weather, and then jumped into the 40’s. (I know, I know… the 40’s isn’t exactly terrible winter weather, but hey, this is Texas!).
There are definitely some wonderful things about the the fall that I love:
1. Football season. I looooooove football, especially college football. Getting to wake up on Saturday mornings to ESPN College Gameday and a cup of coffee is just about perfect. There’s nothing quite like the sound of football in the background as we spend time as a family. It’s been fun this year to see Peanut at the SFA games this year as well. Now if only my Red Raiders could get it together… Still a fan, and always will be, but I’m ready to get some more tally marks in the W column!
2. Girls Weekend. This is one of my favorite weekends in the fall! I am so incredibly blessed to have an amazing family – immediate and extended. We enjoy spending time with one another, and it has always been a priority to do so – such a great example that I hope to be able to set for Peanut too! Years ago, when I was still an undergrad, my aunts and grandmother started making trips from San Diego out to Texas in the fall for a weekend of food, wine and shopping. I am so thankful they let me sneak into their “sister time” and they haven’t been able to get rid of me yet! It’s a weekend full of traditions – from which stores we stop at, to the massages, to my dad serving as professional chef for the weekend. Most importantly, it’s full of laughter and love. It’s full of quality time. It’s full of adult conversations and bonding with my aunts that I normally wouldn’t get in the hustle and bustle of family gatherings in San Diego. For that, I am truly truly grateful.
3. Pumpkin everything. Yes, I am a sucker for the pumpkin trend. I have held off on trying the Pumpkin Spice Latte though because I am afraid I am going to turn into that fanatical person who is in line before Starbucks opens on the first day of serving the PSL. It’s a real possibility, y’all. But pumpkin scones? Check. Pumpkin pie? Check. Pumpkin patch? Check. And as of a few days ago, I know have another pumpkin obsession, thanks to Max. He knows that each time we go to the grocery store, I need to go check out the Blue Bell Ice Cream section to see what flavors I just have to have. I saw Spiced Pumpkin Pecan a while back, and I told Max I didn’t want to try it. He was confused at first, but I explained my theory (just like the PSL). Well, after a solo shopping trip, he returned with a half gallon. So of course I haaaaaaaad to try it. HOLY GOODNESS, Y’ALL. This stuff is legit. So much so that I’ve been having to convince myself that having a bowl of ice cream for breakfast is not an option. (Now I would normally take my own photo of the ice cream, but I can’t hold off eating it long enough, so the photo from Blue Bell will have to do!)