Fall Family Tradition

I’m in Raleigh again this week training and am missing my Tar Heel some kind of fierce.  I know I signed up for this when I accepted a traveling position, but I guess I thought it would be easier to spend five days and four nights apart.  It really is anything but easy.  I am a worrier, too, and so when I can’t reach the Tar Heel during my breaks, I immediately assume the absolute worst and my mind spirals out of control imagining my life without him.  It is AWFUL!.  Fortunately, these weeks in Raleigh are insanely busy and I rarely have time to let my mind wander to such horrible thoughts.  I am lucky if my mind gets to wander at all, actually. But these intense work conditions are my strong suit.  I thrive on challenges and staying busy, so it all works out in the end. 

But no matter how busy I am, I always make time for the important stuff.  I may have mentioned a few hundred times here on the blog that my favorite time of year is the fall.  I love everything about it.  The weather, the colors, the fair, college football season,  the smell of apple cider (even if it’s coming from a candle) hanging in the air.  And there is one more big, round, and orange reason I love the fall.  PuMpKiNs!  Naturally, with such a heightened affinity for all things Autumnal, I am hosting Pumpkin Fest 2011 at our home in Georgia this year.

The Tar Heel and I  will partake in some of the best Pumpkin Goodness and Fall Fun this glorious season has to offer.  Pumpkin Fest 2011 will include Pumpkin Pickin, Carve-Off, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, and featuring a fall music lineup consisting of “Autumn Leaves,” “September Song,” and probably a little James Taylor just because. I can’t think of another artist that reminds me more of glorious fall in my home state, the lovely Land of the Pines.  And since I decided to decorate our home September 1st this year, I think we may have to add a few hundred more mini pumpkins for the occasion. I am getting excited just thinking about it.  I decided to build this little gem for fun to send to the Tar Heel.  I think he may have thought I was kidding , but I was being oh-so-serious.

Bring on the PUMPKINS!  -PF 2011

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