farewell, summer.

We’ve had some crisp mornings and the leaves are definitely starting to turn around here. The pool is closed and sweaters are adorning the walls of most retail stores. This weekend is supposed to be all kinds of sunny &  70 degree perfection.  It’s still toasty in the afternoons, but I can’t help but be * so * excited for Fall. Here are some things we’re saying farewell to around here in exchange for lovely moments that a new season brings.
FarewellSuntanned shoulders & sun bleached hairHelloFading tan and new hairstyles to try so my scarves don’t give me dread locks 😉
FarewellAfternoons spent at the pool, hearing kids play Marco Polo while I read Real Simple magazineHelloCrisp mornings sipping warm coffee on our bedroom balcony, all wrapped up in a blanket
FarewellMargaritas, seasonal summer ales, and summery cocktails Hello: Cinnamon spiced beverages, hot chocolate, dutch caramel apple martinis for guests
Farewell: Outdoor late night cookouts with friendsHello: Crockpot stews, chili, and hearty soups that simmer all day and fill our place up with the most scrumptious scents
FarewellTank tops, sandals,  and cut off shortsHelloCozy cardigans, comfy sweaters, scarves, boots, and slouchy beanies
FarewellLong, sunshine-y daysHello: Earlier suppers & chilly nights
FarewellLush grass and green treesHelloChanging leaves and autumnal huesFarewell: Bike ride commutingHello: Pumpkin patch tractor rides, pretending we’re kids. 

FarewellSummer olympicsHelloCollege football

Farewell:  Peonies, sunflowers, lilies, and hydrangeas
Hello: Pumpkins & pinecones

Farewell:  Iced coffee and ice creamHello: pumpkin spice lattes and homemade pies

Farewell, Summer. I thoroughly enjoyed you. Hello there, Autumn. I’m looking forward to what you have up your sleeve. Just no early snow okay?

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