Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Autumn Time...somewhere in the world

There are a lot of things to love about fall, and Ohio has them all. My time there increased my love for this time of year ten fold. I have never missed Ohio as much as I do know. Ohio does fall WAY better than Texas. top ten reasons I miss Ohio falls. (In no particular order.)

1. The scenery. Just look at the color of these leaves. I haven't seen anything remotely close to these colors in Texas.
(These are all fall of 2003.)

2. Fall fashion. Not just kid fashion, but I don't have a good picture of my fashionable self in fall apparel. Fall clothes are my favorite style. I love the colors and the layers. Plus I look WAY better in long sleeves and pants than short sleeves and shorts. I love to wear tights with my skirts. I prefer loafers to flip flops. And it's not so cold that you have to cover it all up with a bulky coat.

3. I lived closer to some of my favorite people...close enough to spend Thanksgiving with these old college friends. One year, Tammy and Nathan made the drive out from Connecticut. And another year, we drove up to Vermont to visit Carrie and Chris.

4. The Circleville Pumpkin Show. I've never seen so many pumpkins in my life.

(2005...I know I just look fat, but really I'm 6 months pregnant with Reid.)


5. Ohio State Football. Need I say more.
6. Picking apples at Lynd's Fruit Farm. I doubt if apples even grow in Texas. In fact, every time I go to buy some apples I'm surprised at how much they cost. I'm positive they're cheaper in Ohio.

7. The weather. I'm ready for a little chill in the air come September. I hate that I'm still wearing flip flops. And that today it's 77 and I'm in pants because I think it feels cold. This is one of the coldest day we've had all season...tomorrow it's in the 80's again. It was cold enough in Ohio to wear whatever Halloween costumes I came up with. I'm a little concerned this year that my boys will bake in what they'll be wearing.

8. Grayden was born in an Ohio Fall.
(at the hospital)
(Blessing Day)
9. Pumpkins. We grew and carved and decorated with our own home grown pumpkins. They grew well on Ohio.
(Parker 2005...This is the only picture I could find with one of our home grown pumpkins)
(2007...I think this is a cute pumpkin picture, too.)

10. My friends and neighbors. We had the cutest old people living next door on both sides. They adored our kiddos. It was so nice to have good relationships with our neighbors. And especially my friends. I miss you girls all year...not just in the fall. But you're just one more reason I'm pining for Ohio about now.


Sheryl said...

Fall is absolutely my favorite, and I would love to go somewhere where Fall is real! I would love to visit New England in the Fall...colors, colors, colors!

Heidi said...

Fall is definitely my favortie season as well. Colorado has a beautiful fall. I will have to go take some pictures now.

Amber Nish said...

As you well know, I could not agree with you more!! That tree picture really makes me ready to head home! My husband is also really starting to crave some skyline..I think he only has one can left, which according to him, is not an acceptable replacement!! Ohio is great in the fall..thanks for the reminder!!

Erin said...

You make me pine for Ohio and I have never been there! You grew your own pumpkins-I have always wanted to try that!!

Lauri said...

I think you're getting more of fall in Texas than we are here in was 96 degrees here today and my air conditioner is on. I used to LOVE to come to visit you in Columbus in the fall and feel the cool, crisp air and see the changing leaves. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much in the way of fall in the Southwest.

Crystal said...

I love the fall too! utah just jumps foms summer to winter. I miss alabama for the fall.

Kelly said...

That post made me miss Ohio... and I've never been there! I've always wanted to live in a place where I could experience Fall, like your first set of pictures! Beautiful! At least you have great memories!

Genn said...

Great post. What beautiful fall pictures. I love the colors of the leaves. The first one is so so pretty. And the picture of the red leaves with you in your red sweater, so cute! You look adorable in every single one of those pics too. I am really missing cooler weather right now too. It is 9pm, and we have our air on and there is a terrible fire filling the air with smoke nearby and making my allergies absolutely horrible! And I can't take anything for them because I am pregnant! AARGH!

Eric and Jen said...

I agree, Fall is the best! Utah has beautiful Fall's but they last only like a week. Great pictures of your Fall days spent in Ohio. I'd miss it too if I were living in Texas. I love the chilly weather way more than the heat. I hate heat.

Brooke said...

I know that Texas is not know for it's falls but as for me...I would rather miss fall in order to avoid snowy winters and wear flip-flops all year. Love, Brooke.

Amanda B. said...

Awwww that was awesome!!! :) I think I needed this to remind me how wonderful fall is. I think sometimes I take the beauty for granted- I like fall, except I know winter is coming, which I don't like. You are right- Ohio has awesome fall! It would be weird to be in summer wear in October.. :) Miss you!!!

Kelly said...

I love all those things about Ohio, but somehow I long to move from here- funny, huh? I just visited my grandparents in NE Ohio this weekend, and the scenery is just overwhelming- so beautiful! I just love the pumpkins and fall and the colors of fall too- your pictures are all great and I loved it!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Is it fall there? crazy, I swear we are still in Summer.

I love your hot turquoise jacket/scarf combo, simply adorable.

The Cochran Family said...

I know, I know you know that I KNOW! I have been TRYING to wear a few seaters here and there, but I alwasy end up changing by 12. But I find myself a lil reluctant to complain that much b/c our trade-off, gorgeous weather almost yr round and we don't have to put up with nasty winters when the power goes out! Now I know you know!! :)

Kris said...

Hi Katie,
Thanks for your sweet post! I loved your Fall/Ohio post. I am sorry you miss so much about your old place.
Your kids are adorable!!!! I LOVE pumpkins!

Autumn said...

So true to all of the above. Ohio is THE place for my season. I just need to remember that when Ohio snows in March and is deathly humid in August (and to NOT be 9 months pregnant during that month). Such fun pix.

Hubba's Thoughts said...

Sorry, you're missing Ohio! I feel the same way about Logan. We love that place and miss the small and simple things too..