Who’s Ready for Fall?

Me. I am.

By Shannon Henderson Published on September 22, 2015

About two weeks ago I walked into my local Hobby Lobby on an abnormally cool and rainy summer day. My senses were immediately assaulted by the sights, scents and atmosphere of autumn. The cool weather and the smell of pumpkin-y, cinnamon-y spices made me yearn for my favorite season even more than I already had been.

The autumn season in Texas is often short and slightly disappointing, so I decided to kick-start this year’s with some reminders of why we’re ready for summer to be done with already!

First and foremost, despite the stereotype, I think we all miss pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING.Pumpkin Cinnamon - 900

Football Season (and therefore also Marching Band Season).Football Marching Band - 900

Thanksgiving (No other explanation needed).Thanksgiving Meal - 900

Your favorite hoodie can finally make a comeback.Hoodies - 900

Being able to enjoy hot soup again.Hot Soup - 900

Comfy, warm and often over-sized sweaters.Dog and Sweaters - 900

Sitting by a nice fire (be it a bonfire, your fireplace or maybe just a few scented candles) with your choice of steaming hot beverage.Girl Drinking Tea by Fire - 900

ABC Family’s seemingly more frequent “Harry Potter Weekend Marathons.”Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Glenfinnan Viaduct - 900

Going outside and not immediately sweating.Middle Aged Couple Autumn - 900

The return of knit scarves, gloves, socks and hats (particularly the last when you’re having a bad hair day).Baby in Hat - 900

The sound of all those crunchy, colorful leaves under your shoes.Walking Through Leaves - 900

Autumn sunsets through those same colorful leaves.Autumn Sunset - 900

Rain that is neither freezing nor uncomfortably hot.Boy in the Rain - 900

The return of your favorite television shows, and the arrival of widely anticipated films.Dog Watching TV - 900

Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over a bonfire.Roasting Marshmallows - 900

Pecan season goes into full bloom.Pecans - 900

Did I mention Thanksgiving?Thanksgiving Food - 900

And finally — and admittedly a little premature — the promise of Christmas being right around the corner.Christmas Bow - 900

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