“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” -George Eliot
Here in PA the mornings have a comforting chill to them.
By afternoon it’s warm and summery, but the mornings are the first taste that a change is coming. Sweaters will be pulled out from closets, AC’s will be turned off, Salted Caramel Mochas and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are showing up, and jeans will become a regular clothing staple again.
Technically, Autumn doesn’t begin until the 22nd, but you can feel it anyway, can’t you?
Well I’ve got three ideas for you to savor September this week…
1.) If you can swing it, treat yourself to a yummy fall drink. My indulgence of choice is a Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks. Not for the faint of heart; it’s full of sugar and calories, but it’s an experience to be had by all.
2.) Plan a “First Day of Fall” (or as my friend Logan calls it, “Happy Fall Ya’ll!”) celebration! This can be just with your family, your kids during the day or after school, or something you invite friends to. The 22nd falls on a Sunday, and that happens to be a day we’re celebrating my daughters birthday, so we’ll have our little fall celebration on Monday the 23rd. I’m going to decorate, get some apple cider, and just have some neighborhood kids and moms over for pie after school.
3.) Get your calendar out and plan some fun fall activities! You probably already have some fall traditional activities that you do each year, but try and find something new as well. Go to your town’s website and check out the calendar to see what fun things are planned for this month. Some of our favorite things to do are:
Go to the fair (and enjoy a pig chasing contest)!
Head to Cherry Crest Farm – an all-day experience of fun and outdoor play!
And a new thing this year? We’ll be checking out the Storytelling Festival!
So friends, what’s on your agenda this week to savor September? I want to know so I get some more ideas!
Related: Savoring September – Week One
P.S. Tonight is the first Webinar in the Discipleship & Discipline e-Course! Sally will talking about Laying a Foundation of Love with your children – see the full course description here. There is still time to sign up (700 people are already joining us)!
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