Wednesday, November 25, 2009

That's All She Wrote on Autumn

As of this past Saturday night football season is O-V-E-R folks! Not only does that mean I get my fiance back, but it also officially marks the beginning of Christmas season! So long autumn, hello winter.

During the season we had a weekly salute to fall (not marked by our calendars but by The Football Schedule) by sitting on cold stadium benches, wrapped in many blankets, loosing our voices screaming and drinking many-a-soy-chai.

But! We have not yet properly saluted the non-football fall. So here you are. I give you, our non-football fall-wrap-up. (Notice J is wearing his coaching gear in nearly all of the photos. He is such a good fiance making time for dates either on his way to practice or from.)

Confession: We get a little impatient about our seasons. Maybe being from LA will do that to you, but regardless, J and I like to start celebrating early. That's why this year around September 15 we were like, there must be a pumpkin patch or apple orchard we can stroll through somewhere. We were wrong. But we found some goats. And they were hungry.

October gave us an actual excuse to go out and party for our friend Manu's birthday. We went to a fun bar in West Hollywood and caught up with friends. It was magical. Also, there were homemade cupcakes. Mmmmm.

We have a really kick-butt pumpkin patch pretty much smack-dab between our 2 work locations so we met there after work one day to find our perfect pumpkins. Look how big this patch is! There is nothing that feels more like fall (besides football or Thanksgiving, obviously) than drinking a warm beverage and strolling through the patch holding hands. I went for a little mama pumpkin, and J got a big papa one.

Pumpkin pie is fall, right? Well, we live right near the beach, so one LA Autumn night J took me to the beach with our boy Teeny to watch the sunset. It was definitely the highlight of the past few months. The beach is one of our favorite places to be, where J proposed to me, and just beautiful and peaceful anytime of year. It was great to have a relaxing night with just the two of us (or three of us).

This picture of Teeny cracks me up because he is petrified with fear of the water. He is such a good boy. Too adorable...

What's the deal with getting older and all of our best friends moving far far away? We had the good fortune of having two of J's best friends in town a few weeks ago and we had a great time catching up with them. These two are groomsmen and we just don't get to see them enough.

Our friends Dave and Erin were able to come to the last game of the season with J's mom and me and we had such a blast. It was definitely a nail-biting way to end the season with the Bowl game going into double-overtime! We lost by one point... but Jon got free t-shirts and a medal!

Through the fall, we had a lot of good football nights and a lot of non-football fun, too. All in all it seems like this season flew by and now that time in general is flying by! It will be March before I know it.

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for you my amazing friends and family. I truly can not wait to spend some quality time with you all in 4 short months!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FUN!What awesome pics! BTW, yes, Joe and I are staying at your wedding site. It looks amazing.