Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall is in the Air

I love this time of year! The leaves around our house have fallen and the crunch sound they make when I walk on them....pure bliss. I think I enjoy this time of year so much because growing up in Washington we didn't really have trees with leaves; just evergreen trees and any leaves that did fall were soggy-not crunchy. It wasn't until I went to college in Montana that I really appreciated the fall. The brisk air, the vibrant colors of the trees, snuggling in blankets, hot chocolate and apple cider, warm comfort food, and getting together with family for the holidays. I have really been missing Bozeman, Montana lately. It all started last week when I went into Kneaders to grab some lunch and it reminded me of the quaintness of Bozeman and how I wished my girlfriends and I were having lunch together, or just catching up over some warm drinks-I miss those days. After my kneaders experience a few weekends later a huge group of us went to Moab to do a little mountain biking before the snow comes (Windie my new mountain bike rode like a dream) and I totally saw Kurt and Craig our next door neighbors from Bozeman. They live in Colorado now and were there with some of their friends for a little mountain biking too. I haven't seen either of them for such a long time and there they were. Oh, did I mention that I have a new niece. Her name is Payton Elizabeth. I haven't seen pictures yet, but I'm guessing she's adorable!