Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Falling for Fall

Can you believe that it is so cool outside?? Literally over night it has become Fall in Alabama and I am loving it!! Here are some of the reasons the Baileys love fall!

1. Football: ROLL TIDE!! We count down the days all spring and summer until the start of football season comes! Football means long weekends with our "football friends"--those friends that we only get to see in the fall at games. It means pigging out on tailgate food. It means getting to scream and jump up and down and not have people look at you like you are crazy. It means new game day dresses--the more houndstooth, the better. It means road trips to away games with best friends. It means camaraderie.

2. Cool weather: While I absolutely HATE to be cold (and Forrest HATES to be hot), I am glad for a little break from the scorching heat we've been experiencing. When it gets cool enough outside, we get to turn off the air and open the windows to let in the crisp cool air (thereby saving us money and making the cats happy, as they love to sit in the opened window sill). It makes walks with the dogs SO much more enjoyable (although, we didn't have them last fall, my walk/run/being dragged by Sonny last night was much more pleasant than it was a few weeks ago). We even like to eat dinner outside on the deck when the weather is nice. We also get to put the comforter back on the bed (we take it off when it gets too hot), AND I'm excited because we have a new fluffy duvet that I"m going to put under the comforter when it gets really cold outside, but that will be another post! Cool weather also means I get to start wearing cardigans again and my cute jackets AND my boots, which I haven't thought about since probably February!

3. Fall TV: Hooray for television!! Last week was premiere week and I'm glad to be back in the groove of keeping up with my shows! Currently set on the Bailey's DVR:

Nick Saban Show (post game review by the coach himself, and he is usually angry about something)
Keeping up with the Kardashians (yes, muy embarrassing)
Desperate Housewives

Dancing with the Stars!!

Dancing with the Stars, the results
GLEE!! (I'm a Gleek and proud of it!)

Modern Family-last years best comedy!

30 Rock (mainly just Forrest watches this one
The Office (again, this is Forrest's)
Parks and Recreation
Grey's Anatomy
Jersey Shore (again, embarrassing, but I can't get enough)


Alabama game (whether we attend or not, we record it so we can watch the good parts again on Sunday)

4. School (REALLY?): Actually school starts back for Forrest in JULY (sinful, I know) but he really enjoys it! Not only does he have great teachers and classmates, but this semester he is in the clinic and doing rotations every week. He has his own patients and is learning and practicing so much! Anyone want to become a patient at UAB School of Dentistry?? If so, give us a shout and he'll sign you up!

5. Fall foods: Chili, soup, oh my!! The fall opens up a whole new realm of foods for us, because let's face it, who wants to eat a bowl of hot soup in the summer? Also, we usually start having pumpkin and banana bread in the fall, and it is the perfect time to start drinking hot chocolate and apple cider!! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! While many of our favorite summer frozen treats get put on the back burner, we always have something warm to replace them with! The start of Fall also means that THANKSGIVING is right around the corner, and who can resist Thanksgiving foods?? NOT US! :)

6. Getting ready for CHRISTMAS!! The Bailey's LOVE Christmas! I had a blast decorating for Christmas at our house last year and can't wait to do it again with all of my newly acquired decorations, purchased for 1/2 price or less in January. (Gotta love a great deal!) I love figuring out what gifts we are going to get for our family, AND I love making our Christmast card! (I have a super cute idea for this year!) I'm sure I'll have another post about our family's Christmas traditions!

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