I don’t know about y’all, but Mr.DJW and my favorite season in Michigan is FALL! We only get to enjoy it for a few months, as the snowy winter season comes rather quickly up here, but I am so excited for it this year!
What do I love about fall? Well, I have several reasons:
1.) WEATHER! Michigan summers tend to be muggy, hot, and sticky. It’s the complete OPPOSITE of our long winter months that are brutally cold and full of endless amounts of snow. However, the fall season (usually September – Early part of November), is crisp and mildly warm. I mean, who doesn’t love sweatshirt weather?!
2.) PSL! Oh yes, I am a year-round Starbucks addict, but come September every year, we get to enjoy the fragrant and tasty Pumpkin Spice Latte! I am actually drinking my second cup of the season as I write, right now!
3.) FOOTBALL! When Mr.DJW and I met four years ago, I was blessed with a wealth of knowledge about the NFL and everything associated with it, including Fantasy Football. Yes – hubby is a diehard addict and through my association, I’ve become very well versed about the entire subject. Mr.DJW usually has 3 or 4 leagues that he’s a part of each year. This year, I decided to join an all girls ff league with 11 other ladies who are also married to FF addicts. I figured this will be a good way for me to enjoy watching the hours and hours of football that is to ensue in our household come Thursday!
4.) ANNIVERSARY! Oh yes, as I said, the fall weather is ideal for weddings. When Mr.DJW proposed in late August of 2009, we both knew right away that we wanted a Fall wedding. Last September we tied the knot and our wedding day was a breezy, sunny 70 degree day. PERFECTION! I can’t wait for future vow renewals and anniversary trips!
5.) CIDER MILL! Oh how I love fresh donuts and cider! We are lucky enough to live close to several nice cider mills, apple orchards, haunted houses, farmhouses, etc. We’ve always made at least one stop at the cider mill each year, but this fall, we’re planning on going to multiple different ones with the furbabies, our best friends, and our parents. I can’t wait for all of our trips for candied apples, pumpkins, donuts, & cider!
6.) HALLOWEEN! Ever since we became home owners a few years back, this holiday has a completely different meaning for us. In addition to the costume parties with friends (always a good time!), we have become addicted to shopping for tons of candy and dressing up our furbabies (yes, we’re THOSE owners) to pass out candy to our neighborhood kids! We both dress up (usually something homemade) after spending hours purchasing last minute bags of candy at Target. (Mr.DJW turns into a kid in the Halloween section.) And we spend the afternoon/evening passing out candy to the lil’ kiddies in our neighborhood. And hopefully sometime in the near future, we will be able to take our kids trick-or-treating too! Now that I recall, I think we bought several different costumes on clearance in November last year! Eek, so excited to laugh at our costume choices!
7.) HOLIDAY SEASON! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that after the sacred months of fall, Mr.DJW and I get to look forward to spending the holidays with friends and family. We each have ½ week off of work during Thanksgiving and usually we are lucky enough to have the week between Christmas and New Year’s off too!
8.) HUBBY’S BIRTHDAY! I get more excited for Mr.DJW’s birthday than my own. I like relishing in the fact that he is always going to be two years older than me! J In all honesty though, I am a “giver” and enjoy shopping/thinking of gift ideas for him rather than having to think of things I’d want for my birthday. This year, Mr.DJW turns the big “3-0!” We were originally going to go to Vegas with his best friend’s family, but due to an unexpected pregnancy, that trip has since been cancelled. So, we have a tentative 3 day weekend during which I plan to surprise Mr.DJW with tickets to the first Monday night football game that the Detroit Lions have played since FOREVER!
I could probably think of a dozen more reasons why I love these fall months in MI, but I’ll leave you here for now. Wherever you are, I hope you are enjoying this time of year, too!
–What’s your favorite season? What do you love about it?