Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Countdown

Today I'm beginning my official countdown! I am SO ready for all things fall! Who's with me? I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I haven't left the house in a few days. This has made my fall obsession even worse... Let me explain, by being a hermit I've been able to watch the weather outside without actually feeling it. I've had my kitchen spice, apple, and cinnamon candles burning while eating chili for dinner. Let me just say y'all, it's been wonderful. I am so ready for the hot to move out and the breezy cool weather to move in! There are so many special things we do during this time of year that it's no wonder it's our absolute favorite.

The first major thing on our countdown is our beach trip in September. We usually take our family beach trip in June/July but this year because of the wedding we assumed we wouldn't take another trip. We were in Jekyll for almost a week surrounding the wedding and thought that would suffice. Wrong. Seeing as everyone was more exhausted by the time they got home that didn't really go as planned. As the summer progressed we found ourselves longing for the salt and sand! So, in late July we booked a house in Myrtle Beach for the week of September 16th. ONE month y'all! Can't wait! I'm super pumped that it will be cooler and less crowded when we go! I'm sure this won't be the last you hear about it!

Less than three weeks after we get home from the beach Chris and I will be heading to Gatlinburg for our annual family trip. This will be my 8th time going with Chris's family and we look forward to it more than anything! It's bizarre that after all these years we will finally be married. We will spend a long weekend with the family in a cabin and I couldn't be more ready for that weekend to come! It really is the kickoff for our absolute most favorite time of year!

Almost two months later we will travel the mountain back to Gatlinburg for the Christmas parade the first weekend of December. My family has always made this trip and it's a really special time for me. This will be two years from when Chris proposed - SO crazy, right? My goodness, how time flies! Just thinking about Christmas time gets my blood pumping! If you know me, you know I am A+, #1, crazy, Christmas fanatic! By the way, it's 105 days until Thanksgiving - AKA the day I can officially begin decorating for Christmas!

Okay, now that I've made myself look sufficiently crazy I'm going to bed. Chris's parents are coming over tomorrow night to spend the weekend with us! We have some fun things planned so stay tuned for some pictures. Nighty, night y'all!


  1. You are the only person I know that loves Christmas as much as I do. Last year, being pregnant, I didn't go all out like normal. But this year it is on. It will be Emma's first Christmas, so I am going to do it right!!! I may even sneek and decorate just a little before Thanksgiving :))) I only have four trees to put up lol :)))

    1. That's why I like you so much, Ryleigh! Only the best people are Christmas fanatics ;) I ALWAYS decorate before Thanksgiving... oops!