Peace Out, Summer! I’m Ready for Fall!
As the summer comes to an end I am increasingly excited about the fall. We don't really experience seasons in New Orleans, but that doesn't stop me from celebrating them. I love fall decor and pumpkin spiced everything, and the second half of the year is my favorite because I love the cooler weather and everything leading up to Christmas. Yes, it's September, and I'm thinking about Christmas. No one who knows me will be surprised by this. The summer was great in some ways, but there were some tough weeks in it too. Michael and I spent some time in Colorado with family, which was one of the highlights. We hiked a few miles around Mount Herman, which is about 9,000 feet in elevation, and I could have hiked a lot longer. I actually loved it. We also spent time in one of our favorite spots, Manitou Springs, where we played games all afternoon at the penny arcade. My mom, sister, and nieces all joined us for that, and even though it rained a little that day, we had [...]