But April and October are fun for similar reasons.
Anyway, my friend Tammy (who lives on a farm that I am highly jealous of) has dubbed October "the month of fun," and I want to call it that too.
October is fun because Halloween is fun.
October is fun because picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch is so fun.
October is fun because the food is the best it will be ALL YEAR. (We're talking apples, potatoes, pumpkins, cookies, pies galore, fresh peaches. We should celebrate Thanksgiving like the Canadians do! In OCTOBER!)
October is fun because you get to wear all your cute snuggley clothes that have been packed all summer. I LOVE pulling out orange sweaters and my great-grandmother's homemade wool dresses.
October is fun because of all the great movies. (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! and Hocus Pocus among my favorites)
October is fun because it's so pretty outside. Crispy orange leaves crackling under foot, the sun rising through the mists over the mountains, sugar crystals on the grass when you wake up very early in the morning.
October is fun because it's our anniversary!
October is fun because you get to unpack all your pretty homemade quilts that made you too hot during the summer and snuggle up in them and feel just right.
*maybe you are lucky like me to have two grandmas who are professional quilters
October is fun because of all the warm drinks to drink. I had some chamomile tea this morning and yesterday I had hot apple cider. I'm not a huge cocoa fan unless the cocoa is full of whipped cream, but BOY! I love hot ginger milk. I'll have that tomorrow... or this evening.
October is fun because I get to celebrate my half-birthday. And half-birthdays are very nice.
But this specific weekend, October is fun because my unnervingly gorgeous sister who is a sophomore at BYU-I is coming to visit.
She looks like this:
Knock-out. Am I right?
What is your favorite month? What will you do during this "month of fun"?
And if you want to go pick pumpkins from a patch and live in Utah Valley, may I suggest visiting The Garden of Steven?
775S 1600W, Mapleton Utah
It is perfect. Quaint, pretty, cheap, family-owned and full of the most perfectly round, perfectly orange pumpkins you've probably ever seen.
We love the The Garden of Steven. They also have the best tomatoes I've had in my life.