I love fall. I don't know why, because I generally hate to be cold and my birthday is in late spring (and it's the most important holiday, so of course my favorite season should revolve around it) but I really, really love it. I think it has something to do with the sudden burst of color, the crisp smell of the air, leaves falling and making pretty designs on the sidewalk, the knowledge that the holiday season is fast approaching, and the thought that chili and pumpkin pie are soon to be acceptable foods to make. I'm so excited, I bought a pumpkin two weeks ago (and it's the perfect pumpkin - beautifully round and just the right size), Lizzie's Halloween costume two weeks ago, and the fixin's for one apple and two pumpkin pies last night. So, while many people are currently mourning the end of summer, you know at least one person who is happily celebrating the beginning of fall!