What does September bring to you? For me it brings... the first day of Kindergarten for Rainee, the beautiful colors of Chrysanthemums, candy apples, crisp nights just right for the crackling of a nice warm fire, sweater weather is coming, Starbucks pumpkin lattes, home bake breads of any kind... and the bright colored leaves that crunch when you walk... ahhh September.
This year it's a bittersweet thing for me, because it means my daughter is growing up... no longer is she home most days with daddy & mommy... happily playing, she will now start her first day of school... plus this is her last summer before she begins the 'real life'... of schedules, going to bed & getting up early... and homework.
September leaves behind a summer filled with those easy afternoons, swimming in the pool, playing in the backyard with Champ, story time at the library, spontaneous trips to the beach and the lovely pleasure of schedule-free days. Summer is over... it's time to welcome fall!
And although I have conflicting emotions... I am looking forward to the cooler temperature, putting on a sweater, drinking hot chocolate, the smell of cinnamon everywhere.... and the holidays it leads us into... so welcome you properly... I say welcome September with a lovely cup of cinnamon tea...
May this first day of month lead you into a wonderful fall season. Happy September 1st!