Blog By Nichole Mischke - While I tend to be someone who has to get out the box of tissues when summer comes to an end, I am trying to be a little more optimistic about the arrival of fall this year. I don't want to be all depressed, but it's hard; I love Summer weather!
I love heat. I mean...I REALLY love heat. I am the girl who in the middle of winter, will turn my oven up to 350 degrees, open it, and stand right in front of it. If a fireplace is burning, you will usually find me sitting right in front of it either reading a book or curled up on the ground taking a nap. I don't like ice water; I prefer hot water with lemon and when I order coffee, even if it's summer, I always order it "extra hot." Yes...my husband thinks I'm crazy.
Anyway, this year, I am trying to remind myself why Fall, although cooler than Summer, should be loved and appreciated too.
Here are some photos to serve as a reminder to myself and others who aren't wanting to say goodbye to summer just yet, to appreciate and enjoy all things fall this year! To those of you who already appreciate the four seasons...props to you but be sure to share your optimism to help the rest of us out of a rut.
What is your favorite thing about fall? Do you have a fall photo you would like to share? Let us know and send your fall pictures to Pix@KHQ.com or upload them to our Facebook wall.
I am also challenging everyone to sit down with your family and make a Fall "bucket list" of 10 Things You Want To Do This Fall.
To give you ideas, I am also starting a "Fun Things To Do In The Fall" List! If you have something to add, let us know on the KHQ Facebook page by saying: "My favorite fun thing to do in the fall is..."
FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE FALL:
Create a new wreath with flowers and ribbons.
Invite friends over for a chili night!
Go to a pumpkin patch
Go apple picking
Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte
Carve a pumpkin
Take beautiful photos of Fall
Go to a football game
Go on a nature walk
Collect beautiful leaves with your kids
Volunteer at your local soup kitchen
Make pumpkin pie
Roast pumpkin seeds
Make caramel apples
Have a halloween party
Make pumpkin pancakes
Jump in a pile of leaves
Make a scarecrow
Have a sleep over in the family room or a campout in the backyard
Read the story of the Mayflower to your children
Pick out a new sweater or scarf
Volunteer to babysit for a single mom
Make a big pot of homemade soup
Take a photo of your yard or home in the same place every day/week and watch the time-lapse season changes
Invite someone who can't be with their family on Thanksgiving to share the holiday with you
Create a beautiful fall centerpiece for your dining room table
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:37 AM EST2013-12-11 14:37:21 GMT
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A man who has already endured more than most is facing a new challenge.More >>
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Monday night, the Spokane city council voted 6-0 to bring back the boot for habitual parking offenders. More >>
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