Sunday Social | the boys of FALL

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!!!!!! Welcome to another installment of Sunday Social, a weekly link-up hosted by Neely and Ashley. This week’s questions are all about fall, my FAV-O-RITE time of year. In fact, I tolerate the hot summers by reminding myself, “Fall will be here soon. Fall will be here soon.” I know, I’m pathetic!

This is perhaps my favorite Sunday Social (to date) because I love, love, love, love, LOVE this time of year. The leaves are turning deep shades of orange and crimson, the football fields have been freshly painted, and the weather is just cool enough for a light jacket or, my favorite clothing staple: a hoodie sweatshirt. Of course, fall also means farmers are in the fields harvesting crops, logs are stacked for fireplaces or outdoor fire pits, and I can shave my legs less often since I’m wearing long pants or blue jeans. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday Social

What is your favorite FALL activity?

It’s not that I have particular activities that I enjoy in the fall, as much as it is I actually enjoy being OUTSIDE this time of year. Living in the South, summers are unbearable and you can find me (most days) hiding inside with the blinds and curtains drawn, fans blowing, and the air-conditioning on. Husband goes to the team-roping arenas more frequently in the fall, and it’s so much more enjoyable to watch him in his element with Blue.

Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?

I love football. No doubt about it. I’m going against my Southern Roots a bit, but it’s the honest truth: when it comes to football, I am a die-hard LOYALIST to the Southeastern Conference. There’s nothing better than watching SEC Football on Saturday. (When it comes to basketball, however, I bleed blue for the University of Kentucky.) I love the rich tradition of football in the South, and tail-gating with friends before the big game, and getting all dolled up in team colors. *When I say dolled up, I mean folks get dressed up. In the South, our Mamas taught us to always look nice and Game Day is no exception!

What is something FUN about FALL in the area you live?

The State Fair of Texas is in September, I’ve been once to that mega-event. It’s too big, though. I didn’t have time to visit all of the exhibits. After-dark is my favorite time of day, whether I’m with friends around a fire pit or with Husband.

What are your FALL wardrobe essentials?

Oh this is easy ……. flip flops and a hoodie sweatshirt!!!!!!! A nice pair of worn jeans and cowboy boots are nice too. But, again, living in Texas – where the weather changes in an instant – I have every season’s wardrobe available year-round. During the day, I might be wearing shorts and a t-shirt, but come sunset, it’s cool enough for a sweatshirt. Those are my favorite nights!!!!!

What are you most looking forward to this fall?

I would like to enroll in a few photography courses that are outside because I think my pictures are better in natural light. I might carve a pumpkin or two this year, since I haven’t done it in so long. I want to get my house clean and host a dinner party or two with friends, I have new recipes I want to try and Husband won’t help me eat some of the creations!

What is your favorite FALL holiday? Traditions?

My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. My favorite fall tradition (could be a holiday, in the right crowd of people) is harvest time in the fields. I love going home to Kentucky while the farmers are in the fields harvesting their crops. It’s a dirty, dusty time, but it’s a good time. I was home last fall and spent significant time on the farm riding on machinery in the fields and riding in the tractor/trailer to market. You can read all about the experience here.

Now it’s YOUR turn to answer these questions. What do you love about FALL? Please leave a comment, I’m so glad you stopped by. Happy Sunday!

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  1. Celeste Zachry August 5, 2012 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Fall. No doubt about it, football hangs in the air. Now, I do NOT – yes, you read correctly – care for, understand, or follow the game, but when I’m on the sidelines photographing my own students who LOVE it, it’s quite intoxicating and my every Friday night beginning in a couple of weeks.

    • Nicole August 5, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

      I’ll come hang out with you on the sidelines ……. and bring my camera, of course. MISS YOU!!!!!! =)

  2. Jody Johnson August 5, 2012 at 9:29 am - Reply

    My fall faves: hay rides, cool crisp nights, football, fresh apples, anything made with pumpkin, Halloween, marching band, walking through fallen leaves, harvest, corn shocks, scarecrows, and my birthday.

    • Nicole August 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      ohh Jody, you remind me so much of all the things I love about being HOME in Kentucky during fall!!!!!! Do you think Husband would miss me if I stayed here?! YES!!!!!!!!!

  3. nicholl August 5, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Nothing not to love about Fall! Loved seeing your Fall fancies!

  4. Melanie August 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Ahhh… fall is my favorite season! I love doing photo sessions in the fall. The colors are beautiful, & the weather is just right! Plus… I’m a big fan of anything pumpkin. FAB post !!

    • Nicole August 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Melanie!!!!!! I appreciate you visiting my blog and sharing your sweet comment. Fall is definitely my FAVORITE time of year, as if you couldn’t already tell in my post. HA! I’m actually hoping to get outside and use my camera more this fall, I hardly took any photos this summer, but it was also 3958432 degrees outside. =)


  5. Lisa August 7, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

    I can’t believe it’s almost fall. I want summer to last forever. =) But, in the fall means cooler bike rides, going out to watch football at Shucker’s (our favorite beachy sports bar), being able to take Diesel on the beach, Neptune Festival, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, cinnamon apple scented candles, and my favorite part…making chili. =)

    I still have to plan a trip to visit you, too — maybe in the fall? I’d just have to see if I can find any reasonably priced plane tickets.

    • Nicole August 7, 2012 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Yay for Fall!!!!! Yay for Lisa coming to visit us in Texas. Just don’t come Oct 10-19 unless you want to hop on a plane with me and go to Haiti….but you’re welcome to do so!!! I brought homemade tomato juice and fresh sausage from KY and I’m dying to make chili. But it’s also 19572084 degrees outside. Decisions, decisions! HUGS =)

  6. Jen Pace August 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    i used to live in denton but never made it to the fair… so sad!

    • Nicole August 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Aside from the corndogs, you’re not missing much! HAHAHAHAHA


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