That’s what this weekend was. It was so packed full of fun activities – my cousin’s couples shower, my best friend’s birthday party, dinner at David’s parents’ house, hanging out with babies, going on walks, catching up with family – but good lord am I glad to be home, and finally have a moment to catch my breath.

I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving already. I keep talking about it like it’s this distant, far off time, but then I looked at a calendar today, and whoa. Back to reality for me!

It’s hard not to get ahead of myself, and get excited for the holidays, because I am currently in the midst of finishing up my holiday cards. Which I feel like I’m late on! So I have this weird seasonal confusion, where on the one hand I’m like oh god, this is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER and on the other hand I’m all we’re cool… it’s going to be in forever.

I’m really looking forward to the holidays this year. The last couple years I kind of felt like maybe the magic had gone, I had grown up and the bell wouldn’t ring for me any more, but I think it’s back. I find myself humming holiday tunes already, and planning on what kind of decorations I’m going to make.

But I’m determined to stay in the moment and enjoy the last bits of fall. The colors are finally changing here, and my walking route has suddenly become much more beautiful. I almost wipe out every time I walk outside because of all the leaves on the ground, but they sure are pretty.