Thankful Thursday

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This week I am thankful for the season of fall. This is one of my favorite times of the year! The temperatures begin to cool down and the colors of nature are just spectacular -- all the oranges and brownes and golds!

To me it is the perfect preparation for the holiday season. I begin putting together my holiday plans while sitting outdoors enjoying the temperatures that are comfortable and even a little cool. We begin making our travel plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas, plan out our Christmas card list, prepare our home and put together meals if we are having family at our house and on and on.

Now, don't let me fool you that I'm some kind of organization wizard that has all of her holiday plans together by the end of October.... far from it!:) In reality, I probably won't have anything final until sometime in November -- and then only for Thanksgiving. However, this beautiful fall month will mark the beginning of turning my thoughts seriously to the holidays and at least begin putting ideas together in my mind.

Fall is also the perfect season for more outdoor time together for us as a family. We love to take this time of the year and spend more time at the park together, go to the zoo, and just hang out in the backyard together more. We'll eat more meals out on our patio and really enjoy the weather before it gets too cold to do so.

So, as I go about my days and enjoy the cooler temperatures, I want to make sure that I also remember to be thankful for this season. Thank you, Lord, for all the beauty of the Fall!


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34 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Melanie,

Knowing what I do of your family... your holidays are fantastic.. I wish I was sitting on the porch with you this very second sippin tea and talking about Jesus. Hugs my sister. Love you..

fmll said...

I also love the same time of year! Unfortunately it's the opposite down here. I keep telling The Dutch Boy we need to move back to the northern hemisphere so I can enjoy cold Christmases. *dreamy sigh*

Denise said...

I am also thankful for this time of the year, I love fall.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Your blog site is so pretty! I am very thankful for all too!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing. Great list.

Happy TT!

Cheryl

alihsee said...

Some very lovely points to ponder & to thank God for! I love Autumn (Fall) too, though we are only just into Spring! I hope you enjoy your outdoors time with your family! Happy TT!

Peggy said...

Blessings Melanie...such a beautiful picture your words paint of our favorite season...Fall. Now I really miss fall. Thank you for your thankful heart & sharing all you do! Enjoy TT & the family fun in the fall!

Pia said...

praising God along with you for a very nice weather for the whole family. God bless you more, melanie. ♥

~~Devita~~ said...

Wow fall! We do not have that season here. I always want to have it...i want to feel how fun it will be.

have a great day!

Debra said...

Melanie,

Here is Florida we have seasons too...summer, late summer, not so hot, it's coolin down a little! haha

Your TT list is beautiful....just like you! Blessings to you today, sweet sister!

Joan said...

You know I LOVE Fall. I'm also making plans and starting the lists. Day dreaming about the holidays. Watching the leaves start to turn. Thank you God for the most wonderful time of the year.

Thanks for the post.
God Bless

Jill said...

Melanie,

I too love the fall and our family enjoys every minute of it here.

Thank you for sharing your list today!

Blessings in His name!
Jill

Denise said...

Beauty in the seasons! Thank you for the precious reminders!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I love fall too! Hubby and I were just saying that we need to get the chairs out on the front porch so we can sit out there and sip coffee in the morning. (the chairs were put away for hurricane season)

Have a blessed day, Melanie!

also known as Alicia said...

I, too, am thankful for fall. I am thankful for the cooler weather! Enjoy the extra time outdoors with your family. We will! Have a blessed day! Alicia

BP said...

Hi Melanie,

Fall is a wonderful time to begin making all the holiday plans. I like your idea of enjoying the outside weather and making some plans.

Have a wonderful day!

Laurie Ann said...

This is a wonderful time of the year, isn't it? I love the cooler weather and that you use the time to spend with family and making plans for the holidays. Happy Thankful Thursday, Melanie! God bless your grateful heart.

momgen said...

oh yes i like fall too i love to see the color of the trees change just like we have a colorful world. Thanks for sharing.TC

Mine is here

Patricia said...

Wow, now I'm in the mood to get out my notebook and do a walk-through the house to see what needs spruced up before the holidays are upon us.

As soon as the temperatures started hinting fall, I started baking and canning wonderful things to put on my homemade breads and bagels. (Apple butter, pumpkin butter, plum preserves, strawberry preserves) I love to bring the taste of fall through the winter with me.

My family is thrilled to be the recipients of my particular attentions right now.

Thanks for inspiring me today to make the holidays more special by planning ahead. Maybe if I follow your example, the months ahead will be a pleasurable ride up to the new year--instead of a rush through the traffic of all the other folks who, like me, tend do it last minute. ;->

Typing One-Handed

Sandy said...

Amen Melanie! You were right, we are on the same wavelength this week. :)
Fall is such a wonderful time of year, and I love slowing down from our busy life to just enjoy it!
~Sandy

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie! I too so enjoy this weather, and what a good idea to sit outside and work on holiday plans! I think I will work on my Christmas card list soon! At least I can have that ready ahead of time! Have a great day!

Erica said...

I love all those things about fall as well. I just love your precious heart. Thanks for sharing.

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Me too! Sign me up for Autumn!
My best laid Holiday Plans always work out -- beginning around December 23rd! I'll start tomorrow!
Happy Thankful Thursday!

Marsha said...

Whoa-Whoo for Fall!!! God certainly blessed us with this season!

Love your thankful heart, Melanie.

Have a blessed day.

Tonya said...

Looks like we're thinking on the same lines today. FALL! Yes, I'm SOOO EXCITED to see the cooler temps and the beautiful orange and yellows all around. =-)

The dentist appointment went well.. They put in a "separator" to hold Zach's teeth in place until he's old enough for braces. (I think the doc is trying to prevent having to pull teeth in the future)

HAPPY "TT!"

Michele Williams said...

I love the fall too... I miss it... we don't have it in Phoenix, AZ.

He And Me + 3 said...

I love Fall Too. To me it is a time of new beginnings. NOt really sure why, maybe from my school days. But, I absolutely love it outdoors in the fall too! Nice TT.

Angie said...

I so love the Fall season...it sounds like you have everything all lined up! You are an organizer!!! (Can you come to my house???)

What a blessing you are to me...I loved your comment on my post :) Love you Melanie!

Cheryl said...

Fall is a wonderful time and a great time to start getting things ready for the holidays! Great post! Happy TT~

Darlene said...

I too have enjoyed the cooler weather and sitting outside. I don't like the time change when it gets so dark it seems so fast. I have always had to adjust to this. It makes me want to curl up to a good book and a mug of hot tea.
Thanks for sharing,
Darlene

Toknowhim said...

Girl I love Fall too... It makes me happy :)

Eyelashes & Endzones said...

The only thing not to LOVE about Fall is that Winter is on the way...other than that, I LOVE LOVE LOVE...jeans, pumpkins, down vests, fireplaces...you name it!

MoziEsmé said...

Oh - I'm missing fall at this end of the world! Glad you're feeling thankful for it, though!

Tiffanie said...

There is definitely something about fall. No Christmas card lists yet here, but my thoughts are turning to the holidays too. This was a nice post.