Snuggling under extra blankets, trading cold drinks for warm, jumping in crunchy leaf piles, cheering the home team under Friday night lights, savoring the last of the garden harvest, laughing at how “all our pants shrunk over the summer”, slowing down long enough to read books and play card games before bed… are all the Finer Things of fall.
It’s a Finer Thing, too, to capture and record those memories. My children love to look at their memory albums. One problem: I have three children and only two of them have albums. My littlest one points at pictures of her older sister: “Me! Me, mom?” Breaks my heart! One of my goals this fall and winter is to get back at it. I don’t make fancy albums; don’t care for the time and money it takes to make those beautifully embellished pages. And I think it takes away from the story, which is the whole point of creating albums in the first place. Oops. Tangent. My apologies.
But recording memories? Using your own handwriting to tell the stories that will otherwise never be remembered? Priceless!
To wrap up our Fall Festival of Fun, Food, and Friends I’m giving away some fall journaling boxes and sticker sets. Share with us your Finer Things of Fall, either by linking a post or in the comments, and you’ll be entered to win!
What Finer Things (fall or otherwise) are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know! Please leave a link back here and make sure to link to your post and not your homepage.