When I Think About October…

I’m a Florida gal. Florida doesn’t do seasons. So, when I think about October, I don’t think about the leaves changing colors and falling slowly from the trees. I don’t think about going out and buying some new sweaters because I might need it for that nice cool breeze. (We are lucky to see 85 degrees here in October!) I don’t think about finding the perfect pumpkin patch or going to an apple orchard.

When I think about October,

I think about my childhood. I can still smell my mom’s fall candles burning in the living room. I can still see my dad sitting at the kitchen table carving our pumpkin into the PERFECT Jack-O’-Lantern. (When I say perfect, I literally mean perfect. He can carve the heck out of a pumpkin!) I can hear the laughter of my brothers and our friends as we ran through the neighborhood on Halloween night.

When I think about October,

I think about the creepy witch doll my mom would lay on my bed. I think about my little brother dressing in all black, hiding around the house waiting for the perfect moment to pop out and scare the crap out of us! I think about begging my mom to bake those fun sugar cookies with the ghosts on them that you buy from the grocery store. I think about my mom bugging my dad for weeks to get the Halloween decorations down from the attic so she could transform our house and get us in the spirit.

                                 

When I think about October,

I think about how lucky I am to have been raised by amazing parents, alongside two loving brothers, who made my Octobers more than just breezy weather and sweaters.

           

Now, Octobers as adults aren’t quite as exciting as when you are kids.

However, when I think about October,

I think about getting down on one knee and asking the love of my life to marry me! I think about how her face lights up when she hears the words “pumpkin spice”. I think about spending way too much money at bath and body works so our house can smell like there is a pumpkin pie in the oven. I think about the Halloween traditions we have started together like making spider-web guacamole and “mummy dogs” while we anxiously await the trick or treaters.

When I think about October,

I think about how I hope my future children will feel the same magic I have always felt when October rolls around. I think about how next year we will be making new memories with our baby girl Ryann. I think about how cute she will look in her costume going trick or treating for the first time! Oh, and how my wife and I will get to eat all of her Halloween candy!

Again, October isn’t quite as exciting as when I was a kid, and that’s okay! I’m lucky enough to have memories that will last me a lifetime.

It’s now my turn to make sure our future kids have their own unforgettable October memories!

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One Response to When I Think About October…

  1. Jessica says:

    So much love, passion, and dreaming in one post! I love that you guys started a blog.

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