Here we are the 2nd week of October and I haven't done one "fall" thing anywhere, not even the pumpkin stand for the kids like last year. Chalk it up to a busier than normal season for us.
We're still in the process of putting the basement back together. And while we're at it I decided to move the family room furniture up to the living room and vice versa. Let's just say it was an experience.
We moved all of the living room furniture into the kitchen and then Jon and I had to lift the huge couch from the basement up the stairwell, which didn't fit. So we had to go out the back door of the basement and bring it in through the front entrance. Charley used a rope to pull the light out of the way and Belén watched in horror, yelling, "Stop!! If you drop the couch it will kill mom!!" when we got stuck trying to heave it over the wall.
We were laughing so hard, and telling her to stop since we (sorta) knew what we were doing. It turned out ok. I'm alive and the couch is in place and we are enjoying it so much more. We learned from that and ended up taking the living room furniture out through the kitchen deck and around outside to the basement entrance. Whew! Now we just have to switch out a few more things and we're good.
But as for welcoming fall at our house, it's still either boxed up or hasn't been planted so I needed some inspiration from good old BHG. And just maybe I'll get to it next week. You can also find some other inspiration here from a while back. Enjoy!