Well, autumn is definitely here. Thismorning was chilly and refreshing. I noticed that some eager trees were already changing colors, too. I love that. Fall is great. You get to pull out warm, cozy sweaters, hot chocolate warms your hands and tastes better, light scarves and jackets are pulled out of the closet. And I can't forget the inevitable warm apple cider and pumpkin carving. There is just so much to look forward to.

My little brother asked me if he could come stay at my house for Halloween and go trick-or-treating in my neighborhood and carve pumpkins. I was really happy that he wants to do that. I think it will be fun. I don't get to hang out with him all that often. I am 17 years older than him so I was kind of out of the house before he was one. But, all things considered, we have a pretty nice relationship. It makes me all warm and fuzzy that he doesn't think I'm too old and boring to hang out with on a big day like Halloween.

I do realize I am jumping the gun a little bit. Halloween is over a month away. But fall is here and I can't wait to see everything change.