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I love the Fall! There are so many fun
things to do this time of year. The weather is getting cooler (which I do not
love), you can wear cute fall boots, sweaters and scarves and of course, there
is apple cider and fresh doughnuts available.
I love thinking back about different memories
in my life and here are some of my favorite fall memories of all time.
Picking fruit on Dad's Farm
My parents own a farm that
has lots of fruit trees. My dad takes care of these trees year-round by
trimming them, watering them, etc. to make sure that they stay healthy and
produce lots of delicious fruit. Every fall, the fruit starts to ripen and
there is lots of picking to do.
They have apples, pears,
peaches and grapes which are all ready in the fall. Going back many years ago,
I have fond memories of spending forever with my siblings picking apples (lots
off the ground) for my dad and eating lots of apples. Now, my dad created his
own vineyard and I enjoy helping crush the grapes for wine. Anything that has
to do with fruit is going to be a favorite memory of mine!
Sadly, I guess I never took an awesome picture of the insane leaves.
Raking leaves in Fennville
Raking leaves is one of my
favorite memories? Haha, well you see, we had so many trees on our property
when we lived on the West side of the state of Michigan. Every other week or so
during the fall, Troy and I would have to spend about 4 hours raking leaves and
taking multiple carloads of leaves to the dumping spot.
It is a favorite memory of
mine because I have never spent so much time raking leaves in my life. It was a
ton of work but something that my husband and I remember fondly because it was
time spent together. But never will I ever buy a home that has that many leaves
3. Running cross country
When I was in high school,
I ran on the cross country team. We raced from September through early
November. I loved being part of a team and running with friends. This is
something that I miss greatly. Also, it was great motivation to exercise
When I think of cross
country, I think of hilly courses, spikes racing shoes, cold weather, warm
sweats, butterflies in my stomach and running as fast as I could. My siblings
were just talking about how fall reminds them of cross country and I got me
thinking about it too.
4. Having a fall baby
Of course my very favorite
fall memory ever was last fall when I had my baby! Becoming a mom was the best
thing that ever happened to me and I will now always think of the fall as when
I had my little one. I was on maternity leave all through the fall last year
and went on daily walks with my mom that I will never forget.
There are certain scents
that will always remind me of fall. The smell of ripe apples and pears.
Applesauce cooking on the stove. The crisp scent of leaves. Pumpkin or apple
pie cooking in the oven. I love how a certain scent can remind you of a special
time in your life. When you smell that scent, it can bring back memories. I
love when I smell these scents each year which remind me so much of the fall
I love the new scents from
the Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection which remind
me so much of fall. I picked up the Pumpkin Pit Stop™ and Hit the Road™ scents from Kroger that smell so much like fall! I gave
these to my sister who loves to burn candles for coziness. For more
information, check out Glade®.
I'm a registered dietitian and blogger living in Metro Detroit, Michigan with my husband Troy, daughter Adalyn, pregnant with baby #2 (it's a boy!) and 2 dachshunds! The Nutritionist Reviews is a blog that follows my love for creating healthy recipes, trying new products, nutrition, fitness & parenting.