Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - not school related

I am joining Angie @ Many Little Blessings for the first time for TOP TEN TUESDAY!.  Well, actually it is Wednesday where I am.  But It's Tuesday somewhere!
This week alone, I have been told by my daughter and the custodian at school, "It is summer" and I needed to take a break!  So, here is my attempt @ taking a break from school.....

Top Ten Reasons I LOVE FALL!

1.  NO MORE 100 degree days.  If I had it my way I would move where it is 70 - 75 degrees year round!  I'm not in love with summer or winter.  I don't like to get sun on my face and after one good snow and I am ready for spring.  Give me nice, comfortable weather so I can wear bluejeans all day and a sweatshirt at night.

2.  I can't think of a more beautiful time of the year.  God's existence is certain when I look around at his beautiful artwork.

Fancy Gap Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains

3.  I was born October 30, 1969 on my mother's 18th birthday.  We were almost Halloween babies.  Sharing a birthday with my mother has been a very special experience our whole lives.

My mom and I (with my dad & sis) @ our last birthday party.

4. Bonfires, smores, camping, oh my!  Nothing is better than sitting @ a campground by the fire in the fall and eating smore's.

My best friend & I camping.  Can you see the s'more ingredients beside us?

5.  October 12th, 1991 I married my best friend @ the age of 21.  We began dating when I was 14.  This October 12th, we will celebrate 21 years of marriage.

6.  October 29th, 2011.  My husband and I renewed our vows at a little church we visited when we were dating.  It was a small affair and we were joined by only a our closest family and friends.  I have to say it was even more special than the first time.  One of the groomsmen from our original wedding performed this ceremony and our children participated in it, also.

The boys met my daughter halfway down the aisle and walked her to the alter.
Todd met me halfway down the aisle where we stopped for a few minutes  listening to
 Clint Black's "When I Said I Do."


7.  Halloween - who doesn't like to dress up & get free candy?  Do I need to say more?

Campground Trick Or Treating.  That's one way to rack up on Candy!
(The headless person is my daughter!)

8.  Thanksgiving -  family, mac & cheese, grandma's potato salad, pineapple dessert, green bean casserole .... I'm making myself hungry & it is past midnight.

9.  FOOTBALL!  I love football.  I wanteded to play as a little girl, but dad refused.  So, I fell in love with the Dallas Cowboys and have been a fan ever since.  I am the one in the house who just purchased NFL SUNDAY TICKET so I could watch my favorite team every Sunday.

House Divided:
Cowboys vs. Panthers
My team wins, of course!

10.  Time for the Fair - The fair here is always in October.  The night of our "1st" wedding we went to the fair with friends - can you believe it?  I had to go for the rides, cotton candy, and candy apples before we headed out on our honeymoon the next day.

Pictures from inside the Haunted House at the Fair!


  1. I'm so jealous of your seasons! I'm in AZ and it's around 110 degrees and nothing but brown! I love your wedding pictures!

  2. I love the pictures of your wedding renewal! What a sweet occasion :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  3. Such a fun post, Tamera! I LOVE Fall, too! Great pics!!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. love it! yes... football and anniversary too! ours is sept 1st!

  5. Fall is my favorite season too! I love the crunch of the leaves! Thanks for getting my excited about fall!

    Delighted in Second

  6. You definitely have plenty of reasons to love fall and I have to concur, fall is the best season of the year...I cannot wait!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition