Fall seems to have come late this year. I think part of it is that I live more in the "city" than I grew up with. From cow pastures to oceans. The weather is taking a roller coaster ride from 80s to 50s and back to 80s. I miss the crisp red, yellow, and brown leaves autumn brings, but if you look close enough they're not too hard to find even 20 minutes from the beach. I've always been bad at picking favorites, but I've finally decided that October through December is my favorite time of year. Nothing beats the happy holidays, cozy nights, and the foooood! It's the best, am I right? There's always a reason to smile during these months. October brings in a new season, November reminds us of how much we have to be thankful for, and December reminds us all over again. Giving thanks and giving gifts. Reminders of hope, peace, and the love of a Savior. Yes, there's always a reason to smile during these months.