As the leaves start to change and the air gets a little crisp, I stay plenty warm with the joyful nostalgia that fills my body. I’m reminded of weekend trips to Auburn University with my family for SEC football games (Disclaimer: I am a loyal Georgia Bulldawg.), daily hot chocolate intake, home-made roasted pumpkin seeds, and of course the anticipation of the holidays right around the corner – I didn’t miss a chance to start creating my Christmas list.
Because I come from two parents who proudly graduated from a SEC school, Auburn, we spent the majority of our weekends traveling to AL to watch the Tigers play. We would wake up early on Saturday morning, pack an extra-large Rubbermaid cooler, grab our hot-cocoa, and head out the door with all of our AU paraphernalia. I know many people can relate to this tradition of “Football is FIRST” during the fall and I’m just thankful the entire family was in it together. My brothers and I looked forward to every Saturday football game, just as much as my parents.
It was a great tradition at the Meadows’ house and guess what…we still partake! The photo above is of my immediate and extended family, just a few weekends ago at the AU football game. Thankfully, some things never change, even with grown kids. Hopefully, the tradition will remain as little additions join our family!
Many families share in fall traditions, like pumpkin patch picking and carving, Halloween costume shopping, and baking delicious fall meals that warm you up from the inside out! Whatever it is, I encourage you to keep it going. Your children will look back on the tradition and be appreciative of the memories it created. Maybe even when your baby is full grown, you can still make a point to get together as a family and continue the tradition when your baby has his/her own little one.
Share with us! What is your favorite fall tradition with the fam?