Fall holds a special place in my heart. I met Jordan in the fall. We started dating in the fall and also got engaged in the fall. And one of the most special moments, finding out I was pregnant, also happened in the fall. It’s also my favorite weather for spending time outside. Fall in Chicago was usually pretty short, but thankfully it lingers in Nashville.
Fall is is showing off this year. The temperatures have been regularly 15 degrees warmer than the average. Though that hasn’t stopped the leaves from turning intense shades of red, orange and yellow. One morning, while Jordan’s mom was visiting, we walked around Percy Warner Park. The light bouncing off the leaves created a perfect golden cast.
I love taking Phoenix on walks. Since healing from my cesarean section, we’ve taken almost daily walks. I usually start my day by driving to grab coffee at Starbucks. Phoenix often falls asleep while on the drive, so to keep him asleep I will walk the short loop around my library next door.
Jordan and I have taken photos on the grassy lawn at Percy Warner Park but I hadn’t walked the trails. I am so glad we’re only a short 10 minute drive away because it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon. There isn’t any sort of jungle gym but once Phoenix is able to sit up I can bring a blanket and toys.
^ That grin! It makes all the sleepless nights worth it.
^ Phoenix loves napping in his Ergo.