The color and vibrancy are all gone now. We got our first deep freeze last night, and winter is officially upon us. But I will continue to seal up in my mind the beauty and warmth that was our first fall in Minnesota. Preston loved the red trees, Addison loved the orange ones, and I proclaimed nearly every tree I saw The Most Beautiful Tree in All the World.
Now the leaves are all raked and bagged and stashed behind the house for spring’s compost. We finally tucked away the shorts and pulled out the long underwear and heavy winter jackets. For a new season. With an entirely new set of adventures for our family.