October isn't even over yet and we've already had our first snow storm. Everyone thinks its so weird, but i can remember many a Halloween as a kid not being able to wear my costume of choice, defaulting to the ever popular hobo in sa flannel shirt,down coat underneath, because it was too cold, my hands freezing, holding my candy filled sack. Around here the trees haven't totally reach peak foliage colors, but I get the feeling that winter is right around the corner.The sky ay night has taken on the deep colorful sunsets that only seem to appear this time of year. My recepie hunting on the internet has taken it's seasonal turn from salads and salsas to pot pies, soups and baked goods. Not that I mind. The cold outside is refreshing and slows you down. In my world I linger in bed a little longer in the morning, snuggle up close to the boys and the thought of wool socks and a good book in bed at night put a content smile on my face. The trip that was only a thought in my mind about a year ago when it was first planned is quickly approaching. I'm filled with so many different emotions. I haven't been away, certinally not out of the country, without my husband, well, EVER. And the last big trip that required a passport was exactly 10 years ago. I'm so excited and humbled to have a friend that wants me to do this with her, she truely is as close of a friend as anyone could have, or want. But the anxiety of being away from my boys for such a long time is in the back of my mind as i put aside sweaters to be dry cleaned. This week I have a photo shoot in Tribeca and an emngagement shoot at Coney Island (EEEKKKK, i have been dying to do this for years, and I coulkdn't have picked a better couple),and with any luck, the Hunts will bring November baby into the world this week, which mean (DOUBLE EEEKKKK) a newborn shoot! I will once again be busy, and won't have time to freak out about my trip until it's time to leave. I find it funny when people complain about the cold, or the rain, or the heat. I, myself, enjoy and embrace every season for what it's worth, and try to experience everything each season has to offer. That being said, it's still very much Pumpkin Ale season around here, so lets enjoy!