I have always loved the change in seasons. Each new season always brought something fun and exciting with it. One Saturday evening we were finishing up a fall festival in Woodstock, GA, and I was listening to the concert and watched the most incredible “moonrise.” The clouds parted just perfectly creating the perfect wispy tendrils that drifted across the glowing moon. I love when the moon is full and huge in the autumn. I was thinking about the events of the day, and about one of my little customers that visited our booth at the Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market. My nickname for him (Colin) is Gingerbread Boy, as he loves gingerbread cookies, and even wore a gingerbread costume to the market a couple of years ago. Colin loved to decorate cookies at our booth when he visits the market, but that morning I unfortunately forgot to bring the icing bottles with me. Understandably, he was a bit disappointed, but I offered him a handful of sprinkles, which he readily accepted. I was rewarded with a huge smile. How can sprinkles not make someone happy? Colin checked out the decorated sugar cookies I had on the table (maple leaves and pumpkins) as he left and started wishing me a “Happy Halloween” repeatedly until he was out of earshot. He reminded me of how excited my brothers and I got around this time of year.
Bonfires and s’mores, jumping in leaf piles, trudging through the woods and trying to find the prettiest leaf for Mom to press in between waxed paper sheets. Halloween wasn’t that big of a deal for us as there weren’t that many people who lived around us, plus you had to make sure that your snowsuit/winter jacket fit underneath your costume, as we usually had snow by the end of October. Our family tradition was to have western eggs for dinner before we went trick-or-treating. To this day I still enjoy breakfast for dinner. The pictures below are some fun shots of our family during this time of year. As you go through this week, may all of your stresses and worries be solved with a handful of sprinkles! #paulaszzerts #memories #baking #halloween #sprinkles