It’s official: October and pumpkins are trending all over the place. Everybody everywhere seems to be celebrating the Autumnal spirit as the countdown to Halloween begins and the kick-off to Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities creeps closer. There’s the hot cider and hoodies and Pumpkin Patch pictures and boasts about throwback Halloween flicks and a never-ending supply of all things pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, pumpkin butter, pumpkin brownies, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin ice cream. It’s everywhere. I hear Trader Joe’s sells pumpkin wine and pumpkin flavored deli meat… …just kidding. But they do sell more pumpkin flavored products than any other retail or grocery store I’ve ever frequented. The bottom line is that fall is here and everybody knows it and can’t seem to get enough of it. Myself included. I don’t care how cliche or over-celebrated it may seem to some — this time of year does something to my spirit that no other time of year does. It reaches down into my soul and revives a piece of me that died or was at least momentarily incapacitated during the stale heat of a long, barren summer. So no, I don’t get bothered when my Facebook Newsfeed is nothing but pictures of little kids dressed in overalls at the pumpkin patch or musings about the cool weather and how awesome it is that pumpkin spice lattes are back. I just remind myself that if I liked lattes and toddlers, I’d probably be boasting the same thing. Every season of life in the natural world and in the world of our own growth as people is 100% about what you make of it. I’ve always believed this. And if you choose to make it great, it will be great. So this weekend I decided I wanted to have the quintessential Fall weekend. I decided it would be fun and festive and spent ruminating over the good things of life and appreciating the season by participating in all it has to offer. So here's my plan and how you, too, can have the quintessential Fall weekend. Listed by @jamieberube.