I’m not sure when it happened, but there must have been a specific point in time when my pumpkin obsession began. Or perhaps it was a culmination of events that lead to my fondness of this lovely fruit. Either way, it happened, and pumpkins (especially the little ones) are one of my favorite things about the Fall.
I love pumpkins so much that I was once tempted to buy a stuffed toy pumpkin from Starbucks in the Fall of 2007. It was completely frivolous – what would I do with a toy pumpkin? I could hardly resist the purchase, but somehow I left that day with nothing more than a non-fat cinnamon dolce latte, no whip.
But it didn’t end there.
I couldn’t get this pumpkin out of my head – I talked about it for weeks. And one day, after an anniversary dinner with my boyfriend, I was given a gift. He lovingly handed over my Starbucks pumpkin – complete with an engagement ring hidden inside.
With this pumpkin, I thee wed.