September, to me, is always bittersweet. I’m a summertime girl. I love my kids being home. I love no stress about morning wake-ups. I love late night dinners and seeing friends. I love long Shabbatot. But I also love (LOVE) September. Autumn is just my happy place. And while it isn’t that apparent in Israel (we tend to skip over spring and autumn and live lives of summer and winter), it is where my heart is happiest. I love September because I love school supplies and falling leaves. I love backpacks and I have even grown to appreciate routine. This September, more than ever, is about new beginnings for us. So here’s my ideal September filled with things that just make me smile.