Now that we’re over a month into fall, I’m frantically trying to cram in everything I love about it into the next month or two before it gets cold. It seems like every blogger out there loves fall, and I’m no exception…. except that I’ve never had a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know, I know, you think I’m a crazy person. Honestly? I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin (I think it’s just okay) so I don’t see the point. Give me a salted caramel mocha instead any day.
With that said, here’s my bucket list for the fall… and luckily we’ve already done a few of them!
Go to the Manassas Fall Jubilee. I’m listing this first because it was this past weekend, and it was fun. I loved walking around and talking to the vendors, and Abbie got a chance to run around in a moon bounce made for toddlers, so she was just about the happiest girl on the planet for a while. I think next year will be even better since Abbie will be older and able to sit still for things like face painting, and we’ll be able to stay longer.
Celebrate fall birthdays. My sister turned 18 on Friday, my birthday is two weeks from tomorrow, and my mom’s is in November…. it’s officially birthday season in my family.
Decorate a pumpkin. I’m hoping to get Abbie to a pumpkin patch. We skipped last year because she wasn’t walking yet, but this year should be easier, plus we now have a porch to put it on!
Take our annual family photos. These are scheduled for November 1!
Watch lots of football. Cry when our teams lose. (Yes, sometimes I cry.)
Decide if Abbie’s going trick or treating. I seriously don’t know. Halloween is probably one of my least favorite holidays (I kind of hate being scared for any reason) and I never really got into it. I just don’t know if I want to put the effort in when she won’t even remember. Thoughts?
Celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday. My family has been watching the Macy’s parade together my entire life, and I love being with my family, the great food, and no pressure of buying presents for it. Seriously, there is nothing about Thanksgiving I don’t like. Can I have some stuffing now?
I love keeping these lists simple and doable. What’s on your fall bucket list?