Fall Bucket List

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!

Fall Bucket List

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.

Abbie Moonbounce

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!

Beer Family
One of last year’s photos – look how little Abbie was!

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?


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12 Responses

  1. Hi Jess!

    Great fall bucket list! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too! My parents still host every year & I love my mom’s stuffing.

    Happy Blogtober!

    1. Homemade stuffing is truly the best. I’ve always felt sorry for people who eat the boxed stuff. There’s just no comparison!

  2. This does seem like a pretty do-able list – I have a tendency to think I can do WAY too much in a given time frame…
    We went trick-or-treating with a friend’s little one last year. I understand being doubtful, but it really was fun to see her reactions and a good opportunity to interact with neighbors. She only lasted a few doors, but it was cute!

    1. I just wanted to put things on there I’d actually get done… I love checking things off.

      And that’s such a good point – if Abbie gets bored, we can just go home!

  3. I love making lists to check things off when I complete them and keeping them simple and doable is ideal! You get to do things you wanted to try and/or love and get that same feeling of accomplishment! Sometimes its really the little things in life.

    Looking forward to learning more about you this blogtober!

    1. Looking forward to learning more about you as well!

      (Also, way to post a recipe that makes me hungry….)

  4. Love your doable October bucket list! I had the same mindset when I created mine. So glad to have found your blog through The DC Ladies! I always enjoyed trick-or-treating on Halloween when I was little, but I never wanted to be anything scary, or answer the door to those who were in scary costumes for that matter. Today, I still love dressing up for Halloween, but if my fiancé and I go to a party, my costume is never scary! Good luck with your list!

  5. Oh my gosh, your family photo from last year was so adorable! I love that it’s something you do every year. 🙂

    I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, mostly because trick or treating was a lot of fun as a kid. Now that I’m too old for that, I still like to decorate and get together with family for a small party. No scary things involved! But I do love a good scary movie or two!

    x Rachel

    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to this year’s pictures!

      And you can keep your scary movies – I don’t want them! I saw like 5 minutes of a Chucky movie once as a kid and had nightmares for weeks. No thank you!

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