Fall bucket list? No I am not ill or see an end to my life as I know it. I was thinking the other day. We always have these elaborate plans on how to celebrate a particular season, weather it’s having a fire on the beach during summer or snow skiing in Tahoe in the winter. Always great plans, but very little follow through. I say not this time. This Fall we are going to carve pumpkins, roast marshmallows at a bonfire, and sip pumpkin spice lattes until we can no longer stand ourselves.
Maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but since I will soon be a grandma it seems I need to make those family memories that last a lifetime. My girls and I have been talking about all the best things about fall and some of the things they have been looking forward to for weeks. So, here it goes, my fall bucket list.
NAVIGATE A CORN MAZE
I have wanted to do this for the longest time. We always make plans, but the next thing we know the farms are closed for the season and our chance to out wit the maze is lost. Not this year!!! The whole family will be packing in the car for a trip to Sunny Day Farms just up the street in Louisville, GA. And the best part, it is not just a corn maze. We will have a day packed with farm fun, from riding on the cow train to picking a pumpkin out of the patch to browsing all the fall produce.
RETRO FALL PICS
The kids and I have been looking at old family photos and came across our best family pic. It was taken the weekend after Thanksgiving. We visited Stone Mountain and took a pic while at the top of the big rock. I am itching to recreate that pic. It would be nice to have a pic of everyone in the same pose as the one taken years ago and then one with all of our new family members: Taylor, Baby Aksel, and Becca’s BF Jacob. I have already planned a date for our trip to Atlanta.
CHEER IT UP AT A COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME
It has been years since I have attended a college football game. In fact, I was still in college myself, Florida vs Ole Miss. And to be fair, I really did not see much of the game since I was working the concession stand as a fund raiser for my college softball team. I think it is time. Nathaniel and Taylor went to see his best friend play in the GA band and of course watch the football game last November. My husband and I would love to go see “E” with all of his red coat band mates and watch UGA and the rest of the dogs in action.
HALLOWEEN FAMILY STYLE
We love Halloween. It is actually my birthday. This holiday is always a family affair. The kids always had the coolest costumes. One year they did a creatures of the dark (vampires, vampiress, and werewolf)theme. However, we have never had a whole family themed costume. I would love to do that including our little Aksel. We are a big fans of The Walking Dead. I think it would be cool to to do a family of zombies.
We have already done a few Fall traditions: enjoying a Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, making pumpkin bread, and s’mores by a fire. I would say we are well on our way to many fun fall memories. So, y’all get out there and make your own Fall Fun.