Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fall Bucket List

Fall is the best time of the year with so much to look forward to and so much to do - this is always our busiest time and adding the new baby in will make it even crazier but I'm still looking forward to doing the usual things and I especially can't wait for the holidays.

Decorate the New House
It's always exciting decorating a new space and with more space to decorate I've been looking forward to getting our fall decorations up at the new house.  Some are old, some - like a new tablescape - I picked up during the Labor Day sales.  I'm hoping to cross this off tonight actually.

We have a local farm that does a huge Pumpkinland display and it's always so much fun to visit - I've gone since I was a baby and we go every year - I'm hoping to make a trip there before the baby and then take a baby for the classic "baby in the pumpkins" picture.

Football & Tailgates
Watching College Game Day each and every Saturday morning is a huge thing in this house - we turn it on upstairs, downstairs - all over.  This way we can go about our day but still listen/watch.

We've already got two wins and one tailgate in for the year and I'm looking forward to one or two more trips to Happy Valley pre-baby and his first trip away from home will be up there in November. We usually try to have a tailgate party here at home once a season and this year will be no different. 

Halloween Eve
We've either had a fun dinner ourselves or invited family over the night before Halloween the past few years and this is definitely a tradition I want to start up with the baby.

Baby's First Halloween
He'll be tiny and just a week or so old so we just have a simple costume (maybe one or two Halloween onesies too) and one for his big sister Stella to match - Derek and I may get in on the fun.  I love everything about the day - making candy bags to hand out, celebrating with neighbors, making pumpkin cookies, etc.

Pumpkin Carving
This one is all Derek - he's the mastermind behind the carving and loves to do it each year - we'll probably tie this in with Halloween Eve.

Fall Sangria
Given that cocktails are in my near future I'm looking forward to trying out a fall sangria recipe.

Chili Night 
We love our crockpot meals (will make meals after baby easier too)!  Whether for Halloween or a football game I want to get a few kinds of chili going to enjoy with a group.

Local Fall Events 
This one will kind of depend on the baby's arrival but there are always so many things going on in October it's fun to take advantage of what you can.

Usually on this list is our annual trip to Dallas, which I'm SO sad about missing, but we have good reason :)  I keep telling Derek that I hope the Cowboys make the playoffs this year so we can go in January and not wait a whole other year.

Anything I should add to the list?? Especially kid-friendly fall traditions to start up?!


  1. You have so many fun things on your list! I hope you share your fall decor in your new house - I bet it is going to be so fun to decorate! And knowing that you get to start all these traditions when your baby arrives must make this season even sweeter!

  2. all the fall things - love it! i cannot wait to see your little one in a halloween costume all tiny and cute :) and that halloween eve tradition is a fun one!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. Can't wait to see the matching dog and baby-ness at Halloween! I'm starting to figure out what to do for Ella's first Halloween!

  4. I have a bunch of stuff on my fall bucket list, I cant wait! I have been daydreaming about some good chili for a while too!

  5. I think I'm going to add a bunch of your ideas to my Fall List- it feels like the seasons go by so fast and I don't take advantage of all the fun! My favorite thing about fall though is college football... the best!!

  6. I know one thing to add to your list - HAVE A BABY. Haha. I'm so excited for you guys and I can't believe he's almost here!! I can't wait to see him all dressed up for Halloween. Goodness, tiny babies in Halloween costumes just can't be beat.

  7. Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year!

  8. This is my favorite time of the year! Game Day is one of my very favorite things on Saturday mornings. Now if it will just cool down in Texas, that would be GREAT! ;)

  9. You are going to have such a fun fall!!

  10. Baby's first holiday! I can't wait to see a cute little newborn dressed in Halloween onesies!

  11. I can't wait to take Vivi to the pumpkin patch this year for her first picture! So many fun traditions in yalls future :)

  12. So exciting!! I can't believe your little one is going to be here SO SOON!!!!!