Happy September!! Labor Day’s arrival this weekend always signals one thing: fall is just around the corner! Whether you think autumn represents football, pumpkin spice lattes, back to school, or cozy sweaters, everyone has something they love about fall. I’m looking forward to not sweating every time I set foot outside.
So in lieu of sharing monthly goal posts (we can be honest – no one except my parents were all that interested in those, and that’s okay), I’m changing it up for seasonal bucket lists! Less ‘check the boxes’ to do list tasks in favor of more fun goals, date night ideas, and overarching projects.
So without further ado, here’s what I’m looking forward to this fall!
Fall Bucket List
- Host my parents next weekend for the Altus Air Show!
- Carve a pumpkin.
- Take my camera out to photograph something weekly.
- Make pumpkin cookies, butternut squash soup, mulled wine, and macarons!
- Build a picnic table.
- Take a sunset hike.
- Our Mexican vacation family reunion!
- Make a 2016 scrapbook (yes I’m behind).
- Celebrate 5 years of marriage.
- Use our fire pit in the backyard.
- Read Lonely Planet’s Travel Writing, The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis and Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.
- Make a fall wreath.
- Host a football game day party.
- Cook an epic meal as a date night.
- Start running with Wedge.
- Host a friendsgiving!
Wedge continues to get enormous. At six months he was 65 pounds! He’s finally old enough that we can try running with him, which I’m excited about. Lucky for us, the weather has already moved away from its unfortunate summer highs of 110+°F. Although he’s so crazy that I expect it’s going to be a job training him to go in a straight line without jumping all over us!
This year, I skipped some of the more traditional celebrations on my fall bucket list. Mostly because I’m not sure where I could go apple picking in the plains, and sweater weather or leaves aren’t a guarantee out here. 😉
I’m sure I’ll do tons more cooking and reading, but I’ve noticed that I tend to aim for the easy and convenient over the “things I’ve been wanting to make” list unless I plan ahead. Generally, I’m aiming to read all the books I own (every book lover’s problem, right?). I’m nearly through the fiction and hopelessly behind in nonfiction, because I’m a nerd.
What are your goals for this fall? Any special bucket list going?
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