Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fall Bucket List 2016 – What We Accomplished

We were very successful this year with our fall bucket list… there were only three things that we didn’t get around to doing, and let’s be honest… two of them were pretty lofty goals!

O N E – Decorate the House for Fall

Check!  This is one that I’m sure we won’t ever have trouble accomplishing.  You can see the full tour here.

T W O – Take Jacob to His First Georgia Football Game

Check!  And what a game it was!!  We took him to the Georgia vs. Tennessee game in Athens back in October and it was such a nail biter.  We ended up losing in the last second, but oh what an impression the excitement of the game made on Jacob.  I think he’ll be following along with Georgia football for a long time after that one!

T H R E E – Install a TV on Our Back Porch and Watch Football Outside

Fail.  And this was one of the ones that I was skeptical about achieving anyway.  B is the one who’s going to have to orchestrate this ordeal, and he didn’t take the reins this year.  Maybe in the spring…

F O U R – Attend Homecoming for My Alma Mater and Jacob’s Current School 

Check!  We attended this back in September and a good time was had by all. 

F I V E – Head to the Mountains for a Fall Weekend Getaway

Check check check and this was such an amazing trip!!!!  We had the very best time, we really did.  I’m ready to go back!  You can see the posts here and here.

S I X – Go Apple Picking

YAAAAS, CHECK!  The highlight of our mountain trip, and yes, it was everything I had ever dreamed of!  

S E V E N – Go Wine-Tasting at a Vineyard

Check!  And boy, was it lovely.  Another highlight of our mountain trip.

E I G H T – Go Gem Grubbing

Check!  And the kids have a case full of gems to prove it!

N I N E – Find a New Pumpkin Patch to Visit

Check!  Well, it wasn’t as much fun as our old place, but it was still a good time.  You can see the post here.

T E N – Carve Pumpkins

Check!  Jacob dreamed it, I designed it, and B brought Jacob’s dream to life.  The post is here  

E L E V E N – Make S’mores

Check!  Even though Olivia wouldn’t touch hers and Jacob only ate the insides.  Lol.

T W E L V E – Trick-or-Treat

Check!  We had our very own Stormtrooper and Belle for the evening and the entire night was perfect.  You can see the recap here.

T H I R T E E N – Watch Our Favorite Halloween Movies

Check!  We watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown several times, including Halloween night – because, tradition – and we also watched Curious George’s Halloween and Toy Story Tower of Terror.

F O U R T E E N – Read Our Favorite Fall Books

Check!  We have a heap of them, and most were read several times.

F I F T E EN – Find Some New Fall Books to Enjoy

Fail.  I just never got around to purchasing anything new… I really, really need to scoop up Room on the Broom for next year!

S I X T E E N – Hire a Professional Photographer for Fall Family Pictures

Check!  And boy, did the pictures turn out great.  I’m staring at one on my desktop as I type this.  I can’t wait to share all of them with you in the next couple of weeks.

S E V E N T E E N – Drink at Least Three Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Check!  Check!  Check!  But I also found the Salted Caramel Mocha thanks to Amy, and I think it now has my heart.  

E I G H T E E N – Play in the Leaves and Enjoy the Fall Foliage

Check!  There was plenty of this on our mountain trip.

N I N E T E E N – Make an Apple Pie from Scratch

Fail.  Saw that one coming.  ;o)

T W E N T Y – Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Check!  Got this one checked off the list this past weekend.

Now bring on Christmas!!!!

*Linking up with Jessi's Design and Going the Distance for What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday.


  1. Way to go!! You guys rocked your fall bucket list. Can't wait to see your Chrsitmas/Winter bucket list.

  2. You guys did a ton this fall!!! So many great memories.

  3. Look at you guys! You rocked it! Can't wait to see what you put on your Christmas / winter one!

  4. So fun to look back at everything you guys did!!

  5. Y'all did so good! I say you got around to all of the really important ones. If I lived closer I would've came over and made that pie with you :P.

  6. I've gotta say, the apple pie from scratch thing had me laughing! Bahaha! Who needs an apple pie when you're so busy doing all that other stuff?!

    I managed to make two pumpkin rolls for Thanksgiving. Eliza and I only had about 30 minutes to make them. I mean, they turned out okay....that is, if you close your eyes! Hahahaha! Seriously, they were delicious, but my presentation was anything but Martha-Stewart-worthy! I need more time in my days for cooking, cleaning and crafting! Why-oh-why can't there be five extra hours in the day?!?

    Anyhoo, so happy you had such a fun fall! Looking forward to seeing your family pictures!

  7. Great job! You all did so much! You have a beautiful home.

  8. I see more checks than fails!! Way to go - this is so much fun!

  9. You guys did good! I made a bucket list in my planner...half of them were fails! LOL! Ready to see what you guys have in store for December!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  10. Wow you got a lot accomplished. I am proud. We only accomplished about half of ours.

  11. This was so neat to see that you guys engulfed yourselves in all the fun of Fall and crossed so many of these off. Such pretty pictures and such beautiful faces!!

    1. Thanks, Andrea! Yes, I think we all agree that the mountain trip was the highlight of our fall... that made it the best one yet!

  12. Such an amazing few months! Super jealous of all the football games you got to go to <3
    Green Fashionista

  13. wow! you did so good on your bucket list! we accomplished everything on ours but one thing this year! that's a huge record for us, lol!

    1. That's awesome, Brandi! Next year I'm aiming for 100%!

  14. It looks like you had the best time this Fall. I can't wait to see what fun you have this Winter.

  15. What a jam packed and fun Fall - the best part was all the memories that you made!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  16. Awe, love it! What a fun month. Y'all accomplished so many different family activities <3

  17. You did so much on your bucket list! Impressive! :) I'd love a TV on our back porch too but Matt would have to take the reins too..maybe someday!

  18. What an awesome fall. You seriously packed so much in! I think I have commented on every single post with the picture, but I am so insanely jealous of the view from the mountain house. It is BREATHTAKING. One area I am majorly jealous of people who live in warmer areas is that they can have TVs on their patios. That wouldn't fly in our Minnesota winters ;-) but looks so fun!

  19. You guys had an awesome fall! I loved following along and seeing all of the pictures!


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