Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fall Bucket List 2017 - What We Accomplished

Well, I would say that we completely rocked fall, you guys!  We did pretty much everything on our list and then some!  Let’s get to recapping!

O N E – Decorate the House for Fall

CHECK!  And this was my favorite year to date!  Post here.

T W O – Go to a Georgia Football Game

CHECK!  We ended up making it to two games this year, one that was away at Vandy in Nashville, and one that was at home… and it was Olivia’s first game!  Posts here and here.

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

CHECK!  Well, we didn’t actually install a TV but we did install a projector.  And we didn’t actually watch football on it, but we did watch Trolls!  Does that count?  I’m gonna go with yes… Post here.

F O U R – Attend a High School Football Game at My Alma Mater 

CHECK!  We typically attend the homecoming game and alumni social, but we missed that when we were in Nash, so instead we attended the kickoff home game and then we also attended our big rivalry game.  A fun time was had by all!  Posts here and here.

F I V E – Frolic in a Field of Sunflowers

CHECK!  We did get to do this!!  I was so thrilled!  We visited about a week later than we should have because the flowers were all past their peak, but it was still a sight to behold!  Next year I’m hoping we can time it better and see those gorgeous blooms when they are at their finest.  Post here.

S I X – Nashville Trip

CHECK!  YAAAASSSS!!!!  My favorite thing we did all fall… a hubby and wifey trip to Nash!  What a blast we had!  We saw Ed Sheeran in the front row, we ate lots of delicious food, we saw lots of amazing things, and we pretty much partied it up!  It was a trip that I will remember for always, that’s for sure.  Recaps here, here, and here.

S E V E N – Take an Entire Day Off for Just Me

CHECK!  A rare occurrence, I finally enjoyed a day off for just myself.  We ended up being off for Columbus Day and the kids had to go to school and B had to work, so I took a whole day off to do whatever I wanted.  Granted it was the day after we got back from Nashville so I pretty much spent the whole day unpacking, doing laundry, and repacking for our mountain trip, but at least I was able to do it in peace and quiet!  Post here.

E I G H T – Fall Weekend Getaway in the Mountains

CHECK!  We had another amazing trip!  Wine tasting, hiking, waterfall viewing, city touring, gem grubbing, apple picking… we did it all!  Recaps here, here, and here.

N I N E – Go Apple Picking

CHECK!  And what a haul we took away!  Post here.

T E N – Go Wine-Tasting at a Vineyard

CHECK!  Another one of my favorite things we did this fall.  Oh how I wish we had more wineries close by.  Post here.

E L E V E N – Visit a Pumpkin Patch

CHECK!  We visited one at home with the kids, a new one this year, and B and I also visited an adorable little pop-up pumpkin patch when we were in Nash!  Post here.

T W E L V E – Carve Pumpkins

NOPE!  Well, we’ve reached our first no.  We were so busy doing everything else that we never managed to carve a pumpkin. 

T H I R T E E N – Go on a Date with the Mr.

CHECK!  B and I went on several dinner dates when we were in Nash together.  Our evening at Bartaco was by far my favorite.  Post here.

F O U R T E E N – Trick-or-Treat

CHECK!  Perfect weather and two adorable little babies all dressed up made for a perfect evening.  Post here.

F I F T E E N – Watch Our Favorite Halloween Movies

CHECK!  It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was watched on Halloween night as always, and the kiddos managed to squeeze in a few viewings of Toy Story of Terror as well.

S I X T E E N – Read Our Favorite Fall Books

CHECK!  We read lots of our faves – Five Little Pumpkins, Curious George Halloween, Little Blue Truck Halloween, and many more!

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

CHECK!  Even though we didn’t hire a pro this year, I was still able to get some pretty great family shots using a tripod and a timer.  I’ll be revealing them in the coming weeks, but here’s a little sneak peek to hold you over.  ;o)

E I G H T E E N – All the PSLs

CHECK!  And I even drank them in the cutest little mug wraps thanks to Danielle.  :o)

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

CHECK!  We honestly didn’t have much fall foliage this year but the kids did manage to do lots of playing on the UGA campus yesterday, so I’m going with yes!  Post here.

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

CHECK!  Oh wait, not technically yet, but we will be checking this off of our list in two days!  Eek! 

And now for a few things that were not on the list that we also enjoyed…

T W E N T Y – O N E – Rock Ranch

CHECK!  This is a place in GA that was founded by Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-Fil-A.  There is SO much to do there – train rides, playgrounds, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, zip-lining, a jumping pillow, potato sack slides… y’all!  So much fun!  We had a whole day with our friends and their babies and it was a blast… we will definitely be going again next year!  Post here.

T W E N T Y – T W O – School Fall Carnival

CHECK!  I totally forgot to put this on the list this year, so I had to mention it here.  They had loads of rides and games, a haunted house, and so much more… the kids LOVED it. 

T W E N T Y – T H R E E – Corn Maze

CHECK!  I've always wanted to do one and we managed to get through one with the kids in under 30 minutes!  Post here.

T W E N T Y – F O U R – Thanksgiving Lunch with Jacob

CHECK!  Jacob’s school puts on a Thanksgiving lunch each year for the lower grades and Brian and I were able to have lunch with him last week.  They served turkey and dressing and all of the fixings.  I love hanging out with my sweet boy!

Well, looks like the only things we didn’t do was carve a pumpking! 

So did we FALL SO HARD?! 

I think we did!

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  1. Y'all certainly did rock fall! and what fun y'all had! I wish Ben and I would have made it to Nashville and a winery. I shared our Fall Bucket List update today, as well!

  2. WOW!!! You sure did rock it to the fullest..what sweet memories made!!! Still adore that knit mug sleeve and Nashville beckons everything I see your fun photos.

    1. You definitely need to go sometime! it was SO MUCH FUN.

  3. It looks like you accomplished a ton of stuff this Fall! It puts my list to shame. My list was filled with dance and soccer and school events!

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  5. Lololol! I think it is hilarious and awesome that you guys marked SO many things off the list, except the pumpkin carving. I think y'all were just too busy having fun to get around to that.

  6. OH my gosh you did so much! And I love that pic with the angel wings. how cool!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  7. Fall is so much fun! I'm already missing the fun activities and think I need to go hibernate in a warmer climate for the rest of winter lol. Sierra ~ Beautifully Candid

  8. Way to crush your list! You guys did so many fun things that I bet you're not even sad about not carving those pumpkins! Can't wait to see what the winter brings for you guys!

  9. Wow you guys did amazing!! I still love that movie in the backyard! I so want to do that next summer!


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