Our Fall Bucket List Review

Decorate for fall

I did indeed decorate for fall, but somehow life happened and I never took any pictures of all of our decor.  HUGE blogger fail.  I remember a time that I’d do home tours for most every holiday.  I really need to get it together.

For 2018, please enjoy this pumpkin decoration that Eliza made at her friend’s fifth birthday party…


Host an Apple Cider Stand

Our apple cider stand was a success!  I can’t wait for a hot cocoa stand!  Stay tuned!

Visit a Farm.

We did this twice.  Once with just Jon and our little family and another time with my in-laws!

We created so many wonderful memories.  🙂

With the in-laws… 🙂

Carve Pumpkins

Carving of the pumpkins seemed to have been at the eleventh hour this year.

We had been meaning to get pumpkins for weeks, but between our schedules and the operating hours of our favorite place to purchase pumpkins – it just never worked out until the last minute.

You know what though?  It ultimately happened and that’s all that matters.  🙂

Go on a Hayride

We love this hayride!  I do believe we were the only people on it for the third year in a row.  LOL!  This place is awesome!

Our hayride with the in-laws.  🙂 It was super cold this day, so I didn’t take many hayride pictures.  🙂

Jump in the Leaves!

This happened after school one day.  We were worried that it wouldn’t happen at all since it snowed a little earlier than usual here in the mitten.  There were piles of leaves all over town covered in snow.  I kept my fingers crossed that the snow would eventually melt so that the kids would be able to jump in the leaves.  Mission Accomplished.  Thank you, Mother Nature.  🙂

Make Pumpkin Bread

We had a family bake off at the in-laws.  My MIL decided that we all won.  I’d have to agree.  There was so much yummy goodness.  🙂

The kids and I also made these fun turkeys.  We ran out of time to bake, so we improvised.

Make a Pumpkin Roll

My annual pumpkin roll didn’t happen for Thanksgiving this year as life got way too nuts, but I’m DETERMINED to make on for Christmas!

Take a Fall Family Photo

This is on my list for this weekend.  We’re waaaay behind on this, which means I’m waaaaaaaaay behind on Christmas cards.  I’ve had to implement the “let it go” attitude as of late.  

Go on a Nature Walk

We did do this, but this was the day I forgot to grab my phone.  I was, however, incredibly grateful to have forgotten it; Jon and I blissfully watched as the kids rode their bikes around the park as we also partook in some meaningful conversation.  It was a fantastic afternoon.  🙂

Go to a Parade

Halloween parade for the win!

Go Through a Corn Maze

As usual, Jon led the way.  Otherwise we’d be in Canada right now.  Marie and corn mazes don’t get along.  LOL!

Watch a Halloween Movie

Charlie Brown and Hocus Pocus for the win!


Go Trick-or-Treating

Phew!  This was a crazy day full of excitement, parties, parades, candy and trick-or-treating.  I remember feeling utter exhaustion and I do believe I was passed out on the couch by 9 p.m.
The kids and their costumes – I just loved this entire day!

Make Caramel Apples.

Nope.  This never happened, BUT – I did make these Rice Krispie pumpkins for Henry’s class party…that’s something, right?

Make a Thankful Tree

Nope.  This didn’t happen, either, and I was bummed about it.  Although, I must say that the amount of “thankfulness” that the kids wrote about at school was good enough for me.  Henry’s hat was covered in things he was thankful for; it was too darn cute.  We also went around the Thanksgiving table and gave thanks.  So, it wasn’t a complete loss.

How was this NOT on my original list???  Duh!
We’ve fallen into a habit of getting our pumpkins from this sweet little place in town.  No pumpkin patches for us, we just walk the five rows or so and pick out enough for everyone.  LOL

Bonus:  Halloween Doughnuts!

‘Nuff said.  Y to the U to the M!

Bonus:  Frigid Lake Michigan Fall Camping Trip!

Oh this is a trip for the books.  I plan to thaw out sometime in the summer of 2019.

There you have it!
I think we did a pretty decent job of getting out there in the world and staying busy!  It sure was a good one!
Thanks for stopping by and supporting my blog!
Have a great rest of your Wednesday, friends!
Marie 🙂
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