I gave us until Thanksgiving to complete our fall bucket list. With Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow, it seems we are out of time. But the good news is we don’t need any more time. We actually somehow managed to finish another list. At the end it was sheer will power that got us through. A lot of the things we had left were really simple or already planned things. Have I ever mentioned that I am pretty stubborn? There was no way I w as about to let a couple of things keep us from finishing our list off.
Here’s a look at the final things we marked off.
Have a chili night
We have actually had multiple chili nights already, I just never bothered to take a picture. I could seriously eat chili at least once a week during that cold weather months.
Before the weather turned cold I took the girls geocaching one last time. We ended up finding 5 different caches and had a blast. We definitely need to do this more often they LOVE gong “treasure hunting”
Date nights are another thing that we have had a few of, but I failed to photograph. Almost every week the girls go to AWANA and that gives us a couple of hours to ourselves. I did manage to finally snap this photo… at Sam’s. It’s a wild life that we lead.
Make a sweet potato pie
That was the first (and probably will be the last) sweet potato pie I’ve ever made. I have to say it, I’d rather just have pumpkin. #BasicBeth
Our day trip ended up being our trip to KC for Emily’s eye appointment We also did a VERY quick run into IKEA, ate at Chick-Fila, went to Trader Joes, grabbed some D&D, and stopped by Pete and Jakes (a car part store). The girls really loved all of our stops. I am hoping that when we go back in February we can spend a little more time at IKEA though.
Make a fall craft
We didn’t make any big crafts, but we did do lots of little ones. From coloring Turkeys, painting wooden pumpkins, painting real pumpkins, and painting scarecrows.
Drink apple cider
Apple cider was drank in the midst of Christmas decorating craziness. However Emily decided she’d rather just have apple juice. Oh goodness that kid, she won’t try anything. I LOVE adding just the slightest bit of caramel to my cider. It’s the perfect addition, try it!
Make a thankful tree
This is the… 4th? year we’ve done a Thankful tree and I don’t see us stopping anytime soon. I love to see the things the girls come up with to add to our tree every year.
Playing in the leaves
Playing in the leaves was the very last thing to get marked off our list. Why? We don’t really have any trees that produce jumping in worthy piles. I suppose that’s what happens when you rebuild post tornado. Our friends have been kind enough to let us play in their leaves over the years. We jumped and played until the eyes got a little itchy, then headed back inside.
Another bucket list is all marked off. I’ll admit it… I’m a bit worried over the mounting pressure to keep finishing our lists. Let’s be realistic, it’s probably not going to happen.
Come back on Monday to see the fun we have planned for Christmas!
Did you finish your fall bucket list?
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