Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Bucket List

Here’s our fall “bucket list.”  We’ll see how many of these things we actually get done, but it will be fun to try!  Let’s set an end date of Nov 15 so we don’t overlap with the holidays.  And enjoy these blasts from the past while you’re at it.

1. Go to a pumpkin patch


(Ah, the fun we have as a family…)

2. Balloon Fiesta


3. State Fair (already did that, so it might be cheating, but it’s totally a fall activity)


(yes, it’s blurry, but that’s what you get with a self-portrait)

4. Renaissance Fair (again, cheating a bit)


5. Go on a hike


6. Sew Halloween costumes


7. Trick or treating!


8. Family game night


9. Make s’mores over a fire


10. Carve pumpkins


(or eat them, whatever)

11. Make a wreath

12. Make a scarf


13. Make chili

14. Go down to the bosque and take pictures in the leaves


15. Make art with leaves

16. Eat al fresco

17. Read on the patio while the kids play

18. Visit to the farmer’s market

19. Make our house smell delicious

If you know me at all, I’m NOT a fan of winter and coldness and darkness and the general blech that hits around January.  This means that I approach fall with some trepidation, since I know what’s coming next, and it’s not pretty.  But fall really is wonderful.  In Albuquerque, it’s nice and warm during the day, but there’s a nip in the air at night.  September is absolutely gorgeous, as is October.  And nothing beats that New Mexico blue sky in autumn.  There’s also something wonderful about breaking out the cardigans and sweaters and scarves and boots that haven’t seen the light of day since April.  So this year I’m going to embrace fall, and I’m bringing the rest of the family along for the ride.


Adam and Julie said...

Do you know what costumes your going to do this year? That fall picture of Katie is sooo beautiful, you are so talented!