…you are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul” -Peggy Toney Horton
Could this quote be any more accurate?
I love nothing more than the transition of September to October. If I could just live in a world made of only that I would never tire of it. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the holidays but the hustle and bustle is only fun for so long, which is why I am happy when January rolls around + we all play the clean slate game. But it never fails that I always miss Autumn and this feeling in the air that comes along with September when it’s over.
I have been thinking about this bucket list for quite a while, shocker, and I think I’ve really gathered a good mix of events that we can successfully fit in without feeling like were running a race to please the Fall Gods. Which I would totally do if they asked me to.
So let’s get to it!
What are your Autumn Bucket List must-haves?!
Does anyone else feel like this summer FLEW by? I feel like I say that with every season (except January which is the longest season E.V.E.R). We crushed our Summer Bucket List so I’m going to share a quick photo dump of all the things we checked off and a few extras we were able to sneak in. Harper is at such a fun age, Joe is finally working a job that gives us more flexibility in our schedule and I am just soaking those two up.
We are officially knocking on Autumns door with this cool and rainy weather so I have been working on our Fall Bucket List. I do one for every season because I find that it really holds us accountable to find time in our busy schedule to do all the things we want to. Autumn will involve a few more Mum + Dad only events because seasonal beers, football, and cuddling by the fireplace is my JAM plus the obvious staples of everything pumpkin + apple.
Life has been bonkers lately, hence the radio silence over here, and it’s only going to get more insane. We are taking a crazy leap of faith, choosing the wild side of decision making + this next year is going to be the craziest yet. I’m going to share more about that soon enough. But for now let’s just say, hold on to your knickers because shits about to get CRAY.
Christmas in July was something I wanted to do with Harper after last summer and the long days that come with July. Just a nice way to break up a string of hot and humid days here in NJ. As much as I love the holidays, I’m definitely not wishing away the rest of the summer or Autumn. You already know how I feel about the coming months.
We stared off our day, naturally, with Polar Express and a tantrum. Harper is freakishly obsessed with 2 shows on Netflix so when I told her we were going to watch a movie, she lost it. Despite the fact that Polar Express takes place on a train and she LOVES TRAINS. Moving on…
Next up was The Santa Clause and another shit show tantrum. Eventually she went and climbed into my bed and asked for Kazoops on Netflix. I gave in. Whatever. Nap time came and she PASSED OUT. Nearly a three hour nap, which was glorious for both of us, and she was a different child when she woke up.
We made cookies (disclaimer: by “made cookies” I mean we separated Pillsbury dough squares and she added some sprinkles). Total Mom-win. After sweeping up 98% of said sprinkles off the floor before the dog ate them I had to find a way to entertain her while we waited for the cookies to bake. So smoothies and a dance party did the trick. Joe made it home just in time for the cookies to come out of the oven and I breathed my daily sigh of relief. Our days are always more fun when he’s around.
He entertained my crazy by watching Home Alone and we wrapped up the day with dinner (Soup + Grilled Cheese!), bath time, and 30 minutes of a movie (non-christmas related, heh) to wind down. The only thing this day was missing is alcohol. Who celebrates the holidays without alcohol. NOT US!
Happy end of July, friends! Which means its almost August, which means it’s basically almost Autumn. Same thing, no?