I keep going back and forth between feeling like we have so much time for fall activities and then also feeling like we have to everything now because fall will fly by so fast! I also feel like my summer was spent mostly very sick with that first trimester morning sickness. Not that I didn’t have great summer memories, I just don’t feel like I was on my A-game across the board. I really feel like I did the bare minimum just trying to survive and stay afloat while being sick and tired and then also chasing a toddler. I don’t feel like I was the best mom for summer either, again, just in survival mode, I didn’t do all the things I wanted to do.

So I am finding myself putting a lot of pressure on myself to make this fall season even better. Of course, I am trying to temper my expectations because a) life b) I’m still pregnant and c) toddlers.

Even still…. guys…. I am excited for fall in a way that I don’t think I ever have been before. I put together a fun little bucket list for the season to keep realistic goals and also so I don’t forget what I want to do as we get swept into just the hubbub of everyday life.

Here’s what I’m thinking…

I feel like this a realistic bucket list that is fun, but something that won’t feel like a stretch to complete! A few things for me, a few things for the family. All things that excite me! I’m dying to make the pumpkin pancakes from Gilmore Girls and definitely will pick a recipe (maybe two?!) with some of our apple picking bounty! Years ago I read The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and I’ve been searching for another “perfect” fall book ever since. And I got this crazy idea to throw a Halloween party for Jack’s friends and then reeled myself in because I know realistically I don’t have the time, energy, or bandwidth to do it, but I do think I can pull off a little Halloween treat bag that we can “boo” his friends with.

What’s on your fall bucket list?!

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