Fall is officially here! I love the changing of the seasons, and there always seems to be an extra pep in my step when the cool mornings of fall begin to descend upon us (which, of course, sometimes doesn’t come until October here in Raleigh!). I have long adored making seasonal to-do lists (see my fall 2019, fall 2018, fall 2017, fall 2015, fall 2014, fall 2013 lists here), and this year is no exception! I have to admit, it makes me a little sad to think that autumn will be a bit different than we usually know it. I don’t see too many grand adventures or large gatherings with friends or big travels being taken, at least for us. As much as I wish we could do all of our usual fall traditions, we are still plan on making this season memorable, meaningful, and filled with as many happy new memories as we can! We also plan on spending as much time outdoors as possible before the cold of winter sets in and to soak up all this glorious season has to offer.
Autumn is definitely one of my favorite times of the year, and there is much to look forward to with the changing seasons. Now that it’s officially fall, I’m ready to welcome it with open arms! I adore the crisp air and crunchy leaves, the vibrant trees and leaves, anything and everything pumpkin and apple, constantly being outside enjoying the season, trips to the mountains, red wine and hot apple cider, the upcoming holidays… there is so much to look forward to as the season changes!
Fall 2020 Bucket List
- visit the mountains for two day trips and to enjoy the fall foliage
- decorate our house and front porch for fall
- go apple picking
- host a chili dinner party on our deck
- go for lots of walks and play tennis a couple times a week
- enjoy our football Sunday traditions together
- go to the farmers market and cook a special seasonal meal together
- enjoy mornings and dinners on our deck
- go hiking amongst the autumn leaves
- make “thankful” treats for friends & family for Thanksgiving
- celebrate Thanksgiving with family that we haven’t seen in almost a year!!
- bake several pumpkin and apple recipes (I have a long list already made!) and share with friends and neighbors
- make mulled red wine and salted caramel apple cider
It’s a little hard to see so many of our favorite fall adventures and trips removed from our usual to-do list, but we still plan on embracing this season, finding ways to be creative, finding joy, and having as much fun as we can while making new memories!
What are you most looking forward to this fall? I’d love to hear what you’re excited about!