{Pumpkin Patch, Hayride, Cornmaze, Hocus Pocus // 2017 Fall Bucketlist Update}

Even though the weather has been anything but than fall-like, we are having a complete blast checking things off our 2017 fall bucketlist. We're not letting the 90 degree weather put a damper on our fall festivity happenings. Here's what we have completed so far.

Last Friday was Fall Fiesta at Mason's school. Nathan was out of town all weekend for a fishing tournament, so it was just Mason and I. We got there early to help set-up the PTO booth. We had bible study that evening so we weren't able to stay for the whole evening. I got to chat with Mason's teacher for a bit, he played all of the games his little heart desired, and loaded up on all the sugar before we left. It was a really great time! I love Mason's school and his district and can't say enough good things about it.

Mason and I visited a new pumpkin patch this past weekend! We have been seeing pictures and posts about Shadow Creek Pumpkin Patch for a few months now and the anticipation had been building up. It did not disappoint one bit. Mason and I enjoyed every single second of it and ended up hanging out there for a little over 3 hours. Every inch of the pumpkin patch is a beautiful photo opportunity. It's so relaxing and just peaceful out there. I will have a full post on this soon because you know I took a ton of pictures!

Another thing on our 2017 fall bucketlist was to ride on a hayride. I mean, what is fall without a hayride? :) We rode on one while at the pumpkin patch this past weekend. It was a little warm, but still enjoyable. And it was just short enough that my allergies didn't go too crazy.

We also adventured through a cornmaze while at the pumpkin patch! I let Mason lead the way and he totally led us right out of the maze within minutes! He's good! At the end of the maze they have a bell you ring and Mason rang that thing loud and proud!

Our Hocus Pocus movie night is one of my favorite Halloween traditions! We jump into our Halloween PJs, grab a pizza and some Hallow themed treats and cozy up on the couch. We had so much fun. We just can't get enough of that movie!! And - I can't believe I forgot to put "Buy Halloween pajamas" on our list because I normally do! We found these adorable pajamas at Target in the Cat and Jack line!

Decorated pumpkins on my porch is one of my favorite things! Last year I made this fun DIY personalized pumpkin using a paint marker. Since then I have gotten a Cricut, so I put it to use for this year's pumpkins! I am in love with the way they came out. I'm thinking about getting some fake pumpkins and making some general fall themed ones that I can use each year.

What have you checked off your fall bucketlist so far?

❥ Buy pumpkins
❥ Decorate the house for fall
❥ Camp at Mitchell Resort for their Halloween Happenings
❥ Boo some friends
❥ Make a fall wreath for the front door
❥ Join a fall photo challenge
❥ Order new Halloween books
❥ Complete our Thankful jar & tree
❥ Make slime
❥ Go to the fall fiesta at Mason's school
❥ Go on a nature walk / nature scavenger hunt
❥ Go to a football game
❥ Help with 5th quarter
❥ Have a Hocus Pocus movie night
❥ Invite friends over for a fire/marshmallow roasting
❥ Make fall crafts
❥ Take some fall family pictures
❥ Go on a hayride
❥ Visit the pumpkin patch
❥ Decorate the porch
❥ Pick out costumes
❥ Run through a cornmaze
❥ Visit Mainstay Farm
❥ Carve or decorate pumpkins
❥ Take a scenic fall drive
❥ Help with the church fish fry
❥ Visit the Texas State Fair
❥ Go to the Zoo & maybe Boo at the Zoo
❥ Take Mason Trunk or Treating
❥ Help with the church's trunk or treat
❥ Go to the Texas Country Reporter Festival
❥ Go camping
❥ Drink a PSL
❥ Go to Jefferson TX for the Haunted train ride
❥ Update fall wardrobe
❥ Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
❥ Make a new fall themed shirt or two

What have you checked off your list?

For past Fall Bucketlists click H E R E


  1. You sure have been busy!! I can’t imagine spending three hours at a pumpkin patch! That must be some patch!

  2. Fun photos! Simon enjoyed looking at Mason!

  3. You guys have been busy! I love your pumpkins that you decorated. They are perfect!

  4. So fun. The fall fiesta looks like a blast! We hope to get to a pumpkin patch this weekend!

  5. Oh all of this looks like so much fun!!!! Our weather is the same! AAH!

  6. Nice article !
    Could you let me know the name of the beautiful manuscript font you used for the titles please ? thanks a lot !


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