Fall bucket list

Now, I know there is a contentious battle between those who decorate for Christmas after Halloween and those who decorate after Thanksgiving. Growing up, my family would decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. We would decorate the tree, listen to Christmas music, and jump into the Christmas spirit, but we always waited until after Christmas.

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But since having my own children, I wanted to place more focus on the Advent season leading up to Christmas and then keep the Christmas spirit going well after the stores put the decorations on the clearance shelf. Where does that put Thanksgiving and the remnants of autumn? Well, sometimes it gets pushed to the side.

So in honor of poor, forgotten Thanksgiving, I wanted to write down a few things I hope to do during the remainder of fall.

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  1. Spend a few hours in a tea shop reading books and having a pot of my favorite tea.

  2. Sipping hot apple cider and going on an afternoon walk in our neighborhood.

  3. Raking leaves and letting the kids jump in a big pile of them.

  4. Making a Thanksgiving meal for our little five-some (well, Theo will be having milk from the tap).

  5. Taking a family trip to Lake Tahoe.

  6. Decorating for Christmas and Advent with my family.

  7. Baking carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

  8. Taking family photos.

  9. Family movie night with ice cream and popcorn for dinner.

  10. Get a hair cut.

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What are your fall bucket list items? Are you a pre- or post-Thanksgiving Christmas decorator?