Annual Dallas Trip
We make a trip down to Dallas each fall (2015 / 2014 / 2013) and this year we're going a bit earlier than usual so I'm looking forward to taking advantage of some different things. Each year I pick a day (since for Derek, we have a day of football) and this year I think it's making the drive down to Waco to make a visit to Magnolia Market.
last year wine tasting in Grapevine.
Tailgates & Football
It's been a few weeks since we've been in State College and we had a horrible loss this past weekend but I'm looking forward to the rest of our tailgates and games! We'll be back up in Happy Valley for three more games with great family/friends to host for each game and may even try to host an away game party here at home for one of the games.
Home for Halloween
Between our annual Dallas trip and Penn State's football schedule, the past few years we've been traveling the weekend surrounding Halloween. Since Halloween is a Monday, that ensures we'll be home - time to make some pumpkin cookies and enjoy.
My mom caught us trying to make pumpkin cookies last year after Derek had some fun with the flour.
Election Night Party
With the first debate last night, Election Day will be here before we know it. It's looking like this election is going to be very close and should be interesting to track that night. It falls just a couple days after Derek's birthday so I'm thinking of maybe having some people over to spice up the night.
Plan/Host Our First Holiday
We are hosting our first holiday, Thanksgiving this year! We'll be hosting both my family and Derek's along with possibly some extended family members too so it'll be a big crowd. I've already got more than enough ideas and am really looking forward to finalizing everything and enjoying the day. This also means no traveling over the holiday weekend so thats a big win since we'll be able to spend part of the long weekend enjoying family and the other part enjoying some quiet time alone and getting ready for Christmas with a little decorating/shopping.
Enjoying some apple cider mimosas last Thanksgiving for brunch with my family then traveling for dinner with Derek's.
It wouldn't be fall without the "basic" things - picking pumpkins, enjoying the cooler nights, trying out new crockpot recipes, testing out a fall sangria recipe, making our annual visit to Pumpkinland, trying out some fall dessert recipes, taking our Christmas card photos and maybe even checking out a local high school football game.
I'm also looking forward to blogging this fall but not as frequently. With the start of October I'm planning for three times a week - some weeks maybe more, some weeks maybe less.
Happy fall! xx