We close on our new house today and the mad rush begins. I’ve already felt like we have been sprinting but now we’ve got keys and deadlines and it’s all a little crazy. We have a lot to do to our new home (get ready for some house project posts coming your way!!) and we’ve got a list of landlord things to get done before our renters move into our townhouse! Plus we’ve got to move all our stuff from one house to the other… woof.
Going to a pumpkin patch was something on my Bucket List this year and then we put an offer in on a house, I was out of town for our favorite one (this one from last year), and pregnancy has really tired me out this time around! With everything going on and the general state of our family, we just didn’t know what things we would reasonably be able to check off our Autumn Bucket List this year. I found a pumpkin patch out of town I really wanted to try this year (upon realizing I couldn’t go to my favorite one) but then the weekend came and we just couldn’t swing it. I’m a seven, a planner, and a big time “get my hopes up” kind of gal so while I was so disappointed, I told Bruce that we might not make it to a pumpkin patch this year (in which he was infinitely less disappointed about! lol)
We had to get out of the house for a showing (which btw, we do have renters who signed a lease with us!!) and I noticed that there was a fall festival within walking distance at Gold Hill Mesa! That settled it. We took the stroller and headed out to see what we would find! They had a lot of stuff for big kids there but Hilde was just as content dancing to the live music and sitting with the pumpkins!
Not pictured is the live music, the crowds, the food trucks that we ate a delicious lunch from, and Bruce & I. But those were all there too! It was a wonderful and unexpected and I got pictures of Hilde with some pumpkins. So we’re checking the pumpkin patch off our list this year! #goteam
Just a reminder that things don’t always need to go as planned to be beautiful. Sometimes doing all the things is just no possible and doing less things is just what you and your family need.