Autumn Bucket List – Week 2 Update

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down and wrote my first ever bucket list.

You can find my post here: Autumn Bucket list

The last 2 items on my list are:

39. Document my bucket list with pictures

40. Blog about my progress weekly

This is my second update…  what could we have possibly done over the last week?


#1 – Get Emily ready for Halloween.

I am not showing you yet 🙂 but it involves a wig, bow and arrows and an awesome dress!

#4 – Go apple picking.

Around here, it looks like everybody go apple picking at the same place which makes for a very busy outing with too many people… So, we went the other way and found a nice quiet orchard…

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What’s with the hat you ask?  Emily wanted to wear it last week when we went pumpkin picking and we convinced her not to.  This week, we just couldn’t convince her not to so she wore it…

We picked and bought many apples.  Once home, I made a nice apple and blueberry crumble.

#15 – Catch a Wildcats game

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Now that Jonathan works during the day (Yeah for no more overnight shifts), we will probably do this more often.  We used to be season tickets owners… I suspect we might be again in the future.

#18 – Make puzzles with Jon and Emily.

We started a 1,000 pieces puzzle… not done yet but I suspect that Emily will come and save the day towards the end of it!

#20 – Help with the United Way campaign at work.

I work with amazing colleagues and every chance we have, we help with fundraisers.  We can bake as a group to bring goodies to a bake sale or put a “gift basket” into our United Way silent auction.  For the 3rd year, we’ve also issued a challenge to other teams at work increasing the amount of gift baskets or items entered in the auction and increasing the money that is raised.

We haven’t revealed our “contribution” to the auction yet…  Once we do, I will show you!

We attempted #17 – Go on a fall foliage drive…  The colors were not there yet so we will give it another try tomorrow!

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#34 – Change my hair color.  I have found a hair colorist and booked a consultation for this week!

Here you have it!  Week 2!

What about you?  Do you have a bucket list?

If so, is it seasonal, yearly or lifelong?

If you’ve written about it in your blog, please share it in the comments below.  I would live to read it!

Photo shoot at the orchard

I love this time of year.

Fall is beautiful, the leaves are turning all kinds of pretty red and yellow shades. 

The weather is cool, sometime border line cold.

It’s perfect weather to be cooking up a feast.

It’s the perfect time to go apple picking.

My friend Lise is a photographer. She takes amazing pictures of things and places…. I am sure there is a word for that type of picture, I just don’t know. what it is. (Remember, my mother tongue is French, there are English words I still don’t know) Currently, she’s working on adding people to her repertoire so I offered up Emily as a subject :).


We were meeting at the Belliveau Orchard right after lunch today. It was my first visit there and Emily had been once before with school.

We got there at 12:30

The apple picking season is short so this was a busy place today with a 22 Celsius weather.


It took us a good half hour to make it through the gate. We stood in line and watch the kids play on the hay bales.


Emily didn’t ask to go play with them. Too many kids and a whole lot of opportunities to get hurt. It’s amazing how I now see this… I guess that’s a perk of being a parent of a child with mobility challenges.

They have a corn maze there too but that didn’t attract us so off we went to pick some apple.


Emily was listening to Lise quite well.


This was our way in the orchard.


My beautiful daughter played the role of model really well for Lise.

I got to take some pictures too.



We even managed to convince Emily to lay down in the orchard. Now considering her lack of desire to even walk bare feet on grass… to have her accept to do this was quite an accomplishment.


After all that hard work, it was time to test the quality of our apples.



20lbs of yummy Cortland apples for me to make apple sauce and apple crumble.

My house will smell delicious shortly!

I love autumn! It’s my favorite season!

What’s your favorite season?