Y’all, how has your June been so far? Mine has been pretty awesome. The boys and I have witnessed the opening of a state of the art multi-use recreational facility in town. They had a week away at Kids Camp with our church and I also took myself a “mom-cation” and went to Waco with a girlfriend for a couple of days, as mentioned in this post. Then I spent the rest of the week with my sister and my family down in South Texas. Sure I missed my husband but sometimes we mom’s, especially us stay at home mom’s, really just need to take some time for ourselves. From what I hear, it makes us better moms and wives. We’ll see. 🙂 Well I know you’re wondering what you’ll be reading about this week. Just sitting on the edge of your seats, I can tell. 😉
Now I know this month has been the month of bucket lists but this one is kind of cool. I saw the idea for this about 5 years ago. We had just moved to Houston from WA and it was something that I knew I could get the kids involved with. So I got a couple of ideas from Pinterest (seriously isn’t that site the BEST?) and had my husband and kids pitch in with some ideas and BOOM, our 2014 Summer Bucketlist was finished. One of them was a surprise trip to NC to have our youngest son dedicated by the same pastor who dedicated our first son. The surprise was for our pastor and it was amazing!!! We had talked with his wife and another friend we have at that church and set it all up. We hid outside of the sanctuary and when they put up the picture I sent them we walked in. No one except those few people knew we were coming so it was amazing to see not only our awesome pastors but our friends who were still there as well. One of the best weeks EVER!!!
There are so many things you could put on here that could range from simple to extravagant depending on your schedule, finances, and interests. As you can see from my list above some were really simple and almost not worth putting on a list because we would have done them anyway. The point though was to have something concrete to check off as we did it so at the end of the summer we weren’t left thinking, “we didn’t really do much this summer”. As we did each thing on our list we would take a picture with our list and point to the activity we were going to do that day. After doing the activity we would physically cross it off. Another activity that was really personal for me was to take a lot of pictures. I wanted to be in the moment for sure but I also wanted to capture it. I really loved doing this and might just do it again next year but didn’t think about it until much later. So rather than just put it off completely I thought I’d share with my readers so they can at least get one started for their family.
As you can see from one of the pictures above I wrote the name of the list in the center of the page and just wrote each activity around the whole sheet of paper. Make sure you know where the frame will hit the paper so it doesn’t cover it up because that happened on ours. You can create your own sheet on the computer or do it by hand like I did but the result is basically the same. You make a list, cross it off, and have an amazing summer.
Here is the link to my Pinterest board with some amazing summer bucket list ideas. My list of 25 here is what could work for my family, but it might not quite work for yours. Maybe you are newly married and just looking for ideas on how to spend some extra time with your new hubby. Get some inspiration from my list or from the lists and ideas on my board.
I hope you enjoyed going through this super short idea post but I just wanted to share how much fun my family and I had with this. Seriously, go make one for yourself and enjoy your summer.
Have an amazing day y’all, see ya next time!!