Aging Expectations

2014 Summer Bucket List

2013The summer is fast approaching. Last year, I made up a bucket list. Although we didn’t do everything on the list, it worked well for me.

Here’s why:

  • I am a list person. I love lists.
  • It reminded of the cool things I wanted to do. I’m very forgetful.
  • When summer was over,Β it reminded me of all the cool things we did. Have I mentioned, I’m very forgetful.

I thought I’d do the same this year.

Presented for your amusement, our 2014 Summer Bucket List!

1. Visit the Bahamas (trip scheduled)

2. Swim with dolphins (scheduled to do in the Bahamas)

3. Take an Alaska cruise (scheduled for my in-laws 50th anniversary)

4. Ride on a helicopter (scheduled on the Alaska trip)

5. See a glacier (see Alaska)

6. Go berry picking (not specifying the berry!)

7. Raise butterflies

8. Celebrate 4th of July with lots of fun and fireworks

9. Visit the Farmer’s Market

10. Get a hammock


11. Clean up neighborhood trash/liter with my daughter

12. Have a family spelling bee (because I like to torture myself)

13. Do a family puzzle

14. Re-learn to crochet

15. Go on multiple bike rides

16. Go canoeing

17. Visit multiple playgrounds and have my daughter rate them

18. Play mini-golf

19. Go to the beach for a weekend

20. Create a popsicle bird house


21. Freeze small toys in ice and have Leah break them out

22. Visit Dallas

23. Take Leah to Chuck-E-Cheese

24. Visit San Francisco (scheduled)

25. Create fun things with toothpicks and marshmallows

26. Take Leah to a craft class

27. Go to the movies

28. Visit a lighthouse

29. Go fishing

30. Get ready for school

Β 2013

Last year my list had 75 things on it πŸ™‚

This year I’m playing it a little more conservatively. Maybe I’m getting smarter in my old age (or more tired).

What’s your plan for the summer?




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  1. Love this! Reminds me that lists are a great idea to enjoy the summer months outside! You’ve inspired me to start my own! Paddleboarding, plan my trip to London… this is going to be fun πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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