2016 Summer Bucket Lists

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I’ve seen many posts the last few weeks listing off ideas and goals for summer so I thought I would hop on the band wagon and share mine.

I created a list just for moms, because if you are busy like me, chasing kids, potty training, and keeping up on the laundry, it’s easy to forget to RELAX and actually enjoy summer. I have found that if something is on the calendar than it doubles the chances that it’ll happen, so I will be officially scheduling the items below that I for sure want to check off in the next few months.

I hope to spend some time on spiritual and intellectual growth as well through reading, reflection, and prayer, which I will definitely have to schedule in since they take more effort and discipline. I plan to come away from this summer REFRESHED in body and soul. Some of these may be wishful thinking on my part but hey, that is what bucket lists are for!

Mom's Summer Bucket List

 

This next one is from my children’s perspective and not necessarily from my own. But I think kids need a chance to relax and be more carefree in the summer too so why not give them a break and let them have a little extra fun by staying up late  now and then during the summer? They are only little once and since they are getting to the age where their memories start to kick in, I want them to remember this summer someday with that lovely golden haze that often glazes early childhood memories.

Children's Summer Bucket List

The last bucket list is for families, yours and mine, please feel free to use my list as a starting point and create your own to fit your family’s preferences. We are excited to be going on a beach vacation this year with my extended family and whenever we travel, we try to visit a beautiful local cathedral or church. Making God part of our lives, even on vacation, is something that is important to us and so even while we are relaxing we try to  incorporate some prayer time.

My husband and I are also trying to form a lists of long term and short term goals for ourselves and our family so I hope we have more time to focus on that this summer. My overall goal this summer is to soak it up, to spend plenty of time outside doing enjoyable things both by myself and with my family so that when September rolls around I feel like I have really LIVED summer and not let it slip through my fingers.

Pin the lists you like and compile your own. Happy Summer!

Family Summer Bucket List

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  • Fabulous lists! I especially love the one for you personally 🙂 I think I may have to take some ideas from your family one for my own! Happy Tuesday to you!

  • Great lists! Sounds like a wonderful summer!

  • Really love the going on a date with the hubby! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our daily lives, so it’s nice to take the time to go out and enjoy a nice date with your significant other. 🙂

  • Really love the going on a date with the hubby! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our daily lives, so it’s nice to take the time to go out and enjoy a nice date with your significant other. 🙂

    • Yes, we have been trying to get on a more regular date schedule and hopefully the warm weather will help us do that since we can go do something simple like get ice cream or walk in the park. Thanks for reading!

  • Great lists! I haven’t paid for a shampoo and haircut in years. I usually cut my own hair to save us money. It would really be nice to have someone else do this. I may try to do this during the summer!

  • Great lists! I haven’t paid for a shampoo and haircut in years. I usually cut my own hair to save us money. It would really be nice to have someone else do this. I may try to do this during the summer!

    • You should do it! 🙂 Treat yourself, I’m sure you deserve it 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • mistiehomespunengineer

    These are great bucket lists! I hope you all accomplish everything this summer. Especially your Mom list 😉 Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link Up

    • I’m thrilled that you enjoyed reading! Thanks for having me at the link up!

  • mistiehomespunengineer

    These are great bucket lists! I hope you all accomplish everything this summer. Especially your Mom list 😉 Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link Up

    • I’m thrilled that you enjoyed reading! Thanks for having me at the link up!

  • My favorite list is the mom list. I often forget to make my bucket list a priority. First up is going to be pedicure!!!

    • Taking time out for ourselves as Moms is so important 🙂 Hope you can start checking off some activities 🙂

  • My favorite list is the mom list. I often forget to make my bucket list a priority. First up is going to be pedicure!!!