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Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer 2012 Bucket List

Things I want to do with my husband this summer:
  • Hand wash the cars, taking plenty of time to splash and play
  • Visit a bed & breakfast
  • Have a picnic
  • Watch fireworks on Independence Day
  • Add some 'curb appeal' with a few days of hard work
  • Visit the local Farmer's Market
  • Go Geocaching
  • Go 'camping' in our car
  • Go to the Botanical Gardens
  • Eat lots of sno cones
  • Watch a sunset
  • Renew our vows on our anniversary
  • Have a 'slumber party' and stay up watching movies all night
  • Carve our names into a tree
  • Make a stone out of cement with our hand prints
  • Have a photo shoot
  • Have a paint fight
  • Ride bikes together
  • Raise money for our Adoption Account
  • Get tattoos for our children
  • Write to Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  • Go to Skyview and watch my first drive-in movie
  • Have our caricature drawn at Six Flags again
  • Grill shish-ka-bobs
  • Have a no-spend week
  • Go to The Muny
  • Go to Pi
  • Explore Collinsville
  • Stage a 'power outage' for a weekend

Things I want to do with friends this summer:
  • Go on a road trip
  • Paint the spare room, and turn it into a craft room
  • Make wind chimes
  • Go to a Christian concert
  • Swim at my parents' pool
  • Raise money for the Adoption Account
  • Get a PCOS tattoo
  • Make 'Drunken Gummy Bears'
  • Shop for antiques 
  • Make/eat s'mores

Things to do by myself this summer:
  • Take violin lessons
  • Spend an entire day reading
  • Catch up on making yearly Shutterfly photo books
  • Write a encouraging note to leave somewhere to 'pass on'
  • Raise money for our Adoption Account
  • SMASHbook
  • Create a 'Date Night' jar
  • Finish crocheting the blanket for our bedroom
  • Dye some of my hair a fun color
  • Work out and lose weight
  • Walk the dogs a lot
  • Ding Dong Ditch the neighbors, but leave a treat 
  • Create a Before/After photobook of our home
  • Check into learning Sign Language
  • Update our profile for foster care
Any other ideas? This list will be a work in progress, so be sure to check back for updates! :)


  1. So, your blog has decided to stop sharing your music- says you have to go to playlist.com for the playback now... :(

    Also, if you're looking to do a photo shoot on the cheap, I have a friend who's pretty good and trying to build her portfolio (Never asked her pricing but I'm pretty sure that translates to cheaper, plus you wouldn't have to get the prints through her because photographers always mark those up crazy).... Here's a link to some of her work (I'm sure there's more she could show you, I just don't know where). She does a lot of cosplay stuff as well. It's been fun watching her work over the past few years, she's gotten so good at it.

    Just a suggestion, not sure what you had in mind, but I know $$ is always a concern.


  2. Thanks, I will check into her!
    I think my sister is willing to do them as well, but if things get busy I'll def look up your friend. :) Thanks!