Summer Bucket List

Once we announced our big news, I knew I wanted to create a bucket list of all the things I'd like to do before baby K arrives! I mean, I'm definitely excited to meet our little babe but did you know the year is already half over?! All in favor of time slowing down a bit and not mentioning Christmas for a very, very, very long time say aye! And I guess this could be called my "Before Baby Bucket List", but both work. Anyways, as important it is for me to feel relaxed and stress free during this pregnancy, it's also really important for me to continue doing things we truly enjoy as a couple.  

In the past, I've really made it a priority to make sure things on my bucket list/to-do lists get done and while I'd like to make it a goal to accomplish all of these things, I'm not going to beat myself up over it if some of them don't get done. Having it all in one place, though, definitely makes me feel more organized and I like to be able to look back to see what we accomplished! 

+Take a road trip (Charleston is looking like a good possibility...)
+Put wainscoting up in the nursery
+Paint and decorate nursery (this is more like a must-so excited about this and all the projects we are contemplating for it!)
+Buy new patio furniture (possibly at the end of the summer when the sales are happening)
+Go on weekend morning bike rides with Billy at the Metro Parks (We actually did 7 miles this past weekend-Billy (and Rocky) roller bladed while I road my bike! We had a blast, especially Rocky who got a free ride in Billy's arms practically the whole way...)

+Get a refrigerator (with a big freezer) to put in our garage
+Spend a Thursday (or 2) at Columbus Commons Downtown Live Concert Series (free music and food trucks!)
+Plan a "babymoon" (I don't know how I feel about this term, but yes, a big trip just the two of us is definitely in the works...where will it be to?! :))
 +Continue working up our savings account
+Organize our basement (this is going to the biggest task of all-we have so many things we need to get rid of and we need to seriously organize all of the rest...it's a complete mess right now)
+Put things we don't need on Craigslist or donate it! (all that stuff mentioned above that need new homes)
+Spend as many weekends as we can at the lake with family
+Plan our annual cabrewing trip with friends! (minus the brew and add the sparking water for me..)
+New carpet in our upstairs (Billy mentioned it briefly so still adding it to the list...)

A lot of these won't be completely finished in the summer, so I'm giving myself into the fall for these too and I think they're pretty do-able. Hooray for exciting, new things! 

What do you plan to do this summer?
Oh, and here's to {hopefully} figuring out my weekly bump dates: currently in progress...

PS: Thank you all for entering my 4th of July giveaway-the winner was chosen at random and is Ashley R! Happy short work week, everyone!


  1. Love this list - and even more excited that when the list is complete - Baby K will be here :)
    So excited for bump updates too x

  2. We just got back from our honeymoon in Charleston, and it was amazing! It was a bit of a drive from Columbus, took us about 10.5 hours with stopping a few times for gas, lunch, rest stops, but totally worth it. We stayed at the Fulton Lane Inn in the historic downtown area, and it was perfectly central to everything you will want to see. I highly recommend it!

  3. What a great list! I would love to go on a road trip... Maybe I will add that to mine! The thing at the top of my summer bucket list is "survive the 5k I signed up for" which is in September! ;)
    I'm not sure how I feel about the term "babymoon" either but I am totally supportive of big vacations for couples!


  4. YES DO CHARLESTON!!! It is amazing and make sure you take Rocky, he would love it too! We are actually heading there the 19th and I am so excited. It is definitely a trip you will not regret. I can give you some good places to check out and I actually have an email from someone who lived there and she gave me all of the awesome restaurants and places to visit. I can forward it to you!!!

    1. Love this list...mine is similar, lots of nursery projects! Yay!

  5. Looks like we are on the same wavelength with trying to pack a bunch of things in before baby! I was just talking to Cam about a possible "babymoon" this morning, and I think we're going to go to Vancouver at the end of the summer :) But you guys should DEFINITELY go to Charleston (that would actually make a great babymoon destination...) because it's such an amazing city. I've been a few times and I absolutely love it!

  6. So happy for you!! Enjoy checking off this fun list! :)

  7. This sounds like the perfect bucket list! We just got finished cleaning out our basement and the guest room that will now be the nursery and it feels great! I didn't even think about the freezer thing! We need to get one too! Can't wait for your bump dates :)

  8. I LOVE SUMMER...and bucket lists. Food trucks and music sounds perfect!

  9. I love your list, and am so excited for you and your growing family (congrats!). Charleston is amazing and I think you should make that a MUST!!! I was browsing though target today and their patio furniture was already 50 percent off.. just and FYI!

  10. I love your list and highly recommend Charleston! We went there recently - here's some info if you need it: http://whitehouseredroof.blogspot.com/2014/06/charleston-day-3.html

  11. Congrats on your news! It sounds like you have a busy summer ahead!

  12. What a great list! You've definitely got your plate full this summer!

  13. Great list and definitely make sure you squeeze in a baby moon!!! You will be so happy you did :)

  14. Y'all sound like us... a lot to do around the house! I bet you'll get it all checked off the list though!!


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