This past Monday was the official First Day of Summer! This is my favorite season, so that day is always a joyous one for me. I love summertime through and through.
Although last summer was extra special in its own right (I moved, and then my husband and I got married and went on our honeymoon), our wedding was really my only focus. Any other adventures were put aside for another time as we finalized all the details and prepared to join our lives together.
This year, we’re much more settled and relaxed. We’re in a home that we bought back in March, and aside from a long weekend at the beach (where we are now) and celebrating our anniversary in July, we don’t have any plans. Because of this, we put together a 2016 Summer Bucket List, which is, of course, full of things we’d love to do before fall, which begins on September 22nd. Here’s our list:
- Pawleys Island beach trip
- Watch the sunrise at the beach
- Anniversary Dallas “staycation” trip
- Host first dinner/event at our house
- Seven Mile Cafe for brunch
- Momo’s Donuts
- Make homemade ice cream
- Make homemade lemonade
- Driving range date
- Local zoo date
- Ranger’s baseball game date
- Clean out and organize the “nursery”
- Clean out and organize pantry
- Hang blinds house-wide
- Complete last name change (Blair)
- Watch Lord of the Rings trilogy
We added all of these items to a “Summer Bucket List” on our Wunderlist account (and sorted it alphabetically) so that we can check them off as we go and will always have our list with us!
I also created a bright and summery free printable for you if you want to make your own summer bucket list! Click on the image below or click here to download.
// What’s on your 2016 Summer Bucket List?
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I have created a summee list with my boyfriend for the past few summers and watch the sunrise on the beach has always been on the list! This Sunday, we completed that item with a special surprise – he proposed at sunrise!
As someone who is getting married in October, any tips on how I can make changing my name easier? Has it really taken this long to change it (or is that mostly from procrastination 😉 )?
Blair Lamb says
Procrastination 100%! It’s really overwhelming and a lot of tedious work but I’ve exacerbated it for myself by only doing it bit by bit. I need to just take the plunge and do it!! Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming marriage!! 🙂
My husband and I don’t have a summer bucket list, but we have a bucket list of things we’d like to do while the Army has us in Kentucky!
Swim in natural pond or sea – in the UK it’s often not warm enough so I always make sure I seize the opportunity at least once a summer
Several picnics in the park