Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The List

I'm not kidding when I tell you that I often sit down to blog, and then just "check a few other sights first" and get completely distracted by other peoples decorating-crafting-fashion-genius and by the end of it I can't even remember what I sat down to write about in the first place.


We are in full summer break mode here in the parsonage.  It's magical.  Well, most of it is magical.  The bickering and complaining and such is...not magical. 

Several weeks ago the family and I made a Summer Bucket List, which I copied from another blogger.  I think I copied it from Meg at Whatever, because generally I want to copy everything about her.  But don't tell her, because I may have not even ever left a comment on her blog and then that makes me seem all stalkerish.  

So the family and I made a Summer Bucket List.

What seems to happen to us, is at the end of every summer we start to remember fifty thing that "we were going to do" but forgot about.  And I'm a procrastinator, which means I always think there's {plenty} of time to get around to doing whatever we need to do...and there's not.

The kids flipped over the list.  They love it.  We're going to cross stuff off as we go.  (It' hanging on the wall in the old kitchen, in case you were wondering. :)

Do you do this sort of thing to?  Has it worked for you?  Please say YES!


  1. I saw one on Lisa Leonard's site, so we made ours, course she did hers on a canvas with her cuties writing and let her crafty artist son paint it. Talent runs in that family! My son and I made the list since my daughter is usually out playing with friends, I was going to let him paint it, until he said he only wanted red and is a summer list, it has to be colorful, so he pouted a I painted! Our list is small, because I don't want to be overwhelmed in the end with things that didn't get there will be certain surprises that come up that aren't on the list....and we spend lots of our time at the pool or beach which everyone loves. Good luck and may the Summer adventure force be with you!

  2. We did something similar, only on index cards so it's easy to add things or delete things as we change our minds. Here's the link to it:

  3. Love the idea of the family bucket list for the summer! We might just make one too! Also, I do the same thing...I get online to post on my blog (like right now) and get distracted (like now) and never get around to blogging! :/

  4. LOVE!! What a great idea! I'm trying to do one fun thing a week -- ie swim, try a new (and deliciously calorie-laden) recipe, do house repairs (not fun until it's done), etc. So far (as summer began last weekend for me) I repainted my office. Ta da! ;)

  5. I've been wanting to do one of these this summer!! Might have to copy some stuff from your list :)


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