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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Summer Bucket List {How I did}

Welcome to the first day of FALL, friends! Although its still sitting mid 80's in Ohio and the leaves seem anything but crisp, I'll take it because it being the 22nd means we've got to be one day closer to real Fall weather!

I wanted to take a look back at my original post where I made a long list of Summery items I wanted to tackle and see how I did. Summer 2016 was a fun one, at that!

Run 80 miles by my birthday. Well that came and went, and I won't even tell you how many miles I did (or didn't) run. #embarrassing

Make a s'more or three. I did this one! We were at a wedding and they had a massive s'more bar, and it was wonderful. You know I indulged in a couple.

Make a photo book. I did this one, too! Although it was for a gift, and not for me personally, it still counts. It took a lot of time, and I'm excited to start working on my own more once weddings slow down this Winter. Woo!

Go hiking/canoeing/something adventurous. Yes! We spent more time outdoors this summer than any married summer so far. We went canoeing, we hiked to a waterfall in TN, we took long walks, we played a lot of volleyball. I'd definitely call that a success!

Hit up the zoo/aquarium. This was a no-go sadly. The aquarium is EXPENSIVE, and we didn't go to the zoo. Bummer!

Play Frisbee Golf. Not only did we play, we played like 4 or 5 times! We have a course far back in our neighborhood, and we even bought 2 new discs to play with! I'm definitely no pro, but I'm a LOT better than I was the first time we played.

Go to a Red's game. Sadly we didn't make this one happen. In all fairness, they kinda sucked this year, BUT still tickets are pretty cheap we could probably make a game this Fall happen and then I could totally count this as a win, right?

Read a couple books. I read one book, and almost finished while it wasn't a "couple", I'm counting it as a win.

Get some chairs for our patio. Caleb and I actually decided to delete this goal from the list because we realized our patio is kind of tiny, and it wouldn't be very appealing eating dinner right next to our outdoor trash cans. ;) we'll save this goal until we buy a house - hopefully next year!

Play corn-hole. We celebrated Father's Day outside all afternoon that day and played multiple rounds of corn-hole! I'm actually not half bad at it, I've found.

Try a new restaurant with Caleb. CHECK! We hit up a place called "The Original Pancake House" and I had the most amazing pecan french toast in the world. Caleb had some strange egg dish, but we both were so thrilled with the whole experience. We can't wait to go back!

I'd say I did pretty darn well on this Summer Bucket List! Accomplishing 8 out of 11 things is definitely a win! We really had such a great summer, and I feel like we spent a lot more time in the sunshine than in years past! I didn't maintain a good tan, but what else is new? I miss those summer vacations in high school where my only worry was perfecting my tan, ha!

Now, its time for a Fall Bucket List!


  1. I love the aquarium so that is the one membership that is a MOST for us. We go when the weather is bad -- either too hot or too cold -- and it makes for a fun day trip. Connor loves going to Kentucky.

  2. LOL yes, I miss my high school summers where I was ONLY concerned about my tan!! Y'all were able to do so much this summer!! Woo hoo for making memories and getting outside a little more!!!! Can't wait to see your fall bucket list!

  3. Hiking to the waterfalls is my favorite, how fun is that pic of you two swimming in them?! And YUM to all the s'mores! I dropped the ball on that so far this year, but hoping to indulge once it's cool enough to have more fire pit nights :)
    Green Fashionista

  4. With the hot weather that's still looming in the usa (at least in Missouri), I'd say get some cheap tickets and have a fun date night and yes it would totally count!

  5. You did a great job! The smore bar at the wedding is such an awesome idea.

  6. CV and I went to the aquarium this summer and you're right - it was SO EXPENSIVE! It was honestly really cool and worth it for Leah - she loved looking at all the fish! There's a mermaid show coming next month so you guys could go then! We will probably only visit 1x a year due to the price.
    jax (

  7. You guys really did have SO much fun this summer! You did a lot :) We are going to try to get to the zoo sometime next month when it's cooled down!


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