Wow the last nine months have been a marathon. Going from having a baby with lots of help (N + family were around so much), coming off of that and it was just me and the little ones (4 months and 2.5 years), to N’s new job that required much more out of him (and us), to selling and moving, to setting up our temporary home, to an extended stay in California (minus Daddy), to buying and setting up house again, to all of the home projects we have attempted to accomplish since…And that only touches the physical aspect, not the emotional ebbs and flows as well. I am exhausted.
But summer is upon us, we have made it. N’s schedule begins to significantly slow down this week and I am soooo ready.
When we first moved into the house, my drive to complete projects was overwhelming. I didn’t sleep very much in the early days but in that time I accomplished much. For a while the adrenaline kept me going. Now I am chugging along on fumes.
I’m sure this week we will take time for a lot of R&R but once I get the bug back I do hope that N and I can knock-out quite a few projects this summer. Worried that it was going to be all work and no play, I also created a bucket list for our summer to make sure we really enjoy this special time as a family. I’m so excited MG is at a great age to do and learn so much. We are no longer tied down to her nap schedule if we don’t want to be. And Bea is old enough to absorb things too. This is the magical age where you get to see them observe things for the first time!
Here is what I came up with (with a few blank spaces to add in more ideas as they come…I already realized I forgot to put the State Fair on there!)
I printed this out on card stock and hung it on our fridge. Whenever we have a free day we will attempt to check something off as a family! Also in the plans: We also hope to have people over to the house and improve our hosting skills. The attainable (?) goal is once a week. We’re including Bea’s party as one of those weeks. We also have a W family vacation (can’t waiiitttttt) and maybe another family trip somewhere in there. N is starting his doctorate this summer so that will suck some time and also have the routine things like doctor’s appointments that we try to save for this time of year. Whew! This summer is going to be busy but in the best possible way! Maybe we’ll get ice cream tonight to kick it off?
If you want to create your own bucket list similar to mine , here is a blank printable for you to save to your computer and print off. You can either hand write in your list or if you know how to use any type of photo editing software you can add in your layer of text on top. Enjoy!