Summer Bucket List

Yesterday marked exactly two more weeks until all three of us girls are done with school for the SUMMERRRR!!  Gosh this is the most wonderful feeling every year, this time around is probably the best yet since most likely (unless she is really late), the next time any of us are back in school baby sister will officially be here with us!  Also my break will be super long, with summer plus maternity leave added on, I am going back to teaching next year but will take off until around Thanksgiving.  My due date fell within a few days of school starting, which obviously worked out nicely to get a long break, everyone asks if we planned it that way but she is our surprise baby & the timing was just complete luck!
With tons of house renovations still going on and a baby arriving in three months, I am going into this summer with plans to not make that many plans.  The girls are honestly just so excited to be in our new house and I know it’s still going to take a while to get settled, so I am prepared to spend lots of days at home and that is exactly where I want to be. We have let some of our memberships go for this summer, spending multiple days in the heat at the zoo or aquarium or water park just really doesn’t seem realistic for us right now – BUT our new house has a pool within walking distance so we just got a family membership there last week, which I am sooooo excited about!  It has a kids area and snack bar and does all sorts of socials throughout the summer, it’s basically perfect for an incredibly pregnant mama and her two kids to post up at every day to take a break between nesting.  The only person who might be more excited about it than me is Waverly, she has been talking about it nonstop since we first went and when we asked her what she wanted to add to the summer bucket list this year, going to the pool was literally the only thing she wanted to do.

For all the reasons above, our list is super short this year but we couldn’t go without one completely, can’t wait to make these memories as a family before adding another little lady to the mix!

1.  Fishing with daddy.
2.  Our second annual lemonade stand (in our new neighborhood this time!).
3.  Camping in the backyard.
4.  Painting on canvases outside.
5.  Peach picking.
6.  Babymoon for the two adults only (most likely waaay laid-back, not too far away!).

Avalon really wanted to add “snow” to our list, and I really wanted to add about 5398 house projects, but we thought we would stop at six.

Happy June friends, and happy summer ahead! XO


  1. June 6, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    They are so cute! I don't think I could have ever manage to complete a bucket list while I was pregnant with my third. Good for you, girl!!!

  2. June 6, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    This pregnancy of yours is flying by for me. Ha! But really, when you said she'd be here by end of summer I thought it was an error in calculation! Happy summer, Brickner ladies!

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Summer Bucket List

Hope you all had a wonderful first day of summer!!  It’s been the best week, lots of slow mornings with bacon, eggs and cartoons, and fun afternoons spent with some sort of water activity.  I will always cherish my summer days spent at home with my kids, these truly are the days, that both test my patience to the highest but fill my cup to the absolute brim. 
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We recently finished our spring bucket list (for the most part), and so of course we had to do a summer one, this is definitely my favorite one of the year!  This time we let the girls help choose things, Waverly had so much fun with this and I loved seeing her excitement over everything.  Her first choice was the waterpark, which is her favorite place “in the whole wide world”, we had already been that exact day (and go at least a couple times a week) so I didn’t list it. 😉

1.  Do a lemonade stand.
2.  Try out surfing for the girls at the beach.
3.  Camping in the backyard.
5.  Fishing.
6.  Peach-picking (one of the favorite things we did last summer!).
7.  Homemade popsicles.
8.  Fly a kite.

Not included, remodeling the girls bathroom which we are kicking off this weekend.  We are completely gutting it so it will be out of commission for at least a month, I thought summer was the best time for this since there literally will be no bath in the house until it’s done.  Wish us luck!  Happy weekend, friends! XO


  1. June 23, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    What a great list!!!

  2. June 24, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Fun Summer Bucket List, I would like to do a Limone Stand, but here in Spain doing that it's just weird haha… I have mine in my blog you should check it out!!!

  3. June 26, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    What a fun list! I can't wait to see all of the adorable pictures you get from each of these activities.

  4. June 27, 2017 / 2:25 am

    An awesome list! I want to go peach picking so so bad!

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