Wednesday, June 12, 2013

On a Mission with our Bucket List

Time is of short order here these days!  Have I mentioned we are moving next week?  In case not- WE. ARE. MOVING. IN. TWO. WEEKS!
Ok, now that you know, moving on!
Our time is at a premium.  And our calendar is filled.  BUT - as I said when we first decided to join The Happy Family Movement and create our own Bucket List, we are determined to make the most of our time and be deliberate in making memories.  We do not want to waste or regret a single moment of our summer. 
With that in mind, and after Plan A got rained out one day, we decided last minute (for those of you who know our family well, you know that is BIG) to drive to...

It was a fabulous day!
*The weather could not have been more perfect!  Sunny, nice breeze, not too hot!

*The children could not have been more excited.  Well, maybe if we had friends joining us, but that was plan A and the rain messed that one up!
*CJ was a dream.  For the record, if you do not tell the 5 year old the plan until 5 minutes before leaving he has no time to drive you crazy asking when you are leaving.  Just saying!
*There were no lines.  I think the kids said the longest they had to wait to get on a roller coaster was one car in front of them. 
** Note to you all- the first two weeks in June apparently is THE time to go without crowds.  It felt like we had the park to ourselves and it was great!
 And why so many pictures of little man and not the other kids?  Because when you have kids in two distinct age groups, you end up dividing and conquering.  So he and I hung out a lot together! And I had my daughter's camera with me.

I am not a roller coaster kind of gal.  Never have been, never will be, but what a fun day!  Watching the older three run off with their daddy to ride the rides with grins on their faces and watching the little guy play in the water and ride the kid rides with a huge grin on his face made for a pretty perfect day.  With some pretty perfect memories!

What have you done on your Summer Bucket List so far?  I would love for you to take a minute and share your fun!
Not sure what's next for us, but we will be sure to post when we decide!!

This post is link up with Amy at Raising Arrows!
Welcome Home Wednesdays

We are also joining in on the fun with the Hearts for Home linkup!


  1. I don't know if you're move is long distance or not. When we left Indianapolis for rural Missouri we made one more drive through town. I was amazed how many times we said "Oh, I meant to visit there..." I vowed we wouldn't make the same mistake at our new home.

    1. We are headed from VA to SD! We, too, have regreted not doing things in our own hometown...even with this location. Been here three years, 45 minutes from Williamsburg, and never got there. Pitiful, I know! Vowing to better as well!

  2. I haven't created a bucket list for our family, yet, but I really should! I love yours! You are just checkin' things off like a pro. I'll get to thinking about what to do for our family for sure.

    1. It was a lot of fun,Jenn, brainstorming. The kids still want to add more to it. Have fun with your family!

  3. You don't like roller coasters?! WHAT?! :) We made a "bucket list" for this summer too. We did an ABC one and chose an activity for each letter. I'm a homeschooling mama of four. :) Nice to meet you. Good luck with your move!

  4. I don't like roller coasters either. Just thinking of riding one makes me "sea sick." We need to do make a bucket list!


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