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I am a small town girl living the big city life with my superhero hubby and our superhero- in-training son! I love Jesus and junior mints and have a secret addiction to Neil Diamond and Cat Steven's music. I love a good theme party, the smell of pretty stationary, a good book and a glass of ice tea with an orange slice in it. I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our 2012 Summer Bucket List

I have some pretty lofty goals for the next year obviously, with an attempt to shed serious weight as well as eat and be healthier.  However, diet and exercise cannot consume all my waking moments and thoughts...other things need to happen to be a healthy person and so this summer for big fun I decided our family would make a bucket list! We had fun thinking of simple and attainable goals for the next few months because we do have a 2 year old and there's really only so much we can accomplish in a summer with such a small guy. 

I found summer images on Google then saved them into a word document, typed up our goals above the images and printed them out! I use this wire hanger in the kitchen for photos so I removed the photos and tied the bucket list items on it so we can see it each day.  One of the things I've really been wanting to do is form a playgroup within our neighborhood so a couple of weeks ago I ran an article in our association's newsletter inviting moms of tots to come over for play.  This morning we had some moms and kids over to our home and had a really nice time playing and talking, exchanging ideas and ways to do things, it was so nice to connect with other mommies close by!

And we got to check off one of our bucket list items...make a new friend or friends!!!

We can't wait to spend time playing with bubbles, host an ice cream social for our neighbors, visit a spray ground or the library and just enjoy our moments together as a family.  I'd love to hear what you and your family are planning on doing this summer big or small or if there's kid friendly activities in the area share those too! Happy summer!

**UPDATE: My 2 week vegetarian stint ended this weekend and I ate a chicken sausage last night...paying for it today y'all I'm not kidding.  Other than fish, I'm going to stay clear of meat since for a while since I've been feeling so much better with increased veggies in my diet.  I know, I know, I said I'd be at Chick-fil-a this week eating a #1 combo but that's just not going to happen.  I've also given up my sweet n lows and fake sugar and have also noticed a difference! Thanks for all the recipes and tips you send me I LOVE THEM! Keep them coming as well as any tricks you have for staying healthy!


  1. Love the summer bucket list idea!! I am going to do this with the boys so we will always have something fun to do. Love your blog and am rooting for you!!

  2. Thanks Lisa! You are inspiration to me with your healthy nutritious living so any recipes you want to send me I'd LOVE them!! :)