Who has a bucket list? More specifically, who has a summer bucket list?
We do, and while for me anyway a bucket list is just a list of things I would like to do sometime; there were a couple things on my list that were more than a “I would like to do sometime”. There were a couple things that I really really REALLY wanted to do this summer.
Our Summer Bucket List:
(Things we really, really, REALLY wanted to do)
- Have a healthy baby 😉
- Start walking at least 2x a week again
- Go to Oregon for a brother’s wedding
- Go to the Oregon coast while in Oregon
- Host a cookout
- Go camping
- Go swimming at least once
Maybe not the most exciting list in the world, but for us, it’s the little things.
I had hoped to have a cookout and go camping before little K was born but between the hip and back problems I had while pregnant, and extreme fatigue that resulted from my cholestasis, those things didn’t happen.
We did have a healthy baby! You can “meet” him here if you haven’t already.
We did go to Oregon for a wedding and little K experienced flying for the first time. (He did great!)
We also went to the coast and had a lot of fun walking around in the sand and water. Little K rode in his wrap the whole time and loved it. All those photos can be found here.
About 3 weeks postpartum I discovered I could again walk without pain and getting totally winded. So I’m walking all the time now 🙂
Host a Cookout…. Still want to, haven’t yet.
Go Camping… YES! We have plans to go camping on Labor day weekend with my siblings. We shall see how little K enjoys it! The swimming will be accomplished there as well. 🙂
So, how do we afford to complete things on our summer bucket list?
Most of our wants are small and we can save up pretty quickly for them. Other times they are a big bigger such as the trip Jason and I are planning for 2016.
For long term savings, and long term goals on our bucket list, there are other ways to find $$$.
It can start by asking questions like this:
- Eat out, or put that money aside?
- Is this magazine that important?
- Do we really need the newspaper?
- How important is this subscription?
- Am I taking full advantage of our car insurance? (we discovered roadside service as one of our benefits, AAA not needed!)
- Can I remember to make coffee at home so I don’t need to buy it?
- Do I really need the phone plan I am currently paying for?
- Movie now, or vacation later?
- Can I declutter and make a little $$$ at the same time?
I think you get the point. 🙂
What are some questions you ask when you want to find some extra money for your bucket list? And for that matter, what’s on your bucket list?
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