Friday, June 9, 2017

Summer Bucket List

Happy Friday! I feel like we're crawling into the weekend around - we've had the busiest week, had an unexpected night out of town and are ready for some sleep, to finish up the unpacking and enjoy our new home.  Our washer and dryer was finally hooked up so I just started my first of many loads of laundry this morning and whatever boxes are left are neatly stacked so that's a win. 

Now that we're one week post move and the foreseeable forecast looks sunny and warm - I'm ready to enjoy summer! 

Vacationing last summer

Summer Standards: 
Weekends at the lake, walks at night with Stella after the weather cools off, watch a baseball game, barbecues, enjoy a rooftop mocktail, ice cream nights, date nights al fresco, etc.  

Final Pre-Baby Travels:  
We have our annual California trip coming up and we're hoping to get in another small weekend trip somewhere later this summer too.  

Celebrate Our Three Year Anniversary: 
Right at the end of summer we'll hit three years of marriage - three years just the two of us (and Stella!) before our family grows - I won't be able to travel at that point so I'm excited to figure out something fun to do to celebrate locally. 

Pool Days:  
We have a pool in our new neighborhood and we've so been looking forward to it - we'll enjoy our first pool day this weekend, finally!

Grilling & Deck Nights:  
We live for nights on our deck in the summer - and spend most nights out there! While I'll miss our old one, I'm super excited to have more room on our new deck.  It's been a whirlwind few weeks + bad weather so we've hardly done any grilling yet - really looking forward to those summer meals soon.

Strawberry Picking: 
It's been a few years since we've done this an strawberry shortcake is becoming one of our favorite summer desserts (we've already checked this one off!)

While I really miss my white wine and summer cocktails - I do enjoy a nice cold summer beverage - so far it's mainly been a coca cola, peach lemonade or la croix ( in a wine glass) but I want to take the time to find some fun recipes to make myself. 

Do a Little Hosting: 
Key word - little.  Not too many events as I've noticed with past hosting I tire out way quicker than usual but we love having people over for bbq's and such in these warmer months and I'm very excited to hold a few events in our new house soon. 

Baby & House To Do's:
These lists I'm sure will be long and will have their own post but while summer will be fun/relaxing we have lots of work to do too.  Although, I think of both these categories and "work" as fun things.   I'm a little more eager to get things done around the house now ahead of our sweet baby's arrival.  And I cannot wait to start preparing for the arrival of our little boy - first up, a stroller!
More to come!

Have a good weekend! xx


  1. Peach lemonade sounds delicious! Having a neighborhood (or apartment in my case) is so nice and convenient - I am sure you guys will definitely make good use of yours! With the new house and the baby I can imagine how much there is to do, but like you said it's fun at the same time!

  2. what a great list! deck time and pool time - i mean you can't go wrong. and i hope you get to host lots of things when you get settled! and then blog about them of course because i love all the photos :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. I'm sure you're hosting this summer is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see the new place and how you decorate! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Can't wait to see your house posts once you get unpacked!! Hope you all enjoy a relaxing weekend with some pool & deck time :)

  5. My favorite pregnancy mocktails were La Croix + a splash of cranberry, and seltzer, cranberry and tons of lime. They truly helped get through that habit/craving for a cocktail or glass of wine :)

  6. Glad to hear you're getting settled in, and yay for travel before baby! Our babymoon cruise last year was such a great time to celebrate baby girl on her way, but also enjoy being just the 2 of us one last time. And YAY for lake days and a pool in your new neighborhood. Summer is the best <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. Such a fun summer bucket list! I hope you get to do all the things amidst preparing for baby. I can't wait to see more of the house!

  8. So many fun things on the agenda for summer! California should be a nice vacation before the baby countdown. It's be fun relaxing by the pool and getting the house organized and decorated for baby boy.

  9. Looks like a great list for the summer before baby!! Can't wait to see what you all do in California this year!!

  10. Being outside on the patio/deck and grilling is the highlight of summer!

  11. What stroller are you going with?! Gosh I absolutely loved baby shopping, registering, organizing, etc. I bet summer is going to fly by for you and baby will be here before you know it!