Summer Bucket List 2016: Update

I cannot believe summer is almost over.  I'm not gonna lie, I am looking forward to cooler temps and getting back to my routine.  This summer has got to be one of the craziest times for us! I've been pretty much MIA from blogging most of the summer.  Not cool, I know.  I miss it and have so much I want to share! Kids in year round school makes it tough to plan a whole lot, plus add to that packing up for our move in the middle of it, and well, it was not the most adventurous summer we've had.  Did I mention it felt like the hottest summer in Vegas too?  With temps in the 100+ most days we did not want to be outside.  Ugh...Hello Fall!

Of course, we knew this summer was going to be busy with not-so-fun adulting stuff like buying a house (more on that later), shopping for appliances, painting, packing and unpacking, etc.  so we didn't make our bucket list too long or too ambitious.  Yet, even though we kept it simple this year, it helped us to slow down and take some much needed breaks because the boxes to unpack will still be there when we get back, right? 

Here's a recap of what our summer bucket list looked like for this year:

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From this list we have done:

Camping at Navajo Lake, UT

Ice Cream Treat at DQ

Mystery Adventure

Movie Night

Still to do are:


 Xtreme Flip Out | Beach Trip | Picnic at the Park | BBQ with Friends


The only thing we have scheduled is our annual trip to the beach at the end of summer.  We normally go the 3rd or 4th weekend of August, but this year that was not possible for a few reasons.  So, we're turning my Ventura Half Marathon into a little racecation and spending some much needed family time away for 3 days!  The other 3 things may or may not happen before Labor Day but that's ok.  We've have a great summer and I will be posting individual posts about our camping trip, Wet N Wild, and Cowabunga Bay in the next few weeks.  I also want to share more about our house buying experience soon too!  

So, how have you been spending your summer?  Any fun adventures? I'd love to hear about your summer bucket list too! 

Family Summer Bucket List 2016

It’s summertime!!  Today is the first day of summer in Vegas and we are under an excessive heat advisory, with temps to reach up to 115 degrees.  It's tough to plan fun outdoor activities in this heat, but we try to get creative with our list.  

Although the kiddos go to 12-month school and don’t have traditional 3 month summer breaks, we are still excited about having some free time this summer. Today is the first day of their summer track break this Friday and we’re planning to make the most of their 4 week break before they go back for 4 more weeks in July.  Their school year ends August 3, so they’ll have another 3 week break before starting up in their new grades at the end of August.  Yup, it’s confusing.  Yup, we don’t love it.  But, we’re making the most of it.

Here’s some of the fun we have planned for this summer: 

This is the 6th year of creating summer bucket lists as a family!  Take a look at 2 of our past year's summer bucket lists ( 2015, 2012) and come back tomorrow for some tips on how to create your own family summer bucket list to help you make some awesome memories this summer!