How We Did With our Summer Bucket Lists

With summer winding down, it's time to take one last look at our summer bucket list and see how we did.  We had a wonderful summer filled with travel, family, friends, and fun! 

Activities and memories:

1.  Go to the beach!- Check!

2. Visit my sister in North Carolina-- Check!

3. Go kayaking- Check!

4. Celebrate 4th of July with the family-- Check! Even though it was miserably cold and rainy we made the most of our 4th of July weekend with the family.

5. Take a day trip or overnight trip to celebrate my birthday (preferably to Maine or the Cape)- Check!  We went to Scarborough, Maine and had a fabulous time.

6. Get together with our friends and family and enjoy some mini parties/ cookouts-- Check!

7. Watch some fireworks somewhere-- Check! We watched some right from the comfort of our own home!

8.  Pick strawberries and blueberries-- Check!

9. Play cornhole-- Nope! We normally play during the 4th of July party but it rained this year (we don't have our own cornhole set to play at home)

10. Go four wheeling-- Check! 

11. Go hiking--Check!

12. Make s'mores and sit by the fire--Nope but we did make s'mores bars so that's good enough for us.

13. Float in the pool or lake-- Check!

14.  Try paddle boarding-- Nope! I was hoping to try this in North Carolina with some of the rental places I had found online but it rained so much of the time we were there that we couldn't do much outside. 

15. Enjoy a shopping/lunch date with my mom--Check! We had a great time shopping and a delicious lunch at Ruby Tuesdays.

Recipes/ food we want to try and/or make:

1. Cheese Danish-- Nope!

2. Make some yummy homemade ice cream-- Nope! But we did try lots of new homemade flavors and varieties on our vacation in North Carolina (like Boombalatti's and Celtic Creamery)

Celtic Creamery surfer's special

Boombalatti's cinnamon oatmeal cookie ice cream


3.Make homemade clam chowder like they used to serve at Rocky Point- Check! 

4. Peach berry fruit salad-- Check?!  While I ended up using entire different fruit I did use the honey/lime dressing from this post to make my fruit salad for the 4th of July party this year so I'm counting it as good enough.

5.  Make strawberry shortcake, scones, or trifle-- Check!

6. Try making scallops-- Check! 

7. Grilled romaine lettuce --Check!

8. Make our own yogurt pops-- Check!

9. Frozen Oreo Dessert --Check! 

10. Try a new pasta or potato salad recipe-- Nope!

All in all I think we did really well with our summer bucket list!  

Make sure you stop back in tomorrow and see what's on our fall bucket list! 

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  1. You did an awesome job- so much fun checked off! Love it :)

  2. Great job! I hope you get to try paddle boarding one day. You should get for your lake!

    1. My niece has a paddle board so I'll have to try hers next summer.

  3. Y'all did great checking things off of your list and you had so much fun in the process!

  4. A summer well spent. Have a beautiful day my friend.

  5. It looks like you had a fun summer!

    1. We sure did! Fall is shaping up to be pretty good too!

  6. Looks like it was a fabulous summer! That cake looks soooooo good!

    1. We had so many delicious treats (as my shorts/pants can attest!).

  7. Sounds like you really did a great job on your list! So many great memories made, which is what summers should be all about. You got some beautiful shots too.

  8. You did so well! I love looking back at the summer fun, especially the beach photos!

    1. I was so glad to have made it there a time or two this summer since it never worked out for us last summer.

  9. Glad you had such a fun summer. Love the photos.

    Happy Tuesday, Joanne.

  10. Wow! You checked a lot of your list. Can't wait to see your fall bucket list!

  11. Well you did almost everything you planned! Now on to the next season sadly.

    1. I'm kind of excited for fall and seeing what it will bring.

  12. It looks like you had a fantastic summer and crammed so much in. Gorgeous photos x

  13. Looks like you had a great summer full of fun things! I am so excited to make my fall bucket list and cross off some of my favorite things to do!
    Jenna ♥
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  14. Bravo!! Looks to me like you did very, very well on your summer bucket list. All the yummy eating. I often wish I could taste your posts but it is probably a darn good thing I can't.


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