What’s on Your List?

By: Kerri Young

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven….” Ecclesiastes 3:1

“What time is it?
It’s our vacation
What time is it?
Party time
That’s right, say it loud

What time is it?
The time of our lives
What time is it?
School’s out, scream and shout!”*

That’s right; school is out at my house. This summer I decided to do something I’ve never done before: make a bucket list. A friend of mine had one posted as her Facebook cover photo for a few days and it inspired me. Maybe it’s because this might be our last “normal” summer in the states, but I feel like this needs to be a summer of intentional memory-making.

So, in light of that, I grabbed my two bigger kiddos and asked them what they would love to do this summer. After we had fun coming up with different kinds of ideas (some easier to accomplish than others – but that’s the beauty of it all…. Kids are easily entertained and pleased!), I took an old mirror that was collecting dust on the floor behind our dresser and turned it into the keeper of our 2012 Summer Bucket List. I used colorful sharpie pens (which will wipe off with rubbing alcohol, by the way) so the list would show up well.

Now that it’s finished, it will be hung up in the living room for us to see regularly (after my husband can change the brackets because I accidentally wrote the list upside down – oops!).

How about you? What’s on your Summer Bucket List? Maybe you have some great ideas for me to add to ours…after all, I can always add more once the others start getting erased. Please share!

Either way, whether you create a bucket list or not, I challenge you to make this summer count!

* Lyrics from High School Musical 2’s “What time is it? (Summertime)”

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For a list of bucket list ideas: Three More Weeks: Not Too Late For a Summer Bucket List



6 thoughts on “What’s on Your List?

  1. Veronica

    What an adorable idea! I have something similar in mind for our dinning room.
    Since returning from Nigeria was really difficult for our family, the only plans we have are to spend lots of time together. Relationships are important and they work. 🙂

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