After the winter we had this year, I couldn't be happier to welcome summer weather. I am a Florida girl at heart, and since we moved back up north, I crave the summer more than ever. Not only did the cold weather last longer than usual this winter, but my 4 year old son Brayden was diagnosed with a rare bleeding disorder called ITP in early November, and we had a long winter indoors as his immune system began to recover from this disease.
So, when I saw all the summer bucket list ideas on pinterest, I decided that might be exactly what I needed and what our family needed this year. It has been hard for me to look forward to or plan anything, because I never know how Brayden will be feeling. I decided that it might be good for me to write down all the ideas of things I would love to do, not limiting myself to the activities that I think Brayden can handle, but allowing myself to really dream.
When I came up with my list, I decided in order for this to work, it has to be all about fun and not a "to-do" list. And, realistically more than half the things on my list won't happen this year, and I am totally ok with that. In fact, I expect that. It was such an exercise in optimism for me, and maybe for the first time in months, I allowed myself to dream again for our family.
I found a fun system by Ziggle Designs that I purchased to document my summer, and its a super simple and fun way to scrapbook my bucket list. I am using the printable versions of Ziggle Designs "The List" collection (from scraporchard.com), and I will be using all instagram pictures to document my summer. The album I purchased is by Simple Stories which has these amazing 4x4 pocket pages. I will continue to add pictures throughout the summer and look forward to all the adventures ahead!