I am a working wife and mom of two young boys. I almost described myself as “average” but decided not to, because our life really isn’t typical and neither am I. My favorite color is black, I’m a plant geek, a bargain hunter, a social media addict and I enjoy photography even though I refuse to take the time to actually learn how to properly use my camera. My husband is a fifth generation farmer, which means I am on my own with the kids the majority of the year while my husband works long, hard days. Anyone with kids knows that you can’t keep two spirited little ones cooped up long before they get in to trouble, so I decided to fill our weekends with adventures while Daddy was busy. From there it just snowballed in to being a mission for me to share our love of the outdoors with other families. The world is SO huge, and even in our small state of Delaware, there was SO much that we hadn’t yet experienced. It led me to wonder how I could have gone all those years with amazing resources under my nose without seeing and experiencing all our area has to offer.
I just so happen to be a list maker, so what better way to make sure we see everything than to make a list, right? So, “The Buckit List” was born. “The Bucket” was taken as a blog name so I had to improvise, but the misspelling has grown on me. The list has since ballooned to close to 150 places that I want to visit (and blog about) and it grows bigger every day!
I grew up as an outdoorsy tomboy, experiencing nature in a way that most kids don’t get the chance to. As a toddler I loved the worms my mom would dig up while gardening and collecting fallen bird nests. As an older child, I became quite the young naturalist. I loved fishing, camping, hiking and exploring.
I want my kids to get to experience nature the way I did and develop a love, respect and appreciation for all our world has to offer. As our adventures progressed, we really learned to see the beauty in even the smallest of things. A leaf changing color in the fall, a dew drop on a blade of grass, a patch of bright green moss, a caterpillar munching on a leaf. There is SO much beauty in nature. You just have to slow down and take a look, you never know what you will find.
Follow in our footsteps and adventure with us! Make memories that will last a lifetime and teach your kids lessons that will shape their futures.