My Ever-Changing Bucket List

I was cleaning my night stand and came across a notebook. Ever since I could remember, I have kept some form of a notebook/diary/journal. When I was a little girl, I always kept a diary, my mom bought them in bulk for some reason. Remember the diary notebooks with the lock and key? I had more than I should have and now I have no idea where they are. Sigh. As I looked through the journal, which was a spiral notebook from college, I realized that I have always created some form of a bucket list. Of course at the time, they weren’t called bucket lists, but we have since evolved. I decided to finally write a “current” bucket list that I can scratch off items and add items to as I live this crazy life the way God intended.


Learn to swim *Finally mastered swimming as an adult in 2015
Live outside of Texas *Moved to Dublin in 2016
Write a book
Teach my children to swim *The kids took lessons in 2016 and rocked it. No more floaties!
Treat myself to a spa day
Work to get that six pack (or three pack) abs of steel
Be completely debt free
Organize and archive all our family pictures and videos
Trace my family history

Attend a blog conference
Earn ??? in one fiscal year with my business ventures
Own a successful business

Take a mission trip with my family
Complete a sporting event (5k, mud run) with my kids *We completed a family 5k on March 5, 2016.
Grow a small garden
Take my little people to their first concert

Experience all 50 states
Experience Europe *We live in Dublin and have experienced Europe over and over and over. November 2016
Experience South Africa
Experience Australia
Experience Canada
Experience NYC with my family (again) *We visited NYC for 5 days and were full on tourists all day. June 2018
Experience Anguilla
Experience Maldives
Experience Washington, DC with my family
Experience Disney World with my family
Take a “real” road trip with my family
Take an international vacation with family *This blog is all about international experiences with my family.
See a Broadway play (on Broadway) *The family and I saw Lion King on Broadway. June 2018

Do you have a Bucket List? What’s one thing on your list? Please share in the comments below.

Dee Dee Wheaton

Dee Dee Wheaton is the editor and main contributor of her family’s blog, The Wheaton Takeover. She writes and edits her posts listening to hip hop and r&b while sipping hot tea. Dee Dee and her family have temporarily relocated to Dublin, Ireland from Houston, Texas. They are traveling the world, learning and experiencing new things everyday and loving life one day at a time. Through their blog, they share their worldwide excursions, experiences living as American expats in Ireland, lessons learned along the way and glimpses into their crazy life.