The Mommy Bucket List

I have lived a good life. I don't need or want for much more, but when it comes to my children, husband and family; there are still a lot of things that I would like to experience with them. We are young. Too young to have mortality shoved in our face.

That's why I have created the "Mommy Bucket List". There are still so many things I wanted to accomplish with my children, husband and family. The list is compiled of not only things I did as a child that I wanted to do with my children, but things I wished of doing, and experiences I had hoped to see achieved. Moreover, it is a list of dreams. Dreams that make me happy. And right now, being happy is pretty awesome. 

*click on hyperlinks for a chance to see the list in action*

Buy the kids a swing set

Take kids to Circus

Go to a Christian Concert

Teach kids to fly a kite

Meet Bubba from 100.7 

Take kids to the Carnegie Science Center

Take kids to the Aviary

Take kids to the movies

Take kids to the Drive In

Have a backyard camp night in a tent

Take kids to see Seseame Street live

Take kids on the Gateway Clipper

 Visit LA & catch an Ellen Taping

Take kids to see Disney On Ice

Teach kids to read  (2 out of 3!)

Get kids a Bulldog 

Take the kids on a Ducky Tour of the Three Rivers

See a Broadway Musical

Take kids to a musical

Take kids to ride a horse

Take the whole family to Salem in October

Visit Boston & catch a Red Sox Game

Watch kids take piano lessons

Buy kids a piano

Have Lemonade Stands with the kids

Teach kids to ride a bike with no training wheels

Have a Halloween Costume Party

Be an actor in a super cool Haunted House

Take kids to indoor swim park

Go to the Georgia Aquarium

Teach kids to swim under water

Go on a Disney Cruise

Take the whole family to see a real Indian Powwow

Take kids camping across the country

Go to Australia and visit friends I have never met

Meet/See Jimmy Fallon  

Meet/See Justin Timberlake 

See a SNL show

Buy our dream home 

Watch the sun rise with my husband

Visit NYC and Ground Zero

Visit the Statue of Liberty

Take the kids to a New York Fire Station

Meet a New York Police Officer . . . in New York

Take kids to Niagara Falls

Take kids to Sea World

Take the whole family to Washington, DC

Take the kids to every Smithsonian Museum in DC

See a dolphin in its natural habitat

Take kids to see Winter the dolphin

Swim with a dolphin

Take the kids to Brentwood's 4th of July Parade

Take the kids to the Grand Canyon

Take kids to a baseball game

Buy a boat

Renew vows in Hawaii

Take Mom to Ireland

Take Mom and Dad to see a Steeler game

Take the kids crabbin'

See the kids get an "A" on a paper/report card (2 out of 3!)

Take kids skiing

See them accept Christ in their lives

Watch kids be baptized

Watch kids play sports (2 out of 3!)

Watch kids perform in a play, band or chorus (2 out of 3!)

Help kids through their first heartbreak

Take the girls for a spa day

Watch kids go to prom

Watch kids graduate (pre-school works!)

Send kids off to college

Watch kids get married

Watch kids have babies

Write a book

Live to see cancer cured

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  1. I have someone that will Take a family picture with you , your sisters and your nieces and nephews. can you please contact Libby Hilf Photography - Pittsburgh Lifestyle Photographer on Facebook.. Please tell her I sent you to her.. I had a session coming up with her in May that I wanted to donate to you and I contacted her and she is willing to do a Free session with you..God Bless you and you are in my prayers.. Georgiann D'Angelo

  2. Kate,

    This morning, on my way to work, I was listening to the star fm. I very rarely listen to the radio because I usually listen to my cd player. When I turned it on, you're story was the only thing I heard. I sat in my car before heading into my job site because I wanted to hear your whole story.

    Your story really touched me and had me in tears as I walked into work. When I was 15, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in November and unfortunately passed by that February. Listening to your story brought me back to being 15 again (I am now 26). You are a strong woman for fighting the cancer and pursuing this bucket list for you and your family. You will be in my prayers every day and I wish you the best.

  3. How do you read how you completed all of them? I tried clicking on the red words but it didn't work! Hope all is well! Talk to you soon about the tickets :)
    Lauren Ferragonio
    Pittsburgh Passion #73

  4. Hello!

    I'm working on getting a pair of tickets to a Steelers game for your parents and would like to hear back from Courtney.

    I left 2 messages, hope she will contact me soon! God bless you and your family!