(Closed) Pre-baby bucket list?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our big one was backpack through Europe. And we did that for our honeymoon. Awesome.

Now we want to bring the kids(s) back to our favorite spots when they are a little older.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Go on a cruise to caribbean islands. we still plan to do this after the baby comes we will just have to wait till the baby is older

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not KU up, but my husband and I made one of these when we got engaged.  Travel to places you would not take a baby came up a lot.  Laughing  We went to China in April and are currently planning a January trip to India.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We wanted to go to Europe but now I’m almost 5 weeks along so we’re just going to go in a couple of years so we can save up money again for that as well as to make sure the baby is a little older. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bells:

That is totally on my post baby bucket list! Carnival is awesome for kids as well. 🙂

@septcabride:

I’m Chinese and definitely plan on bringing my child to China when they are old enough to understand. That way they know where half their heritage came from. As well as to Germany and Ireland since my husband is German/Irish.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Before we started trying, we went to San Francisco, went on an anniversary trip to visit some friends, and did a motorcycle trip with my dad’s HOG chapter. We wanted to do skydiving, but that’s on hold as we’re trying. I made sure that we did a lot of fun stuff in the summer before we started trying to really enjoy our marriage pre baby.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We spent 2 week in Nea Zealand driving around the south island and camping out, followed by 2 weeks in Austrailia last year.  We want to hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and do 3 weeks roaming around Italy and Greece next year.  Then TTC.

ETA: I totally understand that travel is possible with kids, but I’m petrified of the added cost (like flights to NZ which were 2k/person, or anywhere in Europe at 1k each) of a child that wont remember or appreciate the trip.  Or that my financial priorities will totally shift to like college savings or after school activities to do these big trips.  And finding big chunks of time to take off.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@regberadaisy:  Totally.  We saw TONS of people traveling with toddlers and older kids throughout China.  My husband and I are huge travelers so will likely take our kids everywhere once they are old enough to enjoy it.  Our list was mainly based on where it would be difficult to go when our kids are too small to just pack a backpack and hop on a train.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro

We want to go to China to visit FI’s family in the fall. We’ll also probably need a new (and baby friendly) car, so we’d LOVE to participate in VW or Volvo’s European delivery car programs; you get to pick up your car in Germany or Sweden, drive it around Europe, and then ship it free to the States.

Otherwise, we’ve done a lot of the other things on our lists. We’ve traveled together a lot, we’ve bought property, we’ve lived together.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think my bucket list before kids was to travel. I got to travel to a few places that I never thought I’d go to. But now we agree that we could leave our future children with family if we don’t want to take them someplace..or they are going to come with us.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a really detailed pre-baby checklist… 

  1. Go on at least two more awesome vacations (I think it’s going to be a Greece trip and an Alaskan cruise)
  2. Pay off the house
  3. Have @ least $300K in savings accounts for a jump-start on college funds
  4. Buy a family-friendly car for me
  5. Finish our list of must-do DIY projects on the house (crown molding, wainscoting, backyard re-do, paint in a few rooms)
  6. Find a church we really like and get involved

Is that excessive? Sometimes I think it is. But we’re young and not in any hurry, so hopefully we’ll be able to check everything off in the next few years!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We want to go to Europe (trip planned for 9/12), and to Disney World before baby.  My husband has never been to Disney, and I personally think it is so much more fun without kids!  (but maybe I will feel differently when they are our own kids we are bringing…)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wanted to jump into the harbor with the L Street Brownies on New Year’s Day in Boston. 

South Boston’s L Street Brownies

and I did it last year! Though I think God knew that wimpy me couldn’t really handle it and gave us a 50 degree day – which is crazy warm for January 1st in Boston. I’m so glad I got to say that I did it though.. and have the pictures to prove it. 

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