Isaiah & Caleb’s Adventure List

When we started to create a “bucket list” for Tori, we knew time was short. We knew we had to cram as much into her limited days on earth as we could, and we did. We completed fifty adventures and it brought so much joy to us. We won’t know what she got out of those adventures until we get to Heaven, but for us, they were a huge deal and we loved every second.

I was thinking about Tori’s list after the boys were born; I told Brennan that I thought we should do the same adventures with the boys (though not in just a nine month time frame – spread out over their childhood) since these are things we would have waited to do as a family if our circumstances had been ideal. He readily agreed.

Though we are doing them separately, it feels like she is a part of these memories, and we can show the boys the pictures of Tori doing each adventure as we do them. ❤️


  • Build a Bear (06.27.19)
  • Finger paint something for Mommy and Daddy (04.24.19)
  • Butterflies at Hershey Gardens (03.27.21)
  • See Real Giraffes (06.2021)
  • Go to the Beach
  • Go to a Hershey Bears Game and Meet Coco (2022)
  • See The Hotel Hershey’s Christmas Tree
  • Pumpkin Patch (10.16.19)
  • Play in leaves
  • Christmas Tree

To Be Completed:

  • See reindeer at Hersheypark
  • Ride “Santa’s Surprise Train”
  • Sleepover
  • Catch fireflies
  • Have a picnic at Lake Tobias
  • Pride of the Susquehanna
  • Floating down a river
  • Feed ducks
  • Harrisburg Senators Game
  • Feed Giraffes
  • Build a sand castle
  • Sunrise over the Atlantic
  • Go to a Phillies Game
  • Statue of Liberty/Staten Island Ferry/NYC
  • Disney World
  • Baltimore Aquarium
  • Kayak on the River
  • See mommy’s college – APU
  • Disneyland
  • Grand Canyon
  • See a giant cactus
  • Meet My Great-Great Grandmother
  • Meet Brant Hansen
  • See daddy’s college (PSU) and go to a football game
  • Meet Bumper the Seal at Hersheypark
  • See a real fire truck
  • Philadelphia Flyers game
  • Make a Gingerbread House
  • Picture with Santa
  • Picture by the “Victoria Avenue” sign
  • Build a snowman
  • Join a Hockey Team
  • Jump in a Puddle
  • Find Easter Eggs
  • Meet an NFL Football Player
  • Go Fishing
  • Build a fort in the living room
  • Go down a slide and swing on a swing
  • Lay in the grass and look at clouds
  • Sit in a Police Car and Meet a K-9
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Camp in the backyard in a tent
  • Get a passport