2013 Summer Bucket List… 50 things to do while the sun shines

2013 Summer Bucket List THL

Although its only mid-May, it sure feels like summer is already in full swing!  With temps hovering in the mid-eighties and ball season going strong there is no doubt about it… summer is here.

This summer I am going to try to be a little more intentional about doing really fun (not necessarily super expensive) activities with the kids. Last year it seems like it was nearly August before we really got away to go do anything.  This morning I happened across The Happy Family Movements Summer Bucket List Challenge.  It reminded me the the best place to start was…. with a plan.  So the kids and I sat down today and made a list of all the things we would like to do this summer.  Most of their ideas made the list as well as a few of my own.

We plan on doing some schooling this summer but most of it will be fairly unstructured.  The summer schedule seems to be filling up so quickly with 4-H activities, Vacation Bible School, summer camps, art classes and ball games that I want to make sure we take time to simply enjoy the season and enjoy each others company. I know if we have a list, the kids especially, will be diligent about reminding me of all the things we said we were going to do.  Sometimes it takes a little prodding for them to remind me that they will only be small for a short time and that I need to put down the laundry and the dishes, pour a glass of lemonade and have some fun!   What about you?  Do you have plans for summer yet?

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