Monday, May 15, 2017

Adventure is Out There

The weather is warming up and we are getting anxious for summer.  We're dreaming of fun things we'd love to do and have a theme for the summer of 2017.  Adventure is Out There!  We are going to go and do.  Explore.  Say yes to adventures and invitations for fun.  Try new things.  Attend new functions.  Get out and about.  We are excited to pack in tons of family fun this summer.  We came up with a long list of things we'd like to get to do this year.  I don't feel pressure to cross every single thing off the list.  It's just a list we'll post in our kitchen and it'll inspire us to get out and about this summer.

Family Fun To Do List:

1. Go strawberry picking
2. Grill out with friends & neighbors
3. Explore new parks
4. Road trips in Indiana
5. Fun with cousins
6. Go to a Farmer's Market
7. Visit my college town of Bloomington, IN
8. Go to a zoo before it gets too hot
9. Buy our own fireworks
10. Church search to find a church home
11. Plant & care for flowers
12. Home projects
13. Yard projects
14. Get Sonic milkshakes, DQ and local ice cream
15. Go to our County Fair
16. Swim - swimming lessons, pool time and backyard kid pool
17. Visit a splash park
18. Date nights, Girl's nights and fun with adult friends
19. Make homemade ice cream
20. Play outside - golf, sandbox, play set and parks
21. Attend a movie in the park night for an outdoor movie
22. Go bowling
23. Picnics - pack up dinner and walk to the park, lunch picnics with friends, Kevin's work, etc.
24. Dinner on the deck
25. Catch lightning bugs after dark
26. Sidewalk chalk
27. Water table // sprinkler 
28. Cocktail hour sans kids at the country club
29. Create a new summer play list
30. Take Olive to her first movie at the theater
31. Summer reading - whole family reading good books!
32. Do random acts of kindness // Deliver treats to neighbors

What are some things you're hoping to get to do this Summer??


  1. Looking forward to sharing in the adventure of finally meeting in person and having a fun summer day together!!!☀️🙌🏻😊

    1. That is so awesome that y'all get to meet in person!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

  2. What a super fun list!
    We hope to get to a farmers market, as well!!

  3. What a fun list! I am glad to see you've listed all the ice cream places on your list - that's a vital part of summer fun in my book! :) I have always been a Dairy Queen fan, but our new favorite is Brusters. It's not cheap but they have the creamiest ice cream!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  4. What a great list. I hope we can get to the strawberry patches this year before they're picked over!

  5. What a great list! I might have to copy your theme!

  6. Love, love, love your list! I cant wait to work on ours and will definitely use yours for inspiration!

  7. Oh my goodness -- this list is fantastic! I am sharing mine next week.
    I am going to email me soon. We are going to Indy and maybe, just maybe we could plan something!

  8. What an amazing list! So many fun things planned. I haven't given a lot of thought to everything I want us to do this summer. The one thing I've given some thought to staying in school mode. I want to practice writing and also take Jack to the library. This will be the first summer where Jack and I will get to spend the summer together. Bennett will be joining us so I want us to stay busy with lots of fun.

  9. That sounds like a lot of fun! We always talk about things we want to do, but never write them down and then forget. I think it's easier to achieve or cross things off when you have a visual list. That would be a fun list to have Olive help decorate and keep near the fridge and then cross them off as you go.


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