Make it a Summer to Remember
Summertime always promises longer days, brilliant sunsets, giggling children, and plenty of ice cream to go around. I wrote this post to help you capture those beautiful moments and make it a summer you and your kids won’t soon forget!
We’re already a couple of weeks into summer! Are you enjoying your kids being off from school, or are you already ready to send them back (no judgment if they’re driving you nuts already 😉)?
One of my favorite quotes is, “the days are long, but the years are short.” Isn’t that so true? And it seems to be applicable to seasons as well. The days may seem endless when your kids are bored, picking at each other, or getting up far too early for your liking, but then you blink and summer is over.
There’s no reason this summer has to be the same way. You can make this summer 2019 a summer you and your family will remember for the rest of your lives. How exactly? By being intentional in the things you want to do and the moments you want to share.
One of the easiest ways to capture this process is to create a summer bucket list. I’ve got a great one that you can download and print for FREE, but it’s only available through the end of June.
My Family’s List
In the last post, I told you that I’d write about what our family put on our summer bucket list. My hope is that our list might spark some ideas for your own. I can tell you that just by having a list, and having it posted in a place where I see it every day, we are already having a beautiful, memorable summer.
Here are some of the items on our list:
- Get my oldest child back in the routine of piano lessons. I started giving my 5 year old lessons last year, and he seemed to enjoy them. However, life got busy around the holidays, so now we’re getting back into the routine of lessons this summer.
- Build up my new bank account with lesson money to have $500 by summer’s end. During the summer months, I like to dedicate a few hours a week to my side hustle of teaching music lessons. Going into the fall with a little extra $$ will feel nice.
- Cook or bake at least twice a week. I used to be so much better about consistently creating meals and desserts in the kitchen. Again,with the extra downtime that summer affords, I’m planning to get back to this habit that blesses both me and my family.
- Vacation in FL with my family. We are going in July, and I can’t wait to dip my toes in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Finish reading Charlotte’s Web with my son. Although it’s not the first chapter book I’ve started reading to my son, it’s the first one we will finish together. Yay!
These are some of the items on our summer bucket list. And we’ve already made progress on most of these!
What’s on Your List?
Have you made your own bucket list yet? If not, why not take 5 or 10 minutes and craft one with your family now? Go on and dream big dreams about anything and everything you’d like to do during this beautiful season! Then get out there and enjoy your life.
Remember to grab your FREE bucket list printable now. This will only be available through the end of June.
What’s on your list to make it a memorable summer? Drop a comment below.