52 Lists | my summer goals

My sweet friend has been doing these weekly lists on her blog and invites others to participate. (I have often wanted to but haven't done so yet.)

Just this morning I was day-dreaming about summertime so I thought this would be a good time to participate.  So, without further adieu, here is my list of summer goals:

~go to the ocean!
 (feel the sand and water between my toes, take long walks along the beach with Mark)
~rest, and give myself permission to relax
~say YES to the kids
~make homemade ice cream
~set up an italian soda bar for the kids
~make sun tea
~make fresh-squeezed lemonade
~make homemade jam: strawberry, raspberry and blackberry (and any combination of the three)
~read books
~paint my toenails and my girls'
~go barefoot
~read my Bible and journal
~read stories to the kids
~spend lots of time in the yard with the kids
~draw and paint
~hang lots of laundry on the line
~make (and eat) salads daily from the lettuce in the garden
~make pesto
~make salsa
~roast tomatoes
~can tomatoes 
~dehydrate tomatoes again (then freeze in jars)
~plan school for the coming year, keeping in mind that less is more
~wear my salt-water sandals
~go to the fair
~go on bike rides with the kids
~go swimming in the lake
~backyard picnics
~keep the freezer stocked with popsicles and otter pops
~weed the garden
~listen to music
~grill burgers and kabobs (well, Mark will grill)
~have people over for meals
~eat watermelon
~eat fresh pineapple
~make and eat pico de gallo
~make fruit leather
~go to the farmer's market and buy big, juicy, ripe peaches (*swoon*)
~walk to the ice cream shop
~laugh a lot
~eat guacamole dip with chips
~go away with Mark to celebrate 19 years of marriage
~take a family vacation
~be spontaneous
~take neighborhood walks
~go to the waterslides
~bake berry pies
~pick blackberries and then make blackberry cobbler

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  1. So happy to see you join us this week! Love your list -- barefoot, paint toenails, laugh a lot, be spontaneous-YES!

    Happy upcoming 19th Anniversary, too!

    I hope that you will join 52 lists again :)

    1. I keep thinking of things to add!

      ~go on hikes
      ~have friends over for playdates

      :) Thanks for the prompt!

  2. Love your list. I had to laugh at myself, though, because as I was thinking "Yes!" to everything, the only things that made me go, "Ugh," were swimming in the lake and going to the waterslides. (Sorry I'm such a landlubber.)

    1. Mark~ You're my favorite, you landlubber you. At LEAST you love the ocean. That might have been a deal-breaker. ;)

  3. What a great (and comprehensive!) list.

  4. So many wonderful things to do, but I think being spontaneous is the most important for me to remember...I love that one!


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