Friday Favorites: Summer Bucket List!

Friday, May 20, 2016

It's so hard to believe Friday is here!  And even more hard to believe IT'S SUMMER!!!  We're certainly not use to getting out this earlier.  With all the snow days the last few years we have had to go in to June.  Lucky for us, this summer is getting kicked off early!  Now, if only the weather would receive the memo that summer is here, we could get this party started!!

Since it is Friday, I'm linking up like almost always for Friday Favorites!  Be sure to jump around and check out some other favs!

Since it's the second day of summer for us, it's only right to share our summer bucket list.  The girls and I sat down last night and hashed out our plan.  Our summer is already jammed packed with camps, dance, and vacations...all stuff they want to do, but at the same time, I never want to forget all the little treasures of summer.  Like the ice cream truck and catching lightening bugs.  Riding bikes down 30A.  Just being a kid.  Those are the true treasures of summer.

We covered an entire page, front and back, with our plans for this summer.  Our list really is pretty simple....sure, there are some trips and extras built in there, but most things are things we can do together (and would normally being doing anyway if we didn't make a list).  But we love making the list every year and it's always so fun to dream about what our summer will be like.


  • Dance!  First up on our list is dance intensive and Nationals in June!
  • Visit Texas cousins
  • Visit friends in Tennessee
  • Blueberry picking!! 
  • Beach trip-we're getting 2 wks at the beach this summer and I could not be happier
  • Play tourist....go to the track, play putt putt, see Moses, Ride the Ducks, see the Clay Cooper Show, and any other shows we have been wanting to see.
  • Cakes-n-Cream at least twice
  • Movie date night with big girls
  • Girls shopping trip
  • BBQ with neighbors
  • Sleepovers!!
  • Zoo
  • Silver Dollar City and White Water (preferably before the season hits and it's too hot and crowded)
  • Popcorn and Movie night at home
  • Make popsicles
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Water balloons fights (these are a fav)
  • Lake days
  • Go fishing
  • Kanakuk Kamp (AC is going on her first overnight and Ava is doing the day kamp)
  • Family campout 
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Make s'mores
  • Fly a kite
  • Sno cones
  • Watch fireworks
  • Dance Party
  • Make a lemonade stand
  • Pillow fights!
  • Popcorn fight (this is a favorite)
  • Make cupcakes
  • Play dress up
  • Visit the Grands!
  • Eat lots of cheese
  • Swim, swim, swim
  • Slip-n-slide
  • SLEEP IN!!!!
  • Feed the ducks
  • Laser tag
  • Drive in movie
  • Movie night in our backyard
  • Watch the stars
  • Visit the Farmer's Market
  • Build forts
  • Do nothing days (to bring back those simple summers and just being a kid)
  • Unplug for an entire day (that includes err'body and ev'ry device) I'm not even going to take pictures (gasp)... Ok, well, I'm going to try not to take pictures.

That's it in a nuthshell!  lol!  I love when my girls minds start wandering and they start rambling out everything.  I wanted to be sure and include every.single.thing.they.said because I want to remember them exactly at this time.  I wish I could have bottled up some of the giggles and excitement when they would think of things to do.  Truly so fun!  Growing up summer always seemed so magical.  And it is.  In all of the organized and planned and all of the last minute, impromptu, mundane days of's all magical.  
It's far from perfect, y'all.  But there is just something about sweet summa time!

I can't wait to share our summer!  What's on your summer bucket list?! 

Hope your weekend is the best!
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