Monday, May 16, 2011

our two-thousand-and-eleven summer bucket list.

here we are half way through may and we have barely made it out of the 50's here in the pacific northwest. today i started thinking about all the fun things that are to be had once we make it past july 5th...see there is a little joke around here that we don't really warm up until then.
so to get us excited about the warm weather that is just around the corner...i can feel it! i have started our summer bucket list. if you followed me last year you saw that we got about half way through-i am ok with that though, it was still a kick arse summer filled with concerts, camping, the beach, and sun. i am letting last years list flow into this one since a lot of the items were things that are seattle summer must-do's.
trip to oregon coast
camping at lake kachess
hike with stella
live without cable
hike with all three girls
make and follow a budget
build a contest worthy sand castle
hike to lake ozette near forks (yes, from twilight)
fly kites in oceanshores
make homemade playdough
visit the seattle aquarium
have a garage sale
have a blogger play-date in june, july, and august
make coffee can ice cream
take photos at kerry park
walk green lake
visit at least three parks we have never been to
buy ice cream from an ice cream truck
get a pedicure
trip to pdx to see the paper mama.
date night with tim
cloud watch
make cookies
visit point defiance zoo
host a game night or two
richmond beach
picnic point beach
have a fire at golden garden (w/ or w/o kids tbd)
walk around the locks
see an outdoor concert
play at a spray park
swim in the columbia
wakeboard
cliff jump at sun lakes
deception pass trip
go exploring at low tide at edmonds beach
ride a ferry for fun
actually attend play group
lead a play group
plan and have the pnw blogger meet-up
play in the fountain at seattle center, the kids...not me
family photos
jump planet
take the kids to the science center
see an imax movie
visit a farmers market
pick out yummy fruit at pikes place market
play miniature golf with zoe
write a real letter and mail it with a stamp and everything
have a living room movie party
hike to a waterfall with rowan
have a water balloon fight. outside this time tim!
go to the solstice parade and watch the naked bike riders, eek
color with sidewalk chalk till the kids can't stand it anymore
read the bible daily
have a picnic
bbq at a park
build a fort
take a nap in a hammock
get married!

to be continued...

we would love to hear what your doing this summer, maybe we can all get some new great ideas!

17 comments:

melissa rohr said...

 great list!! I hope you get some if not all that stuff done :D sounds like a blast!!

melissa rohr said...

Your list made me super duper home sick! :)

melissa rohr said...

 hey... we could be penpals or have our daughters be penpals and that could help out the write a letter with a stamp one! :)  i have some stamps and don't know when I'll use them!

melissa rohr said...

absolutly, that would be so fun! 

melissa rohr said...

aren't you coming home this summer?! 

melissa rohr said...

i hope so too! haha, last year we did about half :) 

melissa rohr said...

i am am sure we can check some off together!! 

melissa rohr said...

 Yay, what a great list!  I just linked mine, just writing it gets me excited!  

melissa rohr said...

i did this a few weeks ago, but will definitely link up!

melissa rohr said...

I am totally inspired to do a summer bucket list now- I just might have to steal like 10 of yours ;)

melissa rohr said...

so, i am coming with you on some of these - you just don't know it yet :)  lake kachesse is where i always camped as a kid! 

melissa rohr said...

that would be great! i want to be busy busy this summer. not that i wouldn't be even if i sat at home the whole time! #weddingplanning

melissa rohr said...

What a good list! Now I want to make one!
I love all of these.....especially the last one ;)

melissa rohr said...

 ahhh!! what a fun list!  i wanna do it :)

melissa rohr said...

I love this idea! Just added my own bucket list. Such fun!! 

melissa rohr said...

awesome! heading to check it out now! it is nice to be reminded of fun summer things we take for granted :)

melissa rohr said...

thanks!!