Saturday, May 21, 2011

Summer Goals

The school year is winding down, activities and clubs are wrapping it up, homework is coming to an end.  Before you know it, we will officially be calling this season SUMMER!!
Summer is a time for independence, for endless possibility.  It is a season to be free, to roll your windows down and let your hair blow in the breeze.  Summer is a time for travel and new experiences, for enjoying the simple pleasures in life.  And being the list maker, goal oriented woman that I am, I thought I'd make a list of summer goals.  Hopes and dreams of what we'd like to spend our days doing, how we plan to spend those long summer nights.
  • Visit the local library for story time
  • Try one new recipe per week
  • Attend the local Saturday farmer's market
  • Spend the night in a tent under the stars
  • Learn to knit
  • Get all of my favorite women together for a "Paint the Town" event
  • Attend the Louisiana Corn Festival
  • Take the girls fishing and teach them how to bait their own line (Girls should know these types of skills, too!)
  • Enjoy late evening family bike rides
  • Get through my entire summer reading list and blog about each selection
  • Take a road trip to New Orleans for a long weekend as a family
  • Visit Vermillionville in Lafayette, LA
  •  Renovate the laundry room and make it a more usable space
  • Build an A-frame for the porch swing my mother gave us
  • Buy ice cream from the ice cream truck
  • Help Isabelle write letters to a pen pal
  • Attend Summer Kids' Flicks at the movie theater
  • Roast marshmallows around a fire
  • Visit the Childrens' Museum in Alexandria, LA
  • Go antiquing, as much as possible
  • Learn at least three new songs on the guitar
  • Send Isabelle to swimming lessons and vacation bible school to keep her active
  • Complete our family mission statement art project
  • Eat as many home grown veggies as possible
  • Finish this school year's scrapbooks
  • Go canoeing
Just writing this list makes me excited!  I can't wait to get started,
to begin making memories to last a lifetime!

9 comments:

che'lyssa said...

You are so inspiring! I really need to start writing out my Summer Goals too. Your goals look like fun!

Che'
Lily Love

Wendy said...

Love your list! I just went to a farmer's market today and it was wonderful. And I love the idea of having Isabelle write to a pen pal. Sounds like a wonderful summer!

kristance ann said...

hope you don't mind, but i'm going to post something like this and link back to you! such a wonderful idea! i just learned to bait my own hook last summer (well, i KNEW how, i just couldn't get past the fact that i would have to rip live worms in half if they were big) it wasn't nearly as bad as i had imagined! sounds like such a wonderful summer!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

love your summer goals! i really need to sit down and write some also... it will help me stay motivated! oh, and i would love to learn to knit as well :) have a beautiful weekend!

Ashley said...

I LOVE this idea of summer goals! And your list is great, very inspiring. XO

Ashley said...

I LOVE this idea of summer goals! And your list is great, very inspiring. XO

kristance ann said...

hope you don't mind, but i'm going to post something like this and link back to you! such a wonderful idea! i just learned to bait my own hook last summer (well, i KNEW how, i just couldn't get past the fact that i would have to rip live worms in half if they were big) it wasn't nearly as bad as i had imagined! sounds like such a wonderful summer!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

love your summer goals! i really need to sit down and write some also... it will help me stay motivated! oh, and i would love to learn to knit as well :) have a beautiful weekend!

Joni said...

great list. i might have to steal some of your ideas to add to my list. some of my other ones are very similar to some of yours also.