At the top of the summer I created a list of things I wanted to do. I called it my "Summer Bucket List". I didn't want to fall into the trap of arriving at Labor day and asking myself, "hummm, what did I do this summer?" I am so proud, I accomplished some NOT all of my ideas. It was a great point of reference.
By creating a Summer Bucket List, I also wanted to inspireyou to do the same. (And, well, if you didn't get to it this summer, perhaps this will be an inspiration for next.)
Here is the recap:
I made home made ice cream...many times with my NEW Cusinart Ice Cream Maker. My girls LOVED it and helped me pick out flavors and recipes.
Never been fishing...so I got a Illinois state fishing license, a pole and a tackle box and headed out.
I couldn't resist painting the tackle box...hahahaha!
I picked Strawberries for the first time...and took those strawberries and made a strawberry pie!
I ate lots of peaches on my trip to South Carolina.
I saddled-up and giddy-uped at The Fantasy Hills Ranch in Delevan WI for a horseback ride.
I went for a canoe ride at Rock Cut State Park. The rental is only $10 per hour.
Took-in the sights on a weekend whirl through Chicago and I had an adult freeze-pop at the terrace of the Trump Tower Chicago. The positioning of the terrace focused on some of Chicago's architectural marvels.
I took a historical walking tour through Charleston, South Carolina with Tommy Dew and a movie producer guided tour of scenes from my favorite movie "the Notebook"...also in Charleston!
I painted two Sunflower pieces this summer. Hope and Love. The Hope piece was donated to a charitable foundation called "Hope for Haiti" and all proceeds directed toward building homes and providing food for the poor.
I thought about doing the Charleston while in Charleston, South Carolina...
But then I learned the dance has been more recently renamed "the Sponge Bob"...so who better to dance with than SpongeBob and Patrick???
I didn't learn how to drive the RV or take an RV adventure, but I did spot the Weiner Mobile. I thought it much more fun to go for a ride in this bad-boy!
I planted a garden with 10 Heirloom Tomato plants...
And hosted a Tomato Tasting Party...
I rode a Ferris Wheel...
I cleaned out my basement and held a garage sale...
But the BEST part of the summer was spending it with my girls!!! I love them so much and I think they liked creating the Summer Bucket list too (even if they'll never admit it-hahahaha). Now...I'm looking forward to the autumn season, but seriously, no time for a bucket list-hahaha!