Summer makes it’s official arrival tomorrow! Granted, we’ve had 90-degree weather since Memorial Day weekend so I’ve been embracing more of a laid-back vibe for about a month now. Summertime in the Midwest is without a doubt the best time of year, and I always want to make the most of it! Seasonal to-do lists seem to be a thing for me every year on the blog, so today I’m sharing some of our hopeful summer plans.
Universal Thread jumpsuit from Target, no longer available! | sandals | similar purse | sunnies
Volunteer at the library. I’ve been wanting to do this for so long, but I’ve admittedly dragged my feet on it. Even if it’s just one day a week, I would love to get involved at our local library because it’s one of my favorite places in town and it’ll get me out of the house a little more.
Take a couple weekend trips. We’d love to experience Door County in the summer – our fall experience was less than ideal. This is an easy couple-hour drive for us, and we more than likely could find a place to stay that’s pet-friendly for Finn! We’re also planning to visit some friends in nearby states.
Go to a concert. This is on my summer bucket list every year! We technically already cashed in our yearly concert when we saw Kenny Chesney in April, but who cares about technicalities? 😉 Have I ever shared that Sugarland was mine and Ryan’s first date 10 years ago? We’ve seen them a couple other times since, and now that they’re back together/touring we’re trying to make it happen.
Work on our home’s curb appeal. I was not blessed with my mom’s green thumb, but I’m trying! We’re working hard to freshen up the outdoor landscaping, and Ryan hopes to finally redo our deck. We already sold our old patio furniture set, so now we (aka Ryan) has to put in the hard labor before I can pick something new out.
Finalize plans for our anniversary trip. We got married the first week of October and always go away to celebrate. More details to come on this in a future post, but we’ve decided on the destination and booked our hotel. Now it’s time for flights and planning everything else!
Visit a berry farm. I revisited last year’s summer bucket list for inspiration for this post, and berry picking never happened! This is still something I’d love to do. Ryan recently surprised me by taking me to a butterfly garden, so I don’t think I’ll have any issue convincing him to do this!
Run a 10k. Time to push myself outside my 5k comfort zone. I know that I can easily run a 10k now, but I want to put in some solid training beforehand so I can run/finish the way that I want. If I’m feeling extra-ballsy a half-marathon would be the ultimate goal before summers-end, but we’ll see.
I know that these posts aren’t exactly exciting for most people other than me, but there’s something about putting to-do list items in writing that makes them more real and attainable. You know? Anyway, thanks for reading (as always) and perhaps some of our hopeful summer plans gave you a couple ideas, too!
Do you have any exciting summer plans in the works?