How’s your summer bucket list? Did you get it all knocked out?
This year we put together a summer bucket list using Post-It Notes on our pantry door. The kids had a blast putting up the colored sheets and thinking up things they’d like to do over the next few months.
This week I’m thankful that we were able to do most of the items on our list.
Several of our items were taken care of during our vacation: we saw beautiful sunsets and Lightning McQueen, and my daughter and I met some of the Disney Princesses.
We had several picnics and trips to the park, along with a few trips to the zoo. And the kids were tickled pink when Grandma and Grandpa spent the night one night.
But there is one thing we didn’t get to do that I wish we had….
We didn’t get to go camping.
Growing up we went camping all the time — at least a few times each year. I remember setting up the tent, or sometimes sleeping in our big van (back then we didn’t have passenger seats, so there was plenty of room for sleeping bags). I remember all the campfires, and making s’mores and fruit pies over the fire.
I want to start making those memories with my own children.
I want to show them how to set up the tent, tuck them into their own little sleeping bags, and fall asleep listening to the crickets.
So, I’m adding it to our fall to-do list…. After all, the cooler weather is better for those campfire moments anyway. Right?
What’s something on your summer list that you still want to do?
Leave a comment below, and, if you have your own thankful post, be sure to link it up this week!