Well, it’s the first day of summer vacation.  School got out yesterday and we celebrated it with friends in a wild water fight.  With a neighborhood full of energetic boys I can’t think of a better way to burn off the excitement of school being done for the year.

summer bucket list challenge

summer bucket list challenge

summer bucket list challenge

For weeks we’ve been talking about how we’d like to spend our summer, the adventures we want to have and what that will include.  Now that school’s out we decided to get serious and put our ideas on paper, making our annual summer bucket list.  This year everyone wrote down five things they wanted to do; places to go, things to make, people to see, new foods to try. Our ideas usually include big and little things, ranging from what to do on vacations to making popsicles, and everything in between!

summer bucket list challenge

Since we began making these lists a couple of years ago, our summers have taken on a new purpose of adventure.  Our summer days have a bit more intention, looking for the fun and adventure we might have, whether it’s on our own, or tagging along with friends.  If you’ve never made a summer bucket list I would encourage you to give it a try.

This year we are participating in The Happy Family Movement’s Summer Bucket List Challenge.  If you don’t know the Solars they are a fun loving family that look for adventure at every turn, sharing with others what good ol’ family fun can be. Want to join in?  First, create your list.  Then, head on over to The Happy Family Movement and share it with others.    They have an amazing community on Facebook where you can find out about fun giveaways (including one from us) and other great ideas to make your summer the best yet.  Don’t feel like sharing? Then just check out what everyone else is adding to their lists, it may spark a few ideas of your own!

summer bucket list challenge

summer bucket list challenge

Happy Summer!

2 Responses to Our Summer Bucket List 2012

  1. rachel says:

    What a great idea! I love the creativity this breeds and allows the whole family to contribute. We’ll be making our bucket list ASAP! Thanks for sharing. :)

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