We escaped to the mountains today.

I can’t believe how quickly the summer is flying by. July will be over before we know it, then August, and soon fall will be upon us. But not just yet! I’m still determined to make the most of every day this summer and I wanted to show you a little bit of what we’ve been up to with a report on my 2013 Summer Bucket List.

A 104 degree day calls for an impulsive kiddie pool purchase. #dailyjohn Burgers with the fam at the park. #fathersday
Big plans for these little beauties. Bison sighting. One of many tonight. #yellowstone #haydenvalley
A fun morning at the zoo! For dessert > ice cream sandwiches made with my fave toasted coconut and white chocolate chip cookies.
I can't stop. #canning #strawberryrhubarbjam The seven canyons fountain at Liberty Park is our new favorite place to pass the time on hot summer afternoons. Who wants to join us next time? #dailyjohn
From today's hike. I ate well today. Another meal shared with good friends.
Kid's first popsicle. #dailyjohn Sunday drive
Belle & Sebastian at the @SLCtwilight concert series. #slctwilight #slc Today's garden harvest: spinach, kale, zucchini and a few peas.

There have been hikes, outdoor dinners, homemade popsicles, many hours spent in the kiddie pool, trips to the farmer’s market and to the zoo. I’ve kept up with the garden and made several batches of jam. We’ve roadtripped to Yellowstone and taken many scenic drives around Utah. Today we’re off to our family cabin in Idaho, one of our most treasured summer traditions.

So far I’d say we’re making the most of our summer. Are you?