2014 Summer Bucket List

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I had so much fun with my 2013 Summer Bucket List, I thought I would do another one this year! Even though we don’t have a very busy summer planned, it’s sure to go quickly. I’m hoping this list will keep me on task to make sure we make the most of it.

Here are a few goals I have for the summer. How are you planning to make the most of your summer?

>> Protect and harvest the grapes from our huge vines in the backyard. Every year I have good intentions, and every year the birds get them.

It's ice cream Sunday!

>> Reinstate Ice Cream Sundays. I’ve made it a point to make homemade ice cream every Sunday for the last few years with moderate success. Here’s to year number 3!

>> Find a u-pic farm. This item is carried over from last year, as I completely blew it off. Many of you gave me some great suggestions for places to pick your own fruit and veggies in Utah, I just need to get up and go.

>> More dashboard chocolate chip cookies!

I ❤McCall, Idaho. Sad to leave today.

>> Swim across Payette Lake. It’s been a dream ever since I was a little girl to swim across the mountain lake where my family has a cabin. We’re heading there a couple times this summer and I think I’m finally going to do it!

>> Bake an upside-down cake. Can you believe I never have? Pineapple is the traditional fruit of choice, but I’m thinking peaches or plums, or maybe even strawberries.

>> More hiking, more time spent out in nature. Maybe even our first campout as a family of three?

>> We haven’t even planted our garden yet. Ugh, how behind are we? But I still plan to! I’m hoping for another bumper crop of tomatoes this year. Considering that they went ahead and planted themselves, I’m taking that as a good sign.

Sweet Cherry and Hazelnut Galette

>> More backyard gatherings! We love entertaining on our deck and I have a goal to have all of our local friends over before the summer is out.

>> Use our firepit more often.  I need an at least weekly dose of s’mores in my life this summer. Don’t we all?

What’s on your summer bucket list?

My summer is now complete. #smores