Well… every summer I enjoy writing out a Summer Bucket list, but this year I wasn’t sure if there would be much to put on it with the whole pandemic happening. However, things are slowly starting to open up here in St. Louis (and, it has been going well so far), so I thought what the heck… I’ll write one and we’ll do what we can!
I always do a Summer Bucket List for the kids, one for just me and one for my husband and I. It is just more fun that way and it encourages us to do a lot of family activities and it also encourages Brian and I to have lots of date nights, etc. It also encourages me to get a couple things done during the summer. I don’t always cross everything off the list, but that’s ok!
Summer Bucket List for Me
1. Learn more about Tailwind and how to use it with Pinterest.
2. Start writing in my Bible prayer journal again. Find an inspiring and Godly book to read this summer, perhaps one from Jen Hatmaker.. Let me know if you have any suggestions in the comments!
3. FASTer Way to Fitness 5 Day Smoothie Challenge – This is a smoothie challenge they had for the month of June and I wasn’t able to participate in it while they were doing it, so I’d love to try it out later this summer. They give you recipes for 1-2 smoothies to drink each day and you have a light lunch and dinner to go with them.
5. I’d love to start getting up earlier again, I’ve been slacking on this since the whole ‘sheltering’ in and I miss my hour of peace and quiet in the morning before everyone wakes up.
Summer Bucket List for the Kids
1. Nathan and I have been visiting a different park each week to run at. Autumn has asked me to spend time with her by taking her shopping once a week (usually for slime supplies!). So far Nathan and I have ran at Queeny Park, Monach Chesterfield Levee (we ran across the Boone Bridge!) and River’s Edge Park (and past Top Golf!).
2. Trip to Big Cedar as a Family (we booked this after our Myrtle Beach trip fell through… it is in our home state and is a beautiful resort with lots to do).
3. Take the kids to Chouquette for bubble teas and desserts, eat at 9 Mile Garden (the new food truck garden in Affton) and check out Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop in Webster Groves.
4. Nathan: Karate and Cross County. Autumn: Competitive Dance, Full Day Dance Camp (3 Days) and Lancerettes Week Camp. Band camp was canceled for both of them, due to Covid. 🙁
5. Visit World Bird Sanctuary (we have never been!)
1. Since Brian and I couldn’t go on a summer vacation together, I spent some time this summer looking for a fall getaway for us. I booked a cottage for us at a bed and breakfast in Hermann Hill.
2. Sunset Dinner at Montelle, try a new restaurant (Planter’s House) and a Rooftop Dinner at Vin de Set. We also tried a new winery near our house last weekend called LaChance, which had really yummy food and wine!