Thursday, June 10, 2010

summer 2010

I've made my list.

You know, my list where I have very lofty goals for the summer to make it educational, fun, and extremely memorable? And I usually finish about a quarter of them?

But at least I have goals.

Summer 2010

carnival at art city days

grow sunflowers

make our own bubbles

run a 10k

stand in the ocean (ten days!)

make a pinata

grow butterflies

take a ride in a '53 chevy (this is a whole other post, but the engine is finally at our house!)

help mae start a journal

demolition derby

get glitter toes (appointment friday)

learn about and visit the smoot's bees

pick your own strawberries or raspberries (cherries?)

do the summer reading program at the library (mae AND i joined today!)

ride the carousel at zermatt (we have lots of tokens. want to come?)

go camping

do a triathlon (DONE!)

picnic at salem pond

attend the utah scottish festival and highland games

watch a movie on our back patio

swimming lessons for mae

and here are a few that have been on my list for the last few years. that i still haven't done. but i will do them this year. or die trying.

ride bikes from bridal veil falls to utah lake

go to cove fort

watch the hot air balloons

play a game of kickball

and, if i can swing it, i'd really really like to take jayson to moab this summer.

of course, i haven't included fishing, visiting thanksgiving point weekly, playing in the fountain at the gateway, swimming at veterans pool, etc because those will happen without planning.

ready, set, GO!


i am janae said...

One of my favorite stories from the book Glimpses about Marjorie Pay Hinckley is a letter she wrote to a grandson. This is basically what she said,

"I made a goal to read a chapter a day from each of the standard works. I'm five days in, and only four days behind. Oh well! Better to try and fail than to never try at all!"

I loved that. I'm all about setting goals. And failing to achieve most of them. :)

Sharalea said...

I'm with Janae--lots of fun goals, still working on 99% of them.

I have to say, though--YOU are VERY good at achieving yours!! HELLO! TRI-ATHLETE!!!

I also have to say, your summer goal list is one of my favorite things on your is inspiring and makes me smile! :)

buttercup said...

you can pick your own cherries at our house when they come on. They usually are on now, but I think the frost confused my trees.

Ruth said...

I love it!!!!

Denise Robertson said...

Looks like you're going to have a lot of fun. Jealous!

Jamie Meacham said...

Are you running the 4th 10k? That is the one I am going to run, I am really scared to do 6 miles in a race, but that is why I am doing it! Let me know if you are! Hope all is well. I love the goals, make sure to call us when you come to THanksgiving point we would love to go with you!

Carey said...

OOOOooo. I am so glad you put up your list. I was just thinking the other day about your summer list and how I love reading it. I need to make me one of those!!!

That Girl said...

Your summer lists always make me happy.

(And our sunflowers are in full bloom right now!)

Elizabeth said...

Every time I read your blog I think about what a neat person you are. Honest. And what lucky girls Penny and Mae are to have you for their mom.

I want to do lots of these things, too. I hadn't thought of making a list of what we wanted to do this summer and think it's a great idea.