Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Things I'm looking forward to this summer

Thirteen Things I Am Looking Forward To This Summer
  1. No more carpool. I despise carpool with a passion. Our bus driver is never consistent in the morning so the kids only ride the bus home. I hope next year they can take both ways.
  2. Beach trips. Besides some day trips, I am spending TWO weeks at the beach this summer. It will be weird staying for so long when we live so close now (compared to our 17+ hours before) but I would be on the beach everyday if I could.
  3. Reading. Summer is when I pump out reading tons of books. I have signed up for a challenge to read 25 books over the summer. Let's see if I can do it.
  4. Going to Illinois. We are going back to our old stomping ground for a week in July. It will be awesome to spend time visiting old friends and going to our old hangouts.
  5. Put-In-Bay. We are doing an adult only weekend with a bunch of people from college. I haven't been to Put-In-Bay in years, so it should be a fun time. Plus they have some great wineries on the island.
  6. A new coach. It was confirmed that we are getting an additional coach at the gym. And we are excited because he is coming from an Olympic Training Center. Emily (and I) cannot wait. I think he is going to be a great addition to our gymnastics team. Now we will have two rocking coaches.
  7. BBQ. I love grilling out (BBQing for those in the South) and we do it almost daily in the summer. Plus it will be nice because we have neighbors that we can invite on over anytime.
  8. Swimming. We will probably spend our days living at the pool this summer. Perfect place for the kids to play and hang out, and for me to read and soak up some rays.
  9. Fresh veggies. I love summer just for the food. I love being able to get fresh veggies that taste awesome. And yesterday I planted 8 tomato and 5 pepper plants so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they do well.
  10. Salsa. I only make homemade salsa in the summer. Yum, yum, yum.
  11. No more homework. Our evenings will be homework and fighting free. Other than reading the kids are school free for 11 weeks.
  12. My plants. I can't wait to see how my trees, bushes and flowers do this summer. I'm sure I'll be taking lots of pictures.
  13. Boating. I can't wait to be able to use our boat everyday (well if time allows). I am looking forward to attempt wake boarding myself.

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Mz Jackson said...

I look forward to fresh cantaloupe and other melons as well as fresh tomatoes every year. They're just not the same in the winter!

Babystepper said...

Sounds like you're set up for a fantastic summer!

Ctina said...

Summer is my reading time too! We have 4 school days, including today, left until summer break! I can't wait, no more teaching middle schoolers for exactly 3 months! Great TT!

Deborah said...

sounds like you have a great summer ahead of you! I love the beach, too, and am there every second I can be.

SuperMom said...

I can almost feel the hot sun on my face and the sand between my toes! Sounds like you're set up for a fun summer; I hope you'll share it with us on your blog! :)

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Two of my friends and I are going to can tomatoes and salsa this summer! I can't wait! I haven't canned since I was pregnant with Zane.

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Lauren said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who won't miss being the carpool mom!

Crazy Working Mom said...

How 'bout reading on the beach...or on the boat! Two in one.

Great list and thanks a bunch for dropping by.

Happy TT.