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Summer Fun: Lake

Summer Fun – No Bucket List Required

August 13, 2014 Sarah Coggins

I love summer. The warmth. The sun. The long days. The water. So many good reasons. I’ve never made a summer bucket list though. Partly laziness but most recently – why put that stress on myself? We’re juggling full time jobs, house projects, one child in kindergarten (already over a month strong there!) and another on the way. So many things. But amidst the busy days and lack of a list, we’re still squeezing in a lot of summer fun…

We’ve watched outdoor movies with neighbors in the parking lot of the neighborhood pool.

Summer Fun: Outdoor Movies

We’re visiting the pool as much as possible to swim and take some gravity off my growing belly!

Our son has had visits to see all 3 sets of grandparents (aka “grandparent camp”) and been fully spoiled with swimming, fishing, his first ever trip to South Carolina, etc.

Summer Fun: Swimming

We celebrated his 5th birthday with a great at home pirate themed party complete with plenty of time playing in the backyard thanks to unusually cool weather.

We’ve gone geocaching.

Summer Fun: Geocaching

We went to a Durham Bulls baseball game to celebrate Trent’s birthday and attended a Carolina Railhawks soccer game with a good friend.

We played mini golf for Father’s Day and the boys have played their own version of putt putt in the garage on rainy days.

Summer Fun: Garage Putt-Putt

We made S’mores.

We took a trip to the mountains and visited Tweetsie Railroad.

Summer Fun: Tweetsie Railroad

No trip to the coast this year, but we still managed to find the beach a bit closer and spent time at a local lake with friends.

Summer Fun: Lake

Hmm … thinking perhaps I should continue with the “no bucket list” thing – seems like we manage to squeeze in a lot of fun without one and summer isn’t even quite over yet.

What do you do? Summer bucket list or no list?

Summer Fun - No Bucket List Required

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