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Summer in the Moment: Sprinkler & Popsicles

Summer in the Moment: June

July 1, 2015 Sarah Coggins

Remember when summers stretched out long and seemed endless? Sure there were days as kids we were probably bored out of our minds, but for the most part, summer was open to adventure & possibilities. Our parents didn’t restrain us with a bucket list of “must do” items. We just did. And enjoyed.

Summer in the Moment: Toss the Bucket List!

Last year between working full time and adjusting to having a kindergartener starting school at the beginning of July (we have year round school), I embraced the idea of tossing the bucket list. Our summer was not normal by any means and we had enough going on without the stress of a list hanging over us. We still accomplished a lot then and the same holds true so far this summer.

Here’s a quick look at our June summer in the moment …

Summer in the Moment: Frozen Custard & Bubbles
frozen custard & bubbles
Summer in the Moment: Sprinkler & Popsicles
running (fully clothed!) through the sprinkler & popsicles
Summer in the Moment: Saturdays in Saxapahaw and Fridays on the Front Porch
live music events (Saturdays at Saxapahaw and Fridays on the Front Porch)
Summer in the Moment: NC History and Natural Sciences museums
visits to the NC History and Natural Science museums
Summer in the Moment: geocaching & swimming
geocaching & swimming
Summer in the Moment: Food Trucks
trying out new food trucks
a "date with myself" per Dylan to get a pedicure (even moms deserve a little fun!) | S'mores
a “date with myself” per my son to get a pedicure (even moms deserve a little fun!) & S’mores

After all my “no bucket list” talk, I had to laugh when I found this school project in our son’s backpack on Monday:

Summer Bucket List 2015

Looks like we might have a tiny bucket list to knock off after all. 😉 At least I can already check items 4-6 off. 2 is planned. 3 … well, we’ll have to see how late he can stay up on Saturday night. I did buy some glowsticks for him to play with just in case it seems like he won’t make it quite to firework time. The tricky one? Number 1 – Go to waterpark. I will have to work on that one.

Find more #summerinthemoment photos on Instagram and Join us! Live your summer in the moment and add the #summerinthemoment hashtag whenever your share online. Or drop a link in the comments. Both Allison & I would love to see where your summer in the moment takes you this summer!

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