Wednesday, June 3, 2015

10 ways to kick off your summer

Today was the last day of school, so in my mind this afternoon officially marked the beginning of summer.  Longer evenings!  No school zones!  More playing outside!

A few reasons why I'm excited it's summer:
  • more sunlight makes it feel like I can fit more into my day
  • working four long days so I can have Fridays off!
  • the slower pace
  • lightning bugs!
  • my birthday
  • our anniversary
  • traveling to new places
  • more time with the puppies!
  • the opportunity to slow down and not be so rushed
Let's ring in the new year season.  Here are 10 quick ways to get into the summer groove:

1) Make a pitcher of lemonade.

2) Invest in a rocking chair for your porch or patio.

3) Go on an evening walk and look for lightning bugs (or fireflies for the non-southern).

4) Host a cookout.

5) Visit a farmer's market (or a friend's veggie garden).

6) Light up some sparklers...bonus points if you write your name before it burns out!

7) Road trip!

8) Set up a kiddie pool for the kids (or puppies).

9) Attend an outdoor concert or music festival.

10) Go old school--gather up the neighbors and have an old-fashioned ice cream social or progressive dinner.

Here's to a long, relaxing summer!  How will you kick it off?


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