And so the summer is past. It was jam-packed full and went by very quickly. Back in June I shared a list of our plans for the summer. I promised to report back in September to give you an update. Here’s my summer to-do list and how we did:
- Pick a bouquet of wildflowers.
- I don’t remember that I ever actually did that this year.
- Invite friends over for a cook-out.
- For whatever reason, that didn’t work out this summer either.
Spend a few days with my parents.
- Yes. And I interviewed them about that.
Celebrate the 4th of July.
Visit the Young Living lavender farm in St. Maries, Idaho.
- We did, but it turned out they actually grow more “Melissa” mint than lavender at that particular farm.
Attend campmeeting in Tacoma, Washington.
- Yes. I did a review with my little friend Ella while we were there.
Attend campmeeting in Cascade, Idaho.
See my brother and his family. Celebrate Lyle’s birthday.
- In a very low-key way. We were at camp in Cascade on his birthday.
Go camping with friends.
- On Lolo Pass near the Idaho/Montana state line.
Go camping with relatives.
- At Dworshak State Park in central Idaho. We went boating and kayaking that weekend.
Get in at least one more “glamping” weekend.
- At a KOA near Newport, Washington last weekend.
- We did while we were camping at Lolo Pass. We didn’t find very many, but we enjoyed the ones we did find.
Have a booth at the North Idaho State Fair.
- Yes. It was fun. And exhausting.
Celebrate Labor Day.
- By going camping, of course. What else? Sadly there were Stage 2 fire bans on, so we weren’t allowed to have campfires that weekend.
Overall, I think we did pretty well at fitting in all the things we hoped to do. And then some! Here are a few of the things I hope to do this fall.
- Decorate for fall.
- Celebrate Rebecca’s birthday.
- Go on at least one more camping trip.
- Finish two crocheted blankets I’ve been working on this summer.
- Put zipper in sweater I crocheted last spring.
- Make scarf out of the beautiful yarn my friend Heather brought me from Scotland.
- Arrange a reading nook in our bedroom.
- Do some plan-ahead freezer-cooking.
- Take a trip to the coast.
- Celebrate our anniversary.
- Celebrate my birthday.
- Celebrate Thanksgiving.
- Blog at least twice a week.
I’m linking up with Leslie and others at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After with my “fall bucket list.” What’s on your agenda this fall?
I’d love a reading nook in our bedroom. We set up 2 chairs and a small table, but it doesn’t get used much!! I may have to steal this idea!!
Rachel Easley Going
I’m really impressed with your ability to make a list and check it off. I love lists…I may need to get more creative with mine. It sounds like you have some fun days ahead…well, and behind also. xo
Karla Ezell Cook
I love lists, too. Obviously! For the seasonal “bucket lists” I don’t really set a list of goals but just write out our tentative plans for the upcoming season. It’s interesting to look back and see what actually worked out.
I’m loving all your camping! We’re just beginning our camping season! Summer camping is pretty brutal down here! Happy Autumn!
Karla Ezell Cook
Our camping season runs April to October… with early and late camping being pretty chilly at night. August is the worst month for camping most years because we often have fire bans (which we did this year), and camping just isn’t nearly as much fun without a campfire.
Camping without a campfire is a bummer, for sure! I love having a friend who enjoys camping like I do!
It sounds like you have a lot of celebrating to do this fall. It sounds like lots of fun. Enjoy!
Karla Ezell Cook
Yes, our family has two birthdays and our anniversary in the fall… and a lot to be thankful for.
So glad you joined us!! You did well on your summer list. Where did the summer go, huh? I would have fared better on my list had I had a second August!
Thought of you when my hubs said I could pick out our accommodations for an upcoming trip to Phoenix for a baseball tournament he will play in. We are staying in an RV!!! So. Cute. I will be channeling my inner Karla while we stay there. I have always loved camping but as an adult, haven’t had much opportunity to do it. This little Air B&B will allow us to have a camping experience complete with wifi, pool, hot tub and electricity.
I should have added a item on my list committing to blogging on some kind of regular basis. I am all over the place. Maybe I can pencil that in. Twice a week should be doable. But I have been working full-time again and there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
When you interviewed your parents, did you record them? I would love to do that with my mom but think she would buck at the idea of being recorded.
Thank you for linking-up with us. We will do updates on the 21st of October and November and our winter bucket list on 12/21.
Karla Ezell Cook
Enjoy your RV stay! That’s the kind I call “glamping”– which is the most fun, in my opinion.
Yes, blogging twice a week is a challenge for me right now, too, as I also am working full-time. I just threw that out there to motivate me to take the time to do it. We’ll see how that works out for me.
I did record my parents when I interviewed them, just so it would be easier to have a record of what they said. I tried taking notes as we talked but it wasn’t as spontaneous that way.
You did well with your summer list! And you have a great mix of activities on your fall list!
Have a wonderful fall!