Our simple summer schedule {+ family summer goals & summer bucket list}

Our simple summer schedule {+ family summer goals & summer bucket list}

I see the quote floating around all over the place right now about how we only have 18 summers with each of our kids. The days go so slowly sometimes (like when they won’t stop bickering) but man, do those years fly by. We only have nine left with our oldest and there is a good chance those last few will be shared with friends and summer jobs so we need to put the effort in now!

We aim to have a laid back summer in terms of daily life. We don’t sign up for activities other than Vacation Bible School (if our church offers it) and we only go on a few road trips. This means we are at home ALL THE TIME. Summer is our chance to be together without the interruptions that happen during the school year. No drop offs, no pick ups, no lunch packing or before or after school activities. Just together.

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Hair cuts, Mr. Potatohead Glasses, and Card Games - 6 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Hair cuts, Mr. Potatohead Glasses, and Card Games - 6 places I found joy in the chaos this week

With only a month left of summer break I needed to make sure we were taking advantage of our time. I took the kids to the library across town with the better kids area and on a walk to the park. We also made a trip to the store so we could drop off a care package to a friend having a rough day and had a couple extra friends come over and hang out with us. So many good moments this week!

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Goose watching, homemade sushi, and oodles of kids - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

Goose watching, homemade sushi, and oodles of kids - 5 places I found joy in the chaos this week

It was HOT this week so we needed to find some ways to stay cool but not spend all day in the a/c in front of the tv. We got creative and found some fun ways to spend our time plus we got a few things done around the house. 

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