Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Plans

Me at three years old at the town parade that kicked off the weeklong
fair & rodeo festivities. It was the big hurrah of the summer. I still love parades.

I've always been a bit of a late bloomer. I'm just now getting around to my summer plans when it is nearly July. I like things to sit and percolate in my mind a bit before I make some big decisions. I want plenty of time to survey my options. Get the lay of the land. Anticipate the curves ahead. Then finally make a decision. Here is my list for the summer of 2010:

  • Teach my three nephews to cook 10 basic meals
  • Hike to Stewart Falls
  • Hike Rock Canyon
  • Do some gardening (even if all it amounts to is pulling weeds and admiring my dad's garden and praising my sister's garden)
  • Learn how to utilize my CSA share of vegetables
  • Attend 2 family reunions
  • Play in the water
  • Lay on the grass and read books
  • Soak in the sunshine
  • Take a class
  • Finally take some of the n&ns to Golden Spike National Monument
  • Go at least 3 times to Thanksgiving Point Gardens
  • Go to Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
  • Attend a Scera Shell play
  • Go to Hale Center Theater
  • Take a road trip
It's an ambitious list. For the most part, I'm excited if I get to spend 20 minutes outside most days. I want this summer to be different. I want to enjoy every moment presented to me. I want "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life" and for me that tends to mean venturing further than the tidy comfort zone I usually inhabit.

How about you? What are your plans for the summer?


Megan said...

Love the picture. You, me and Cas were all blessed with the same beautiful knees. :)

I think I have about 80% of your list on my list. Let's play together.

Kelley said...

Sounds like great ideas! Where is Stewart Falls? Is it a hard hike? My goal this summer (which is also only starting now, since I was stuck in Micro for so long!), is to get out, and enjoy the recreation in Utah more. I'm always lamenting that we don't have big yards to roam like in Ohio, and I think it's about time that I stop whining, and start enjoying what's in my extended backyard. More hiking, fishing, exploring!

Eric and Rozanne said...

Looks like a great list! I sure wish my kids had an aunt close-by to take them on outings and teach them how to cook! We just live altogether too far away! Can't wait to hear about your adventures...and by the way, I love the picture. I had to smile at the short shorts and tall socks. You look adorable!

Cassie Chea said...

Sister! I want to hike stewart falls so badly. Let's do it together yes? :)

Goose said...

Good to hear from you again. Looking forward to sharing one of those family reunions with you.

Lori said...

are you part of the jacob's cove CSA? i am. i am excited to pick up my first order today. woohoo.


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