This year, we are celebrating summer with the Happy Family Movement by creating a Summer Bucket List. This is the perfect summer for the kids and I to travel and see as many sites as we can. We leave Kansas in a little over two weeks, but cannot move into our new house until August. Can you say military family adventure? We are going to be spending time at my mom’s house at the beach, and breaking up the time by visiting friends and anything else that we are interested in. My husband will be going back and forth from DC to NJ on weekends, or we will meet him somewhere. We are so excited and cannot wait for the adventure that this summer promises.
Our list is probably more traveling and visiting things than we would normally pick any other summer. If we were staying home, we would definitely see the local sites, but it would include more crafts and simpler things. This summer we are taking advantage of not being able to move into our house. If you are looking for some other ideas, my friend Kristen has a great list, and this one is also full of fun ideas.
A few nights ago, we sat outside with the first homemade popsicles of the season and got to work on creating our list. We pulled out a road atlas and picked out the cities that we would pass through on our drive and places that we were interested in stopping. We each got to add to the list and each idea was on the table. It could be vetoed, but every idea was considered. Even creating the list is a fun family activity.