Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Summer Planning















I have always made a plan for our summer for my family. I have seasonal notebooks that I use to make my plans but haven’t started working on my summer schedule yet. I need to work on that this week.

When my kids were younger I would include all the library events sometimes from 2 local libraries, VBS at more than one local church, and we participated in 4H when they got older. Those were our backbone and then I would fill in the rest with other activities. I never spend much for us to have a fun summer always low cost or free.

Now that my children are mostly adults 24, 21, 20, and 17 it frees up my days and I spend a lot of time reading, doing crafts, gardening, and walking or biking in the evening with my husband.  We like to visit local State Parks, Farmers Markets, and Flea Markets. I usually work on organizing projects such as the shed, garage, and basement that I don’t get to do during the cold months. It has been an adjustment to fill my summer without kid centered activities. I have a granddaughter that is 1 yr so I am sure I will be adding a few things back in as she grows up. We have family dinner every Sunday year round but I also plan events that my kids and their significant others enjoy doing with us during the summer at least once-twice a month.
My youngest son does Volleyball camp, Ultimate Mondays, and Youth Group, and Fair week so I still have stuff to do with him. I visit my girls at least once per week to help them with stuff, visit, or go someplace so I will see were the summer leads us. I became a Certified Yoga instructor in April so I will be teaching a class on Wednesday’s this summer to both my daughter’s friends. In the evenings I will continue with the yoga class I attend on Monday’s, and Zumba on Tuesday’s/ Thursday’s.
 
I am finding these links helpful: