*8Things: Simply Summer

The “One Day This Summer” journal I keep with the kids. More here.

Just a quick list this week…it’s too nice to stay inside and type. What are *8Things you simply must do this Summer?

*8Things: Simply Summer

1. Eating outside.
2. Popsicles.
3. Staying up to late because it’s still light out at 10pm.
4. Guitar on the porch after dinner.
5. Pigtails.
6. Inflatable wading pools.
7. Raspberries.
8. Smell like chlorine.

*8Things iconWhat’s your list of *8Things: Simply Summer? Be present to them now and create a little cache of sunlight in your soul.   Grab a button and play along. If you put your list on your blog, give us the permalink in the Mr. Linky below. Thanks for playing!

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Ami July 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm

This summer is all about enjoying myself! Thanks for the great prompt!

Jenny Wells July 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

My 9yo daughter just walked in wearing a red tank top with sparkles across the chest, denim shorts and a firework burst of blue at the back of her shockingly white hair. She’s ready, too!

Tracy July 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm

So excited about this! No more letting summers go by without honoring them!
Thank you thank you thank you!

Susan July 2, 2010 at 6:35 am

1. eating outside
2. camping
3. Santa Barbara
4. slip -n- slide
5. going into the pool after swimming lessons with my son instead of staying out with all the other moms and their nice hair and make-up
6. ice cream cones
7. fireworks
8. no alarm clock all summer – is it even possible? I am determined to find out!

Cindy July 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

* take naps in the hammock
* bike! bike! bike!
* hike
* eat outside at our picnic table (doesn’t happen enough because the kids freak out about bugs – and they’re all teenagers!)
* visit outdoor ice cream trucks (Parfait or Molly Moon)
* camp
* get a pedicure and walk around in flip flops
* use our fire pit
and an extra – ENJOY my family (even though I’m getting slightly claustrophobic in our small house with everyone – even the college-professor husband – home at once – and so much more than I am!)

Bethan July 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Loved this list! It really connected me with the things I want to do to make this summer the best, most relaxing yet. Thanks!

Bethan July 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I just wanted add as well … I am in LOVE with your blog. It’s not often that you stumble upon a place that feels like home. I’m now off to explore your nest further.

Kate July 4, 2010 at 4:38 am

Loveliness! I ADORE summer. Thanks for the reminder to celebrate it :)

Jenny July 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

This is a pretty nifty and great idea. I think I’ll get in on this as well :D

Jenn O. July 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm


1) walk barefoot in the grass
2) look up at the night sky
3) feel a cool breeze wash over me
4) stick my feet in the sand
5) feel the sun warm my skin
6) dip my body in salt water
7) spit watermelon seeds
8) eat an ice cream cone before it drips down my arm

Rachelle July 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

Did you see how many of these lists are pictora? Check out the Mr Linkies. So pretty! Thanks for playing y’all.

The Other Laura July 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Such a great list (and your calm in the face of such a huge move is downright inspirational)!

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