*8Things: Not to Miss this Summer.

*8Things iconHere in Seattle it’s the first real week of Summer. School is finally out. The Solstice has just slipped past, and in the past few days we even felt some warmth on our shoulders. The weeks of Summer are scant, and the expectations to have fun-fun-super-fun can be huge. Let’s take a few moments together to capture a couple of Summer priorites.

*8Things: Not to Miss this Summer

1. Any time it’s over 80, I’m dropping everything so we can go swimming at one of our urban beaches.
2. Walking every night through our vegetable gardens. (Dad made me square-foot raised beds!)
3.  Walking with the kids to the Farmer’s Market for fresh cheese, fruit pies, and local produce.
4. Hosting our annual 4th of July open house.
5. Kousin Kamp at my parent’s new island home with EIGHT cousins!
6. Yurt-camping with friends.
7. Seeing the 21yo perform in his first profession show (West Side Story), and watching the 11 and 13yo sing tunes from Wicked at camp.
8. Eating outside as often as possible. (Who wouldn’t at this table?)

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*8Things iconWhat about you? What *8Things do you intend to do with your one wild, precious summer? 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. You inspire us!

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Gidget June 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Love love all of these!! Enjoy your summer to the max!! See you soon!!XOXO

Erika June 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Not sure I have 8 but! As Im too ill to get out very often and living in high rise flat with no outside space would like to:
1. Get outside at least once over the summer if only to sunburn nose in 2min (red head)
2. Treat myself to some very expensive icecream next time I do online shop
3. Dig out some summer cropped pjs so at least feel like Im doing something different to the rest of the year.
4. Buy some mini toilitries which I LOVE and pretend am going on holiday!

crow July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

I walk my garden each evening. It is such a treat after a long hot day.

Laurie Stewart July 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

this has made me take a summer inventory…thanks~

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