The first day after a fun filled weekend is the perfect day to make plans and hope you're as productive as you'd like to be, so I'm linking up again with Amanda over at Merry Mint for Hopes & Dreams. Here are mine from last week:
one | find some reading material - Going to Anchorage today for appointments and I must remember to grab some books!!
two | chicken coop netting - have to get this done this week! although they haven't been escaping lately so maybe it can wait? luckily if it really becomes a problem and I can't do it I have a very capable husband who would definitely do it for me if I asked him. But I hate loading him down with projects when he only has one day off a week.
and now for the exciting part:
summer bucket list!!
one | have a baby ;)
two | fires at the river: we did this on father's day yesterday and it was just perfect!
three | camping: I'd really like to squeeze in a camping trip once baby is at least a few weeks old. It will really depend on how things go with her/her birth and how the weather is. Also for the record I'm talking about campground, tent-big-enough-to-stand-up-in, air mattress camping, in the site next to my parents, who have a camper - very comfortable camping.
four | Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: I haven't gone to the wildlife refuge down by Portage in forever, and we definitely haven't gone with Riggs. I know he'd love it plus two fellow Alaskan bloggers, Amanda and Kelsey, have been making me jealous with their amazing pictures from the trips they took!
five | Alaska State Fair: it seems strange to even add this to the list since it's just something we usually do every year, but I want to include it. It's the first year Riggs will really get everything, the rides and pony rides and farm animals and lumberjack show. And it makes me so excited to see him have so much fun! Plus, hello, the food!
six | get outside everyday: pretty self-explanatory. This should probably be at the top of the list (behind having a baby, of course) because it's the most 'summer to-do' of them all. Getting outside for at least 30 minutes every day is soooo important to my mental wellbeing, as well as Riggs' (and Tutka too!). Plus it's a great way to really soak up summer.
And that's it! It may seem like a short and not very exciting list, but we'll be busy enough adjusting to the whole newborn/two kids things and I don't want to have unrealistic expectations for the summer. I just want to enjoy summer - the look, feel and smell of green, living things - as much as I possibly can before winter arrives.