Ah, summer. My least favorite season, hands down. I know that I'm in the minority on this, seeing as how I've seen so many blogs & facebook statuses lately that have been all about a love of summer. I think what I despise the most is the scorching temps we seem to get in July and August- yuck. It just doesn't seem to end! Despite that fact, I am determined to have a great one, and I've even made a list of goals- a set of resolutions if you will, to get me through. In no particular order:
Take more pictures. Over the past year, I've really neglected my camera and the amount of pictures I have (or, don't have) really reflects that. I need to get my camera out every day, and start taking it with when we go fun places. Even if it's just with my smaller point & shoot camera, I can't risk missing sweet and unexpected shots like this one:
Make yearbooks. This is sort of an extension of the last one, but I've got several memory cards full of pictures that have never been printed. In 10 years from now, I'd love to have a shelf full beautiful picture books that we can look back on- not a drawer full of memory cards. I started creating a book on Blurb for 2011, so my goal is to finish that one and get up to date on 2012. I don't have a lot of time to make every page look custom or fancy, but Blurb has great layout options and I cant wait to get it in print!
Book 2 vacations. Jon and I are just weeks away from celebrating our 5 year anniversary, so the plan is to book a (short) vacation to Las Vegas for the early fall. I am also dying to book a beach vacation (it's been, oh... 5 years!) for our family sometime next spring.
Play tennis at least once a week. I've been hitting the tennis court for several weeks now with my friend Kathy, and I really enjoy it! It's not much, but it's nice to get sweaty on a regular basis and I really don't have the desire to join a gym to work out right now.
Build a twin bed for Cameron. Building a bed has been on my to-do list for quite some time, but I (not surprisingly) have experienced a bit of burn out after building Kylie her bookshelf.
Go on 6 dates, seeing 3 new movies and going to 3 new restaurants. 6 dates is the easy part- but we tend to get stuck in a rut of the same restaurants or doing the same thing every time we go out. Some of the wait staff at PF Changs is starting to recognize us by name when we come in!
Finish the basement. The darn basement. We were going full steam in the months after we moved in, but cant seem to wrap things up down there. The bar tile is in and the countertops are on order. We're so close, but there's still a fair amount of work to be done.
Go to the dentist. Not particularly excited about this one, but I haven't been since I was pregnant with Cameron. So yeah, 4 years ago. Eeek. I've got to book an appointment and book one for Cameron too!
A fairly lengthy list but I feel it can be accomplished in 3 months time. Anyone else have any summer goals or resolutions? Or hate summer like I do? =)