It’s officially summer around here since we celebrated the last day of school this week. I’m sending subliminal messages to all my children to please sleep past 6:30 a.m. starting NOW. Somehow their internal clocks still think they need to be up at the break of dawn even during summer.

I know, my life is so hard.

We have some big plans this summer. In no particular order:

1) Swim lessons. Not for me, for the kids. Although I could use them truth be told. I’m the worst swimmer ever but I can do a pretty mean doggie paddle and a totally awesome knee-dive.

2) Close on our new house mid-June and begin remodeling the kitchen and master bed/bath to hopefully move in by mid-July. Words cannot even describe our excitement to be gaining a few more square feet (we’ve been living in a blessed but very tiny house for the last 8-ish months).

3) Drive cross-country to Island Park, Idaho for a family reunion. If you live along my path – Northern Minnesota through North Dakota through Montana to Idaho – let me know and I’ll wave as we drive past! That’s probably, like, 3 of you since it isn’t exactly population central through those areas. But I’ll still wave.

Yep, that’s about it! Scattered in there are daily chore/schedule charts, piano lessons, bike rides, trips to the library, and a whole lot of playing catch outside. Not to mention some seriously fabulous eats. Summer food speaks to my soul.

What are you most looking forward to this summer?

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