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It seems every summer we have had some sort of large project going.  Preparing for our wedding, building a home, finishing the basement, being pregnant…the list goes on and on.  This is the first summer we don’t have anything huge going on and I’m looking forward to it.

My Husband and I came up with a few goals on how to spend out summer, as weekends already are filling up.  I don’t want to get into the rut of spending our weekends running errands and catching up on household chores.  That isn’t what it is about.  I feel like we get into a make sure we mow, sweep out the garage, clean the house and make it to Target mode and I’m over it.  That isn’t living and sure as hell not how I want to spend Cora’s first summer.

We kicked off our summer with a big party at our home with all of our friends and their kiddos.  Since then we have managed a weekend back home with my Mom and Cora’s first baseball game.  We have other weekends filling in with camping trips, weddings and so forth but we want to fill the more empty weekends with hikes, days at the zoo, sitting at the beach, more baseball games and anything else that sounds like fun.

I’m not saying spend gobs of money every weekend but just make some memories.  Those things we always say Hey, we should go do! Yea, I want to actually do them, try them, live them.  It is easy to say that we will one day but one day comes and goes quickly enough.  Then the little one isn’t so little and winter is upon us.

So that is our summer goal, to be mindful of how we are living our time together.  To breathe in summer a bit deeper, stretch the days out a bit longer, and show the baby even more parts of our little world.

What are your summer goals with your family?

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