Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our Summer of Fun List

Well, summer is finally here in our neck of the woods.  And there truly is no place like home.  We are so happy to be done with school and have lots of time to spend at home. But, we do have many things we would love to do this summer.  We may not be taking a true vacation this year, but there are plenty of things we can to close to home.  This is our summer of fun list:

Lots of time at the library, vacation bible school, summer recreation program and the pool . . .

A trip to our favorite amusement park . . . Idlewild

Many trips to the local farmers' markets

Photo: First farmer's market of the season!

Fishing with Poppy

A trip to the Springhouse

A trip to Round Hill Farm

A few date nights at home and in the city we love.  And yes, sometimes date nights include a baby :)

Plenty of canning, dehydrating and freezing all the goodness of our local fruits and vegetables.

My big girls would like to learn to cross-stitch, so I may try to learn with them.

I also have a few things I would like to accomplish around the house including sorting and donating clothing, streamlining my kitchen and pantry, and organizing our favorite family recipes.

I would like to create some new goodies in my kitchen including homemade pasta and mozzarella cheese.  My kids would love to try homemade soft pretzels.  I am also considering taking the Cultured Dairy e-course at GNOWFGLINS.

But most of all, we want to spend a lot of time resting, finding a few bugs, and discovering a fairy house or two!

What are your plans for summer?


  1. Love your canning pic! Aren't glass canning jars just beautiful with God's bounty in them?! I just found your blog, thanks for pinning our links from Sanctus Simplicitus! God bless!

    1. Thanks for visiting! I love you blog, too! In fact, I already have a link to your DIY Catholic Children's Daily Planner ready for this week's Links I Like This Week :)