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
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?