Monday, May 10, 2010

10 on the 10th!



One night last week, our family sat around the table after dinner and made our "summer list". Basically, it's a list of things we want to do during the summer months. Our list includes big things, small things, realistic things, challenging things, and things that we dream of doing.

Thought I'd share ten of the things on our summer list for today's 10 on the 10th.

1. Family bike rides. All of us need a bicycle tune-up, but we have a great biking trail by our home that is calling our name.

2. Indoor Sky Diving. Okay, this was Will's contribution to the list. He actually wanted to do it for his birthday back in February, but he opted to have a party instead. I'll think we'll let this be a boys only excursion. I have lots of friends who have done this and they say it's an incredible experience, but I'll pass.

3. Go to the beach. This is Abbey's dream. She's never seen the ocean. If some pieces fall into place, there is a chance it might happen this summer! More on that later...

4. Go to the movies! We're particularly excited about seeing Shrek: Forever After, Toy Story 3, and The Karate Kid.

5. Hiking!!! This of course is MY contribution to the summer list. I hiked Spruce Mountain a few weeks ago and got bit (again) by the hiking bug. I wanted to go on a hike yesterday (it's sorta our Mother's Day tradition) but my leg is still jacked up. Boo. My friend and I want to take our kids to hike The Crags (it's my favorite hike in Colorado) and I also want to hike Pulpit Rock in Colorado Springs. I saw some interesting trails yesterday at Garden of the Gods too. I am itching to get outside with the kids and HIKE!

6. Camp/Camping. Will and Sarah are going to their first ever week-long camp this summer. To say they're jazzed would be an understatement. Their little sister is pretty excited too, but mostly she's excited about being an only child for the week! We'd love to take a family camping trip this summer as well.

7. Go to a Rockies game. John and I both want to do this. He wants us to spend the night in Denver and eat breakfast the next morning at Snooze. I think he's been dreaming of that breakfast since he ate there with his editorial team back in December.

8. White water rafting. This is Will's other contribution. Do you sense the adventure theme? Do you sense my fear?

9. Run a 5K together. Will has discovered that like his dad, he loves to run. One of our good friends organizes this 5K and I sorta told him back in March that I'd run it this summer. I can and do run, I just don't love it like my husband and son do. John and Will still aren't completely on board with this idea, but they said they'd think about doing it with me. The girls prefer to be our cheerleaders at the finish line.

10. Visit two national parks: The Great Sand Dunes and Rocky Mountain National Park. Sarah really, really wants to see the sand dunes (so do I) and you know how much we love RMNP!

There is still more on our summer list but I'll stop with ten. Know what else? TEN MORE SCHOOL DAYS UNTIL OUR SUMMER VACATION BEGINS!!! Soooooo excited to see what this summer will hold for us!

If you want to share your 10 on the 10th list, link up below! Peace out, peeps.

23 comments:

lemonadegal said...

Oh, this reminds me that we need to make a list. We made one last year, but moving and stuff really messed it up. I'm not so much for the sky diving, but I love to white water raft! I'll have to share my near-death experience someday. It was in Colorado.

lemonadegal said...

Oh, this reminds me that we need to make a list. We made one last year, but moving and stuff really messed it up. I'm not so much for the sky diving, but I love to white water raft! I'll have to share my near-death experience someday. It was in Colorado.

Melissa said...

What a fun thing to do to sit down as a family and make a list of things to do!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

If you're coming east to the ocean...let me know :-)

Michele said...

I LOVE your list. Your Will is a boy after my own heart with his 5K and whitewater rafting!!! Camping and hiking are big ones for us this summer too. We have many friends who love to hike and camp. I really need a prissy pair of hiking shoes (ha!ha!). I think our families would be great friends if we lived near one another :) I'm a beach lover, so I really, really hope your whole family gets to see the beach this year. If it is St. Simons, YOU HAVE TO LET ME KNOW!!!

dawn said...

Great list! Makes me want to make one for the summer too...

We've never been to the Sand Dunes in spite of saying we'd like to for years...does it get too hot there to enjoy in summer?

I wish the hiking bug would bite us...need to work on that one.

Sheila said...

If you could make your Rockies game be Faith day, I would highly recommend it. My daughters and I went last year, and it was an AWESOME experience. http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/col/ticketing/faithday.jsp

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

All I'm saying is I went white water rafting the summer after I had N1. Never.again. I was terrified! : ) But the hiking and mountains part of your list sounds great! That is probably what I miss most from living the Canada ... seeing the Rocky Mountains almost every day!

O Mom said...

Great list! I hope you get to do each and every one!

Kathy said...

Great list! #3 (about the ocean) reminds me of when my daughter was around 6 years old and asked me if we had oceans "in our world." Ah, the joys of being land-locked! Hope you have fun checking things off your list--lots of memories waiting to happen!

Mrs. Claus said...

When you are finished with all the summer activities you should put your souvenirs in a "Vacation Jar"
http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/01/pick-up-sticks/

whimzie said...

In some ways, I thought indoor skydiving was more difficult than outdoor skydiving. That may be because the last time I indoor skydived, I hurt my back. I did not enjoy the pain even a little bit.

I can't wait to see Toy Story 3!!

White water rafting is on my list of favorite things I've ever done. I hope you get to do that!!

I want to go to a Rockies game with you guys! And I was just thinking when I saw the Biggest Losers do a 5K, why don't I do one? I know at this point I probably couldn't run the whole thing but I could at least start by walking one! It's going on my list.

I know of someone who's moving to a beach that would LOVE it if you guys decided to come out her way!! Hint, hint.

Kecia said...

I LOVE white water rafting. When I was a summer missionary in Vail I got to raft the Colorado. I think it was from Eagle to Glenwood Springs. It was amazing! We also went on our honeymoon, on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. :)
I'm doing 10 on the 10th, but don't see Mr. Linky...?

dawn said...

came back and linked up! Thanks, Meredith!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I also wrote up a list for this summer but my list won't publish for a few days. :) I ran a 5k last week and I think I'm hooked. Now if the weather and my children (who aren't sleeping all night) would cooperate I might actually go for a run. Going to the beach is also on my list. Though much easier for us since we live about 2 miles from a beach on the Bay (sounds more glamorous than it is).

Amy in Peru said...

My link this month is kind of a cheat :) I'm doubling up since I once again forgot it was the tenth until I'd already thought up some really great post and posted it... ;)

Someday, perhaps I'll think ahead...

maybe.

:)
amy in peru

Sami said...

So I'm a day late...but the funny thing is that I actually wrote it last week! Just forgot about it :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Indoor sky diving?! What in the world?!!! What is that, like a vacuum room? Looks fun, actually! (Not the real thing for me, tho, thanks.)

I'm with Abbey on the beach. And the cheerleading at the finish line. LOL.

Kendra said...

I want to go to RMNP and the beach, too! Can you adopt me? I don't get to go anywhere!

Gretchen said...

WW rafting is fun. Class 2/3 rapids are a gentle ride. 3/4 more adventurous. Keep Abbey in the inside of the boat. ;)

I happen to know of a beach really close to me. Just sayin'. 4 bedrooms. Just keepin' it real.

New Every Morning said...

I didn't know that there is a new Karate Kid movie coming out! Of course no one can take Ralph's place.

My son's little league team is the Rockies... want an autograph? ;)

I would LOVE to try the indoor sky diving. My brother gets to do it often for training and says it is awesome!

Janet Lea said...

My son, too, wants to try indoor sky diving! The list sounds like a fun summer to me!

Janet Lea said...

My son, too, wants to try indoor sky diving! The list sounds like a fun summer to me!