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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tips on Tuesday: Our Summer To Do List 2011

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, this won't be anything new to you. But, if you're new to the blog, my family started creating a seasonal "To Do" list. We started one summer to keep ourselves focused and so we could look back at the end of summer and say, "Wow! Look at all the cool stuff we did this summer."

We have carried the idea forward and tend to create a Fall/Winter list, a Spring list and a Summer list. We ask everyone in the family to give input and Dad & Mom retain ultimate adding or deleting power. This year, I had each person make a list of the 5 things they most wanted to do this summer. After deleting get a dog and have a garage sale, I put everything else on the list. One of my wonderful children even picked going to the library so library and reading were sort of selected by child this year (it always makes the list--hmmm, wonder how that happens?).

Here's the list:

Out of the 23 things listed, we have already achieved 12 of them. I see the fourth of July as the halfway point so I think we're doing a good job. Not everything will be able to be crossed off the list, but we sure do focus on trying to get as many things as possible off the list. I knew we wouldn't be able to make it to the fossil beds this year, so I did leave Dino Digging off. I usually put that on for me because I really want to do that sometime. Perhaps it will appear next year...

Hope you are making memories this summer, too. We're having a blast. I'll keep you posted as we reach fall, but it looks like we just might make almost everything on the list. At least that's what we are hoping to accomplish!

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