This summer my MAIN goal above everything else is to take the time to slow down! I feel like I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve barely had time to breathe so I can’t begin to tell you JUST how much I’m looking forward to quiet days at home with the kids, Justin, Nacho … and Peaches … ok, maybe “quiet” isn’t the right word. LOL! But you get what I mean!
Every year I like to share my summer bucket list and normally it’s pretty packed with things to do and see but I’m happy to say that this year, I’ve made a promise to myself to keep things LOW KEY and today I’m proud to share my (can’t come soon enough) mellow summer bucket list with you!
1. Spend more time with the kids
This is my number one priority! I can’t WAIT to make them popsicles, swim in the pool, and get our hands dirty in the garden!! This is EXACTLY what summer is for!
Ps. Check out Leo’s favourite (and decivingly healthy!) popsicles, here!
2. Get back on a workout routine
This has taken me a loooooong time to get back into but I recently started eating healthier (more raw foods!) and I’ve been hitting the gym here and there when I find time and it feels SO GOOD! It’ll be nice to get back on this regularly!
3. Have the girls up for a visit
Every year I have my best friends come stay with me for a weekend in the summer … well, now that we all have different routines and kiddos of our own, our schedules don’t align quite like they used to. So, this year, everyone is going to come up with their family on separate weekends and I’m really looking forward to this quality time with everyone!
4. Get back into cooking again
I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to get creative in the kitchen so now that I’ll have some free time I’m going to get back into cooking again and whip up some of our favourite recipes from our cookbook! Fraiche Food & Full Hearts is now available for pre-order!! I’m also really looking forward to harvesting my garden and fruit trees and using this fresh produce in the kitchen!
5. Celebrate Leo’s birthday
Leo’s birthday is in August and he will be turning THREE!! How crazy is that?! Now to put my thinking cap on and come up with a theme for his party … LOL!!
There you have it!! That’s it, that’s all … and I couldn’t be MORE happy about it!! What are some of your summer bucket list items this year?? If you’re planning a trip in the Okanagan check out my favourite spots in (and around!) Kelowna that I believe are “must-visits” and “must-do’s”, here!