I can't wait! Summer is coming and there are so many things I'm counting down toward. I generally try to live in the now, enjoy today, and all that garbage, but around this time (okay, so it started two months ago) I always get antsy for Summer. Here are just a few of the things I am (impatiently) waiting for:
-Disneyland! We are going to the beach with my family at the end of next month and my mom has decided we have to take Avery to Disneyland. She is going to flip out. I hope to capture it on film. She (like her lame mom) is a Disney-holic. Not only does she love Mickey and Goofy and Donald and all those dudes, but she already knows Hannah Montana (pronounced Hah-Tana in Av-speak) and can sing-along with half of the theme songs on Playhouse Disney.
-Gardening (mostly eating what comes out of my garden). For Mother's Day I am getting the rest of the crap I need to start my very first garden! I'm sure I'll post pictures... unless I kill everything in the first month... which I'm not ruling out at this point...
-A trip to the Playmill Theater. Such a fun place. They are doing Footloose this year and I'm going to get my angry-dance on.
-Family bike rides. We finally got a baby trailer thingy to hook Av up to my bike! It's awesome. When we were in Vegas a couple of weeks ago we stole an old bike for Klayton from my parents. Now he's biking to work and Av and I are biking to the library and our car looks like a monument to lame Toyotas in our garage. Okay, so I'm not looking forward to this one since we're already biking it up, but I'm looking forward to a lot more of it!
-The end of Fat Camp. I joined a city-wide weight-loss contest two weeks ago with my friend, Ashley. It ends on June 1st and I cannot wait! Not that I hate having the motivation to step away from chocolate and embrace green-leafy veggies, but it's actually pretty stressful! When (notice I said WHEN not IF- Klayton is always trying to convince me of the power of positive thinking) Ashley and I win (the 1st and 2nd place prize is a bunch of cash) we are going to Las Vegas on vacation. We made t-shirts and everything to keep us motivated. It's a blast and I already lost 6 pounds in the first week! Whoot whoot! haha. Weigh-in #2 is tonight... dun dun duuuuuuuun (foreboding music)!!!
-IF Downtown. The Duck Races. The Farmer's Market. The kids workshops. The walks along the river. The 4th of July parade (and the 5k beforehand). The festivals. The fun. I love my town in the summer, especially our new house which is a stone's throw (or a super-quick bike ride) from all of the festivities. We are lucky ducks.