Summer Fun

This week, The Monday Listicles wants to know what we will remember from this summer.   So many memories, so hard to narrow it down to just 10.

In no particular order, they are:

  1. The great, great weather – Vancouver had a great summer – ask anyone!
  2. My 3 weekends in Whistler – we are lucky to live so close and there is so much to do there.IMG_3324
  3. Spending time with friends we don’t get to see often – the lack of schedules in summer is usually the only way to make this happen.
  4. My sister getting engaged – happy times for her and her family.
  5. My daughter learning to ride her bike without training wheels –  she’s a big girl now (sort of).IMG_4276
  6. Our puppy swimming for the first time – it is so much fun to have a water dog!
  7. Finally running over 10 km – there were too many runs where I ended at 9.8km, glad I hit the 10 km!
  8. Sauvignon Blanc and fresh caught salmon – the two together are such a great combination.
  9. My son’s enthusiasm when biking, swimming, tubing and climbing – I want to bottle this and take some for myself.
  10. The great, great weather – it would be hard not to put this on the list twice 🙂

With the exception of the past couple weeks, the summer did fly by.  I can’t believe school starts tomorrow.

But I can’t lie, I am looking forward to a new routine, a new schedule and a little time to myself 🙂

Back to Lists

This time of year always makes me want to organize and get things done!

That being said, I love lists! Let me say it again, I love lists! I actually prefer paper lists to the lists on my iphone apps, but I do use both. I really believe that you need to write down your goals and your to dos, if you want to have any chance of making them happen.

So, there are a few things that I would like to accomplish before the end of the year. What are they, you ask?

Well, here we go:

  • take a photography course (I love my Canon Rebel, but want to learn how to really use it well)
  • start a weekly yoga class (I did yoga when I was pregnant and have been wanting to get back to it)
  • hike the Grouse Grind (it has been years since I did the Grind)
  • enter (and run, of course) a 10km race (or fun run)
  • finish the picture wall in our upstairs hallway (about 75% done so far)
  • starting training classes with the puppy (she is 6 months old!)
  • start skiing again (I grew up skiing but haven’t been in years and years!)

I am sure there are a few more things I would like to do, but let’s just see if I can knock a few things off this list.  Wish me luck!

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