Go to the beach at least three times. I've got plans to go this Saturday with a girlfriend of mine from high school. I literally cannot wait.
Get better at skiing. Though we don't have a ski boat we have a boat and we have skis and I was able to get up really well last summer (much improved from the summer before). I also want to try wakeboarding.
Make homemade ice cream. Derek's uncle has the best recipe, but my mom tells me the secret is just beating the egg whites. I used to love making homemade vanilla (or peach, with the peaches coming from trees in our yard) ice cream with my parents and I want it to be something Derek and I can continue doing throughout our marriage.
Go camping. We went last year on Memorial Day weekend, and I hope we continue the tradition.
Have a picture for every day. I've already (kind of) gotten in the habit with #30photosinbetween and #20happydaysinmay so I hope to continue it throughout summer. Maybe I should make my own hashtag? Isn't that what all the cool kids are doing nowadays?
Make s'mores. Because duh.
Complete the #scsbc15. Last year I participated in the reading challenge, but unfortunately I didn't complete all the categories. I'm a little late to start this year (it officially began May 1) but I'm determined to finish! My preliminary list below:
- Freebie - any book! (5 points): Undecided
- Any book you've never heard of (10 points): Undecided
- A book that has been on your TBR list for at least two years. (10 points): Undecided
- A book that won a Goodreads “Best Book” award in 2014. (10 points): The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
- A book by an author who is completely new to you. (15 points): The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- A book by an author you have read before. (15 points): The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes - I've read Me Before You (amazing) and The Girl You Left Behind (also good) by Moyes and I've debated on reading One plus One but have heard some bad reviews.
- A book with "light" or "dark" in the title. (15 points): Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
- Any book with the name of a city, state or country in the title. (20 points): Paris Red by Maureen Gibbon
- Read a book with an animal on the cover. (20 points): The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - This would be a re-read for me but it's been several, several years since I've read it and for some reason it's been on my mind lately.
- Read a book that is part of a series with at least four books. (25 points): Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (second book in "The Giver" series)
- Read a book that is longer than 500 pages long. (25 points): Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- +Read a book with an alliterative title. (30 points): Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie