Birds are chirping and the sun is shining. For us, that means that it is time to get active and get outside. John and I both have a touch of cabin fever and are anticipating being able to get outside. Although, the number of hikes and places we want to visit this year is a little daunting. Fortunately we both absolutely love to hike. Also, on our list is spring date ideas that we can do when we are able to get away just the two of us.
spring date ideas:
- Go on a hike or a walk. Our list of hikes is a mile long but we both are so excited to explore new places and get outside. Hiking gives us both such a sense of accomplishment!
- Stargaze. There is something so peaceful about getting out where you can see the stars. However, remember to bring bug repellent and a warm blanket.
- Have a picnic. Eating delectable finger foods out in the sun is so refreshing! Treat yourselves to an adorable picnic at your local park.
- Shop at the local farmers market. You never know what you will find! Make a game out of it and see who can find the most interesting item to buy.
- Drive to a new town. Roll the windows down and turn the radio up while driving to a new place to discover.
- Volunteer together. Find a cause that you both are passionate about to spend a weekend volunteering for. This could be your local soup kitchen or animal shelter.
- Watch a sports event. While this may be more for your other half, at least go to one sports event! Even if it is just for the delicious chili cheese fries.
- Take a tour of a winery. Perhaps even discover a new wine that you love! However, if your other half doesn’t like wine you can always go beer tasting.
- Go kayaking. Or even paddle boarding. Whichever you prefer.
- Find a concert to attend. Our local park has music in the park once a week that we can attend. Consequently, parking is horrendous but it is still fun nonetheless.
- Watch a drive-in movie. Seeing a movie outside can be such a fun treat! Bring extra blankets and pillows and enjoy watching the movie with your popcorn in the comfort of your own car.
what are some spring date ideas you would add to this list?
After sharing some of the many reasons I love spring, I wanted to share my spring bucket list. Truthfully, I am torn between doing monthly goals and seasonal bucket lists. Do you have a preference? Or is there a reason that you choose one over the other? I would love to know! Perhaps it will help me make a final decision.
Every time I wander outside I am reminded how much I love the blooming flowers. Also, how tulips are one of my favorite flowers. I only remember them in the spring for some reason. Sunflowers are usually my main focus in the summer, which could be why. Anyway, back to tulips! All I want to do is fill my home with them!
spring bucket list:
- Plant dozens of wildflower seeds in the garden with the kids.
- Make and can strawberry jam.
- Go on a hike as a family.
- Discover an amazing and motivating morning yoga sequence.
- Begin paying off our credit card debt and improve our credit scores.
- Prepare for the garage sale that is coming up.
- Host a fun minecraft-themed birthday party for Carson.
- Read a minimum of five books.
- Schedule at least two weeks of blog posts and begin thinking about summer posts.
what is on your spring bucket list?
There are so many exciting and wonderful reasons to love spring. In fact, I have anxiously been awaiting the arrival of spring once fall was over. It’s not that I dislike winter, I just prefer to be warm. I am perpetually cold all the time. My coworkers get frustrated because I hog the heater, whoops! Not to mention, the flowers beginning to bloom is such a gorgeous sight.
On my drive home, the roads in our neighborhood are lined with cherry blossom trees. Currently they all have the prettiest pinkish-white flowers that immediately brighten my mood. Our backyard is also home to a cherry tree that is currently budding! Although I am not a fan of cherries, it sure is pretty this time of year.
some of the many reasons to love spring:
- Roses and other flowers begin to bud while fresh shoots start appearing from the earth.
- Windows start being left open to let in fresh air and the sound of the birds singing.
- We begin to see more sunlight and we no longer have to leave for work in the dark.
- Heavy coats are put away and lighter jackets are put back in the closet.
- Farmers markets open and we are able to start buying locally made foods, items, and plants.
- The kids begin playing outside again giving us the occasional break from the madness and noise.
- Flip flops, shorts, and tank tops are worn daily and my skin finally gets to see the sun again.
- We get to paint and hide Easter eggs as well as get together with family for the holiday.
- John and I celebrate being together eight years as well as celebrate Carson’s seventh birthday.
- Drinking lemonade infused with berries as well as busting out the barbecue.
what are some things that you would add to this list?