Last week, I posted my Spring 2013 Bucket List, which is going to help make sure that I zest up my spring season with family and friends. I’ve already checked off four out of the eight items on the list, and I have some photographs for you on which ones I’ve done! I intend to get through everything on my list by the end of the season, and I definitely encourage you to create a seasonal bucket list, as well. It’s a great way to brainstorm idea’s for your family, and it’s fun to check things off as you do them.
I can successfully cross off four out of the eight things on my bucket list!
Let’s take a closer look:
1. Walk For Charity. I did Walk MS this year in honor of my dad, and our team raised over $1300 for the National MS Society. It was an experience I will never forget, walking around talking to others with MS, as well as physically pushing myself to run the actual walk because my dad cannot walk at all anymore due to MS. It’s one of those events that leaves you feeling really good inside, and I like knowing that I helped to make a difference, not just for my dad, but for other people who have MS, as well. Here are some pictures from the event:
2. Go To The Zoo. I got a chance to go to the zoo with my dad and my husband for “MS Family Day.” The tickets were vastly reduced and we got a free lunch for the day. We got to see all the animals as well as walk through the Botanical Gardens, which is always my favorite part. Our zoo has a really spectacular Botanical Gardens that looks like a dream this time of year, so I brought my camera along and snapped over six-hundred photographs! The zoo is one of those timeless, classic places to go no matter how old you are, and I enjoyed a perfectly sunny day there. Here are my favorite photographs from the day:
3. Grow Something. Today is actually Earth Day, so Happy Earth Day! I’m a big believer in planting things every single spring season, so this one was easy for me. I started my own herb garden in a huge pot, where I combined all the different herbs together. In just two weeks, all of them have grown so tall and huge already! I also planted two varieties of tomatoes: Roma, and “Mortgage Lifter” tomatoes. In the front yard, we added two new trees to our family, a weeping willow and a red-bud tree. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted a weeping willow because they are very distinctly southern. I can’t wait until it grows even larger so I can read a book underneath it!
4. Join A Spring CSA. I was SO excited to check this one off my list. I had been wanting to join a CSA (community-supported agriculture) for almost two years now, and I finally signed up for the spring share at a local, organic, sustainable farm. Every Wednesday, I go to pick up a bag full of whatever has been grown and harvested that week. My first share was on April 17th, and I picked up a huge reusable bag filled with arugula (my favorite!), micro-greens, Valentine’s Day radishes, purple kale, and edible flowers. Not only was everything inside delicious and super healthy, but it made me feel good knowing that we are supporting local, organic farming.
I’ve still got four things I want to “check off” my bucket list for the season, and I intend to enjoy them and, of course, photograph my experiences. Every season, I make a “bucket list” of things I want to do, and then I slowly cross them off. It’s perfect for when you’re bored on a weekend or you’re looking for something to do. I try to choose seasonally appropriate activities, for instance, swimming at the pool during the summer, and apple picking during the autumn.
What is on your spring bucket list? How will you zest up your life this spring?
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