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summer planningI have been wearing flip-flops all week. And it's 82 degrees outside as I write this, which is amazing for Oregon in early May. But I'm getting excited about summer!

Usually around this time of year, my husband and I sit down, look at the calendar and do some Lord-willing-planning for the summer ahead of us. Keeping in mind that...

"The point is fruitfulness,  not efficiency.
You should want to be fruitful  like a tree,  not efficient like a machine." ~D. Wilson

And remembering that my favorite summer was probably-- The summer we didn't do anything.

But just in case you're a-bit-of-a-planner, like I am, or even if you just want to be a bit more intentional about this next summer... I wanted to share our summer planning questions with you.

And in the comments below, I'd love to hear some of your fun summer ideas!


"Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring... Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." ~James 4:13-15


boots Summer Planning Questions to Consider:

What places would we like to visit locally this summer?

What specific educational goals do we have for each child?

What 3 books (or more) would I like to read this summer?

How am I going to spend time in God's Word?

What am I hoping to study in the Bible?

Are there any friendships we'd especially like to invest in this summer?

What household tasks do I need to keep up on?

Are we planning to take any extended trips or vacations?

What reoccurring weekly activities would we like to include?

Are there any specific skills we'd like our children to learn over the summer?

How am I going to invest in my marriage this summer?

What are some easy (or new) meals that I'd like to make this summer?

What specific character traits or heart issues do we need to work on with our children or as a family?

Are there any specific skills I'd like to work on over the summer?

How can I make sure we have down time?

Are there any fun movies we'd like to watch together?

How/where will we celebrate any birthdays, holidays or special occasions?

What will hospitality look like for us this summer?

Is anyone coming to stay?

Who do we want to invite over?

Does my husband have anything that is important to him to include?

Do we have any house project goals?

What will our kiddos' summer chores include (now that they'll have a bit more free time)?

What are some "fill-in" activities that we'd like to do more often (Legos, reading, painting, nature walks)?

Are there any schedules I need to collect to keep with my summer calendars (libraries, farmer's markets, community theaters)?

How are we going to serve in our community, church, and/or neighborhood?

Do we have any other goals for the summer that I haven't included elsewhere?

We’re getting close to June !!! Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…

And please share your summer plans or ideas below!


Kara @The Chuppies

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