Thursday, May 30, 2013

The You Betcha Family's Summer Bucket List

What an awesome link up from Holly & Trista!

So, let's take a look at the You Betcha Family's Summer Bucket List...
Some good ol' tenting it. We will likely do this near a lake or river and mix in Fishing, Floating Down the River, or Both. Before we know it snowflakes will be falling again so we have to get in as much as we can while we can.
Backyard Bonfire
We have tried to get this one in a couple of times already and the weather keeps interrupting us. Rest assured we have the hot dog & s'mores materials ready for the next nice weekend evening Mother Nature gives us.
Mr. You Betcha wouldn't let us get buy without this one. Honestly, I find being out on the lake very relaxing and many days it's the only way to beat the heat {or should I say humidity}.
Biking at Itasca
They have some amazing bike trails at Itasca State Park and ever since we went kayaking there two years ago we have wanted to go back to take Little Man biking. Kinda cool to have the Mississippi Headwaters practically in your backyard.
Float Down the River
If you have never experienced this I am sorry. It's a summer must around these parts.
Drive In Movie
Every summer we say we want to go and we never do. There is one only 45 minutes away and I say this year is our year. Only $5.00 for adults and 5 & under are free!
Minnesota Zoo
We have taken Little Man to a few smaller zoos and I think he is finally big enough to appreciate the Mac Daddy Zoo of the Great State of Minnesota. It really is a great zoo and I can't wait to see it trough my son's eyes.
Play in Sprinkler
Backyard fun at its best. Nothing better or cheaper than setting up the kiddie pool and the sprinkler.
This is also a summer given and another first for Little Man.
Alexandria Races
This is where Mr. You Betcha went on our first date. Since this summer marks 10 years since that magical night I think it's time for a walk down memory lane. We also got ice cream after the races so I might have to add that in.
Hometown Days
This is the first annual city celebration I am helping organize. I have several bundled up emotions regarding this event but it should be a good time.
Twin Cities COLOR RUN
Looking forward to meeting up with some of my bloggy friends for this FUN RUN. See you in July Lisa, Candis, and Kayla! Go Team COLOR ME RUNNING!
Grand Marais 5 Year Anniversary Trip
September will mark 5 years since I married the man who drives me crazy {I wouldn't have it any other way}. We plan on celebrating by traveling up the north shore for a few days to get away from life, just the two of us.
There are about 3 of 4 local 5k's Mr. You Betcha and I want to do together. I am not too serious about them and just plan on doing the best I can. However, like I said before Mr. You Betcha has gotten pretty intense about his running. He had me print him a training schedule and everything. He really wants to be the fastest fireman at the Smokin' Hot 5k the end of July.
Minnesota State Fair
This may or may not happen but I think it would be fun if it did. I haven't been there since I was a little girl. Sometimes huge groups of people stress me out so I might change my mind after The Zoo & The COLOR RUN.
Garage Saling
Sportin' Heels and Getting Deals Baby!
I realize that all this seems like alot. We will probably just take summer a day at a time and see what happens. Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff!


  1. Your summer sounds like it's going to be a BLAST!
    I can't wait to her how the Color Run goes for you ladies. You're going to have an amazing time together!

  2. Great list! I have many of those same things on mine. I really want to camp at Itasca this summer. But my little one is only 14 months old. So we'll see if it happens this year.

    I hope you do end up making it to the State Fair. If for the people watching alone. And the fried pickles. :)

  3. I can't wait to meet all you other bloggers at the Color Run. We have another blogger team that will be there!

    The State Fair is the best part of the year. Can't wait!

  4. I forgot to put floating the river on mine! that must happen... and more then once too!!
    we are (hopefully) going to the zoo too!

  5. I'm ridiculously excited to meet up with you guys for the Color Run!! Eeeeek
    and I want to float down a river... I haven't done that since I went to Texas a million years ago - such a good time

  6. Sounds like a fun summer!! I am very excited for the Color Run (even though it may be the Color Walk for me... Ha). We will be taking Mav to the zoo this summer too! We have never been there so it will be a first for us all ;-)

  7. Great list!!!! Thanks for linking up and Happy Summer!