Now that the weather is warming up and the sun is out more, I can’t help but to daydream about all the fun that comes with it. Don’t get me wrong, I like winter too. The holidays, snow, cozy clothes. But at some point, enough is enough, and it’s time for some fun in the sun. These are my favorite things I look forward to every spring and summer.

Longer days. There’s something nice about it being sunny out before and after work. And later sunsets give me more time to go on walks with my husband and pup after work!

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Barbecues. Maybe it’s the midwest girl in me, but nothing feels more like summer than grilling out. My dad used to grill at least once a week every summer, and my husband does it now. One of the first things I do when spring weather comes is clean up the porch.

 

Beach and pool days. I love love love being in the water when it’s warm out. When I still lived in Missouri, I would go to a friends house or my in-laws for some pool fun. I could spend all day in the pool. Now that I live relatively close to the Pacific, I try to plan a beach day at least a couple of times in the summer.

 

Hikes. Last summer I made it my goal to go on a hike every weekend that I wasn’t working. I didn’t quite get out every weekend, but I got pretty darn close. There’s just something about being surrounded by green trees and birds chirping that washes away all the stress and chaos from the work week.

 

Bike rides. I also love riding my bike. Growing up, my dad, brother, and I would go on bike rides a couple times a week during the summer. I haven’t gotten to ride as often as I would like the last couple of years, but I’m going to make a stronger effort this summer!

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Froyo. I am obsessed with frozen yogurt. My husband constantly makes fun of me for it. I could eat froyo every single day in the spring and summer and not get sick of it.

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What are your favorite things about spring and summer? Comment and let me know!