In Michigan, you HAVE to have summer so you can survive the winter. Seriously, our 2-3 months of sunshine is the only thing that will get you to live here. It's totally a trap, because Michigan summers are so nice that when there's five feet of snow on the ground and you haven't left your house in three days you can say, "but oh, wasn't the state park so nice this summer?"
So, we've been acting very...lazy and summery over here. Which feels really odd- I do feel bad that the most I've done for the house is keep food in the house (sometimes...) and toilet paper in the bathroom. Oh wait. I did finally split the
We've been taking day trips to the lake, the dogs for walks through the river trails, having BBQs with Brenna and Nate's mom, going camping, and laying mostly naked in front of our window air conditioner (You can get that HVAC certification whenever you're ready Nate...)
We decided our big project for the summer is to enjoy our summer together. We realized that while we've been married for 3 years, we haven't actually done that much together. We've maybe spent a few weeks outside of our house in the three years and we were almost never alone (crashing with family, camping with family, you know....never alone) so we want to be gross married people that go off and do stuff together this summer.
Nate loves Michigan. I love sunshine. This is really the only few months that neither of us are miserable. I get sad when the sun dies, Nate gets sad when he's trapped in the house. We're so compatible.
Now, don't get me wrong, stuff is still gunna be happening around here (oh boy, are things gunna be happening) but right now, my focus is on sticking my fat ass in a bathing suit and eating brats and floating on an innertube down a river (P:S did you know that "tubing" in Michigan is literally when you just float down a river in a tube? In Chicago, tubing was like...power tubing, where you stick the innertube to a speed boat. Nate and I had some major confusion the first time he told me we were going tubing)
If you start missing us because we aren't posting a lot, make sure to check us out on facebook and instagram (@ourbrokeasshome) because we'll still be posting there. Besides, everyone needs some scruffybutts in their life and S, B & T are often stars on the instagrams.
What are you guys hoping to get done this summer that isn't working on your house? Do you have a summer bucket list?