A List Maker's Life: ABC & 123's Summer Prize Picnic

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ABC & 123's Summer Prize Picnic

Welcome to the picnic of the summer & THANKS for stopping by A List Maker's Life!

As a bit of an introduction to my family, my interests, my blog, and me I've come up with a little list (of course!).

I must preface this list by saying that my favorite picnics are the impromptu, pick up Jimmy John's on the way to the beach, ones. However, if I must plan ahead here's what I'll pack.

The Perfect Picnic Packing List

~Kevin: My handsome husband of 9 years
~Gavin: My inquisitive, days away from being, 5 year old
~Anne Hope: My dramatically independent 3 year old fashionista
~Gibson: My 7 month old sweet, smiley sonny
~Camera: To capture the moment
~Napkins & Wipes: To organize the messes
~Play Equipment: For making new memories
~Food: I'm not a huge hamburg/hot dog gal, but I love picnic salads, sweets, and side dishes.
~Blanket: Something floral, pink, or purple(better yet pink & purple)
~Diet Coke: Yup, pretty much addicted...ask my Tweeps!
~Reading Material: I love to read to myself and to the kids
~Off Lamp: To keep away all the pesky bugzzzzzzz
~Conversation Starters: To prompt some interesting picnic table talk & reflection

I can't resist a cute bag, so I am most likely to shove all my stuff into a cloth tote instead of a basket.

Once I'm packed, I'm ready to head off to one of our perfect picnic destinations - ANY Lake Michigan beach between St. Joseph & St. Ignace.

I'd love for you to join me!
Pack your bag (or basket) and I'll look for you at the picnic!
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On a side note:
It certainly isn't a summer picnic food, but I just found out my Easy Potato Soup recipe is the champion for the May edition of The Iron Chef Challenge. Thanks to those of you who voted!!

18 comments:

  1. I'll join you! :-)
    However, you forgot to pack your flip flops!!!! :-)

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  2. Love the packing list!

    I've just posted my intro, but can't get even comments to work on the ABC&123 blog to link up. I'll be back to try again later today...

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  3. Chelle~
    Oh My! I could call that a major oops on the packing list, or make up tell you that they are ALWAYS on my feet so there's no way I would forget them;)
    You, me, and our little peeps...we must do an in real life picnic this summer!
    BTW, this is from me...I think I'm signed in to ABC.

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  4. Katie - we are going back to St. Joseph this year. We went last year on an overnight trip to the Curiuos Kids Children's museum and Deer Forest. We didn't get a chance to check out the WONDERFUL beach there, but hopefully we will this year. :)

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  5. great packing list - when do we leave?

    I just had to vote for the soup - the other recipes did not come close! :)

    I hope all of our friends are having fun - I loved the post with the personalized books, they clearly loved those!

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  6. Great post Katie, love the list format! See I told you that you're great at writing things short and sweet instead of with all the blah blah like me!

    I'm with you, I'd tote bag it all. I find actual picnic baskets hard to move around with☺

    Oh and this is the Other Katie, signed in as us!

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  7. Nice to know you a little better! I love how you made a picnic list! So excited about the Picnic Prize this summer - what a great idea!

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  8. Love your info! What a fun list. :)

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  9. Nice to meet you. I like the way you introduced yourself and family.

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  10. I enjoyed reading your list! Very creative "intro"!

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  11. I love to read your posts Katie. I wish I was as creative! So excited to picnic.

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  12. Hi Katie. For as many times as I've been to ABC, you would think I would have gotten here sooner. Such a wonderful post--love the list:). Thanks again for putting on this wonderful "picnic.

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  13. I am enjoying reading ABCs and 123s and now I am delighted to get to know your personal site. Your recipes sound very yummy - I have to try it one day.

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  14. Loved your picnic list. I'm a list maker too. My family makes fun of me for making so many lists, but I can't see how people live without them! By the way, my daughter's name is Katie...I love it!

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  15. Wouldn't expect anything less than a list from you! Picnics are so much fun...especially in the summer. We usually make yummy sandwiches to bring along, or if I'm feeling a bit lazy, we'll just grab Subway! I'm all about a cute bag, as well. My mother-in-law gets all of these free bags from Lancome and passes them along to me, so I am gathering quite a collection!

    Congrats on winning the Iron Chef!

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  16. Love your list! Glad that someone else enjoys a picnic on the beach as well! I'm not a hot dog/hamburger kind of girl either....but love just about everything else!

    I'm definitely going to have to try your potato soup recipe!

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  17. Great list ! I'll keep these things in mind when we go on our first picnic :)

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