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!
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!!