Friday, March 4, 2011

Bucket List

This has to be quick. I'm at a rapid pace running out of Gerber Puffs which I'm so lovingly using to bribe my super clingy whiny daughter in to giving me a little bit of time to pull photos and update the blog. Yikes.

Two things:

First... Evie's new toy box.  You can see it in the background. It's purple and my mom and I found it at a local consignment shop that supports the rescue mission. It was inexpensive and exactly what I was looking for.

Evie and I have spent most of the afternoon playing in her bedroom, something normally reserved for the living room floor.

Now that we actually have toys in her bedroom, I forsee lots of bedroom floor play in the future. 

I'm also kind of a sucker for space where stuffed animals and dolls can be neatly lined up.

And her sweet little feet.

Second... I made a bucket list. A little cliche but that's okay... everyone should have one.

1. Take a family vacation to Dollywood
2. Buy a house
3. Finish paying off student loans and medical bills
4. Take Evie to Disney World
5. Take a family vacation to the beach
6. Have a flower and vegetable garden
7. Buy a camper
8. Have a professional family portrait made
9. Take that honeymoon we didn't get.
10. Be a stay home mom or work part time.
11. Take an overnight train trip to somewhere cool.
12. Attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
13. Meet Dolly Parton and go to a performance
14. Have pieces of my wedding dress made into something like blankets for all my babies.
15. Buy furniture, especially bedroom furniture and a dining room table.
16. Have a picnic on the parkway with my husband and daughter
17. Learn sign language
18. Adopt a baby or become a foster mom.
19. Go to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
20. Learn to cook 5 new really great meals.
21. Read 10 new books in 2011.
22. Become an early riser, by choice.
23. Make a difference in a stranger's life.
24. Bring awareness to 5 different charities.
25. See atleast one of my photographs in a local museum.
26. Have 1000 followers on my blog
27. Start a college fund for Evelyn.
28. Start a MAD money account for myself.
29. Create a will.
30. Complete a 356 Photo Project.
31. Have a playdate with another mom and her children
32. Forgive someone I may have a grudge against
33. Go through my childhood keepsake boxes (throw some things out, keep some for my children)
34. Have a throw blanket made from my keepsake t-shirts
35. Make a photo/memory book each year for the past year for Evelyn.
36. Buy Matt a brand new car and put a big red bow on top. (When we first met this is something he said he always wanted)
37. Be featured in the newspaper (for a positive reason).
38. Fly a kite on the beach
39. Have four children… one down, three to go.
40. Take photos of kids for 10 families that can't afford to have photos made in 2011.
41. Start a charity of my own.
42. Be recognized for doing a good job at work.
43. Go to a butterfly emporium/conservatory/garden
44. Buy the lens I want for my camera.
45. Visit Charleston, SC
46. Make 15 friends through my blog across the country/world.
47. Find a church for my family and have Evelyn dedicated.
48. Buy my wedding ring back (it was cut off during my labor and had to be melted down and reformed but we can't afford to buy it back yet)
49. Take my parents on a vacation.
50. Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru

Puffs are gone! Have a wonderful weekend!


The Unglamorous Mommy said...

Great bucket list! I've never been to Dollywood, but it sounds like fun! Sounds like you have a thing for Ms. Parton... ;)

Oh - I love baby toes too! They are just so darn cute!

Chanelle Patel said...

I have a bucket list too!!! Isnt it funny how you want to not only experiance things for yourself, but also make sure your child has those experiances.

Amber @ Life Will Never Be The Same said...

I love your bucket list! I feel like I need to make one!

Shan said...

Love the photos (natch!) and the list. If we were closer, I could help you with learning sign language. Then maybe you'd also be one down on your blog friends list.


Julie said...

These are great! You've inspired me to create my own bucket list. I mean, I made one when I was 20, but now that I'm 36 and a mom I think I need a new one. You've also inspired me to pay for the person behind me next time I go to Taco Bell :-)

Great Blog! Keep up the good work.

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