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And.... my list... keeps... growing...

Sunday, May 2, 2010
I have made my list and it keeps growing. I can't even begin to stop adding things. So, I'm going to list what I have here, but know that it will likely change constantly. :) I was trying to stick to around 100 things, but well, I tried.

Now, here is the deal. I think I can accomplish about 20 things off of my list in the next twelve months. I think I can... some of the things are simple things that I just need to make a point to do. So, I think that is going to be my goal... I'm going to try and have at least 20 things marked off my list by May 1, 2011.

And... here's the big reveal:

My List (Changing Daily)
1. Parasailing at the beach
2. Serve the homeless
3. Habitat for Humanity
4. Planting a wildflower garden like my great-grandmother's
5. Learn to plant a vegetable garden
6. Learn to make jewelry
7. Make a memory quilt for my parents
8. Research my family tree
9. Go to a UK football game
10. Go to a UK basketball game
11. Go to the NCAA basketball Championships - DONE! NCAA Championships 2010 Duke versus Butler (After Duke defeated WVU in the Final Four Game we attended and Butler defeated Michigan State University – Indianapolis, Indiana)
12. Go to a NCAA football Bowl game (preferably WVU’s game)
13. Run a 5k
14. Participate in a triathlon or a duathalon or both
15. Take Bailey to see her first concert – DONE! Taylor Swift at Rupp Arena on April 29, 2010
16. Go back to see Taylor Swift. :)
17. See Dave Matthews in concert again, preferably with Bret, Cilla, Rebecca, and Paul. :)
18. Swim with dolphins
19. Learn to ride a horse (without feeling terrified)
20. Teach Bailey and Jake how to shoot bows and arrows
21. Teach Bailey and Jake how to ski
22. Ski in Colorado, Vermont, and/or Canada
23. Visit Savannah, Georgia
24. Visit Charleston, South Carolina
25. Travel outside of the country
26. Participate in a mission trip (this might have to wait until the kids are older)
27. Teach Bailey to tie her shoes
28. Teach Jake to walk into a room and feel confident with himself (no nail biting)
29. Go to the Super Bowl - hehehehe.... definitely have to win the lottery for this one
30. Learn how to write HTML code
31. Learn how to decorate cakes (beyond the little stars that I can do)
32. Learn to play guitar
33. Camp out with the kids
34. Ride a four-wheeler (again)
35. Drive a motorcycle
36. Snowboard… without injuring myself
37. Ice skate
38. Teach my kids to make crawdads fight
39. Learn to golf
40. Teach Bailey and Jake how to play tennis
41. Build a children’s boutique that features specialty clothing, including items that I make
42. Visit Hawaii
43. See a volcano
44. Learn to surf
45. Sing karaoke
46. Get tickets for Brad and Jake to see a motocross competition together... just so I could hear about the look on Jake's face. It's crazy to see how much a motorcycle can impact a little boy - it's genetic.
47. Take the kids to a monster truck show
48. Help the kids learn to throw and kick a football
49. Go snorkeling
50. Go deep sea fishing
51. Read these books: http://www.newsweek.com/id/204478 Yep… all of them.
52. Help my kids learn (and love) to read and read them the Little House on the Prairie books (my mom read them to us as kids)
53. Organize all of my photos and family videos (this will probably never happen because I can’t ever get caught up!).
54. Catch fireflies with my kids
55. Find a way to organize kids’ toys… really…
56. Raise money for breast cancer awareness (think at least $5,000)
57. Read the entire Bible from beginning to end
58. Get my kids a dog and teach them to take care of it
59. Learn to water ski
60. Grow old with the love of my life by my side
61. Go to Vegas… and gamble a lot. A whole lot.
62. Go to the Kentucky Derby
63. Visit New Orleans, but not during Mardi Gras – that would be too many people for me to handle…
64. Visit Los Angeles
65. Drink a green beer
66. Take my kids to Disney world
67. Have an in-ground pool
68. Get a couple’s massage
69. Learn to save money for Christmas to give our credit cards a break J
70. Pay off our credit cards – HAHAHAHAHA! I know… it is hilarious.
71. Take a world geography class or at least attempt to learn where various countries are located, since I have absolutely no knowledge of these things.
72. Have a Halloween party, complete with costumes and bobbing for apples
73. Host Christmas dinner at my home
74. Go some place really fascinating for New Year’s Eve
75. Do a tour of New England, including Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, complete with historical tourist stops
76. See the Grand Canyon
77. Climb a mountain… like really hike and climb a mountain not a hill in eastern Kentucky
78. Go to Nashville and watch the country music stars at the CMA Music Festival
79. Teach Jake to pedal his bike
80. Teach Bailey to ride without training wheels
81. Win the lottery so that we can actually do this traveling before I turn 80. :)
82. Capture a caterpillar and watch it turn into a butterfly with the kids
83. Milk a cow
84. Take the kids to the circus
85. Spend an entire day wandering the hills where I grew up with my own children… showing them the blackberry bushes that my grandparents and I picked berries from and the little “pond” where I thought a huge turtle lived
86. Teach my kids to appreciate everything they have… even if it means sacrificing all of the things on my list to show them what is really important in this world
87. Learn to can vegetables
88. Learn at least ten new recipes each year
89. Read all of the “Fifty Books Every Kindergartener Should Read” with both of the kids this summer
90. Learn to speak Spanish
91. Learn to paint… not walls and stuff… like paintings
92. Go to a Nascar race
93. Learn to tango (with Brad, who will object vehemently… scratch that… he just said he would… I think he’s the best man in the world.)
94. Sit on top of a mountain and watch the sunset with my family
95. Learn to toss a lasso properly
96. Go to a rodeo
97. Stay in a lavish hotel with room service and a poolside bar (again, since we did that for our honeymoon)
98. Get a famous person’s autograph
99. Make homemade ice cream
100. Fly kites with the kids on the beach
101. Wake up early with each child and take them to find seashells at the beach… one at a time
102. Sit on a covered porch during a thunderstorm
103. Help other people do things on their lists… like I’m totally taking Cilla to play putt-putt golf.
104. Find a recipe for tea that I actually like
105. Jump in a pile of leaves again
106. Buy Brad a motorcycle because I love him and he wants one so bad. Guess the surprise is out on that one?!
107. Ride a jet ski – no I have never done that, can you believe it?!

:) We'll see how it goes!