Past To Do

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to ME!

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Today is my 34th birthday. Its hard to believe actually.  I don’t know if I’m quite ready to be 34, that means I am almost in the mid thirties.  YIKES!

Anyways, three years ago I started a “TO DO list” for myself, a bucket list of sorts for the year, 31 things that I wanted to do before I hit 32.  This year I had 33 things to accomplish and you know something I think I did really well completing the majority of them.

Because I enjoyed the list so much, I decided to make another list, my 34 things to do before I hit 35.  So here we go.  Each year there is one more thing….should have started with a count down instead.

  1. Have some gelato in Italy
  2. Step foot in St. Mark’s Cathedral, Venice, Italy
  3. Have authentic Italian Pizza
  4. Print the Year Book for Ella
  5. Complete level 2 of swimming with Ella
  6. Make a bean bag chair for Ella
  7. Make a cute little girl dress for Ella
  8. Get Ella’s basement play room set up
  9. Take Ella to Barrier Lake for a picnic
  10. Finish my Swoon Quilt top
  11. Finish the Shiny and Brite Quilt
  12. Do a small applique project to get over my fear
  13. Walk at least 10 000 steps on week days and 7000 on weekends (minimum)
  14. Lose 15 lbs
  15. Get a Cruiser bike to bike to work – March 7, 2015
  16. Ride my bike around the Reservoir
  17. Bike to work at least 3 times a week during the Spring/Summer/Fall at least
  18. Bike to Fish Creek for a picnic
  19. Learn at least 5 chords on the Ukulele
  20. Practice my Ukulele at least once per week
  21. Not blow my FUN money budget
  22. Go Bowling with Nate at least once
  23. Go to a movie in the theatre with Nate
  24. Go to the CPO
  25. Eat at a new restaurant
  26. Go out for Ice Cream and sit in the park to eat it
  27. Purge the stuff under the stairs
  28. Take a family vacation
  29. Blog at least once a month
  30. Read Lord of the Rings book 1
  31. Make Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  32. Make cupcakes that actually turn out
  33. Try one new menu item each month
  34. Purge my Closet

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to ME!

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Today is my 33rd birthday. Its hard to believe actually.  I don’t know if I’m quite ready to be 33.

Anyways, two years ago I started a “TO DO list” for myself, a bucket list of sorts for the year, 31 things that I wanted to do before I hit 32.    This year I had 32 things to accomplish and you know something I think I did really well completing the majority of them.

Because I enjoyed the list so much, I decided to make another list, my 33 things to do before I hit 34.  So here we go.

  1. Lose the “baby weight” (still have some to go 😦 )
  2.  Take Ella to the Zoo at least twice
  3. Learn to stop in my hockey skates
  4. Visit the corn maze
  5. Go to swimming lessons with Ella
  6. Finish a Christmas Quilt
  7. Complete all the Sherlock Holmes readings
  8. Make a year book for our baby girl
  9. Complete the top of my Anchor Quilt
  10. Eat at one of the restaurants featured on “You Gotta Eat Here.”
  11. Go Bowling with Nate at least once
  12. Crochet a ripple blanket
  13. Make a cute little girl dress for our baby
  14. Finish my trip around the world quilt
  15. Make the Staple Dress
  16. Go camping with Nate and Ella and Molly
  17. Visit Banff and Canmore
  18. Make fudge
  19. Have a chocolate fondue night
  20. Have a backyard BBQ with friends
  21. Finish the baby wishes book for Ella
  22. Go to Peter’s Drive Inn for milkshakes
  23. Host a Tea Party
  24. Make a lava cake
  25. Learn to Skate Ski
  26. Get out at least once to X Country Ski
  27. Work out 3-4 times per week
  28. Have a picnic in a park
  29. Read the Old testament – even Numbers and Deuteronomy
  30. Finish one of the quilts hanging on my quilt ladder
  31. Go out for Ice Cream and sit in the park to eat it
  32. Ride my bike around the Reservoir
  33. Take Ella to the Spray Park

32 to do

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to ME!

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Today is my 32nd birthday. Though according to some nice former students I have, I don’t look a day over 28 – bless them for that, if I still taught them I would give them all As.

Anyways, last year I started a “TO DO list” for myself, a bucket list of sorts for the year, 31 things that I wanted to do before I hit 32.    In my opinion I did pretty well on my list.  I was able to complete 16 of my bucket list items – I know percentage why that isn’t awesome, but I was still really pleased.

I’m not going to make excuses as to why I didn’t accomplish all of my list or things like that, but I must admit it was really quite fun to work through it.  Sometimes the list gave us a starting point for some of our adventures, other times it was overwhelming.

Because I enjoyed the list so much, I decided to make another list, my 32 things to do before I hit 33.  So here we go.

  1. Lose the “baby weight” (whatever that amount may be)
  2. Bake fancy bread. December 24, 2013
  3. Learn to stop in my hockey skates
  4. Go to Kalispell     Completed August 24-27, 2013
  5. Finish Nate’s Birthday Quilt  Completed Jan. 25, 2014
  6. Switch out the photos in the living room frames     Completed June 21, 2013
  7. Have a picnic at Barrier Lake
  8. Take more photos of life
  9. Get printed our yearly photo books
  10. Finish Baby Girl’s crib and floor quilt     – completed April 22, 2013
  11. Watch Les Miserable     – completed May 11, 2013
  12. Try a new restaurant      – completed May 1, 2013 (Plaka)
  13. Make a year book for our baby girl
  14. Read Les Miserable
  15. Go see the penguins at the zoo  – Completed August 23, 2013
  16. See at least two movies in theatres – completed July 25 and August 9, 2013
  17. Make Caramel Popcorn December 23, 2013
  18. Eat at one of the restaurants featured on “You Gotta Eat Here.”
  19. Make a camera case for my new camera  – completed April 3, 2013
  20. Begin and maintain the “One Line a Day Book”
  21. Finish a year devotional book
  22. Clean the basement
  23. Make something (from the DIY) from Pinterest – not a pinstrosity either. Completed October 1 
  24. Finish my Swoon Quilt top
  25. Make a cute little girl dress for our baby
  26. Have a pedicure date with Nate – yes Nate (his toes need it, this is really for his own good)     – May 4
  27. See Les Miserable when the LIVE show comes to town (coming June 25-July 7) – Complete July 7
  28. Renew my passport – completed August 1, 2013
  29. Make Rice Krispie Squares – completed August 2, 2013
  30. Treat myself to a spa day
  31. Go walking once a week with my Mom Friends
  32. Bake Fresh Bread at least twice this year November 4, 2013, December 31

Originally published on March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear me, Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is my 31st birthday.  I’m not sure how I feel about being 31 yet, but so far so good.  Since leaving the glorious ages of the twenties, I haven’t been very excited about entering the 30s.  I don’t know why?  Maybe because it is the THIRTIES and it is getting “older” (said behind my hand in a whisper).

My 30s weren’t too bad to be honest.  But still I feel not easy about being in my 30s.

I’ve decided that this year I am going to make a list of things I would like to do before I hit 32.

1.  Learn to paddleboard                                                          Completed July 26, 2012

2. Finish a quilt with embroidery in it.                               Completed March 31, 2012 – HocusPocus Ville

3. Snorkel so I am not afraid – amended Snorkel to see if I like it.   Completed July 23, 2012 – I DON’T LIKE IT!

4. Make a multiple layer cake                                Completed November 23, 2012

5. Mountain Bike up the Big Hill more then once

6.  Bake fancy bread.

7. Kayak in Hawaii                                                                                Completed July 27, 2012

8. Make a tetris quilt                                              Completed August 2012 (top only)

9.  Finish Tail Feathers quilt

10.  Throw a Bridal Shower for Al                  Completed July 7, 2012

11.  See my best friend, Al, married               Completed September 8, 2012

12.  Camping with Cam and Lauren                                                            Completed July 13-15, 2012

13.  Get my endurance up

14.  Lose 15 lbs

15. Learn to stop in my hockey skates

16.  Knit a pair of leg warmers

17.  Go to Kalispell   2013

18.  Visit the Kingsland Farmers Market                                                         Completed August 10, 2012

19. Finish Nate’s Birthday Quilt     2014

20. Switch out the photos in the living room frames  2013

21. Get better at putting things away once I am finished with them

22.  Make a ticker tape quilt                                 Completed April 9, 2012

23. Try a new restaurant                                          Completed May 11, 2012

24.  Visit Barrier Lake

25.  Take more photos of life

26.  Get printed our yearly photo books

27. Begin a mini book as a portfolio

28. Sort my closet and sock drawer (again)                 Completed on April 7, 2012

29. Visit Canmore and Banff with Nate                        Partially completed on July 1, 2012; November 18, 2012

30. Take a weekend away with Nate                              Completed November 16-18, 2012

31. Read 25 books.                                                                  Completed November 18, 2012 (actually finished 28)

There is my list.  I wonder how many I will get through. :)

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