Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My own "Bucket List"

So...last night Alex and I watched the "Friends" episode where they all go through their 30th birthdays and how they reacted. Phoebe gets to do all the things she wanted to by the time she was 30, until her sister shows her their birth certificate and Phoebe realizes she actually turned 31, not 30. She is devastated because she didn't get to do all the things she wanted by the time she was 31. Well, that got me thinking. I really need to finish my bucket list. I started it in high school, would add a few here and there, but this morning I've really given it some thought and I feel I have come up with the perfect bucket list for me. So here ya go: (stars mean already completed)

1. milk a cow

2. ice skate in rockafeller center

3. ride a gondola IN Italy

4. ride an elephant

5. go to each continent

6. visit 100 temples

7. swim with dolphins * (August 2006 in St. Augustine, FL)

8. see Celine Dion in concert * (April 2011 in Vegas)

9. get married to an amazing man in the temple * (August 12, 2011 :)

10. have children with this amazing man

11. see a Braves playoff game * (October 2010 in San Fran)

12. go to a real fashion show

13. go on a humanitarian mission to a cool country

14. help someone's testimony * (EFY, EFY, EFY...but always trying on this one)

15. always be healthy

16. forgive others

17. learn how to ballroom dance

18. walk/run in a race for a terminal disease

19. ride a jet ski

20. learn how to play golf

21. climb the Eiffel Tower

22. go horseback riding on the beach * (August 2011 on our honeymoon on Amelia Island, FL)

23. be able to communicate in spanish

24. learn the 100 basic ASL signs

25. learn how to play the Ukelele

26. make a CD with my own songs

27. go snorkling

28. write thank you notes and send them to everyone who has influenced me in my life

29. learn how to do a Rubik's Cube

30. see Justin Bieber in concert

31. have a sunflower and wildflower patch in my garden

32. see a live Olympic event

33. ride in a hot air balloon

34. see tulips in Holland

35. kiss my husband at the top of the Eiffel Tower

36. visit all 50 states

37. do something to get on Ellen

38. audition for SYTYCD * (February 2007 in SLC)

39. invent something

40. listen to every piece by Frederic Chopin

41. build a treehouse

42. learn how to sew

43. Go to a jazz club at the French Quarter in New Orleans

44. be on a game show

45. go to a big event holding a "Free Hugs" sign

46. get pampered at a really fancy spa

47. see a Broadway show ON Broadway

48. hop a mile on a bouncy ball (inspired by Phoebe from "Friends)

49. kiss my husband under mistletoe

50. visit CoCo Chanel's apartment and boutique at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris

51. send a message in a bottle

52. take a train

53. go to Hollywood and drive through Beverley Hills

54. cross the intersection at Abbey Road

55. sing the national anthem in D.C.

56. sleep in a castle

57. volunteer at a soup kitchen

58. go to a PowWow

59. eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day for 2 weeks

60. learn about the lives of the latter-day prophets

61. do a 365 photography project one year

62. eat Belgium Waffles in Belgium

63. read 25 classic books

64. carve my name and a heart into a tree with my husband

65. go on a European vacation

66. always pay my tithing

67. see Sara Bareilles in concert * (November 2010 in SLC)

68. run a lemonade stand with my kids

69. write my life story

70. buy a polaroid camera

71. participate in a mud fight

72. spend all day in a wildflower field doing whatever i want

73. memorize "The Living Christ" and "The Family: A Proclamation to the World"

74. go to a Nascar race

75. take a paddle boat on the Mississippi River and read excerpts of "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" while riding

76. go on a Disney cruise

77. be content in life and always trusting the Lord

78. Go to Michael Jackson's Neverland

79. kiss in the rain (like really kiss.)

80. visit a redwood forest

81. go to the world's longest yard sale (Michigan to Alabama)

82. be a street performer for a day

83. go to a drive-in movie

84. eat breakfast at Tiffany's on 5th avenue while dressed up like Audrey Hepbern

85. take a picture with a celebrity * (Matt Damon, fall 1999, Savannah...but I'm always up for more :)

86. have a paint war

87. have a picnic in Central Park

88. learn the Thriller dance

89. see the Hill Cumorah and Manti pageants

90. teach a child how to play an instrument

91. donate to a charity

92. go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

93. learn how to do a cartwheel and a hand stand

94. take a pottery class

95. go to a Luau in Hawaii

96. take a hip hop class from Napoleon & Tabitha

97. ride a bicycle built for 2 with my husband

98. hold an exotic animal

99. spend a week at Walden pond

100. be the best wife and mother i can be

101. document all of it with pictures, journal writing, video, etc.

(subject to be added to)

So there ya have it...101 things I want to for sure do before I kick the can.

I've already completed 9.

Only 92 more to go! :)


Krista said...

i love this list. and all i can think is ... how can i help you?!

seriously. love it. xoxo

Yummers! said...

I heart this bucket list!

Beth said...

Did you know that Belgian waffles aren't actually from Belgium?! The treachery, I know. Apparently they eat something called Liege Waffles there, which are shaped differently but still look delicious. Thanks, Food Network. :)

Brian said...

My favorite that I'm going to steal right away:
69. write my life story

Very, very hard, but brilliant idea :)

How does one actually kiss the rain?
What inspired eating PB&J's for 2 weeks? I laughed at that...

soƱadora said...

I know people who do PB&J diets... Apparently it works!

You have so many of mine :) mostly the travelling ones!

Milady said...

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