Monday, April 6, 2009

100th Post!

It's my 100th post! I couldn't think of anything too out of the ordinary for my 100th post. So instead of doing "100 things about me," I decided to make my bucket list. 100 things I want to do before I kick the bucket :-)

Some of these are things that I could do now, and some will take a lifetime. It was very hard to think of 100 things to put on my to-do list! I tried to pick things that are easily measurable and not too abstract (that's the teacher in me) and mostly things that I've never done, or haven't done in a very long time.

Red = Completed (26/100)
1. Visit Europe
2. Parasail
3. Find a teaching job
4. Have children
5. Visit Hawaii
6. Host Thanksgiving at my house
7. Buy another house and rent out the last apartment in this one
8. Bake the perfect chocolate chip cookies (June 5, 2009)
9. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
10. Invent a recipe (Sept. 12, 2009)
11. Get something published
12. Go on another mission trip
13. Buy a puppy
14. Read 1,000 books (started keeping track in Jan. This will take a decade or 2 :-P) (read 36/1000)
15. Have a picnic in the park (August 2009)16. Jet Ski
17. Swim with dolphins
18. Go bike riding
19. Rock climbing
20. Visit Arizona - 1/12/11 - 1/18/11
21. Plant a garden
22. Own a hammock
23. Own a nice camera (not a p&s!)
24. Make a scrapbook each year
25. Learn to sew - September 2010
26. Visit California
27. Ride the tallest, fastest roller coaster in the world (Kingda Ka)
28. Buy a car with cash
29. Be completely debt free except the house - May 2009
30. Lose 20 lbs
31. Read through the entire Bible
32. Make a homemade pie - Fall 2011
33. Own a house with a fireplace 
34. Own a house with a huge whirlpool bathtub
35. Relive our honeymoon in Tennessee
36. Learn to ski
37. Learn to quilt
38. Dance in the rain
39. Go waterskiing
40. Own a winter home at the beach or in the mountains when I retire
41. Visit Disney World and Orlando Studios before we have kids
42. Visit Disney World and Orlando Studios with our kids
43. Learn to play the violin - Winter 2010
44. Make and sell something on Etsy
45. Learn to crochet
46. Become the church librarian - June 2011
47. Go hiking - 1/16/11 in Sedona, Arizona
48. Go snow tubing
49. Hot air balloon ride
50. Keep a journal for all of my kids that I will give to them when they are all grown up.
51. See a shooting star- July 4, 2010
52. Read all the Twilight books - Oct. 2008 - Sept. 2009
53. Sing with or play keyboard with Luke's band
54. Be a stay at home mom
55. Bake a cake from scratch
56. Go camping in our new tent - July 17 - 19, 2009
57. Go backpacking
58. Go on a cruise
59. Start playing my flute again
60. Learn to French braid
61. Have a job that I love
62. Go for a midnight walk on the beach
63. Visit Kelley's Island- July 4-5, 2010
64. Build a sandcastle - August 21, 2009
65. Carve pumpkins in the fall - October 31, 2009
66. See The Phantom of the Opera- August 14, 2010
67. See a ballet
68. Own a fish pond
69. Meet a celebrity
70. Vacation in Mexico
71. Take a spontaneous getaway trip - May 21 & 22, 2010
72. Visit New York City
73. Have a butterfly garden
74. Make breakfast in bed for Luke
75. Donate to someone in need
76. Find sunglasses that I LOVE (silly, but it's sad that I've never owned a pair that I truly loved!) - August 21, 2009
77. Flip a house and rent it out instead of selling it (Don't think it's technically considered flipping if you don't sell it. Oh well!)
78. Own a piano
79. Teach my children to play piano
80. Get a manicure
81. Dress up for Halloween
82. Play tennis with Julie - August 1, 2009
83. Witness a miracle (Okay, I stole this one from "A Walk to Remember" :-))
84. Adopt a child
85. Buy an antique
86. Shop at a flea market- 10/9/10
87. Ride a horse on the beach
88. Make homemade ice cream - February 2012
89. Own a little black dress - June 2011
90. Fly a kite - August 19, 2009
91. Ride in a convertible
92. Play softball
93. Write a song
94. Go white water rafting
95. Find a new place to serve at church - Sept. 2009 - library
96. Fast
97. Train my cat not to bite :-P
98. Teach a Sunday School class
99. Ride in a limo
100. Vacation on a private island

So there ya go: 100 things for my 100th post. This has been inspiring for me, and now I really just wanna go out and tackle the world! Ha! If you haven't made a bucket list, you should! It was fun and helped me make some goals for my life :-)

Well, I'm sure this is the first out of many hundreds of posts. I'm addicted, I don't see myself stopping anytime soon :-) It's been so great getting to know so many awesome people in blogland during my first 100 posts! Thanks for being such good blog friends :-)


  1. Great post! I have to tell you though, on #68 "Own a Fish Pond," the first thing that popped into my head was a commercial grade pond with thousands of catfish, and I thought, "hmm, that's strange!" but then I realized what you were talking about, haha!

  2. Congrats on 100!! And fun post!!

  3. It's been great getting to know you on here so far! I love the 100 thing "bucket list" post - great idea (I might steal it when I reach 100)!

  4. Yay for your 100th post!! Here's to 100 more great ones!

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  6. I love your list!!
    Im a new follower!

  7. - Visit us or die!

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