Wednesday, November 9, 2011

30 things to do before I'm 30

So, I have just under 2.5 years until I turn 30.  So I decided to come up with a few (30) goals of things to do before I'm 30 years old.  I can't guarantee I can get them all done, but without writing them down I have no chance!  So here they are, some are bigger things and some are smaller...and they are in no particular order really.  :)

I actually started this list back in April after my birthday...and only could come up with 5 or items.  So now it's November and I still can't complete the list...but it's getting there.  I will just add as I think of things.  :)  And if you have any ideas, you should let me know!

1.  Visit Washington DC for the first time.  Completed May 2011.
2.  Climb a 14er.
3.  Do karaoke.
4.  Visit Disney World while living in NC.  (It's only about 8 hours away!)
5.  Regularly go to Farmer's Markets for produce.
6.  Take a cooking class.
7.  Run a half marathon.  (Or at least complete it.)
8.  Make Thanksgiving dinner from scratch, either on Thanksgiving or another day.
9.  Sell a piece of artwork.  Several times on Etsy, in person, etc.
10.  Watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  (My sister gave them to me a few years ago and I still haven't actually seen them...with the except of falling asleep my sophomore year of college during the first movie.  So I think it's time to actually see what they are all about!:)
11.  Take a dance class with the hubs.  (We took a tango class when we were dating and had a blast!  Love to do it again!)
12.  Take an Anniversary trip, probably to the mountains.  Beach mini vacay, June 2012
13.  Go climbing outdoors.
14.  Hike in the mountains of NC.   April 14, 2012 Grandfather Mountain NC
15.  Walk/run/swim 3-5 times a week.
16.  Run a 5 k.
17.  Run a 10k.
18.  Sing with a band.
19.  Go to more Durham Bulls games.  (lots last summer, already 2 this summer with 2 more that we have tix to!)
20.  Learn more about the game of baseball.  Still learning but I know more now that i have before.
21.  Blog everyday for a month.  Pic blogs without words ok.
22.  Visit Wilmington's downtown. June 2012.
23.  Visit Asheville.
24.  Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. (especially to see viaduct) April 2012
25.  Visit Mapleview Creamery, and eat ice cream on their porch.
26.  Watch Bull Durham.
27.  Start learning to play the Violin.
28.  Play more guitar with hubs. :)
29.  Start and hopefully finish my Scotland Scrapbook.
30.  Take on more voice students and become member of Nats.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our pumpkin

We still carve a pumpkin or two every year (even though we don't have kids) because it's fun and we both love the roasted seeds.  Plus I guess we are honing our skills as pumpkin carvers. ;)  (jk)  Anyway, since we did a musically themed pumpkin last year, I thought we should do a nerd science/math themed one this year.  Here it is...
Plus it's a real Pumpkin Pi!  :)  LOL

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

30 days of thanks

As you are aware, it's already November!  How can that really be?!?  I don't know...but alas 'tis true.  Since it is the month of Thanksgiving, I am going to verbalize to my hubby and friends on facebook one thing each day for which I am thankful.  I am thankful for so many things in my life, and I want highlight and pray about a different one each day this month.  But I also want to give God the glory and praise for each of these things, because I am thankful to Him for all He has blessed me with.

So, then I can come into this time of year with a thankful heart!  It wasn't originally my idea though.  So don't give me the credit, I've seen several people do this type of thing on facebook over the years.  If you'd like to join in either by blogging about it or putting up statuses feel free!  Spread the thankful heart!

Reminds me of one of my all time favorite songs...Give thanks...

"Give thanks with a grateful heart.  Give thanks unto the holy one.  Give thanks, because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son...And now, let the weak say "I am strong", let the poor say "I am rich" because of what the Lord has done for us.  Give Thanks."

BTW I will try to update this post daily this month ...


Day 1:  My best friend and hubby J.
Day 2:  My job.
Day 3:  Thankful for a place to call home, with virtually every convenience possible.
Day 4:  Thankful for 2 reliable vehicles.
Day 5:  Thankful for sunny days.  (Especially after a bunch of gloomy ones...and the sunny ones remind me of Colorado which makes me happy!:)
Day 6:  Thankful to live in America.
Day 7:  Thankful for law enforcement officers.  It's such a dangerous job, and I'm so glad they do it!
Day 8:  Thankful for firefighters.  The ones who willingly run into burning buildings to save lives.
Day 9:  Thankful for Paramedics, EMTs and 911 dispatch. 
Day 10:  Thankful for the CIA, FBI and state BIs. 
Day 11:  Thankful for Veterans, Soldiers and their families. 
Day 12:  Thankful I always have enough food to eat. 
Day 13:  Thankful for our Church and the great fellowship we have there every Sunday! 
Day 14:  Thankful for Jesse's job. Also thankful he gets to do what he loves. :) 
Day 15:  Thankful to have plenty of clothes and warm coats. 
Day 16:  Thankful for music. :) Don't honestly know what my life would be like without it!
Day 17:  Thankful for rain.
Day 18:  Thankful for great friends.
Day 19:  Thankful for my Grandparents and all of my extended family.
Day 20:  Thankful for my in-laws.
Day 21:  Thankful for all of my beautiful and sweet Nieces and Nephews.