August 30, 2011

25 in my 25th year

This picture has nothing to do with the post.
I just thought it was really funny the way I found Ellie after naptime one day.

So, I've seen this idea all over the internet and have always wanted to try it.  25 seems like an epic number - so here it is.  
My list of 25 things to do before my next birthday.

1. make a quilt
2. read the New Testament
3. give birth to our second child (I know, it's a gimme, but you need some of those on a list like this)
4. read 10 books
5. go to a foreign country
6. pick apples or pumpkins - something fall-ish
7. learn to watercolor
8. visit a farm
9. ride a bike (I know how - I just haven't been on one since moving to NYC)
10. donate to the Fistula Foundation
11. paint the entryway
12. make a friend
13. go sailing
14. make a website for birth photography
15. wade in the Atlantic
16. get a houseplant
17. picnic in Central Park
18. eat at Serendipity
19. sing karaoke
20. get away with Joe
21. host a post secret party
22. have a root beer float (once again, it's just been a while)
23. give away a Book of Mormon
24. get a pen pal
25. learn how to wear eye liner

Some of them are fun, some are important, some are going to be challenges for me.  All together I think it makes for a great year coming up.  

P.S. Are you as obsessed with lists as I am?  This list is a supplement to my 100 things to do before I die list, my New York bucket list, and we can't forget the New Year's resolution list.  How are your goals coming along?  Please tell me about some.


  1. A great year indeed!

    I was looking over my Life 100 List the other day and got caught-up on one of the items "go to a spa." Yes, I really would love the spa treatment someday, but isn't it kind of shallow and unchallenging to put it on the life list? I have a thing with the list staying at 100 things though, so I couldn't take it off until it had a replacement. I thought of a REALLY good one while driving the other day. By the time I got home I forgot. My trip to the spa is still on the list and I feel a bit lame about it.

    That is m list story for you.

    P.S. You inspired Keith and I to make a NC bucket list. I just need to post it. Thanks!

  2. Great list! That sounds like a lot of fun for one year. I didn't realize you were three years younger than me! I guess I figured since we got married at the same time we were the same age. I always do that...

  3. I might have to revise my list.. I really like a few of the things on yours. Good luck!

  4. Hey, that's a great idea. Maybe I hsould post that on my 31st birthday this year. 31 is kind of a lot, don't ya think?