Bucket List

I saw this on someone else's blog and thought it would be fun to fill it out myself...and it was! Feel free to do the same. I had fun thinking about each memory as I marked them off the list!

Started your own blog
Slept under the stars

Played in a band
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis

Sang a solo

Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Grown your own vegetables
Slept on an overnight train
Hitch hiked
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping
Run a Marathon
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Hit a home run
Been on a cruise

Seen Niagara Falls in person
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
Seen an Amish community
Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol
Michelangelo’s David

Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal

Visited Africa
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted (drawn)
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling-
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Gone to a drive-in theater

Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Visited Russia
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout Cookies
Gone whale watching
Got flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma

Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check
Flown in a helicopter
Saved a favorite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Published something
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Visited the White House
Had chickenpox
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Ocean
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

Seen Mount Rushmore in person
Learned to play an instrument
Held a tarantula
Touched an iceberg
Changed a baby’s diaper
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
Had a food fight
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Ridden a roller coaster
Visited all 50 states
Taken a road-trip
Milked a cow
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Made cookies from scratch
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted the Snake River
Performed on stage
Been to Las Vegas
Eaten shark
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
Touched a stingray
Broken a bone
Ridden a horse

Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the newspaper
Gone back to school
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Dyed your hair
Caused a car accident

Saved someone’s life!



I thought I'd give an answer... to the guess i posed the other day. What I have been doing that is so out of the ordinary for me. I have been reading. After being beyond bored at work with nothing to do, right before I might could have snapped and gone crazy... i decided to do the last thing that I ever imagined may entertain me. I asked Jac for the website where she reads books online and for a suggestion on which book to read and I slowly got started. I have been reading the book "Dracula" written by Bram Stoker. Its very good. I am so surprised with the book, and myself for that matter. I still have a while to go...but I'm chugging away and doing good. Maybe this isn't a big deal for anyone else, but for me... its huge. The only book I have voluntarily read is the "Book for Mormon." Another fun thing about this situation is that everyday I have been telling Dave the story and the things I have been reading and he really likes it... so its fun to talk about it with him. So there ya have it. The end


It's my day off...and I finally have a second to post some pics...

Dave's parents Cat, Biggie....20lbs!

This is how we babysit...

The Church is True....and even turtle knows it

Super Cat



Guess what? No really…guess what!??? Guess what I’m doing right now…not this very second but you get the gist… Anyone? It’s something you’d never ever in a million years believe once I tell you.. (if you know me well that is). Any guesses? Let me give you a few hints:
1. It’s something I say I don’t like to do
2. It requires free time
3. It’s something people do that I always want to do but just can’t seem to get into
4. It’s something that my sisters would be proud of me for doing (I think)
5. It’s something my mom used to say leaders do
Ok that is too many clues. If you know the answer, leave a comment….
All I can say is good job me! Although most people do this all the time…I’m not most people. So yay me! I’m so pleased… infact maybe I’ll do it again!
Ps…this has nothing to do with exercising or nutrition :)



I love today. Less work and More time with my little honey. A Dinner date at Tony’s with some people I really love…not to mention food that I can’t get enough of. An entire weekend without work! I’ll welcome errands I might have and enjoy taking my time doing them…mostly because Dave is with me, and today it feels like we have all the time in the world. Tonight we will go out to eat….there’s something about going out to eat that makes me want to do it every single day. I love ordering something I know I’ll love…and I adore watching Dave point at his food with his fork while his mouth is full and give it the satisfactory nod accompanied with “uh huh!” (this means he loves it and he is HAPPY!)
what a babe he is….best thing is he doesn’t even know it….making him all the more babeolicious! After chatting, laughing, and enjoying the evening with friends and we’re all alone…..we’ll start a movie and purposely fall asleep watching it all cuddled up in blankets… it feels so nice knowing that tomorrow will not wake us up. As my eyes start to get heavy and I drift off into dream land …I’ll suddenly remember that I haven’t brushed my teeth……as suddenly as I remember…I purposely forget….. instead, I snuggle up closer to my darling, give him a bad breath kiss and fall back asleep… what a lovely day!


long time no post

I can't believe its been almost one month without a post. Thank goodness other people aren't lazy and make time for blogging because if not...i would have nothing to look forward to at work. I don't have much to blog about. But, I thought I'd post a few pics and give a little update.

Illinois was great. We had a wonderful Christmas and it was fun to spend time with Dave's family. We did a lot of relaxing, way too much eating, a lot of sleeping in, talking, and hanging around. It was really nice.

Going back to work after a two week break almost gave me a stroke. I'm back into the swing of things now, ffffppphhheeeww! (hand swiping my brow). We found a fabulous house that we LOVE to death....we made and offer, they countered, we countered back...and it just wasn't low enough. So we are back to square one. Kinda frustrating, no no no VERY frustrating... But the good news is we are saving money everyday...so we have that to be thankful for...along with everything else of course! Dave is working his little bum off being the best hubby ever. Turtle is being a sweetie pie cuddling with us every night while we watch TV. We have started working out again...hallelujah... Dave bought me the biggest loser DVDs for Christmas and sweet mother they are hard! They are kicking my butt....hopefully after a few months it will disappear! That is the goal at least. Life is good. House hunting is hard. Exercising is worth it. "24" is back with a bang. I'm anticipating "Lost"...and last but not least, Tony's is my favorite restaurant.
Goodbye for now.