One More Year Down Before 35

I feel like I did pretty good this month!

1. Crochet something else besides blankets or scarves at least once a year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2. Do a photography challenge

  • Keeping up with this still! I am not the best with uploading, but I getting them in the camera at least. I have a couple weeks from this month I need to get on my computer…
  • Anyway, here are some of my favs from this month with George. 10628507_10100774441814761_2693607534163314279_n 10922778_10100789952146931_1066274173963122543_n 11156171_10100774411809891_3745940581022824246_n

3. Visit 5 cities I have never been to before (7/5)

  • We went to Rocheport, MO this weekend for my birthday. Booming metropolis of 239 people. If you want high priced antiques, you must stop here. Seriously though, it was such a cute little place to get away.

05091519274. Tour at least one winery, brewery, or distillery

  • Tom and I dined at Les Bourgeois (winery if you couldn’t guess) this last weekend for my birthday. Unfortunately, I did not find a wine that I liked. Tator tots on the other hand…

05091514235. Send at least 5 snail mail a month

6. Become a “professional” photographer

  • I have a session planned almost every weekend this month, so I think it may be safe to say this has happened? What!?!
  • This picture just gets me every time I look at this cutie!

11179951_803892836365053_8269059357151761110_n7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (2/10)

  • I did the March of Dimes event this month. I have a few other races planned!

8. Go camping with Tom

9. Pay for the car behind me in a drive through

10. See Tyrone Wells live as many times as possible

11. Tour Fort Defiance here in Clarksville

12. Water ski with my dad

13. Do a 5K with my mom

14. Take a swing dance class with Tom

15. Read at least one fun book a month and one professional development book every three months

16. Take a pottery or stained glass class

17. Do one new recipe each month

18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live

19. Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis

  • I started volunteering with Girls on the Run this weekend actually. I am really excited to see what more I can do for this organization. It’s a really awesome and unique organization that empowers young girls early on. It was a great way to start out my birthday festivities this weekend.

20. Go hiking

  • We had full intentions of doing this for our Mother’s Day tradition, but it rained most of the day Sunday causing us to just do a stroll around the neighborhood. Another day soon hopefully!

21. Ride in a hot air balloon

22. Go to at least 20 “new to me” restaurants. (23/20)

23. Stay at a bed and breakfast

  • Best birthday idea ever! Tom and I left George with my mom for the night, and we booked a room at a B&B near our town. It was just perfect. It was a quaint little town that was just the kind of down to earth weekend I wanted to celebrate my birthday. It was also the first time I had left George with someone else over night. Tom and I really haven’t been out intentionally without George since he was born, so it was so nice to have that quality and peaceful time to reconnect after everything that has gone down over the past month. Bed and Breakfasts are just as amazing as I always thought they were! Its so much more homey than a hotel, but you are getting that feel of a vacation all at the same time. AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! It was by far the best breakfast I have ever had in my life. Happy Mother’s Day to me! Also who doesn’t love homemade cookies whenever you want all day? So delish! I am fairly certain between the two of us we ate a dozen of these dream cookies.

050915162924. Spend a day without electronics (phone, t.v. and computer)

25. Do something unique and new for my birthdays

  • Bed and Breakfast it is!

050915154626. Explore Nashville while we live here

27. Watch at least 10 movies that I have not seen before that won Best Picture at the Oscars and at least 20 documentaries (not necessarily Oscar winning) Movies (2/10); Documentaries (7/20)

28. Sew an item of clothing from scratch

29. Do a personal devotional/bible study on my own

30. Be a mascot for an event

31. Go on our honeymoon (preferably somewhere tropical)

32. Host an annual NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship game party

33. Go on a mission trip

34. Be on a recreation volleyball team

  • I have been trying to do this but every time I have gotten a babysitter and gone to play, they aren’t playing. Whomp whomp. Hopefully here soon.

35. Become a mom

  • I had my first harsh mom judgement comment (from a stranger) this past week. I guess it’s good that it took 8 months for someone to have a negative opinion?!? The internet can be brutal when people think they can weigh in on your parental decisions. We also celebrated our first out of womb Mother’s Day. I am so happy to be George’s mom, even if we don’t follow the instruction manuals. Oh wait, babies don’t come with those….
  • I just love him so much.

IMG_2180 (1024x683)I checked a lot of things off! Go me and my 30 year old self!

6 thoughts on “One More Year Down Before 35

  1. Wow, you did really great this month!! 🙂 That’s awesome!! Making lots of progress!

    OH! I meant to ask you – Dan and I decided to go to Nashville for our anniversary NEXT weekend… and seeing it on your list reminded me to ask… what do you recommend there? I’ve been once, but it was for PSP, so I didn’t do too much aside from that… and Dan has never been! 🙂

    • Thanks, that is one of our favorite pictures! And that is what Tom kept telling me when I first broke down about it. (Because obviously what this stranger said mattered so much…)

  2. What in the world could someone possibly find to say mean about your parenting? The stuff you say is pretty middle of the road. I’m just shocked! Shake off whatever it was and keep your chin up.

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