Another 35 before 35

I feel like June didn’t even happen because it went by so fast. Seriously where is this summer going?

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

  • This challenge is almost over! I can’t believe I only have two months left until I have a toddler!
  • I am learning some new techniques like back button focusing. Good stuff.
  • Here are some from the last month that I haven’t shared yet.

11053898_10100837475165421_4626157624590853956_oThese shirts were part of Tom’s Father’s Day presents. George loves the Xbox controllers.

11402245_10100833169144721_7589278594331554401_o 11707583_10100838123785581_1377128448345589838_nThis shoot was hilarious. Never was there a shirt more perfect for Gman.

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

4. Tour at least one a winery, brewery, or distillery

5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month

6. Become a “professional” photographer

7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (3/10)

  • I started training for a race in September. I also signed up for a race in the beginning of August.

8. Go camping with Tom

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

  • I did this and wrote about the experience here.

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

  • I am making up for lost time. I read 5 books for myself this month and finished a professional development book. Just telling myself to read a little each day has really helped. I also picked some clutch books this month that I just couldn’t put down.

16. Take a pottery or stained glass class

17. Do one new recipe each month

  • Alfredo spaghetti squash-I am not the biggest Alfredo fan, but I like spaghetti squash. It was fairly easy to make, but I am interested in trying it in my microwave because it does take a long time in the oven. George loved it!
  • Zucchini noodles-I loved these! And so so easy! George also loved these. I was surprised though how many zucchinis it took to make enough for us to eat.
  • Popeye muffins-These are fantastic! For the amount of spinach that is in there, it is surprising how normal these taste. I want to try putting chocolate chips in them next time.

18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live

19. Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis

20. Go hiking

21. Ride in a hot air balloon

22. Go to at least 20 “new to me” restaurants. (25/20)

  • Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ-pretty decent
  • Las Margaritas-great Mexican and it was even greater catching up with an old friend
  • Addison’s-not bad American food, but I felt I paid too much for what we got

23. Stay at a bed and breakfast

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

25. Do something unique and new for my birthdays

26. 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 (9/20)

  • Two Documentaries-“Nature:  Animal Odd Couples” was a fun watch. I love animals so it was neat to see the pairings and relationships. “Steal a Pencil For Me” was heartbreaking but beautiful. It was about a couple during the Holocaust and their love story getting through a concentration camp.

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

35. Become a mom

  • This is just the greatest adventure with this little man.

11270387_10100838123625901_8685096764115211930_oNot too shabby this month!

6 thoughts on “Another 35 before 35

  1. I love the fruit loop photo shoot idea! I’m going to try those muffins but use unsweetened applesauce instead of sugar! I give Jimmie some sort of muffin on the weekends for lunch if we are out and about.

  2. I’m a big fan of spaghetti squash! I like doing it in the oven because then the whole house smells so yummy! I do a Skinnytaste version, which has tons of veggies. Not sure if you could get your kiddo to eat it, but it’s yummy to grown ups! I also saw a caprese version online the other day that I’m eager to try.

    • I love all things caprese so I may have to look that up! George is pretty good with any food. We just have to be sure to give him his fruits and veggies before we give him carbs or the meal is derailed.

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