Tuesday, December 30, 2008

As a matter of fact!

Things I've done=large

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars (Heck ya, a hostel in Thailand on a hammock. Can’t beat that!)

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a Meteor Shower (In high school)

6. Given more than you can afford to charity (It only feels like more because I want to keep it ;)

7. Been to Disneyland ( Aww, how I miss my dland pass)

8. Climbed a Mountain (Not as exciting as it might seem)

9. Sang a solo

10. Held and preying mantis ( in a cup of course)

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris ( Europe is on my list, its just a little father down)

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child ( Does a cabbage patch kid count?)

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (well as far as they let you. Thanks to my DAD for making that dream come TRUE!))

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Had a pillow fight

21. Slept on an overnight train ( Thailand again, not such a pleasant experience)

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Held a Lamb

25. Built a snow fort

26. Gone skinny dipping (Haha like I’m going to give details)

27. Run a Marathon ( PARK CITY 2008! And this coming April)

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice( But I think ridding a tut-tut in Thailand is more exciting)

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community( but I did watch that one show where they live on their own for a year)

36. Taught yourself a new language (Um I can order ice cream in Chinese, and ASL)

37. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person ( But my dream was to see the reclining Buddha and I saw that!)

38. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (Is there such a thing?)

39. Gone rock climbing (Girls camp)

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke ( like my life depended on it)

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa ( one day)

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Had your portrait painted

47. Been transported in an ambulance ( high-school basketball injury)

48. Gone deep sea fishing(NEVER)

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Hawaii, Aruba, Thailand, Taiwan)

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Been in a movie (like big screen? Because that would be a no)

55. Gone to a drive-in theater

56. Visited the Great Wall of China ( so close, next trip)

57. Started a business (babysitters club when I was 12)

58. Visited Russia

59. Taken a martial arts class

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

61. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (I’m pretty sure I need that stuff)

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Flown in a helicopter

68. Bounced a check (oops)

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar (never)

72. Stood in Times Square

73. Pieced a quilt

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Been on a speeding motorcycle (Thank you Caleb for slowing down when I squeezed my legs ☺

78. Broken a bone

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Read the entire Bible (um one day?))

85. Had your picture in the newspaper

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating ( are you kidding me. If I think about it being a living animal at one time I don’t eat it)

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone's life ( like literally? Because I’ve stopped my car from hitting someone and I think that should count)

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous (the guy from the dinosaur movies and Travis from Blink 182)

92. Lost a loved one

93. Joined a book club

94. Had a baby (last I checked no, but I was there for my little M and J)

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Been involved in a law suit

97. Swam in the great Salt Lake (you can swim in that thing?)

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee ( in August again and it HURT)

100. Done a tag blog

I tag Katie, Kristie, Kelly hehe, Bug, Corinne, Melissa, and everyone else that reads this.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Go Elf Yourself

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Christmas Cards!

Here are the pictures we took for our Christmas cards. My sisters sister in law took the pictures for us ( so sad you live far away Kristie) and we were so grateful! She did a great job, even though she assured us she didn't know anything. She is getting into photography so if any of you want some pictures taken I know two great photographers! The last one is the one we put on the cards and will be mailing them out this week! I was so excited for our outfits. (what a nerd huh?) As most of you know, I often dream of dressing up and going to fancy parties with Caleb. Just walk by a banana republic with me! Anyway we got the dress and the his sweater at a JCREW sales store (that is now long gone) for only $25 COMBINED! Christmas came early!

It's that time of year...

My birthday is quickly approaching! Only 8 days until my big 25! I have thought about this and have chosen to veto adding a year. So I will become 24.1 Next year ( given I am still not ready to turn 25) I will be 24.2 Any of you out there who have issues with old age should really take this approach to growing older. We were not able to find affordable tickets to Georgia this year so darn it we have to go to California! It will be sad because Caleb's (almost) whole family will be there and he really misses them, but of course I will not complain about having my 24.1 birthday and Christmas will close family and friends! We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday this year!

p.s. We apologize for the lack of pictures... we need to get a chord to hook our camera up with the computer and have been too busy to go buy it!