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Brandi’s Bucket List

Brandi's Bucket List

Brandi’s Bucket List

Here is Brandi’s Bucket List that I, continually, add to.  This list has been fun to make and the adventures have been fun to have made.  Some, I have made alone and some with my family.  However, the larger ones have been with Big Daddy.


  1. Visit Hawaii
  2. Head to Italy
  3. Tour Europe
  4. Go to Grand Canyon
  5. Kiss Big Daddy under a waterfall
  6. Go to Niagara Falls
  7. See the world’s largest gavel
  8. See the world’s largest rubber stamp
  9. Go to New York
  10. Take a trip with mom (June 2018 FL)
  11. See a volcano
  12. See the pyramids in Egypt
  13. Go to Jerusalem
  14. Go to Ireland
  15. See the 7 Wonders of the World
  16. Visit all 50 states (TN, IL, OH, KY, TX, CA, GA, MO, IA, IN, AK, NY, PA, VA, WVA, DC)
  17. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
  18. See the ocean (2009, 2011)
  19. Explore a cave (Mammoth)
  20. Go on a weekend away
  21. See Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon, SD
  22. See the World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Darwin, MN
  23. Go to Holland and walk through the actual tulips
  24. Visit an orphanage (2009, 2011)
  25. Go to Africa  (2009, 2011)
  26. Go to the Louvre
  27. Drive Route 66
  28. See the albino squirrels in Olney, IL
  29. See Carhenge
  30. Go to Disneyland (February 9-16, 2019)
  31. Float in the dead sea
  32. Hug a redwood
  33. Stand in the middle of Stonehenge
  34. Visit 10 capital cities (Frankfort, KY; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; )
  35. Kiss Big Daddy in front of the Eiffel Tower
  36. Be in two states at once
  37. Fly first class
  38. Ride a train
  39. Vacation alone  (2008?  CA)
  40. Spend the whole weekend by myself (2013…did not leave the room.  It was fantastic)
  41. Put our shoes on the MSU shoe tree


  1. Get a tattoo
  2. Learn to pick locks
  3. Write a letter to my favorite teacher (5-5-14, Glenda Bittner….my art teacher through middle and high school)
  4. List 10 things I am thankful for an entire month
  5. Be present at a birth
  6. Serve food a soup kitchen
  7. Paint something at a ceramic shop
  8. Master a new language
  9. Learn CPR (September 2018)
  10. Take a makeup lesson (09.21.18)
  11. Learn to use chopsticks (2/14/2014…dinner out at Jasmine’s…learned but not mastered)
  12. Contact someone with my own name (1/5/14…I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m crazy LOL…she even had my middle name, though it was spelled differently).
  13. See a Broadway (went to see The Lion King.  It was a Mother’s Day gift from Big Daddy 2013)
  14. Learn to hula dance
  15. Make something homemade (new) (yogurt, granola, cleaners, there is a whole category for the things I have been making)
  16. Learn photography
  17. Buy someone’s groceries just because (2010)
  18. Pay for the person behind me at the drive-thru (2012)
  19. Watch 26 Movies I’ve Never Seen Starting With Each Letter of the Alphabet (started 2011 and finished 2013)
  20. Discover all the uses for hydrogen peroxide
  21. Be a grandmother
  22. Complete a 365 project (currently working on since 1-1-14)
  23. Lose more than 50 lbs
  24. Learn Chess
  25. Write my will
  26. Get my Master’s (2013)
  27. Stay up 24 hrs. (2013, watching Boo in the hospital)
  28. Be an organ donor  (since I turned 16 and got my license)
  29. Sponsor a child  (2013)
  30. Have a vehicle emergency kit for all vehicles (Big Daddy’s truck 5-23-14)
  31. Create an emergency kit for home
  32. Perform CPR on a chicken (2-14-14).
  33. Wear a mustache while grocery shopping (6-7-14)
  34. Write a book
  35. Get my doctorate
  36. Create a photo journal
  37. Teach a class (College class)
  38. Send a card to every family member for their birthday
  39. Learn how to cut hair (2018)

With my Kids

  1. Read Bible in chronological order with kids
  2. Have another cat and name it Dog (5-1-14, Shirley had kittens…one is black and white and named Dawg)
  3. Go cheese tasting
  4. Send care packages to soldiers
  5. Teach someone to read (every one of my children)
  6. Graduate all my children (#1 kid 2013) (#2 kid 2015)

With My Fella

  1. Ride in a horse and carriage
  2. Adopt a child (2007, 2009, 2016)
  3. Be debt free
  4. Ride in a limo (February 9, 2019, for Make A Wish)
  5. Raise my own meat (pig…check; laying chickens…check, meat chickens…check)

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