My Bucket List

My Bucket List

My Bucket List

Here is My Bucket List.  This page is also a post, but I can edit it, as I accomplish things, easier from making it into a “page”.  Thanks for bearing with me!


Hawaii (3.11.17)


Grand Canyon

Washington, D. C. (5.15.15-5.25.15)

Niagara Falls (6-15-14)

Go to a volcano. (3.12.17)

See the world’s largest gavel (6-14-14)

See the world’s largest rubber stamp (6-15-14)

Go to an island (6-15-14 Grand Island, NY; Goat Island, NY 6-16-14, Kona, Hawaii 2017)

Go on a skyway (6-15-14 NY)

See a Broadway (went to see The Lion King.  It was a Mother’s Day gift from Big Daddy 2013)

Go to New York (6-15-14 – 6-21-14)

Take a trip with mom and my sisters (July 26, 2019)

See the one remaining ancient wonder of the world, The Great Pyramids of Giza

Go to Jerusalem

Go to Ireland

See the 7 Wonders of the Modern World (Channel Tunnel, CN Tower  (June 2014), Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Itaipu Dam, Netherlands North Sea Protection Works, Panama Canal)

Visit all 50 states (TN, IL, OH, KY, TX, CA, GA, MO, IA, PA, IN, AK, NY, DC, MD, MI, MS, OK, VA, WV)

Kiss Big Daddy in front of the Eiffel Tower

Be in two states at once

Stand in the middle of Stonehenge (so far I’ve only been to CornHenge and Foamhenge)

Visit 10 capital cities (Frankfort, KY; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA )

Float in the dead sea

See the albino squirrels in Olney, IL

Canada (6-17-14)

Disneyworld (June 2009)

Go to Disneyland (February 2019)

Drive Route 66

Things to Learn

Learn to hula dance. (3.14.17)

Get a tattoo    (2.26.15; 3.14.15; 1.17)

Learn to pick locks

Master a new language

Learn CPR

Make something homemade (new) (yogurt, granola, cleaners, there is a whole category for the things I have been making)

Learn photography (what a pain in the butt this one is)

Learn chess

Teach a class (taught college Sunday School Class 2015)

Things to Do

See a beaver (it was a dead beaver, but a beaver none the less 12.29.14…its tail and feet were HUGE!!!!!!!!! And because the Lord is sweet, I not only saw ANOTHER beaver, but it was in my friends truck, at church.  He let me have the tail.  I totally have a beaver’s tail!  Thanks, Lee!  Oh, and I have my picture taken with the beaver. 2.4.15)

Kiss Big Daddy under a waterfall (American Falls 3-16-14)

Ride in a horse and carriage

Read books for a year…when one ends another begins.  Let’s see how many I can read!

Faithfully read Scripture for a year (began 12.27.14 and finished 6/2016

Find a mentor (Ms. Jo Cox beginning 10/14 ended 10/1/2017)

Do an Advent calendar (Dec. 1-Dec. 25, 2014)

Blessings/prayer journal for a year (began 12.27.14-12.31.15)

Go to a restaurant where Big Daddy has to make reservations. (Patti’s Settlement, 11.13.14)

Ride a trolley

Be someone’s mentor (11.12.14)

Get married to the love of my life (6.25.94)

Write a letter to my favorite teacher (5-5-14, Glenda Bittner….my art teacher through middle and high school)

List 10 things I am thankful for an entire month (11-1-14/11-30-14)

Be present at birth (March 15, 2021:  Charleigh Mae, my granddaughter was born.  She is delicious and my daughter is a ROCKSTAR).

Serve food in a soup kitchen

Paint something at a ceramic shop (created a plate that says “Joy Comes in the Morning” with a tree in the middle 8.7.14)

Take a makeup lesson (Dillard’s 2018)

Be debt free

Learn to use chopsticks (2/14/2014…dinner out at Jasmine’s…learned but not mastered)

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).

Daily Christmas activities with kids (12-1-13/12-25-13)

Read the Bible in chronological order

Ride in a limo (Disney send off February 2019)

Write a book

Get my Life Coach certification

Fly first class

Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Raise my own meat (pig…check; laying chickens…check, meat chickens…check)

Buy someone’s groceries just because (2010)

Pay for the person behind me at the drive-thru (2012)

Have another cat and name it dog (5-1-14, Shirley had kittens…one is black and white and named Dawg)

Go cheese tasting (7.21.14 Amish Country, Ohio…it was wonderful!)

Put our shoes on the MSU shoe tree is a definite Bucket List Item

Perform CPR on a chicken (2-14-14).

Watch 26 Movies I’ve Never Seen Starting With Each Letter of the Alphabet (started 2011 and finished 2013)

Hug a redwood

Discover all the uses for hydrogen peroxide (5-25-14)

Be a grandmother (March 15, 2021: Charleigh Mae)

Complete a 365 project (currently working on since 1-1-14 and finished 12.31.14)

Lose more than 50 lbs

Create a family tree for two of my “born in the heart” children (2016)

Get copies of my family tree (2016)

Ride a segway

Create an emergency kit for home

Wear a mustache while grocery shopping (6-7-14)

Send a card to every family member for their birthday (Began 1.1.15-12.31.15)

Learn how to cut hair (boys hair mastered and not just with clippers!!) (2015)

Graduate all my children (#1 kid 2013, #2 kid 2016)

Have a vehicle emergency kit for all vehicles (Big Daddy’s truck 5-23-14)

Be an organ donor  (since I turned 16 and got my license)

Sponsor a child  (2013)

Send care packages to soldiers is a part of my Bucket List

Teach someone to read (every one of my children)

Create a photo journal

Stay up 24 hrs. (2013, watching Boo in the hospital)

Adopt a child (2007, 2009, 2016)

Get my Master’s (2013)

Write my will (2010)

Ride a train

In Short

I will continue to add to My Bucket List.  This is, hopefully, going to be an ongoing thing for me and my family.

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