Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ending My 20's with a Bang

So its my birthday Saturday. Yeah, I know, makes your day pretty exciting just anticipating it right?! I knew it.

So last year about this time my friend Debbie was getting ready to turn 29 and was asking advice on a list she was making. She wanted to make a list of 30 things to do before she turned 30, I loved the idea and thought it was really fun! So now this year is here, the year that I turn 29 and I have been making a list of 30 things I want to do before I turn 30.

Unfortunately this isn't a magic list that grants me money and time and everything I could ever dream of. Also unfortunately when I asked my friends on Facebook what they would suggest, they thought my list was magic and gave me money because they mostly suggested things that aren't really feasible for me to do in one year. As much as I would like to travel out of the country, or go on a cruise or go to Disneyland or...go a whole day wasn't necessarily as helpful as I wanted. You'd think after 64 comments, I'd have my whole list of things to do, but no, my friends just think they're soooooo funny. ;)

Anyway, after people coming up with such awesome big plans, maybe my list will seem dumb and a little silly, who knows? But when coming up with my list, I tried to have a balance of things that would help me be a better person, things I've been wanting to work on, things that will help my family, things I'm interested in hobby wise, things I thought sounded fun and most importantly: things that I felt were actually possible in achieving this year. :)

So without any more explanation, here's the list I came up with:

30 before 30
1- Learn to play the guitar
2- Exercise 3 times a week or complete "Insanity"
3- Finish 1 craft project a month
4- Buy our first house
5- Go to Forks
6- Run a 5k
7- Watch 30 classic movies
8- Go to VooDoo Donuts
9- Homemake everyone's Christmas presents
10- Donate blood (plasma maybe?)
11- Grow hair out--no cutting at all!
12- Paint 3 paintings
13- Decorate a cake for each birthday
14- Take the kids hiking this summer
15- Find a waterfall
16- Go on a date once a month
17- Go to the Temple once a month
18- Be a 100% visiting teacher
19- Advance my "photography business"/ get paid for a big event
20- Do 3 photography trips/ creative shoots/ outdoor shoots
21- Yell less/ be more patient
22- Keep an organized calendar & dinner menu (no procrastinating!)
23- Have an all girl's themed party
24- Go to a concert
25- Make a slideshow/movie for each kid
26- Get new family pictures taken
27- Stick to a budget
28- Make more friends/ have more playdates
29- Decorate new house on a budget/ document it on blog
30- Have a big birthday bash!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oh Yeah, its March Already!

Wow. I guess February took up a little more brain power than I wanted, because I haven't blogged in FOREVER! Sheesh.

A quick re-cap on the wedding: I think it turned out really fun and everyone had a great time!

The sealing was really special for me, I loved getting to be in the Temple surrounded by family and friends, it was so neat!

It was a crazy weekend, busy and tons to do, but I hope it was everything Brenda wanted and she loved it!

I did get to take some pictures of Brenda and Blake a few days before the wedding, if you want to see them (and the other photography projects I've been up to) you can go to my photography blog: Cherry Blossom Photography to check them out!

My brother and his wife Tamsyn came up for the wedding and blessed their baby girl the next day, so that was super fun and awesome to have everyone here for! I took some pictures of baby Lara too (go to that link, you can see! haha), and was just so happy to get to love and cuddle her, such a sweet baby!

I loved getting to have family around, and I loved getting to dress up and see everyone dressed up, it was great fun!

The rest of the month? I don't even remember. :)

Here's hoping I can stay on the blogging wagon now! It is my birthday coming up, and I have a special sort of bucket list I'm trying to make to do this next year before I turn 30, so I'll be blogging about that soon!