Our Family Bucket List (or Life List)

2014 life list

2014 Family Bucket List

(work in progress)

  1. (Lisa) Lose 20 pounds
  2. Disney Vacation this summer (!!!)
  3. Visit my brother and parents in Florida (perhaps when we do Disney?)
  4. Pay off my husband’s car (expected March 2014)! Done 3/2014
  5. Redecorate the playroom and bedrooms
  6. (Lisa) Girls weekend
  7. Get professional family portraits taken
  8. Get a new headshot taken. DONE at Mom 2.0
  9. Dip my toes in the sand against the ocean (haven’t visited the ocean in a while)
  10. Pay off 3 credit cards 1 more card. 2 cards paid off so far!
  11. Trying aerial silks. That looks like so much fun!
  12. Finish 2013′s list.

2013 life list

2013 Family Bucket List

  1. Pay off both our vehicles – One is paid off as of March 2013!
  2. Run a “color” race/5k with the kids
  3. Get family portraits taken (I took ours for graduation)
  4. Purchase a ten-seater dinner table and chair set, used or new DONE 2/2/13 reveal here
  5. Finish redecorating the playroom
  6. Try a new food item – done!
  7. Fly kites with the kidsdone!
  8. Run my first half-marathon (finally!)
  9. Enjoy a massage/spa day
  10. Go on a family hike
  11. Build these shelves and reorganize the garage
  12. Get a bike to ride regularly and with the kids DONE! 8/31/13 post here
  13. Learn how to do one new thing a month and write about it (possibly take classes?)
  14. Be published in a book or magazine (hopefully Southern Living or Parenting?)
  15. Craft for charity
  16. Have a photo from one of my food posts featured on Foodgawker and Tastespotting DONE! 1/21/13 This post was featured.
  17. Learn basic car maintenance and how to change a tire by myself
  18. Vacation (!!!)
  19. Grow our own fruit and vegetables (must research what I can grow first)
  20. Read at least 5 books this year
  21. Donate every month to charity in some way
  22. Go bowling DONE!
  23. Have a DJ dance party with my kids, or go to one.
  24. Enjoy “High Tea” for the first time at MadHattersTea.com DONE!
  25. Build an elaborate sandcastle with the kids on a beach somewhere
  26. Do something that scares me DONE!
  27. Learn to make fondant properly (ahem)
  28. Plant a tree (perhaps for our garden? A fruit tree?)
  29. Touch a dolphin & interact with the Stingrays DONE!
  30. Perform random acts of kindness on strangers with the kids
  31. Have date nights with my husband at least once a month
  32. Learn to make pasta from scratch
  33. Get back into creating art and get rid of our current art for mine in our walls
  34. Go to a Farmer’s Market once a month (if possible during winter?)
  35. Go rollerskating

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All-Time Family Bucket List

  1. To create and own my own parenting magazine
  2. See a Steelers home game
  3. New Years Eve in Times Square (I’ve done this, but want to with my family)
  4. Own a home
  5. Set foot in every state (So far: WA, OR, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX, SC, NC, VA, NJ, NY, MA, MD, TN, IL, OH)
  6. DisneyWorld and DisneyLand (I’ve done both, family hasn’t been to DL yet)
  7. Visit the Grand Canyon
  8. Shop Rodeo Drive
  9. Model
  10. See the Hollywood sign
  11. See a pro baseball game (I’ve done this, but my family hasn’t)
  12. Have an article published in one of my favorite magazines
  13. Write a published work
  14. Hula dance in Hawaii
  15. Live in a real city
  16. Run a marathon
  17. Participate in a Triathlon
  18. See a pro soccer game
  19. Earn enough money (personally) so that my husband can retire from the military to stay home to work with me (DREAM, OMG!)
  20. Learn to surf (on my feet, not body)
  21. Parasail (I did this, but I want my family to try it)
  22. Ride in a helicopter (Hubs and I have done this, but the kids would LOVE this)
  23. Knit an adult sweater completely myself (that doesn’t suck)
  24. See a waterfall (and maybe swim?)
  25. Ride in a limousine I’ve done this before, numerous times, but I want to do it as a family
  26. Own a fancy piece of “grown-up” furniture
  27. Take a cruise
  28. Meet someone famous
  29. Cross the Canadian Border
  30. Walk or run across the Golden Gate Bridge
  31. Face-to-face interview with a celebrity (have done video before)
  32. Enjoy a meal in Paris with real French wine, cheese, and coffee
  33. Drink a mint julep on the front porch of a plantation house in the Deep South
  34. Visit New Orleans I’ve done this, but I want to go back with my family
  35. Sail (without getting sick)
  36. Ride in a hot air balloon
  37. Ski, even if only just once
  38. Visit the Bahamas
  39. Make clothes for each member of our family, even if only once
  40. Drive through the German countryside
  41. Take the train across the country
  42. Enjoy Italian food and wine while visiting Italy
  43. Make a scrapbook of our family accomplishing all of these
  44. Walk the runway
  45. Learn to throw pizza dough in the air
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