Monday, August 16, 2010

26, on my way to LATE TWENTIES!

So, last week marked my 26th birthday. I was lucky enough to celebrate with some of my best friends. I am so thankful for the friends in my life that truly enrich my soul. However, since I am officially on my way to late twenties, and as I told a friend of mine, on my way to "mom jeans" I wanted to write a list of thigns to do by the time I am 30. 30 by 30, a bucket list of sorts of things to do by the big 3-0. I have friends that have done it, or something like it and it just really sounded fun. So, in the interest of full disclosure here's my list. I think it has a wonderful blend of adventure, travel, family fun, and doing things I've always wanted to do. Let me know your thoughts!

30 by 30
1. Find a fabulous pair of Green Shoes
2. Europe with Jason
3. Own a home
4. Go camping on the beach
5. Host a dinner party
6. Weekend in Vegas with no kids
7. Find the perfect Little Black Dress
8. Write Emery a family history: with stories and family tree
9. Take a dance class (not at the gym, a real dance class)
10. Go on a hot air balloon ride
11. Hold a snake (in the interest of conquering my fear)
12. Get a second tattoo
13. Have an “in the moment” non-studio photo session with my family
14. Sing on stage (karaoke counts)
15. Make something from scratch (food)
16. Get back to my college weight
17. Begin my Master’s Degree
18. Run, not walk a 5K
19. Watch my favorite movies on the same day: Dirty Dancing, Grease, A Walk To Remember, and Marley and Me.
20. Host a holiday dinner
21. Take a walk in the rain
22. Observe Lent as a non-catholic
23. Take a jumping picture, just for fun.
24. Write more letters to friends, not emails.
25. Go wine tasting
26. Take a scuba lesson
27. Share a kiss under the Eiffel tower
28. Be debt free for at least 1 month (not including a MORTGAGE)
29. Get a passport
30. Take my grandma dotzie’s ashes back to Wyoming!


  1. Love the list!

    My suggestions:
    #3 - Move here, houses are cheap.
    #14 - During our parents night out, perhaps?
    #25 - Hello Arrington Vineyards!
    #28 - You and me both, sister!

    So excited to hear how your progress goes! xoxo

  2. Love your suggestions, even number 3. And yes, wine tasting, check! I didn't even think about that! woo hoo!

  3. You haven't been wine tasting? Girl... once I have this baby of mine there will be a few of us going. I used to go monthly. We can go to Temecula... local and close to home! Perhaps by years end??

  4. Brooke,
    I'm planning to go in Nashville when I am there in September visiting a girlfriend who just had a baby... BUT, I would love to get a group together and go to Temecula! Count me in! xoxo