I've been rethinking a handful of things on my bucket list. I'm changing over time, and some things are just not in the cards while other things are becoming more important. So here's a bit of a revised list. Perhaps I'll get around to catching up on the stories of each checked off item. We shall see. :)
#1 - Go hiking in New Zealand!!!
#2 - Learn the Quick Step
#3 - Read through the Bible in my favorite translations - NIV, ESV, NASB, and NLT
#4 - Learn to swing dance (CHECK!)
#5 - Marry an oober godly guy! (CCCHHHEEECKKK!!!!! ... As of September 15, 2012!!!) Yippeee!!!!
#6 - Homeschool my kids (at least for a time) :)
#7 - Take a 3-day solitude trip! (CHECK!)
#8 - Visit our sponsored kids
#9 - Take a BBF trip to the Bosom Buddies Cottages in Nova Scotia with Emily!!!
#10 - Be a waitress (CHECK!)
#11 - Visit all 50 states!
#12 - Go to a Gaither Vocal Band concert (CHECK!)
#13 - Go Hot Air-Ballooning
#14 - Ride a jet ski
#15 - Have a quiet time with Jesus in front of the Appalachian Mountains (CHECK!)
#16 - Stand outside in a lightning storm!!! (CHECK!)
#17 - Make a nature calendar with the photos I've taken (CHECK!)
#18 - Get FLOOR seat tickets to a Gaither Vocal Band Concert!!! (CHECK!)
#19 - Visit Big Sky, Montana
#20 - Eat some New York Pizza
#21 - Go to the Iowa-80 truck stop ... the largest truck stop in the world!!!
#22 - Write a book ... yes, that's right - a BOOK!
#23 - Visit Juliet's house in Verona, Italy
#24 - Go to London, England :)
#25 - Read all of the Twilight Saga (CHECK!)
#26 - Buy a drink at the SoZo Cafe' in Jasper, Indiana (CHECK! ... Well, as a super sweet date before we got married, Darrell took me to Jasper for a yummy beverage, but the SoZo Cafe' was closed down. I was so bummed! But we drove all the way there ... we are totally checking it off the list!) :D
#27 - Listen to the wind blowing through the columns at the Parthenon in Greece
#28 - Go to Sitka, Alaska
#29 - Stay on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine
#30 - Visit an Indian Reservation
#31 - Do something BIG - something out of your comfort zone (CHECK! For me, physical intimacy in marriage was a HUGE hurdle. Without going into details ... it is amazing and so worth the emotional struggles I had with it!) ;)
#32 - Have a picnic on the grassy hills of Ireland
#33 - Gain an eternal perspective - Colossians 3:2
#34 - Go on a cruise
#35 - Learn to truly accept who I am
#36 - Find out more about my heritage
#37 - Get a manicure (CHECK!)
#38 - Take a fourth trip to Bogalusa, Louisiana
#39 - Visit all the mountain ranges in the U.S.
#40 - Rent a cabin by the lake for a couple of days
#41 - Spend an afternoon on the beach of each of the Great Lakes
#42 - Drive 1-81 - Northern New York State to New Orleans or vice versa
#43 - Learn the Quick Step
#44 - Visit Sherwood Baptist Church - church that put on Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Courageous
#45 - Read the book, Christy (CHECK!)
#46 - Visit "Cutter Gap," Tennessee (CHECK!)
#47 - Ride on a train (CHECK! ... As part of our SoZo Cafe' adventure, Darrell took me for a train ride just so I could check this off my bucket list!)
#48 - Discover a dead hero ... in other words, read some biographies
#49 - Read through the Bible in a year
#50 - Believe without seeing (John 20:29)
#51 - Learn the dance to "Thriller"
#52 - Take a road trip to see Pastor Mike and Shelley
#53 - Learn to give myself grace
#54 - Get out of debt
#55 - "Give like no one else"
#56 - Learn to eat the Daniel Plan Plate the right way
#57 - Become truly healthy ... physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually