Twenty Nine.

I turn 29 today.

I don’t feel 29.

I feel like a college girl living a really grown up life off campus with a husband and two kids. I just can’t believe it has been 11 years since I first went to college. My, how time flies. Today, I want to share with you the 29 things that are on my to do list before I turn 30. It seems like a good goal, so we’ll see how things pan out!

29

  • Go to Dallas to see my college roommate.
  • Lose 10-20 more pounds.
  • Set aside time each week to write, in hopes that one day my dream of writing a book will come true.
  • Photograph more weddings.
  • Make a perfect pie crust.
  • Send a handwritten card to a friend/relative each month.
  • Read 29 books.
  • Go on 29 dates with my husband.
  • Make a lasagna from scratch.
  • Do a Bible study or two. Or 5.
  • Spend a day downtown Chicago.
  • Go to 5 movies.
  • Photograph a birth/first moments at hospital with a baby.
  • Get a massage.
  • Run a 5K.
  • Organize my closet.
  • Go to a concert.
  • Take a weekend trip with my hubby.
  • Go to a winery.
  • Take the kids to Shedd Aquarium.
  • Take an aerial photo of our new house.
  • Finish How I Met Your Mother (I am on season 3).
  • Master using my camera on a tripod with the wireless remote.
  • Try at least one new recipe every month.
  • Watch all seasons of The Office. (LOVE)
  • Drink at least 12 Pumpkin Spice Lattes this fall. Can’t wait.
  • Try to can salsa.
  • Get a cleaning schedule and stick to it.
  • Live more in the moment!

Should be a good year, huh?

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