#69 read The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas
My sister Holly & I did this one together as we went and helped our cousins Eric & Cathy paint at their new house. Lesson learned: apparently I can only do trim with a real brush...using anything else I'm terrible. At least the kids, Chris & Sam, can enjoy their lovely blue bathroom. : )
#181 go bowling
#222 host a slumber party
This has become an annual tradition with the girls in my high school youth group. Hospitality isn't really my thing, but I love being a part of their lives and getting to spend time with them.
#232 support a new missionary
My friend Brian Veen & his fiance Emily were some of the first people to hear about this list and contribute ideas to it. I'm so excited that she is my new person to support as she joins him in the Dominican Republic after they're married...which is less than a month away!!
As a last-minute addition to the blog, I'm now also going to be supporting another friend as he leaves in a few weeks to work on The JESUS Film Project with Campus Crusade. I really enjoyed talking to him last night and hearing his heart for this ministry.
#191 eat real sushi
#204 dance in public
Thank goodness this one is now checked off the list! I promised Travis that I would dance at his wedding and my nephew Daniel was the cutest partner there.
#234 buy flowers for someone
My friends Mitch & Kasie (closest couple in the 30th birthday picture) had an adorable baby boy, Holden, on the same day as Travis & Kelli's wedding. I took some flowers to her the next day and I still think she looked better than anyone else I've ever seen that soon after giving birth.
#129 take a real vacation
My roommate Sarah, friends Christy & Ashleigh, and I all went to Charleston, SC for a week. We did some historical things, went to the beach & pool, ate tons of great food, and just relaxed a lot. Funniest moments of the trip were an old man asking me if I was the mom and a guy trying to hit on us by asking if the four of us were Colts cheerleaders.
#1 read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
#4 read Persuasion by Jane Austen
#21 read Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
I thought this was a very appropriate book to read after we visited Boone Hall Plantation near our condo- there are original brick slaves' quarters there to this day. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book and would say this is one classic that is actually worth reading.
#190 eat Greek food
#196 go to a live musical/play
Our neighbor Lindsay did a great job as Millie in the Pendleton Players Theatre production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (or Seven Brothers for Seven Brothers as the banner said in downtown Pendleton). They did a fun dance number in the middle of it that included flips and pommel horse moves.
#142 go to 10 Indians games
Whew. So apparently that's why I shouldn't wait so long between updates. Because it takes forever then! Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed that little glimpse into what my life has looked like over the last few months.
As a final thought, you should know that I decided this list will remain fluid. So feel free to continue to contribute any ideas that you think should be on the list.