Thursday, January 22, 2009

Everyone needs to do before they die

I have marked the ones I have done in Bold! (put * by “sort of” ones)

Started your own blog

Slept under the stars

Played in a band

Visited Hawaii

Watched a meteor shower

Given more than you can afford to charity

Been to Disneyland

Climbed a Mountain

Held a praying mantis

Sang a solo

Bungee jumped

Visited Paris

Watched a lightening storm at sea

Taught yourself an art from scratch

Adopted a child

Had food poisoning

Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

Grown your own vegetables

Slept on an overnight train

Hitch hiked

Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

Held a lamb

Gone skinny dipping (* does it count if it was see through)

Run a Marathon

Seen a total eclipse

Watched a sunrise or sunset

Hit a home run

Been on a cruise

Seen Niagara Falls in person

Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (*went to where my great grandparents use to live)

Seen an Amish community

Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol

Seen Michelangelo’s David in person

Sung karaoke

Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

Bought a stranger a meal

Visited Africa

Walked on a beach by moonlight

Been transported in an ambulance

Had your portrait painted

Gone deep sea fishing

Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

Kissed in the rain

Played in the mud

Gone to a drive-in theater

Visited the Great Wall of China in person

Started a business

Taken a martial art class

Visited Russia

Served at a soup kitchen

Sold Girl Scout cookies

Gone Whale Watching

Got flowers for no reason

Donated blood, platelets, or plasma

Gone sky diving(*does gliding count)

Visited a Nazi concentration camp

Bounced a check

Flown in a helicopter

Saved a favorite childhood toy

Visited the Lincoln Memorial in person

Eaten Caviar

Pieced a quilt

Stood in Times Square

Been fired from a job

Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

Been on a speeding motorcycle

Seen the Grand Canyon in person

Published something (*does doodle magazine count from elementary school)

Bought a brand new car

Walked in Jerusalem

Visited the White House

Had chickenpox

Sat on a jury

Met someone famous (Met Elder Thomas S Monson, President Gordon B Hinckley was at my Graduation, famous pianist Vladimar K-something)

Joined a book club

Lost a loved one

Had a baby

Seen the Alamo in person

Swam in the ocean

Owned a cell phone

Been stung by a bee

Seen Mount Rushmore in person

Learned to play an instrument (then forgot mostly how)

Held a tarantula

Touched an iceberg

Changed a baby’s diaper

Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment

Had a food fight

Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

Ridden a roller coaster

Visited all 50 states

Taken a road trip

Milked a cow

Been in a movie

Crashed a party

Made cookies from scratch

Gotten a tattoo (*a sprayed on tattoo)

Rafted the Snake River (*close the Columbia river and another one)

Performed on stage

Been to Las Vegas

Eaten shark

Bought a house

Been in a combat zone

Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

Touched a sting ray

Broken a bone

Ridden a horse

Eaten sushi

Had your picture in newspaper

Gone back to school

Eaten fried green tomatoes

Killed and prepared an animal for eating

Dyed your hair (*tried to dye a piece of hair blond—didn’t work; did the wash out kind)

Caused a car accident

Saved someone’s life

I’m passing this tag onto: Those who have time and are interested in it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Holdin' back!

This last weekend I bought Lillian a write and wipe "I can Print" book. Also, convinced Sekona to buy a Leap Frog Clickstart for cheap since it was on a good sale. Lillian has been just floating ever since on her ability to recognize her letters and colors! I sat back as she jumped up and down and her face lit so bright as she wrote a letter. A part of me was wondering if I had been holding back her ability to learn! I forget just because she isn't in school, that she is only 4, that she couldn't and shouldn't still be learning. She practiced her name today. We are still working on putting the letters together. I enjoy watching the aspect of learning and sometimes miss and forget that I should challenge myself to continue to learn.