My Bucket List!


I’ve always wanted to sit down and type up my bucket list.

bucket list: noun – a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.

So here goes nothing. I think I’ll start small and come back and add to it as things come to mind. My memory is terrible so maybe this will help me remember all the things I want to do. HA!

  1. Take  train to New Orleans, eat beignets at Cafe Du Monde and take an Anne Rice book tour.
  2. Grow a  successful garden.
  3. Travel to Great Britain.
  4. Travel to Scotland and Ireland.
  5. Own a pair of Tieks ballet flats.
  6. Take Ruby Kate to Canada.
  7. Speak ASL fluently.
  8. Get a tattoo of MinLan and John Preston’s Chinese names.
  9. Visit Alaska.
  10. See Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” or any of his houses. There’s even one in Alabama….Florence, maybe, I think!
  11. Learn to play chess.
  12. Anonymously fully fund someone’s adoption.
  13. Go on a Down syndrome/adoption world tour and meet my favorite online momma friends.
  14. Visit the Statue of Liberty.
  15. Plant an herb garden.
  16. Volunteer in an orphanage.
  17. Go to the San Diego Zoo.
  18. Host a fondue party.
  19. Write and publish a children’s book.
  20. See the Northern Lights.
  21. Take our whole family to visit China and visit our children’s birthplaces.
  22. Raise chickens.
  23. Start a Gigi’s Playhouse in our area.
  24. Make my own elderberry syrup.
  25. Create a capsule wardrobe.
  26. Learn to knit.
  27. Sit on a jury…hopefully an interesting one.
  28. Own another Anatolian Shepherd.
  29. Make a quilt from all of my adoption t-shirts.
  30. Take some college level graphic design courses.
  31. Visit the Holy Land.
  32. Put shiplap on one wall in my house.
  33. Visit the beaches at Normandy.
  34. Purchase an RV.
  35. Completely gut and remodel our small bathroom ourselves.
  36. Learn to play the piano.
  37. Take a vacation to Disney World with only Bryan.
  38. Organize all of our books by color.
  39. Ride a double decker bus in London.
  40. Take a road trip with Courtney, Kristin and Millie.
  41. Create a fairy garden for my little girls.
  42. Take my children to the Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  43. Read all of C.S. Lewis’ books.
  44. Become an early riser. (But not today)
  45. Buy a salt lamp.
  46. Take a ballroom dancing class with Bryan.
  47. Attend the Kentucky Derby and wear a BIG hat!
  48. See the Grand Canyon.
  49. Host a Chinese New Year celebration at our home.
  50. Play with real life penguins.
  51. Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal.
  52. Read War and Peace.
  53. Take a trip with my mom and my sister.
  54. Attend the Olympics.
  55. Live in a tiny house.
  56. Visit the White House and meet the President. (Dream big, right?)
  57. Own a succulent.
  58. See Mt. Rushmore.
  59. Flip a house.
  60. Take a calligraphy class.
  61. Have at least ONE entirely handmade Christmas.
  62. Own my old black Dodge Avenger.
  63. Participate in a 5K.
  64. Take a photography class.
  65. Learn how to make THESE COOKIES.
  66. Visit New York City and see a Broadway play.
  67. See the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall.
  68. Visit the Great Wall of China.
  69. Go to an Alabama football game.
  70. Purchase Alabama season tickets.
  71. Have a family portrait made with all of our children.
  72. Learn to make soap.
  73. Take Ellie to Paris.
  74. Sew a piece of clothing for myself to wear.
  75. Take a pottery making class.
  76. Be in the audience of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

I’m sure I’ll think of more to add but this is a great start! Tell what’s on your list!

One thought on “My Bucket List!

  1. I love it. I started one a number of years ago, and I should find it and revisit it. Many of your items I have done (I knit and bake, have gone to three Olympics), it’s so fun seeing other people’s dreams. I know my original one was a lot about travelling, but I like the things you chose-I think it ebbs and flow over time.

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