Friday, December 30, 2011

101 goals in 1001 days

Here is my list of 101 goals* to complete in 1001 days.
I was going to start on Jan 1st but discovered if I start December 31 2011 then my end date is September 27 2014.
Which just so happens to be 25th birthday. neat.

1. Go on vacation with Nic-the honeymoon we never had
2. Bake a cake from scratch
3. Make a new recipe at least once a week for 3 months (0/12 weeks)
4. Have an all natural delivery
5. Get at least one massage a month while pregnant (0/9 months)
6. Read the Bible cover to cover (0/66 books)
7. Visit the east coast
8. Go future home planning in Washington state
9. Try thai food
10. Write out my testimony-the long version
11.Run a half marathon
12. Make 10 crafts to decorate my home
13. Hold a tarantula
14. Take a cooking class
15. Join a book club
17. Grow my hair to my waist
18. Get over my fear of the dark
19. No fast food for a month
20. Host a dinner party
21.Read one book a month (0/32)
22. Go to Canada
23. Put away $10 for every goal completed
24. Work hard to find my abs
25. Go on a wine tour
26. Learn some basic sign language (enough to keep up a simple conversation)
27. Go on a date in a rented classic car
28. Make Asher an ABC book
29. Keep a dream journal for a week
30. Write and record a song with Nic
31. Sew my own skirt
32. Go to a drive-in movie
33. Own a DSLR camera
34. Start our own holiday tradition
35. Do my hair everyday for 2 weeks, (no ponytails!) (0/14)
36. Get a new car (preferably a midsize SUV)
37. Re-pierce my belly button
38. Sell $101 worth of product on my Etsy shop
39. Throw a surprise party
40. Sponsor a child through Compassion International
41. Have a designated date night once a month (0/32)
42. Lose __ pounds
43. Watch no TV for a week
44. Share my faith with a stranger
45. Send anonymous encouraging notes (0/25)
46. Take Nic to a concert
47. Create a family mission statement and frame it
48. Campout by the Christmas tree
49. Go to Disneyland (at the very least California)
50. Nic get Lasik
51. Take a hot air balloon ride
52. Wash and wax our car by hand
53. Attend a spin class
54. Make 10+ 'I love and appreciate you' gifts for Nic (0/10)
55. Make a snowman with my little family
56. Memorize 15 Bible verses (0/15)
57. Get bikes for Nic & I (and somewhere for our babies to ride)
58. Bike ride up to Bridal Veil falls from the mouth of Provo Canyon
59. Hike to the top of Timp for the sunrise
60. Raise butterlies and release them
61. Make homemade pizza
63. Chop down our Christmas tree
64. Learn to play an instrument
65. Make Texas Roadhouse rolls
66. Take (and pass) the MBLEX
67. Get my massage liscense
68. Write a novel
69. Go to a ball
70. Learn to do different braids
71. Make cake pops
72. Dye my hair red
73. Fill up my picture frame (the big one i got for Christmas '10)
74. Milk a cow
75. Make a list of 101 positive things about myself
76. Send 5 postcards via postcrossing (0/5)
77. Take ballroom dancing lessons with Nic
78. Go skiing or snowboarding
79 Potty-train Asher
80. Watch Les Miserables
81. Have a tea party
82. Learn to knit
83. Make melted crayon art
84. Go on a cruise
85. Be able to do 15 push ups (real pushups-not girly ones)
86. Send Asher an email once a month (0/32)
87 Increase my flexibility (Be able to to place my palms on the floor while standing, and do the splits etc..)
88. Give a 100% tip
89. Get up at 7 am, 7 days in a row
90. Create a cute signature
91. Make a T-shirt quilt
92. Make a rag rug
93. Read 'How to tuck in a superhero' & '101 things you should do before your kids leave home'
94. Go letterboxing (like geo-caching but without a gps)
95. Take a candlelight bubble bath
96. Go through my closet and throw away/donate old clothes (0/5)
97. Write 5 letters to 5 people who changed my life (0/5)
98. Spend a day at a spa getting pampered
99. Get a library card (for our current city)
100. Start school for esthetics
101. Get a passport 
 *I reserve the right to edit, add, or delete any goals in the next 1001 days for any reason I see fit. ;]

Monday, December 26, 2011

Baby boy-10 months

My little Asher boy is such a big boy, he has almost graduated to official 'toddler' status. His walking really took off this month! He walks more and more everyday.

He has started saying "oh wow!" & "what?!?"

Lets just say he's getting so big, and he's so smart!  He loves to climb and play. It is so fun just watching him learn, you can literally see the learning. It's incredible.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas!

We had an absolutely lovely Christmas. Having these two with me made it the best.

It was such a blessing to have Christmas on Sunday this year, it really helped us keep our focus on our Savior & the true meaning of Christmas.

Those soft little hands, fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb, were made so that nails might be driven through them. Those baby feet, pink &unable to walk, would one day walk up a dusty hill to be nailed to a cross. That sweet infant’s head with sparkling eyes was formed so that someday men might force a crown of thorns onto it. That tender body, warm &soft, wrapped in swaddling clothes, would one day be ripped open by a spear. Jesus was born to die.
John Macarthur

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Party

We hosted the family Christmas party for my mom's side of the family this year. It was a hit!

Our matching ugly sweaters

we had an ornament exchange, Ash picked the big loud bell

Raegyn won the prize for the overall ugliest sweater

we won the 'who wore it best' prize which was fitting as it came in a snowflake tin

Nana's ugly sweater won 'most creative'

my cousin. he borrowed one of Owen's sweaters

my brother. i am in love with his sweater
After we finished with a game these boxes were tossed aside. These two found them and had a lot of fun unwrapping the empty boxes. I can't wait for Christmas morning, it's gonna be so much fun.

in his mama's sweater

O in his big boy underwear riding his bike. he is in the process of potty training, and likes to show off his spongebob underwear to Asher.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cousins are built-in friends

he took this picture himself

bells are his new favorite toy

they would fill up the bowls

then dump them out and push the bells down the stairs.

isn't he so handsome

santa baby

cousin Logan on Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Family Photos

We recently got family pictures taken by Kate. She also did our maternity and newborn pictures.

I love my sister

nana, ash, peanut, papa