Sunday, October 20, 2013

Making Dreams Come True: Our Bucket List

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss, but that it is too low and we reach it." ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti

Our life is ours to live and we intend to live it to the fullest. We are always talking about things we would like to do in our lifetime and places we want to go. I personally LOVE to make lists so why not make a list of our dreams and turn words into actions. In a Forbes article it outlines ways to achieve any goal; step one: write it down, step two: look it often, step three: tell people. Here you go, in no particular order. Some of these are individual goals, but we plan to do them together. Some of them I'm adding that were on my bucket list before

  1. Own a dog Completed August 2011
  2. Fall in love Completed Summer 2005
  3. Get married to best friend Completed August 2011
  4. Move away for college Completed August 2008
  5. Buy first car all on own Completed in 2008
  6. Buy first home Completed June 2011
  7. Own a Lovesac sactional Completed September 2013
  8. Stay in Presidential Suite of fancy Hotel Completed Summer 2010? Again on honeymoon
  9. Kiss on the beach Completed June 2012
  10. Learn to Surf {Completed by Katie in Hawaii October 2003}
  11. Become parents
  12. Cook a Thanksgiving Dinner all by myself Completed Thanksgiving 2011
  13. Experience Christmas in New York {Katie)
  14. Spend all day and night on the beach, bonfire included
  15. Volunteer in Africa
  16. See the Northern Lights
  17. Change someones life for the better
  18. Play "messy" twister, keyword paint
  19. Go on a cruise
  20. Learn to drive manual {Katie}
  21. Get a puppy for Christmas, like on Lady and the Tramp Completed Christmas 2012
  22. Swim in every ocean
  23. Become fluent in ASL {Katie}
  24. Become fluent in another language {Katie: Italian, Jeff: Spanish}
  25. Visit Dubai 
  26. Own a horse
  27. Ride a mechanical bull
  28. Plant a tree from a seed and watch it grow
  29. Milk a cow
  30. Go hang gliding {Mostly Jeff}
  31. Go bungee jumping {Mostly Jeff}
  32. Go skiing in Aspen, Colorado
  33. Swim with dolphins {Completed by Katie in Hawaii October 2003}
  34. Have a 50th wedding anniversary and many more
  35. Run in the Color Run
  36. Run a half marathon
  37. Ride an elephant
  38. Pet and hold a baby tiger
  39. Go scuba diving {Jeff has a GIANT list of places}
  40. Ride in a helicopter
  41. Visit all 50 states, airports do not count
  42. Ride in a hot air balloon
  43. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  44. Graduate from College
  45. Go skydiving {Mainly Jeff's, Katie's have the guts to go}
  46. Stand on every continent 
  47. Go white water rafting {Completed by Jeff as a kid}
  48. Go to the floating lantern festival {Katie}
  49. Walk the Great Wall of China
  50. Attend the Olympics Completed at the 2002 Winter Olympics
  51. Attach a lock to Love Bridge
  52. Watch the ball drop in Times Square
  53. Cut down own Christmas tree
  54. Go to Mardi Gras
  55. Go paintballing {Katie, Jeff has many times}
  56. Go on vacation with no plans, show up at airport and take next flight
  57. Spend the night in an aquarium
  58. Build a piece of furniture from scratch {Katie}
  59. Adopt a baby
  60. Be paid to blog
  61. See a show on Broadway {Katie}
  62. Learn to play a musical instrument
  63. Throw a dart at a map and travel to wherever it lands
  64. Put a piece of gum on the gum wall in Seattle
  65. Stand on the Chicago Ledge in the Sears Tower
  66. Stay in over the water hotel in Bora Bora, the one on Couples Retreat
  67. Go on a safari
  68. Carve something on a tree together
  69. Jump off a waterfall
  70. See the frozen waves in Antarctica
  71. Send a message in a bottle
  72. See an Ohio State football game {Katie}
  73. Visit Greece
  74. Kiss at the top of the Empire State Building
  75. Kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower
  76. Take a gondola in Venice
  77. Make a wish in the Trivi Fountain
  78. Visit Vatican City
  79. Visit Ireland
  80. Visit London
  81. Visit Rome
  82. Put a letter on Juliet's Wall {Katie}
  83. Go zorbing 
  84. Ride a segway
  85. Go Para sailing 
  86. Watch sea turtles hatch
  87. Participate in the polar bear plunge
  88. Ice skate in Central Park
  89. Donate bone marrow and save a life
  90. Visit the four corners
  91. Be part of a flash mob {Katie}
  92. Spend the night in an igloo 
  93. Stay at the ice hotel
  94. Go whale watching {Completed by Jeff in August 2008, Alaska}
  95. Go cage diving with Great whites {Jeff, he is nuts}
  96. See all the 7 wonders of the world
  97. Go to the Galapagos Islands
  98. Ride in a submarine
  99. Cook every single thing in a cookbook
  100. Be an extra in a movie
  101. "Hold up" the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  102. Own something from Tiffany and Co
  103. Experience zero gravity
  104. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  105. Climb the steps of the Mayan Ruins
  106. See a meteor shower
  107. Go to every Disney Land/World
  108. Swim with manta rays
  109. Ride a camel 
  110. Become a teacher {Katie}
  111. Become a police officer {Jeff}
  112. Swim with beluga whales
  113. Do everything on my bucket list
That's all I want to think of right now. I will add on as I go and update with all our adventures. Do you have any bucket list items? Any Suggestions? Let me know, I am always up for new ideas. 

1 comment:

  1. Kristal and her husband go on cruises all the time - there is this website where you can get them really cheap... like $300 or $700 per person or something. If you want, I can ask her what the site is! I have personally never been but my family went on a Disney Cruise when I was 20. Those are usually pretty pricey but from what they said, they're worth every penny. Jim and I want to go some day but we're a little leery of the deep ocean factor. Haha! It looks like you have a lot of fun ahead of you!


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