Monday, September 19, 2011

Bucket List-- Updated

A little while back I posted my bucket list and I figured that since some time has passed I should update it.... so here goes:

First is my travel list- this is a list of places I want to see before I die:
1. Costa Rica      
2. Bahamas          
3. Caribbean
4. Greece
5. Italy
6. London
7. Paris
8. Vatican City
9. Brazil
10. Chile
11. Australia

12. Bora Bora
13. Canada
14. Ireland
15. Sweden
16. Africa
17. Jamaica
18. Spain
19. Italy
20. Norway
21. Finland
22. Denmark
23. New Zealand
24. India
25. Belize
26. Egypt
27. Germany

28-- All 50 States Arizona, Utah, California, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming,  
29. Argentina
30. Russia
31. India
32. Madagascar 

Other things I want to do before I die:
1. See the 7 wonders of the world --

  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
2. Get a my bachelors degree
3. Get a masters degree
4. Own my own house-- no mortgage-- really own it.
5. Spend a summer on a beach
6. Run marathons until I don't want to run anymore
7. Scuba dive
8. Snorkel
9. Hike on a volcano
10. Live in New York-- be a New Yorker
11. Serve a humanitarian mission
12. Retire
13. Complete a triathlon
14. Run the Boston Marathon
15. Skydive
16. Bungee jump
17. Own a real designer purse
18. Write a book
19. Learn a second language-- Spanish
20. Buy my dream car
21. Swim with dolphins
22. Send a message in a bottle
23. Stay out all night dancing and go to work the next day without having gone home (just once)
24. Spend New Years in an exotic location
25. Spend Christmas on the beach drinking pina coladas
26. Drive a convertible down Pacific Coast Highway with the top down
27. Drive across the country
28. Scuba dive off Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
29. Ride in a hot air balloon
30. Touch an iceberg
31. Steal a sign
32. Kiss in the rain
33. See the statue of liberty 
34. Shop of 5th avenue 
35. Run the New York City Marathon
36. Get Married 
37. Get a tattoo
38. See the Golden Gate Bridge
39. See the Space Needle 
40. Go to Mexico
41. Go on a cruise
42. Go to Lake Powell
43. Learn to Wakeboard
44. Snowboard
45. Go to the Olympics
46. Eat Sushi
47. Hike the Grand Canyon
48. Go to counseling
49. Truly forgive
50. Watch a baseball game at Yankee Stadium
51. Watch a baseball game at the New Yankee Stadium
52. Go to a professional basketball game
53. Go to a professional football game
54. Watch a game in every baseball stadium in the US
55. Go on a luggage free vacation
56. Look at New York from the top of the Empire State Building
57. Stay in a beach house
58. Be debt free
59. Become an R.D.
60. Have kids

61. Run a Rock and Roll Marathon
62. Design a room and make it exactly how I want it-- no matter the cost
63. Feel satisfied with my body
64. Enjoy where I am
65. Take a big risk

Thursday, September 15, 2011

One of my favorites

This girl right here.... Is seriously one of my favorite people. I just love her! McKall has always been more like a little sister to me than a niece. She has the sweetest heart and is so thoughtful. She wants everyone to like her --- and most times people do! I love to watch her take care of Stockden and her little sisters because she is just so sweet to them. She is one brave girl too. She is able to adapt to situations and conflicts in her life that I would cry and run away from. She is one of my most favorite people because even though she is 12 years younger than me, I look up to her and consider her one of my heroes. I am so excited to see who she becomes and what a wonderful person she becomes! What a blessing she is in my life! I love you Callie Wogg!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I am the worst at realizing how blessed I really am-- which I guess is why I have to continue to be reminded. I have always struggled with paying my tithing. Its my issue. Well the past few months I have really tried to make sure I pay my tithing very first, so I don't forget. I have really tried hard to make that my priority. Well, I haven't really felt a difference (which was so nice) and in fact I have been able to save more! Then my little tender mercy happened, my boss gave me a bonus even when I hadn't reached the level I was suppose to, to be able to get a bonus and you know what... It was almost the exactly the amount of my last doctor bill... Miracle??? I think so. Well I am grateful that my Heavenly Father sends me signs that I know me and is watching out for me even when I don't deserve it. I am so blessed.

Where Were You?

Sunday was the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001 when the twin towers fell in my favorite city on earth. I remember that day still so vividly. I was in 9th grade and I walked into my science class and saw the TV on. We watched the 2nd tower fall. I remember everyone was so scared, but there is no way we could have really comprehended how life changing that would be. It is so crazy to think that was really 10 years ago. The one thing that's for sure-- I WILL NEVER FORGET. I have been so lucky to go back and see where those towers once stood and to feel how sacred that ground is. My heart goes out to all of those who lost someone the cared about that day. I am proud to be an American and I am so grateful that that senseless act of terrorism did not bring our country down, but did the exact opposite and raised up heroes and pride for this country. God Bless America!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Craving a little painting

I am absolutely obsessed with painting rooms and redoing my house. I haven't done anything to the house in a while and I am dying to change something. I am not one of those people who doesn't like change... I could change everyday and be happy. Well, I have been dying to paint gray and white stripes in my house somewhere... but where??? Family room.... Bed room... kitchen??? I am thinking family room. Here is some of my room inspirations...

Well, now as a look at these rooms, not one of them is a living room... hmmm so maybe this should be my bedroom. Looks like I need to do some more thinking??? Geez. Decisions.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It could always be worse

Just when I think that I am the most picked on person on earth Heavenly Father shines a light and whispers--- it could always be worse and I am instantly taken to my knees. I had a horrible day where I was given what I feel like is some of the worst news I could get, then I talked to one of my clients and he is one of the sweetest guys. He just found out that he had cancer. Wow- Well at least I don't have cancer. He was so positive and so nice about it, and I am over here bitching because I don't get to run a marathon. I realized after that phone call that even when things feel like they couldn't get any worse- they could. I am so lucky that even my worst day is not that bad. I have really sweet work friends who try so hard to help me feel better. And I have a really sweet mom and sisters who bring me sodas and call me to go to lunch, and Sam is really sweet and shows up at my work with a treat. I am blessed and sometimes just too stupid to realize the extent of my blessings-- Thanks for the reminder Heavenly Father-- I needed that.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Carousel Fun

Today at lunch Ash brought Stockden over and we went to lunch together. We were so excited to see that the new Carousel in St. George. We decided to walk over and let Stock have a turn on it. He was SO excited to ride the horses! He was so sweet and picked out the horses that his sisters would ride on if there were there. After we were done he kept saying the funniest things like " I love that horsey" or " Oh my that was so fun!" " I really like that horse, he's so nice." What a fun lunch break!