Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bucket List for 2012

(This is Day 19 of my Journaling through January series)

Begin a 2012 "bucket list." What are those special things you want to do this winter, spring, summer, and fall?

Ooooh, I like how she divides it up into seasons!

Winter (as in right now)
Go ice skating on a date with my honey
Deep-clean my house (walls, furniture, windows, cupboards, vents--the works!)
Convince/Bribe/Coerce my younger brothers to assist in said deep-cleaning
Get rid of this awful, sad old couch I'm sitting on right now
Buy a new, happy, wonderful couch (at a screamin' good price) to replace the sad one

Clean the carpets
See my husband graduate with his BA
Take a vacation to Zions National Park in honor of said graduation
Take Noah to the zoo
Redecorate our family room (hooray!)
Take outdoor family pictures

Spend lots of time outside with Noah
Get a mini pool for Noah to splash around in on hot summer days
Redecorate the downstairs bathroom
Start a new family scrapbook
Go on lots of hikes!
Take the "31 days of nothing challenge" (Found on

Finish Book Project
Redecorate the master bedroom (I'm really excited for this one!!)
Drive up the canyon to enjoy the fall colors
Make a Thanksgiving book

Winter (as in Christmas 2012)
Start Nativity tradition
Buy more Christmas story books and read them to Noah
Make a Christ book
Get ready to go back to school (Winter 2013 semester, here I come!!!)

I might use this list as a springboard for some of my blog posts. This could be fun...

Thanks for reading!

Journaling through January is a series that can be found on


  1. Melanie here! I enjoyed this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog. MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. So, how did the whole "bribe" your "younger brothers to assist in...deep-cleaning" go? Mom seems to think that simple "force" works best...