Friday, August 29, 2014

5 Things We Aren't Doing This Weekend

You might remember that Matt and I spent our birthdays apart this year.  He was in Canada fishing and I went wine trailing with some of my girlfriends.  To make up for missing my thirtieth, Matt has been planning a "Mystery Trip" for me...

This makes me very nervous.

We are leaving this afternoon and I can tell you five things I know we're not doing:

Going on a trip to Greece.
That was what I told Matt I wanted to do and I got a look like "ya, frickin right".

Flying somewhere for the long weekend.
Buzz.  Wrong answer. 

Spending the weekend in Nashville.
I was pretty convinced for a while that was what he had planned. Alas, not it either.  I now know that we are spending, at least this evening in St. Louis at a Cubs v. Cards game.

For a hot minute after finding out we were going to STL, I thought my best friend and her husband might be flying in to hang out. 
Not the case.  Technically, they were supposed to (which would have been epic!!) but life gets in the way sometimes. 

Going somewhere just the two of us.
Group trip!  Our friends and neighbors, Shawn and Maggie are coming on this grand adventure with us.

I'm sure y'all have picked up on this, but I'm a planner and it's driving me bat shit crazy not knowing what Matt has planned!  

Alright, peace out... Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Linking up with KarliAmy and Amanda


Friday, August 15, 2014

Five Faves From My 30 By 30

In lieu of rehashing what I didn't get accomplished in my 30 by 30 quest, because that's sorta depressing and it's Friday so I don't want to be depressing...today I've selected five of my favorite things that I DID complete! 

In no particular order my five faves are:

Masters Degree
27.  Complete my master's degree!  One of the perks of my current job was having the opportunity to go back to school for FREE and get my MS.  There was a short pause in the process, due to some downsizing, but everything worked out in the end.

Ocho Rios
8.  Go on our honeymoon {finally}.  We had to put it off after the wedding because of the 'short pause' mentioned above.  Thankfully, it also panned out and we had a great time in Ocho Rios.

2013 Christmas Card
1.  Mail Christmas cards.  I officially LOVE selecting the pictures and template for our {now annual} Christmas card.  I'm so glad I put this one on the list because I know I'll enjoy it for years to come!

26.  Learn how to drive a stick shift.  Are you thinking, "Wait?  What?  You grew up on a farm.  How is that possible?"

Well here's the scoop.  Yes, I grew up on a farm.  I can drive a tractor, combine or an automatic grain truck, but I never learned to drive a stick in all my years on the farm.  That's not to say that my dad didn't try to teach me!  There were many times we'd set off down the gravel road for a lesson for it to only end in yelling and tears!  If you want to believe the tears were from my dad, go ahead!  He can take it.

The story of me learning to drive a stick shift goes like this... I bought a manual transmission Jetta without knowing it was a manual!  And I finally learned how to drive a stick.  I firmly believe I was successful in the venture only because my dad nor my husband were the one teaching me!

1st Visit Pin
9.  Go to Disneyland.  It was MAGICAL! 

Lets quickly go back to the stuff that wasn't completed on my list.  Back in January, I summarized five items on my list that I wasn't sure I'd be completing before my birthday.  And wouldn't you know it, I was right.  There are certainly a few others on my list that didn't get completed {I'm looking at you, learn to water ski} but, I'm in the process of completing my 101 in 1001 and some of those items will be carrying over to the next list.

Stay tuned for updates!

Do you have a 30 by 30, 101 in 1001 or some other sort of 'life list' of things you want to complete?  If so, I'd love to hear about some of your goals!  

Linking up with Karli, Amy and Amanda