Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birthday Countdown: Day Fourteen

Jon asked:
"What do you want to do in the next 28 years that you didn't do in your previous 28?"

Jon is actually a former high school classmate of mine. I recently discovered his blog through facebook and have enjoyed seeing what he has been up to recently, including welcoming an adorable little baby girl into the world last month.

When I read this question to my husband, his first (always sarcastic) response was: "Turn 50." not very funny.

28 Things to do in the next 28 years:

1. Add on to the family...at least once. :)
2. Get a bigger car due to #1.
3. Get a bigger house due to #1.
4. Graduate three or more from homeschooling and send them to the rest of their lives whatever that may be.
5. See New England and my "Green Gables" island.
6. Maybe take my grandkids to Disney World! *whoa!!!! why did you take me THERE?!*
7. See one of my children marry a Freeman child. :)
8. Write a children's book.
9. Be on a game show.
10. Finally have a fenced in yard so my husband can have a pet.
11. Hopefully see my brother get married! Not sure if 28 years will be long enough.
12. Get out of debt.
13. Be physically fit.
14. Run a half marathon.
15. Finally see Phantom of the Opera (live).
16. Clean out our basement ha ha.
17. Get a piano for our house.
18. Live in another state.
19. Work part time somewhere for FUN.
20. Babysit my childrens' cousins.
21. Grow a vegetable garden.
22. Read the Bible cover to cover.
22. Give up worrying completely.
23. See the west coast.
24. Visit a spa for a full day of pampering.
25. Complete a quilt.
26. Learn to swim.
27. Own a vacation home.
28. Have a great time at my awesome surprise 50th birthday party thrown by my husband of almost 30 years.

Thanks for the fun question, Jon.

Tomorrow I will answer Laura's question: "
What is an accomplishment you are most proud of?
What is a regret that you have?


EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

I can help you with finishing a quilt if you want! (although I am best at starting them and putting them in a "to be done" pile as well!!) That was a cool question!!

Karen said...

Interesting....the only one that really surprised me was #18. Didn't know you no longer wanted to be a "Georgia Peach". You will have to share more about this sometime...

Jon Smith said...

Awesome, Carrie. I love the list. New England is amazing! And for #26, just get Corey to throw you in the water! :)

I like them all.

Carrie said...

Emily: I have a 1/2 finished quilt in the basement right now! ha ha!
I really need to drag it out now that I have a sewing machine to "help."

Karen: Well, just for a bit. You know corey and I just love the summer heat, but I think it would be fun to go cold turkey somewhere and see what would happen. ha ha.

Jon: HE BETTER NOT!!!!!!!!!

Andy's Bethy said...

Of course, I LOVE number 7. I am working on adding more kids to the mix, (and hopefully you will be soon too) so that there are lots of choices, and possible ways for that to happen...
I am hoping for #11 too. What IS it going to take to get that boy to settle down? JK Chris
I will happily teach you to swim, and join you after that for a full day at a spa. Let's plan that this summer!
And, I planted some cucumbers today - join me next week for lettuce and carrots and we can share the veggie garden.
Love you!