I don’t have a bucket list, but I’m thinking I should write one. So far, since I stopped writing on this blog, I have done a bunch of things I could mark off such list, if I had one.
Last year I went to hunter’s safety course, and passed, so I could go hunting with my boys. Hunting was quite cold and not really on my list of things to do, but I did it. One of those things I never would have thought to put on my bucket list.
Last December Eric and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and our gift was a concert. I had never been to a concert like that in my life. We went and saw Tran-Siberian Orchestra’s Lost Christmas Eve. It was such an exciting and fun experience! :)
Winter lasted forever last year and I think this coming winter will probably do the same. It has been chilly these first days of October. It’s a beautiful time of year though! I love fall leaves! Their smell, the crunch under my shoes and their beautiful colors!
Photography has been happening, though I haven’t been shooting a lot lately. :\ I did 2 photo shoots in September. One was a wedding and another was a maternity shoot. Weddings are beautiful and I think I really love SMALL weddings! I’ve never shot a big wedding, but it’s not on my bucket list. :) I get stressed out about small ones enough that a big wedding would just send me over the edge. hehe Anyway, it’s been an ok year as far as sessions go. I would definitely love more sessions.
This past July we went on vacation and had such a great time! Vacation is NEVER long enough! We decided to do a sight seeing trip and just enjoy the USA. Our first stop was Colorado to visit my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Fred. It was a visit that was too short, but we loved every minute of it! My bucket list item from there was sitting on the summit of a mountain! I had been to Colorado before, but never did that. It was exciting, dizzying, and the road up the mountain was a tad scary!
The kids liked their mountain top experience ok, but Grace was a little freaked out over the heights. Ryan experienced altitude sickness the worst out of all of us. He and Grace didn’t climb up to the summit of Mount Evans because it was freezing and scary. :) Nathan came along!
We traveled through 16 states total on our trip and the kids still talk about it and what a great time vacation was this year! I’m so glad! It was such a fun, family time together! I hope we can do another trip next summer and make more memories like that!
We started school in mid-August and I am enjoying the school year. Of course, I was more excited about starting school than everyone else in the family. hehe We are in Paths of Progress this year and are enjoying learning about different inventors this year! Nathan is technically supposed to be a 9th grader this year, but i decided to just hold him back one more year. I figure it’s ok if he graduates at 18. :) Ryan is 7th grade and Grace is 5th grade this year. These last few years of homeschooling have been so wonderful! We love the Trail Guide to Learning series, and I am so thankful for them!
Maybe I’ll sit and write out a bucket list of things I’ve already done and things I would like to do in the future and make a page for it on my blog.
God is Good.