Thursday, July 14, 2011

one hundred things do before I die. : )
  1. dance until morning
  2. hug a koala
  3. get a real leather jacket
  4. drive a convertible
  5. get dipped while dancing
  6. take a photo of a peacock
  7. see a movie on opening night
  8. set two people up
  9. drive a dirtbike
  10. wear a black dress and red heels
  11. marry the love of my life
  12. illustrate a children's book
  13. ride a camel
  14. have a blond child
  15. learn Spanish fluently
  16. go to Mexico
  17. go to Mexico again
  18. buy shoes in Paris
  19. draw the Eiffel tower
  20. ride an elephant
  21. go to a pro basketball game
  22. go to a pro football game
  23. eat a donut in my wedding dress
  24. learn to swim
  25. ride a motorcycle with my man
  26. slap a guy with good reason
  27. go on a cruise with Beka
  28. go on a mission trip to Mexico
  29. go on a mission trip to Africa
  30. adopt a baby from Africa
  31. learn to blow bubbles
  32. publish a book
  33. get picked as a PW photo contest finalist
  34. walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  35. get a pedicure
  36. meet someone face-to-face that I met on blogger
  37. memorize a book of the Bible
  38. take a photo of a wild bald eagle
  39. work at a pro-life center
  40. see a play on Broadway
  41. see Les Miserables performed live
  42. stay up 24 hours
  43. drink a martini
  44. walk across the Millau Bridge (in France)
  45. finally be able to raise my hand while listening to "Angel"
  46. ride in a helicopter
  47. go to Hawaii
  48. get a manicure
  49. buy a real vintage dress
  50. go to New York City
  51. go to Chicago
  52. learn to tango
  53. run a mile
  54. save someone's life
  55. learn a song in Spanish
  56. get each of my fingernails painted a different color
  57. ride a horse on the beach
  58. eat an entire angel food cake
  59. write my name on the Mediterranean beach
  60. do ten push-ups at once
  61. see The Messiah performed
  62. wear the perfect red dress
  63. take someone's engagement pictures
  64. go to Mexico with Beka
  65. sit next to my man on a bench seat in a pickup
  66. get my face painted
  67. ride in a hot air balloon
  68. take a self-defense class
  69. go to a circus
  70. take pictures at a carnival at night
  71. meet a celebrity
  72. read Les Miserables
  73. learn Italian
  74. eat gelato in Italy
  75. photograph a wedding
  76. make a huge, authentic Mexican meal
  77. take a roadtrip across (some of) America
  78. go to a concert of one of my favorite singers
  79. ride a motorcycle in Mexico with my man
  80. go to Disneyworld
  81. go to a Florida beach
  82. buy a traditional Mexican dress
  83. draw a portrait from life
  84. go to Mexico with Hadley
  85. watch a movie at a drive-in movie theater
  86. actually live in another state/country for a time
  87. drive a tractor
  88. sing "LA Baby" with Hadley on the LA beach
  89. kiss my man on a covered bridge
  90. go to Mark Driscoll's church
  91. draw a portrait of my man from memory
  92. dance in the rain. like, actually dance, like with a partner
  93. sell a piece of art
  94. learn to tie a necktie
  95. read War and Peace
  96. see the Sistine Chapel
  97. get real diamond stud earrings
  98. go to a ballet (did this when I was six or something, but I don't remember it)
  99. see someone I know personally get famous
  100. shoot a big gun


  1. That is an amazing list... :)

  2. Fabulous list, girlie!!! Love it! I'm working on mine... ;)

  3. Let's see which ones I've done... ;)

    5, 15 ;), 24, 31, 36, 55, 60, 66, 75, 78, 81, 94, 98, 100...

    Oh, and you forgot 'Go To Paris with Raquel' :) ♥

  4. That is a truly fabulous list. We all need to start a send you to mexico for a year with your Beka and a lot of your family fund. That would take care of about a quarter of the things on your bucket list.

  5. This cracked me up. You are so awesome!! I love how half of them had to do with going to Mexico. :)

    --Love MCat

  6. I love this. Now I'm going to have to make a bucket list of my own! :D

    I've done:

    5 (one of my favorite memories...), 16, 17, 21, 24, 31, 40, 53, 54, 55, 60, 66, 76, 77, 80, 82, 85, 86, 87, 100.

  7. I'm not sure I can make it to 100. Love that picture!

  8. Awesome!!! have you ever ridden an ATV or a 4-wheeler? If so let me tell you as a girl they are way better then dirtbikes....although my brothers like dirtbikes better.

    I think a few of those should be on my list too.

    I think I will take your #92,except make it my prince charming. ;)

  9. I saw Raquel commented the ones she done so I'm going to be bad and copy cat....

    9,24,31,43 (lol just kidding),69,81,85,87,100 (depends on what you classify as a big gun.)

  10. love that bucket list.. i am old, can i just think of 50?

  11. What a great list! :) I've done 22 of those. I feel kind of proud of myself. You have not lived until you've been dipped while dancing.. no matter how awkward it is. ;) haha It's a pretty great feeling.

  12. I go to Florida beaches all the time! lol.
    I like your list. Ive done a few of those things, and i would like to do some of those things.

  13. I think this is the bucket list of all bucket lists. It all sounds amazing!

  14. I want to dance till morning too. I really want to have a New Years Eve dance. People stay up on New Years anyway, why not have a dance. However, some people (ahem) already have traditions on that day.

  15. these are great :) i think my favourite is eating a doughnut in your wedding dress. that sounds p.e.r.f.e.c.t. :):)
    and all the travelling <3

  16. I like your very last one "to shoot a big gun" ;) Let me tell you from experience, its a lot of fun just watch for the kick! You'll have a blas with it :) Also, local 4-H's sometimes have shooting clubs so maybe if you look into that they might have one near you! :)

  17. see Les Miz live... check.

    meet a celebrity... check.

    go to a concert of a singer I love... check.

    learn Italian... well, half of a check. I only know a leetle bit. so really that one doesn't count... ;)

    *goes off to organize my bucket list items into a "100 things" list. or the beginnings of one. my items are changing daily!!*

  18. Wow, awesome list! We've got some similar ones:

    I'm planning to get a book of mine published... dancing in the rain = awesomeness... and seeing a friend of yours get famous would be really cool. :) Oh, and I've ridden an elephant! It was really neat. :)

  19. I made one when I was little and realized that I've done all those things since then, haha. I should make another one :) Yours gave me a lot of good ideas!! :)
    Here's what I've done:
    #6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 24, 26, 28, 31, 42, 51, 53, 56, 63, 66, 67, 70, 75, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 87.
    Good luck with your list!

  20. Amazing!! Love it girl! The best ones (i think) are 11, 18, 74 and 85 and 89! :)

  21. great list! and coolest picture ever. :)

  22. Awesome list! I'm glad to see that you're actually doing what's on your list!

  23. Love it, Polka Dot. Hmm...I think I agree with you on, um, all of them! :)

  24. my bucket list item that im working on now - becoming a bee keeper!

  25. Love it! Especially the one about eating a donut in your wedding dress!

  26. Ride a horse on the beach is TOTALLY on my bucket list too.
    We should do it together. :-)

  27. I've done 37, 41, 60, 81, 87, and 56... If you ever get to paint all your fingernails different colors, be forewarned: It looks like jelly beans! :)

  28. This is an amazing list! I love how much variety you have, from big things to little things that delight you! =)

  29. These are great :) haha. My favorite may be 'eat a doughnut in your my wedding dress'. I want to see a picture of that when it does, in fact happen.

  30. Amen. Amen. Amen.
    I really do hope and I really do know that you'll be able to check all one hundred things off by the time you're older. :o)
    You've got to learn how to swim -- and once you learn how to swim, swim in the ocean. It's sooo, soo, soo much fun.
    And maybe one of us will get famous... actually, you already are famous. Your personality is... (I adore your personality! You're famous in my eyes... anyone else wanna raise your hands up and say Polka Dot is famous?) so, just maybe that'll be checked off.
    And today -- why not go paint every one of your nails a different color? Treat yourself to a treat!

    much love!

  31. P.S. Eating a doughnut in your wedding dress. Goodness, I told you I loved your personality! ;)

  32. Nice! I already slapped a guy with good reason...he slapped me on the face!

  33. LOVE your bucket list...and I love that I have some of the same things on mine.

    Oh yes yes, read Les Mis someday. As for War and, I didn't care for it that much. I've done tango before, and gotten dipped while dancing...though I have yet to do it in the rain. =)

    I want to wear red heels sometime too...and YES, slap a guy, and meet a blogger friend, and go to NYC, and--well, so many other things.

    I have a question about your bucket list giveaway. I have my bucket list published on my blog as a page. I don't have time in my schedule to do a bucket list post before the giveaway ends, especially since I already have it posted anyway. So could I link up my bucket list page instead, and could that count?

    Let me know, if you please. =) Thanks!

  34. Hullo!! Loooove the bucket list:):) I would also love to meet a fellow blogger face-to-face...and a bunch of other things on your list.

    My burning question, though, is this: did you take the picture at the top of the post? because i. absolutely. adore. it.

  35. After my own heart... going to Africa and adopting from Africa. two of my strongest passions and dreams in life!

  36. Farmgirl--yep, I have driven a ATV and it was one of the most amazing things ever.

    Jennoelle--yeah, I figure I won't enjoy War and Peace that much, but I want to do it just to prove to myself that I can finish a hideously long, rather boring book. Go ahead and link up to your page--that's totally fine. :)

    Caitlin--yep, I did. I do love my sunglasses. :)

  37. I've been to Chicago! You should definitely go, so fun!

    Love & Blessings,

  38. Loving the picture with all my heart.
    That, and dipped while dancing.
    Oh, and "my man" is a cute phrase. It's perfect. :)

  39. i WILL make a bucket list, i WILL make a bucket list, i WILL make a bucket list!! ;)

  40. Awesome bucket list Polka Dot! I can't believe you were even able to think of that many! I really like numbers 62, 57, 1, and 92! :)

  41. Adore your bucket list! My favorites are #5, 8, 11, 23, and 56. I hope you accomplish all of them, and like everyone else, I want a picture when you eat that donut!

  42. I love this list! They're all really practical, and yet very adventurous!

  43. GREAT list! I live in SW Washington, we could meet up in Portland and you could cross #36 off your list. ;)

  44. I posted on my blog! Love the idea!

  45. I put the button on my blog!

  46. Just fallowed your great blog!! yeah!

  47. Taking pictures of peacocks is a lot of fun. I gallavanted all around an English castle garden searching for the peacocks that the concierges had promised would be there and I found them and the pictures turned out great :)

  48. WOW! That is a lot of things to do :)

    We went to a Florida beach, it is SO amazing pretty!I hope you will get to go there some time!!


  49. Love this list!!! Just reading through your blog....just found it..Amazing!! Your photography is phenomenal!

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