Have you ever. . .

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One of my Hannah Girls posted this on her blog yesterday. I thought it was fascinating.

Have you ever?

Bold the things you’ve done.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
– at camp

3. Played in a band – high school. I played clarinet.

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower – again, at camp

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world
– Disneyworld with my family when I was in high school

8. Climbed a mountain – a church youth group missions trip to Wyoming

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang/played a solo – frequently at church. Mostly piano, and sometimes voice. I played a clarinet solo a time or two in high school too.

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
– YES! And I would do it again in a heartbeat if God ever led us to do so again!

16. Had food poisoning
– on Valentine’s Day the year S was born. It was our last “big date” before he arrived, and we both got food poisoning.

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables
– yummy.

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight – too many times to count

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort – my brothers and I used to do this all the time in Michigan. I miss being able to do things like that.

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse – again, in high school.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset – many times. God’s creation never ceases to amaze me.

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise – a one-day one with my family when I was in high school

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person – again, with my family. I’d love to go again and take my boys this time.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing – well, more rapelling than climbing. It was a BLAST.

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
– playing as a child in a lake. Does that count?

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business
Hope of My Heart Designs, of course. My private piano studio too. We’ve also started a couple that were total flops, lol.

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Gotten flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma – I used to donate regularly. Since we’ve moved here, I just never found a place to do it. I need to though.

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt – you can see pictures here and here

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
– again, with my family in high school. We took one HUGE vacation to Florida my junior year. My parents’ reasoning was to have one last family vacation with all the kids together since I was going off to college soon. It really was the last trip we took together. I now live 850 miles from my family and really wish we could do more together, so I treasure the memories from trips like this one.

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book – no, but thinking about it. I submitted some of my music for publication years ago, and dropped it when life got busy. I’ve been considering pursuing this again, but just haven’t actually followed through with it yet.

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible
– I try to do this every year. I don’t always make it, but it’s my goal.

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
– frequently. Chickens quite a bit, but other animals too. And we just got quail so we’ll be eating those soon-ish too. I should have known what was coming when Stephen handed me a trout he caught on our honeymoon and sent me inside the cabin to clean it, lol!

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous – Christ VanAllsburg, author of Jumanji and Polar Express

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Made a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

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