As promised, here is my "25 by 25" list. It was actually really hard to think of 25 things that I could potentially do on my own. I wanted to put things like "buy a house" but that is something that is kind of out of my control. Let's just say that I'm not exactly the breadwinner of the family.
1. Successfully make French Toast.
The very first meal I made when Garrett and I got back from our honeymoon was French Toast. It was completely terrible. Burned on the outside but still gooey and raw egg-y on the inside. It was so disgusting. Of course, I was convinced that it was a sign I was going to be a terrible wife and not be able to feed my husband, so I have banned it from the house. But, I really like French toast, so I want to learn how to make it!
2. See the Atlantic Ocean.
Somehow I have managed to visit Flordia twice, and I still haven't seen the Atlantic.
3. Grow a vegetable garden.
Granted, it will have to be one of those super small vegetable gardens that you grow in a wooden box or something, considering we don't have a yard, but I want to successfully grow something. Garrett and I don't have the best track record of keeping things alive. Our first fish, Hobbes, only lived 30 minutes. :/
4. Learn how to change a tire/jump a car.
Let's just say that if I ever get a flat while I'm on the highway, I'm totally screwed.
5. Go to an NFL game. Preferably The Bears, but I'm not picky.
6. Open an Etsy shop.
7. Read through the entire Bible.
8. Cook all the way through a cookbook. Even the weird recipes that have ingredients that I have never heard of.
9. Eat a weird food. I'm probably the most predictable person in the world when it comes to food. I get the same thing at Braums every single time. The same soup at Panera. (If they are out of potato, I go somewhere else for lunch.) The same drink at Starbucks. This "weird" food doesn't have to be snail butts or something like that, just something that I wouldn't normally eat.
10. Get back down to pre-engagement weight.
11. Finally make a album/scrapbook of our wedding.
12. Watch a sunrise. And not because I had to get up at the butt crack of dawn for work.
13. Clean out/organize the house. For two people, we sure do have a lot of crap. I blame the wedding.
14. Run a marathon.
15. Spend a night sleeping outside.
16. Don't buy new clothes for 6 months. (Something tells me that this will be Garrett's favorite.)
17. Make a theme cake. Not just a regular old chocolate cake. A pirate ship cake, or something like that.
18. Sew something. I recently got my grandma's old sewing machine from my aunt. My mother-in-law got it up and running, and now I'm itching to make some pajama pants.
19. Read the Naria books. I've only listened to them on tape, and that was on family road trips when I was a teenager. I hid my headphones under the hood of my hoodie and pretended to be asleep. I was not big on family togetherness.
20. Travel to a state I have never been. Preferably Massachusetts or New York. *cough cough* (I think my husband reads this ...)
21. Find somewhere to volunteer. Church, Feed the Children, Christian Services, etc.
22. Get my husband to actually shave without having to nag him about it every day of my life.
(This could potentially take my entire life. If I can accomplish this in the next 14 months, I'm throwing a party.)
23. Start couponing. Get that grocery budget cut down a little bit.
24. Start teaching piano to at least one person.
25. Go back to Colorado and climb a mountain.
I turn 25 in 2 days short of 14 months. Better get crackin!