Monday, September 18, 2006

50 by 50

. 1. Lead my children to salvation
. 2. Go on a mission trip in a 3rd world country (at least once every 3-5 years)
. 3. Take an Anniversary Cruise Trip (I don't care where!)
. 4. Return to and maintain average weight of 175 pounds
. 5. Buy enough land to leave 2-3 acres to each of my children
. 6. Repair and recover my furniture to coordinate
. 7. Build a shed for storage
. 8. Take a week vacation every year with Jab and the children
. 9. Get a family portrait at least once every year
10. Finish my college degree
11. Meet all my RMM friends in person
12. Be a good long-term friend for the rest of my or their lifetime to at least one person outside of my family.
13. Host Christmas at our home for my husband's family (just his sister and nephews, but we always must do it at their home.
14. Write a children's book about Cynthia, for Cynthia
15. Write a children's book about Mary-Jo, for Mary-Jo
16. Write a children's book about Al, for Al
17. Write a children's book about Shelby, for Shelby
18. Write a children's book about Kurt, for Kurt
19. Renew my wedding vows before God as a Christian
20. Throw a surprise 40th birthday for Jaba
21. Read the entire Bible through every year
22. Print all of my dig cam photos.
23. Put all pictures in photo albums (I'm not a scrapper)
24. Scrapbook highschool years for each of the children
25. Finish remodel, floors, window/door & basboard trim as well as paint entire interior
26. Put up a fence around my entire property
27. Put in a swimming pool after the youngest child turns at least 5
28. Add large deck off of the French doors in my living room.
29. Decorate my home
30. Once my kitchen is finished, invite family and/or friends over for dinner at least once a month
31. Assist each of my children in attending college (although Kurt and Shelby will be HS seniors the year I turn 50)
32. Be submissive and say, "Yes, Lord," even when I do not understand
33. After all the children are in school, become a regular volunteer for a local ministry and/or non-profit
34. Become a mentor to a young mother (other than any of my children)
35. Be a Christmas Cheer donor for at least one family every year
36. Provide Thanksgiving dinner for a needy family every year
37. Volunteer to read for a homebound or nursing home senior
38. Volunteer in a soup kitchen/food pantry
39. Grow my hair long and donate to lock of love
40. Do not color my hair (unless my husband asks me to)
41. Play in a community orchestra
42. Learn to play the oboe
43. Teach each of my children to play an instrument
44. Sing as a family for a special in church (jab is omitted from this one)
45. Memorize, learn and apply at least once scripture a week
46. Pray with my husband on a regular basis
47. Family devotions at least once weekly (led alternately by everyone in the family)
48. Develop and stick to a true budget
49. Tummy tuck once I've maintained my weight goal for at least one year
50. Live to see my 50th birthday!!!!

Why are digcams bad for me?

Because I never have the pictures printed! I've lost so many of the pictures that I should have had printed from the time Kurt and Shelby were born. I have the vacation pictures printed, but very few of the others actually printed. Not to mention when they get stacked up like this, it's going to cost a fortune whether I print them at home or an internet store or local store.