My List

I started working on “My List” last year, and I updated it a few weeks ago.  I thought I’d share it with you.  I’ll make it it’s own tab/page (next to “Books”) and keep it updated as I cross more things off.

Here’s the link:


Things I want to do while I’m alive:


  1. Visit all 50 states with Michael: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (4/2010), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (9/2009), Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (12/2010), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (2008), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2007), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  2. Travel to all Continents (plus Central Am., minus Antarctica): North America (1987), Central America (2007: Panama), South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia
  3. Make $500 above my starting Miche Bag costs in 2010 (11/2010)
  4. Have 1 Miche Party a month in 2011 (so far, so good)
  5. Regularly spend time in prayer and Bible study
  6. Be debt free by the time our first child is born
  7. Finish my college scrapbook –I’ve finally actually started it.  That’s a start!
  8. Make a Disney World 2009 scrapbook
  9. Read 15+ books a year:  2010: 1) Unashamed: Rahab; 2) This Momentary Marriage; 3) Unspoken: Ruth; 4) Confessions of a Pastor; 5) The Centurion’s Wife; 6) Blink of an Eye; 7) To Kill with Reason; 8 ) The Slumber of Christianity; 9) Thunder of Heaven; 10) The Giver; 11) Homecoming; 12) Confessions of a Shopaholic; 13) A Walk to Remember; 14) The Horse & His Boy; 15) Prince Caspian; 16) Both Sides of Time; 17) Out of Time; 18) Crazy Love; 19) Dicey’s Song; 20-27) Harry Potter 1-7; 28) A Solitary Blue; 29) Unshaken: Ruth; 30) Unspoken: Bathsheba; 31) Unafraid: Mary; 32) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 33) The Runner;  2011:  1) Come a Stranger; 2) Never Let You Go; 3) Dying to Live;
  10. Do our finances once a week
  11. Go on an Alaskan cruise
  12. Put pictures in our frames and decorate the guest room & bathroom in 2010 (Feb & March 2010; again in Oct 2010)
  13. Run a 5k with Michael
  14. Run a 10k
  15. Run a half marathon
  16. Stay home with our children
  17. Pay cash for our next car
  18. Take dancing lessons
  19. Go to Brazil
  20. Send Birthday Cards to friends and family in 2011
  21. Make one new friend a year:  2010 (Danna); 2011
  22. Call at least one friend a month in 2011: (so far, so good)
  23. Invite someone over to play games at least once a month in 2010
  24. Buy outside patio furniture (March 2010)
  25. Own a house with a porch
  26. Teach our kids about God and His plan for them
  27. Give money to someone who needs it each month (so far, so good)
  28. Plan special things for Michael each year: 2010; 2011
  29. Read one book about marriage every year:  2010: This Momentary Marriage; 2011:
  30. Live a life that points others to Jesus
  31. Reach out to people who aren’t like me
  32. Go on at least 3 family mission trips when we have kids
  33. Stay out of the debt trap—never get in the habit of buying on credit
  34. Print and organize my Forge notes and other useful notes
  35. Organize my pictures and put them on Photobucket
  36. Work on having better posture (so far, so good)
  37. Watch a sunrise (while not in a car)
  38. Be the kind of family our kids want to be a part of
  39. Take time to play/relax
  40. Hang our hammock up again
  41. Identify and work on one character trait a year:  2010: Contentment; 2011:
  42. Play in the rain
  43. Send surprise letters/packages to people
  44. Always remember the importance of romance in our marriage
  45. Be known as someone who respects her husband
  46. Teach once a year (Bible study, lesson, etc.):  2010: BSU & with the Youth; 2011:
  47. Be transparent with people
  48. Create a recipe: Apple Pie Roll-Up (February 2010)
  49. Volunteer at or attend Catalyst again
  50. Ride a train
  51. Buy at least one new game a year:  2010: Blockus; 2011: Phase 10;
  52. Make memories as a family
  53. Be known as a positive person
  54. Paint our kids’ rooms in fun themes
  55. Become the house our kids’ friends want to hang out at
  56. Read through the Bible every year with Michael: 2009, 2010, 2011
  57. Become more informed of world and national news: (so far, so good)
  58. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  59. Go Sky Diving –Michael is taking me sky diving for my Christmas present this year!!  We just have to pick a date.
  60. Adopt a Child –or at least really pray about it and pursue it
  61. Go to the Olympics
  62. Visit our Compassion International Children
  63. See a Broadway Show on Broadway
  64. Go on a vacation at least once a year (even if it’s small):  2009: Walt Disney World (Sept); 2010: San Antonio (July), New Mexico Skiing (Dec); 2011:



Have you done anything on my list?  What are a couple of things on your own list?







About mselizondo

We've been married since December of 2008, and our son, Josiah, was born in July of 2012. We love spending time with family, running, music, traveling, and reaching out to others as a family. View all posts by mselizondo

11 responses to “My List

  • runningtowardtheprize

    I LOVE this idea! You have inspired me to make one myself!

    I’m excited to see you cross things off your list – and add new ones as well! It’s amazing to see how God works in our lives! 🙂


  • Jenny105

    That is quite a list!

    For books in 2011, read the Hunger Games series!! It’s a bit..gory I guess may be the right word but they’re great books. I was addicted and finished all 3 in about a week and a half. At least read the first book and see how you like it.

    Never been to a Broadway play?? Or been on a train?? I guess I take living so close to NYC for granted. I don’t realize how many people have never been there. You have to go! And when you go, call me and I’ll hop on the train to have a DIS meet! 🙂

    • mselizondo

      I’ve heard that those are incredible! I really want to read them. I might see if the library has them…but first I’ll have to find out where the library is in this town. 🙂

      I’ve been to a Broadway play, just not on Broadway. It was in Dallas. But I’ve never even been to New York!! I actually don’t even know many people who have ever been on a train. YES!! I’ll for sure let you know if I ever make it up to NYC!

      • Jenny105

        You better! 🙂 The train is the way I get to the city lol. I’ve been taking the train since I was a little girl. Driving there is horrible. Broadway is incredible, you’d love it.

        let me know if you read the hunger games! I got my co-worker hooked!

  • Ann

    I love your list! I like it when you get a chance to cross something off a list, it gives me such a satisfied feeling. I’ve done a few things on your list and at the same time, would love to try to aim for some things on your list too. I’ve pretty much visited most of the states in the Northeast, and I’ve visited 3 continents so far.

  • Claire Berger

    You guys should come visit us so you can mark going to Colorado off your list!

  • Kimberly

    I just wanted to comment that I LOVE your list and that it’s given me a lot to add to mine! I have run a half marathon (Disney, 2010) and I am doing another in Myrtle Beach in two weeks as well as countless 5/8/10 k’s. You can do anything with God’s help! I have also been skydiving (you will love it!). Thanks for the great list! It’s very inspiring.

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