Staci’s List

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 (4/2011), 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 (4/2011), 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; 4) Marathoning for Mortals; 5) Unlocked; 6) The Shack; 7) The Last Song; 8 ) Sons From Afar; 9) Seventeen Against the Dealer; 10) Obsessed; 11) Her Mother’s Hope; 12) Her Daughter’s Dream;
  10. Do our finances once a week –I’m doing VERY lousy on this one…I need to step it up.
  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 –Stink.  I haven’t done this at all.
  21. Make one new friend a year:  2010 (Danna); 2011 (Jennifer);
  22. Call at least one friend a month in 2011 –I don’t know if I’ve done this or not.  I’ll start now!
  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 –We did really well with this in Ada, but we haven’t much lately
  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 (so far, so good)
  40. Hang our hammock up again
  41. Identify and work on one character trait a year:  2010: Contentment; 2011: Patience/Trust
  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: “Ruth” on Wednesday Night;
  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 (4/1/2011)
  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:

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