Bucket List 2014

2014 Bucket List: Couples Edition

Last week, Chris and I sat down and with calendars on hand, wrote up our list of things we wanted to do this year.  Rather than simply write it down, I figured you’d love to see pictures….


Art Museums

Art Institute of ChicagoDSC_0424


Bellevue Art Museumfocus


Bainbridge Museum of Art00-00-06-67-82-91-6678291_2075482


Victoria, BCRoyal_Museum_Front


Portland Art MuseumPortland-Art-Museum




Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, ILBrookfieldZoo

Point Defiance, Tacoma, WAPoint Defiance

Oregon Zoo, Portland, OROregon Zoo

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, ILShedd Beluga Birth

Toledo Zoo, OHtoledo_zoo

Disney Animal Kingdom, Orlando, FLAnimal Kingdom 01

Busch Gardens, Tampa, FLbusch_gardens_lion

Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, FLLowry_Park_Zoo_Sign_in_Tampa

Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FLbrevard_zoo_1

Central Florida Zoo, Sanford, FLCentral Florida Zoo Entrance

Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu, HIhonolulu-zoo

Sea Life Park, Honolulu, HIsea_life_park_lg

Nordic Heritage MuseumNordic-Heritage-Museum-550x348


Natural History Museum in Victoria, BCTotems on display in the Royal British Columbia Museum


Field Museum, Chicago, ILChicago_Illinois_-_Elephants_-_Field_Museum



Horseback RidingHorseback-Maui



KayakingHawaii, Kauai, Na Pali Coast, Couple kayaking along coastline, Beautiful mountain ridges in background. Editorial Use Only.


Tillicum Village428-Tillicum-Village-750p





San Juan Islandssanjuan


Whale watching22101_19377_Olympic_Peninsula_Whale_Watching_md

Whidbey IslandWhidbey-Island-Beachfront-home-A4


SCUBA ExperienceScubadiving


Highland GamesPipers-review


Camlann-Medieval Villagecamalan


North Cascades Institute- Diablo LakeArt Retreat 2009

Mount Saint HelensMSH82_st_helens_spirit_lake_reflection_05-19-82


Leavenworth at ChristmasLeavenworth-Washington-at-Christmas1
Like I said- busy year!  But what memories!!

Better Year, Better Me

Better Me for a Better Year

If you know me well, you know 2013 wasn’t my best. The end got a little better, as I joined a gym and started doing better in my fitness. And I started seeing a chiropractor, which has helped my back and knee tremendously. But 2013 is never going down in the history books as a great year. So 2014 is GOING to be better! I have a huge, ambitious list, but honestly? I think it’s doable.

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I know resolutions usually take place in January, and honestly, that’s when I made most of these resolutions, but I heard March is a good month to re-evaluate, re-assess, and re-new resolutions. In essence, re-solute. I’m a little behind, and I kept putting it off further and further because I was getting behind, but I’ve wanted to do a blog for a LONG time, and so now in this re-newal, I am going to make it happen.

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