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20 Wishes Project … Month Two Update

March 26, 2014


Well, I have another sorta personal post for you today (sorry for the overload this week ….)  More craftiness tomorrow … I promise!

At the end of January, I shared with you my 20 wishes for 2014.  This is a project with 10 other blogger ‘hosts’ and several other bloggers that linked up.  You can read about all the reasons for taking this challenge on in my first post here, but basically this list is more than New Years Resolutions.  It’s a list of fun things.  Things that create memories for us and our families.  Things that we’ve always wanted to do.  Things that we keep saying, “we should do that someday.”  Well … the point of these lists is to make ‘someday’ happen this year!

This is my MONTH TWO progress report.   Each of the bloggers taking part in this ‘project’ have posted their March (month 2) updates today.  See below for the links to their sites, and check out their progress.  Again this month, I’m not overly proud of what I can check off, but at least I made a little progress (see details below).

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Let me first give you the rundown of the other lovely ladies participating in this challenge.  Be sure to stop over and check out their lists and their progress made in the first two months:

Kassi & Kayli @ Truly Lovely
Chrissy @  The Brave Wanderer



Now … here’s where YOU come in (we’d love some participation from you guys in this “challenge”).  To give you some inspiration to join in this ‘project’, we’re offering some incentives (that always helps, huh?).  Here’s the deal … write your own list OR give us an update on your list that you linked up last week.  20 things you’ve been wanting to do (seriously … this doesn’t take long … so go grab a pen / keyboard).  Then, link ’em up here.  Then, go DO those things.  Each month, on the last Wednesday of the month, come back right here and share your progress.

Grab this button to help remind yourself to GET ON DOING THOSE THINGS (and to help you remember to come back and link up each month).

Truly Lovely




So … I mentioned that ‘incentive’ for linking up.  This month, we’re giving away a knitted headband.  And when I say “we”, I really mean Chrissy from the Brave Wanderer.  Isn’t it adorable?  Head over to her page and tell her thanks!!  Link up to win at the bottom of this post.




So … here’s my report card for March:

  1. Introduce the boys to the ocean.  CHECK!!  Hooray!!  I can check my #1 wish off the list.  If you missed it, we all went to Destin, FL a couple weeks ago, and it was BEAUTIFUL!!  I still get excited to see the ocean, and the beach in Destin was overwhelmingly beautiful!
    Destin, FL | View From The Fridge

    DESTIN, FL … MARCH 2014


  2. Go camping.  All four of us, or five of us (if this happens after May).  Same as last month …  No Progress.  Some greenish grass is starting to peak through the snow around here, so this wish will actually be possible soon (except for the fact that I’m      super pregnant now, and sleeping on the ground (even on a sleeping mat) sounds, well, terrible … stay tuned).
  3. Read 12 books (one a month).       1 book complete … Water For Elephants.  The long trip to Florida helped me finish this off.  11 more to go.  Better get to it!WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
  4. Grow a veggie garden this summer.  Even if it’s only one kind.  We have big plans for this to happen,  as soon as the ground is unfrozen, but for now … No Progress.
  5. Waterski.  See above.  Water around here is still  frozen solid. Matt’s parents bought a boat at the end of last summer, so this one should happen!! 
  6. Try stand up paddle boarding (SUP)  ditto what I just said above.  I guess I could have tried in Destin, but being that my large belly is throwing off my center of balance, I think it will be best to wait until after baby #3 is here.  I want to give myself the greatest possibility for success here (I’m naturally pretty clumsy).
  7. Go see at least 5 concerts (any live music counts).  No Progress.  Argh.
  8. Go away for the weekend, just Matt and I.   No Progress.  I’m now thinking this Fall sounds good for a getaway.  Who wants to sign up to babysit a newborn, 2 year old, and 4 year old?!?
  9. Run a ‘race’.  10K or longer.  Yep … No Progress.  Have to wait until after baby is here (I know … excuses, excuses…)
  10. Family coordinated Halloween costumes this year.  Wrong time of year … No Progress.
  11. Go to a train museum (for the boys).  April will be our month!  No progress as of yet, though.
  12. Do a family volunteer day.  No progress, but our church is having a Feed My Starving Kids family event  in a couple weeks.  I should be able to check this one off soon!
  13. Figure out a fun project to do with my wedding dress (that’s been hanging on a the door to my old bedroom at my mom’s house for nearly 7 years!!)  No Progress.  At.  All.
  14. Go on a family trip over Christmas instead of buying presents.  No plans as of yet.
  15. Ride the trolley at Lake Harriet with the boys.  Wrong time of year.
  16. Teach at Vacation Bible School again this year.  It’s hard work, but SO, SO rewarding.  Wait ’til June.
  17. Take the boys to a Twins game. We have all of our tickets purchased, but the first game isn’t for a month or so.  Should be able to cross this one off soon, though!

    Twins Tickets


  18. Go do a Barre workout at the studio.  No progress (pulling the pregnancy card again here).
  19. Learn how to make a quilt.  Not a blanket … an actual quilt.  Nope.  I got nothin’ put the quilts I’ve pinned
  20. Take some sort of creative class …  photography lessons, sewing lessons (maybe to learn how to make a quilt??), chalk paint class at this store nearby, craft night, painting (yikes), something …. with a friend and preferably some wine (if it’s after May).  I tried HARD to get into a painting class with a couple of my friends, but it was full by the time we got organized.  April is looking good for this one, though!   

Well, this list is a little better than last month.  At least I have the one BIG one checked off (see the ocean).  Check back next month … same place, same time, to see if I can cross a couple more off (fingers crossed).  On with the fun stuff …



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Lots of personal posts this week, jeez!!  Have you had enough of my ramblings?!?  Well,  stop back tomorrow and I should have some more craftiness for you!  And … as always, thank you for stopping by!!


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  • Reply Southern Angel March 26, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Growing up I lived in Virginia Beach, less than 2 miles from the ocean. I really got tired of it, sand everywhere, hair that hated the climate. When I moved back to Kentucky and had kids I married a man who had never seen the ocean. So we went to NC when I was pregnant with the 3rd one. We took the oldest with us several years ago to move my oldest sister up here. Then back again a couple years later to Va. Beach with the 2 youngest. I believe they would live there year round if able to..
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    • Reply Katie March 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Oh … I just love the ocean, but that could be because I only see it every couple years. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the note! So fun to read! Have a great night!
      Katie recently posted…20 Wishes Project … Month Two UpdateMy Profile

  • Reply Kate March 26, 2014 at 11:02 am

    You are making great progress and it sounds like as soon as you have that baby and the weather warms up you are going to be a busy gal! Great goals!
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    • Reply Katie March 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      I wouldn’t exactly say GREAT progress, but at least its SOME progress (better than last month). I will be busy after this baby arrives … in more ways than one!! Thanks for the note … stopping over to see your progress now!
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  • Reply Bethani March 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Ooooo that beach! Has me so excited for summertime and swimming. Those boys are darling and that is such an adorable picture of them scoping out the waves
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    • Reply Katie March 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks, Bethani! I can. not. wait. for it to gt warm here!! Florida was such a nice break from the cold! I’m glad we went in March because there’s not too much cold left here now (I hope). Thanks for stopping by. I’ve had a crazy busy day, so I can’t wait to stop over and read everyone else’s progress reports now!
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  • Reply Kassi @ Truly Lovely March 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Aw the beach! So fun to take your kiddos to do something new! Love it! And aren’t you SO ready for it to be spring?? It’s been warm here in AZ so I can’t imagine still having frozen water…

  • Reply Katie March 26, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Oh … AZ sounds wonderful. I’m hoping all of our snow finally melts this weekend … supposed to be 60 degrees on Sunday!! Woo Hoo! Thanks for stopping by and for organizing all of this. Can’t wait to stop over and read your progress now that the kiddos are asleep!!
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