2012 goals and bucket list update – May

I know this is a bit late…I had this post written to go up at the end of May but some stuff came up and then I was at camp, so here I am, halfway through June, finally posting my update for May.

(old updates: JanuaryFebruaryMarch, and April)

2012 goals:

  • read through the entire Bible – New Testament: check.  Old Testament: chugging through Deuteronomy right now.
  • get my healthy lifestyle back, specifically to lose the 20-25 pounds I’ve gained since getting married. – All progress that had been made has now been reversed and I’m back to square one.  I have big plans to tackle that once I get back from church camp, though.

2012 bucket list:

  • make an apple pie from scratch
  • take cake decorating classes – I took the Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1 classes in March (see hereherehere, and here) and took Course 2 in April (hereherehere, and here).
  • learn how to make Mom’s homemade Christmas cookies
  • make 72 hour emergency kits for our home and cars
  • make my own laundry detergent
  • bake a loaf of homemade bread – Done!  I made some Amish friendship bread this month.
  • make a quilt – Working on it!  See JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril, and May
  • grow something – Well, our little container garden has been planted.  Hopefully something will actually grow!
  • can pickles
  • take some sort of vacation – Chicago!
  • get at least one scrapbook done for my in-law’s
  • ???start an Etsy shop???

Other notable things:

  • We sold our house!!!  We closed on it right before we left for Chicago.  What a relief!  We’re now starting the house-hunting process…much more exciting the house-selling process.
  • I graduated with my masters in library media education.  And we had a graduation party.
  • We went to Gatlinburg for work (for Michael) and Chicago for fun.
  • I finished working as a graduate assistant at Western and started the job application process for next year.
  • My women’s Bible study wrapped up for the year.
  • We celebrated three wonderful years of marriage.


  1. Rita Burchett says:

    Good job, Caitlin.

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