2012 goals and bucket list update – October

(to see previous updates: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugust, and September)

2012 goals:

  • read through the entire Bible – New Testament: check.  Old Testament: only the major and minor prophets left!
  • get my healthy lifestyle back, specifically to lose the 20-25 pounds I’ve gained since getting married. – Sigh.  Trying to lose weight stinks.

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 – done!
  • bake a loaf of homemade bread – Done!  I’ve now made some Amish friendship bread and whole wheat honey sandwich bread.
  • make a quilt – Working on it!  See JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember, and October
  • grow something – tomatoes and herbs…check!
  • can pickles – It was quite possibly one of the stinkiest things I’ve ever experienced, but we now have 7 quarts of sweet lime pickles canned (plus 7 quarts of tomatoes, 11 pints of green beans, 13 pints of tomato sauce, 17 pints of salsa, and 9 pints of pizza sauce)
  • 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 bought a house!  We’re moved in (not necessarily settled yet, but we’re living in it!)

Yep, that’s pretty much it.  Not much new to add to (or check off) the list, although buying and moving into a new house is pretty big in and of itself :)



  1. Hi Caitlin, I stumbled on your blog and it’s really nice. Also glad to read about your love story with Michael and see the nice pictures.

    Seems like a good year of meeting your goals too! Congrats on your house too!

    I just created an iPhone app where people can share your goals and dreams in a fun way. Do check it out :)

    All the very best to you! :)

    Best, Ray

    adream – http://adre.am/app (iPhone app)

You've heard what I have to say...now I want to hear your thoughts!