My 2014 Bucket List

1. Lose at least 50lbs
2. Complete 3 5K’s
3. Send more cards/letters to friends through snail mail
4. Try at least 1 new recipe from my collection of cook books each month
5. Plant new plants in the garden (I’m thinking carrots, potatoes, horse radish, more herbs and greens)
6. Keep my flower beds more weed free!
7. Keep a cleaner house
8. Write at least one blog post a week (52 posts for 2014…seems pretty do-able)
9. Complete the 52 Week Money Challenge (Image here)
10. Spend less on groceries
11. Redo the master bedroom
12. Put more heart into my job
13. Take more photos for fun!

Lucky number 13 is a good place to stop for my 2014 bucket list…at least for now! I’m sure I will keep adding to this as the year goes on, but I really think this is a good start. A mix of things to do, even if some are just little things. Here’s to a great 2014! If you have goals or a bucket list, link below in the comments…I would love to hear them!

The Country Wife


A Peaceful Place

This is a short and sweet midnight post…I was editing pictures tonight and decided to look at a few from Christmas eve at church. There are certain things in life that just bring a sense of calm into your heart and being at this church on Christmas Eve does just that! I’m certain that one day I will find a church in our area that brings this sense of peace to me, but for now I’m perfectly content with driving 2 hours to be here! Enjoy a few pictures of the church I went to growing up…

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Monday Moments

I forgot to do my Sunday Stills post last night, so I’m doing it today!

today:  worked. now laundry, cleaning and supper. Oh and working out of course 😉

want to be: cooler! its stinkin’ hot out there

blessings: celebrating the ordination into priesthood of a good friend, Father Jeff Walker (see favorite pic)

thinking:  how nice it will be to stay home this weekend

planning: workouts and meals for the week

writing: birthday card for a family member who turns 80…at least I think its 80!

loving: getting to experience my home church community come together to celebrate a wonderful event.

grateful:  my wonderful husband. he has put up with me being gone for the past 3 weekends!

favorite pic:  Everyone who came out to celebrate with Father Jeff!

Everyone who came out to support Father Jeff at his first mass Sunday morning!

Everyone who came out to support Father Jeff at his first mass Sunday morning!


The Country Wife