30 by 30

SO, I'm turning 30 in January 2013! Do I feel that 30 is old? Heck no! Do I think that my life is over because I'm going to be 30? Umm, definitely not. I think it's just beginning! So, I've compiled a list of things that I would like to do before I turn 30! I'll blog about each checked off item too!

1. Read 3 books-The Lucky One (3/23) 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy (5/21), Bared to You (6/26)
2. Take a family vacation w/o extended family! Is that mean?!?  (read about it here)
3. Lose 20lbs
4. Turn off all technology and just enjoy the sun
5. Take a couples vacation
6. Take a girl's trip
7. Visit Vegas
8. Reconnect with old friends
9. Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen
10. Take J to the zoo
11. Visit my grandmother in Michigan-I see her every year so this one won't be too hard.
12. Save $2,000-no reason in particular, just seems like an attainable goal
13. Become a better organizer
14. Start and finish some DIY projects
15. Visit Charleston-we've always wanted to go there
16. Use my great DSLR more often
17. Complete the 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge
18. Buy and wear a pair of shorts-outside of the house (6/30)
19. Paint my Master bedroom
20. Plant flowers in my front yard
21. Host a dinner party
22. Finish getting dental work done (Done in July)
23. Add a new edition to The Patel family-or at least be pregnant
24. Run a full 5k
25. Blog at least once a week
26. Try a new recipe at least once a week (still going on)
27. Visit family in Huntsville
28. Have more date nights
29. Take my mom on a mini trip-just her and I
30. Spend more time in my "happy place.