three things I’ve crossed off my list (more to write about!)

Skydive!
On a beautiful sunny day this summer, I willingly (and excitingly) forward rolled out of a perfectly good airplane. Free-falling from 10,000 feet was such an exhilarating feeling and cruising through the sky directing the chute was pretty amazing too. ¬†For next time, I know not to scream and shout until after the chute has opened, or to at least be prepared for a serious case of cotton mouth/drool coming out the side of your mouth! ūüôā ¬†The one part I was nervous about–the landing–ended up being so ¬†easy. This was something I did with my dad as part of his bucket list, and I would do it 100 times over again. It didn’t last long enough but¬†I loved every minute of it!

christina in the sky

Visit the Space Needle
I went to Seattle for work and was very excited when Ashley decided to come along. She got to do way more sightseeing than I, though I got to live vicariously through her pictures. In my evening spare time we did get to eat at some cool places and trek to the top of the space needle! We were bummed that when we reached the top the view was completely fogged over, but the security guard assured us that in about 30 mins time, the fog would burn off and we’d get to see that magnificent 360 degree view of Seattle. ¬†So, we settled in for a glass of wine, and sure enough, the skies turned blue again. So we walked all the way around for the second time, retook some pictures, and were glad we waited–it was certainly worth it. We even saw a proposal!

seattle

Join a skeeball team
My husband, cousins, and I signed up through Baltimore Barskee for some Wednesday night skeeball fun at a pizzeria tavern in Baltimore. Our team, “Aww Skeet Skeet” went 7-1 in the regular season, but lost first round in the playoffs. We enjoyed it so much, we signed up for another season, kept our same 7-1 record, this time making it to the second round in playoffs. Beers, pizza, and skeeball were a great way to break up the week, but with it being a 30 minute drive plus an additional 15 minutes to find city parking (we’re in the burbs now!) for just a 20-30 minute game, we decided that two seasons were enough. Interesting fact: skeeball lanes used to be 36 feet long, now they’re a short 10-13 feet. I bet I wouldn’t have the same great scores and luck with banking consecutive 40s if the lane was still that long!

skeeball

 

Until the next post!
~Christina

Christina’s 30 before 30 must-do list!

SO glad I was invited to partake in this–it’s going to be really great!¬†

1. skydive (eeee!!)
2. hike Gunpowder Falls
3. run a half marathon (rock ‘n roll VA beach it is!)
4. grow a vegetable garden
5. rescue a puppy
6. renovate my kitchen
7. visit the Space Needle in Seattle
8. learn to crochet (and actually make something!)
9. join a skeeball team
10. complete alphabet restaurant game (started in Jan. with An Poitin Still & Box Hill Pizzeria; continue with CР,etc.)
11. host a dinner party and use my new china
12. take a non credit course (cooking?… cake decorating?!)
13. read Harry Potter series (should have done this before I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter where I learned butter beer slushies sure are tasty)
14. get a facial at a spa
15. have a picnic and watch planes fly over at BWI airport park
16. sand and refinish 2 pieces of furniture 
17. vacation in Charleston, South Carolina
18. go country line dancing 
19. do a drinking power hour
20. complete 5+ craft projects on my Pinterest board
21. ride on a segue 
22. go berry picking 
23. drive a golf cart 
24. go on a ride along with a police officer
25. volunteer at 5 events (a wine festival must be one!)
26. go to a movie by myself
27. drink around the world at Epcot
28. make grilled pizza
29. plant flowers for some much needed curb appeal on my street
30! scrapbook my first year of marriage 

bonus… beat Ashley in Ruzzle! ūüôā