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30 by 30 {6 month update}

19 Aug
Today is my half birthday!

Anyway, I figured since it has been 6 months since I made my 30 by 30 list, I would post an update on my list.
I have completed a few things on my list and a couple of them are pretty big things. I feel pretty good about my progress so far.
14. get at least one new tattoo {completed 4.15.12}
15. make scrapbooks for bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding, and honeymoon {bridal shower completed 3.4.12}
17. learn to make DeDe’s chocolate chip cookies {1st attempt 3.1.12} {2nd attempt 4.21.12}

1st attempt

2nd attempt

18. hike a mountain that is around 4000 feet {completed 8.12.12} (I haven’t posted about this yet. Very soon to come)

22. stay at a bed & breakfast for a weekend {completed 6.1.12 – 6.4.12}

That is everything I have accomplished on my list so far. I still have 2 1/2 years so I think I have plenty of time.
I’ve also been thinking about a few things on my list and might change a couple things but we will see. So far so good.
You can see my full 30 by 30 list here if you would like to check it out!


tattoos {to honor my grandmother}

17 Apr
When my grandmother passed away in February, I knew immediately that I wanted to do something in her honor, and I was pretty sure I wanted that thing to be a tattoo. I thought and thought about ideas, trying to come up with something really special. But nothing seemed special enough.
At some point, I came up with a great idea. I don’t even know where the idea came from but I’m so glad it came to me. The idea was to get the words “love you” in her handwriting. I found a card from her that had those words in it and I knew it was perfect.

I told my mom about the idea and she loved it and wanted to do the same thing. So of course we decided to go together. I couldn’t wait. I was so excited. We finally went on Sunday and it was amazing. We went to Congress St. Tattoo in Portsmouth, NH. The tattoo artist, Beth, was so friendly and awesome. I’m going to suggest that any other family members that want the tattoo should go to her.

I have 2 other tattoos and this one definitely hurt the most out of all 3 but it really wasn’t too bad. I had to breath deep a couple times but it only took about 10 minutes so it was fine.
I absolutely love the tattoo. It is soo perfect. And I’m so glad I went with my mom and we got to share the experience together.

I miss my grandmother soo much and I still can’t believe she is gone but I know this is the perfect tribute to her and I get to see it all the time.

Plus, a bonus, I was also glad to be able to cross something off of my 30 by 30. Yay!


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