Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bucket List #47 Make Something

For a combined birthday/graduation present, my parents bought me a Cricut. A big one. They bought it so I would be able to use it in my future classroom. For now, I just get to play with it and make all sorts of fun things that I don't really need but want to make!

 For some reason these pictures are stretched out a little weird... Whatever.

Just squint and pretend that they're not weird proportions and you'll see how cute they are! This was the first project I did with my Cricut and I am very pleased with how they turned out! Cute, right? It really is a blessing that I can benefit from everyone else's creativity that I found through Google.

My dear sister, Hillary, asked me to make her a "clean/dirty" sign for the dishwasher in her new apartment.
I kind of love it and may need to make another one for myself!

She also asked me to make her a little sign to go on her desk at work. She works on campus at BYU and often studies at her desk [she's a way better student than I ever was] but she doesn't want her co-workers and boss thinking that she's studying on the clock and getting paid not to work...

I'm also working on a poster for all the fun things on our Summer Bucket List so we can check them off when we complete them, but it isn't finished yet!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bucket List #1 - Visit the baby cows

For quite some time now, I've had this obsession with baby cows, or calves, if you want to get technical. Any time we drive past a field of cows I always look for the little ones. For some reason, they make me really excited and they're just so darn cute!
Cameron's manager's in-laws own a dairy farm up here and last week, his manager mentioned that her daughter's cow was getting ready to have a baby. Cam, being the observant husband he is, piped up and said that I LOVE baby cows and dream of feeding one with those giant bottles they use in the movies. Michelle invited us to come out to the farm one day and see the calves [they have about 9 or 10] and feed them.
We went for date night on Friday. We hussled home, changed, hopped into the truck and headed out to the farm. Two of Cam's co-workers, Katy and Courtney, met us there. We headed into the building where they actually milk the cows and it was pretty cool! Cameron was pleased that he got to squirt one of the cows with the hose because she wasn't moving into the next stall.
Then after we'd have enough fun there, we made our way over to the little pens where they keep the calves. They are so adorable! I instantly fell in love with all of these little cows! I did get to feed one with a bottle. Dream fulfilled. I was pretty impressed at how strong the little calf was even though she was only 3 days old. I loved every minute of it!

We also walked over to another building where they had another momma cow who had just had her little one about an hour before we got there. There was also another momma getting ready to give birth. It was really pretty amazing to watch her sides and see the calf kick and move around.

I would have to say that visiting the baby cows was a huge success!
Thanks again, Michelle, for letting us come visit and take a little tour!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Our Summer Bucket List

Now that summer is officially upon us
[yay for graduating! that post will come once i have the pictures of that lovely day from my mom],
we decided that we needed to put together a list of things we wanted to do this summer in between work and Cam's online class.
This is what we came up with.
Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments! 
Our Summer Bucket List:
the 49 things we are going to do this summer.
the 2013 edition
1.      Visit the baby cows
2.      See Despicable Me 2
3.      Read 20 books
4.      Go star gazing
5.      See a meteor shower
6.      Sleep under the stars
7.      Go rock climbing
8.      Go to SummerFest
9.      Go to the Aquarium
10.  Camping at Bear Lake and get shakes
11.  Run a 5K
12.  Go to Hogle Zoo
13.  Go mini golfing
14.  Make homemade ice cream
15.  Have a BBQ
16.  Feed the ducks at 1st dam
17.  Hike the Wind Caves
18.  Go on a picnic
19.  Go fishing
20.  Go to City Creek
21.  Collect sea shells
22.  Plant a Garden
23.  Make Rootbeer floats
24.  Go to the Farmers’ Market
25.  Go to a Bee’s game
26.  Swim at the Logan Aquatic Center
27.  Go on a road trip
28.  Visit the Clark Planetarium
29.  Make pineapple Dole whips [like at Disneyland!]
30.  Bake a fancy 3-layer cake
31.  Build a blanket fort & have a movie marathon
32.  Make Italian sodas
33.  Stain and upholster the kitchen table & chairs
34.  Get a teaching job
35.  Eat a snow cone [or 10]
36.  Cam: Get an A in your online class
37.  Go biking
38.  Exercise everyday
39.  Go to a drive in movie
40.  Skinny dip
41.  Visit a museum
42.  Build a sandcastle
43.  Make homemade salsa
44.  Spend a night in a fancy hotel
45.  Kiss. A lot.
46.  Find a new apartment
47.  Make something
48.  Replace the bushings and shocks on the truck
49.  Go to Lagoon