Hello all my bucket list friends and happy 2016 ! 2015 was a really fun year for me and I can’t wait for all the fun times that are to come in 2016. Back in October I made a challenge to cross off 20 more list items buy the end of the year . Now that the year is over my challenge is over .Let’s see how I did with my bucket list challenge !
#173 Buy a big teddy bear like one of those huge ones! Crossed off – December 2015
I’m a big kid at heart and I have a lot of stuffed animals but I didn’t have a huge teddy bear and I wanted to have one. This item wasn’t too hard to cross off I went into Walgreens and chose the bear that I wanted there was a bigger one than the one I chose but the price was too big for my budget so I got the one that was a size smaller. I was really happy to get my huge bear and cross another item off my list. Though I do have to say that the most memorable thing about crossing this item off my list was that I had to walk to a parking lot a little ways down the street to where the car was parked. It was so funny walking down the street carrying a huge teddy bear and because of that this is one list item that I won’t soon forget!
#155 Shoot a hand gun Crossed off -December 2015
I was both scarred and excited to cross off the list item. I had shot a BB gun when I was younger but I had never shot a hand gun before I knew that this would be a much different experience. I went to an outdoor shooting range to cross this one off my list. Even though I was nervous I felt safe because the range had important safety rules that were enforced. After shooting for a little while I felt more and more comfortable and confident I ended up having a really good time shooting even though I did not have good aim. Due to the cold and foggy weather we did not get to stay very long. I would love to go back to the range sometime to try and improve my aim.
#33 Bake a rainbow cake crossed off – December 2015
This was one of the most difficult list items I have ever crossed off! I know it might not sound very hard but I really struggled with this one. I decided to make this cake on Christmas eve and bring it to a family gathering that evening. Well it didn’t exactly go as planned. I stared that cake to late because I underestimated the time that it would take to make. I was unable to finish the cake in time for the family party and I had wait until I got home to finish it. When it came time to stack the layers of the cake some of the layers were falling apart and making it very hard for me to put all the layers together. It was a very frustrating process I chose to not put frosting in between the layers of the cake because I only had one container of frosting . I stacked the colored layers and then frosted the outside and top of the cake. It tasted pretty good but I did use a boxed cake mix. I’m glad I finished this list item but I probably will not do this again.
#146. Climb on the roof and watch the sun set Crossed off – December 2015
This one was really fun to cross off but it was also scary at the same time. I was pretty nervous to climb the ladder but my dad was holding the ladder for me so I felt safer. When I got up on the roof I was too nervous to stand up so I crawled over to a place I decide I wanted to sit. It was so peaceful sitting up on the roof watching the sun go down. I took a lot of pictures and enjoyed the view . It made me think about how beautiful God’s creation is. I really enjoyed doing this one even though it was scary being up on the roof.
#168. Recreate an Alice cooper picture Crossed off -December 2015
Alice cooper is not just my favorite celebrity but I also consider him to be my role model. He is a strong Christian who is very outspoken about his faith. He also has a wonderful wife and children whom he loves and cares for. He is also very creative and talented. Since I look up to him I thought it would be fun to take a picture where I look like him. I looked at a lot of pictures online until I found the picture that wanted to recreate it was a pretty simple picture a head shot with a red background. I had a fun time doing this mini photo shoot. It would be fun to recreate more Alice cooper pictures! *note -I do not own the picture of Alice Cooper .
#117 get a hot stone massage Crossed off – December 2015
I love getting massages so I was very excited to cross this one off my list. I had never had a hot stone massage before and it sounded really interesting. I searched online and I found a local place that did hot stone massages. I made an appointment for a couple days later. The massage was very relaxing . I really liked the way that the hot stones felt. This was the perfect way to end the year. I would like to get a hot stone massage again sometime.
#51 Make Jello shots – Crossed of December 2015
Jello shots are fun but they are not vegetarian so I used pectin as a Jello substitute. For my Jello shots I used citrus flavored rum and lemonade. I was happy with the way they turned out even though I had some difficulty making them. I would love to make these again sometime.
Challenge total 16/20
Even though I was unsuccessful in completing my challenge I still had a great time doing it! I am a girl of my word so since I was not successful with my challenge I will crack an egg on my head and post the video !
Rock on – Christina Epperly