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  1. Kimberly says:

    I made a 101 in 1001 list on my blog. Umm, I started doing things on there, but haven’t kept up with it too much. As long as I keep growing and learning and changing, I’m happy!

    • Courtney K. says:

      LOL I did the same thing. It was hard for me to come up with 101 things. I guys I *could* just make a to-do list and call it my 101 list. LOL

  2. Robin says:

    You young thang you! Happy Birthday (early)… good for you for making goals. It keeps you moving forward, even if your goals that you’ve had in the past don’t fit in with your current life.

    The one about photographing weddings made me chuckle… can we say stressful???

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks girl! And yes…photographing weddings is not a stress level I wish to add to my life. Not in the least!

  3. Courtney says:

    Happy early birthday! 🙂 I’m so not good at setting goals for myself. I’m in a serious evaluation period of my life. I dive in head first and start creeping back out of the water slowly. Not sure where I’m going with this since this is your post about you and not me. Anyhow, I’m glad to know you are accomplishing some things on your list. I’m sure that’s fulfilling! Best of luck to you with all your endeavors!

    • Courtney K. says:

      LOL I understand what you mean. I think most of mine (our) ideas are with good intentions…we just don’t have enough hours in the day. I know I don’t. There’s never enough time to get anything done.

  4. Miranda H. says:

    Unfortunately I won’t be around on Sunday so happy birthday in advance you old hen 😉 *you know I am only kidding about the old hen part!* You may not be able to GO to the spa but with a bit of creativity you can bring the spa to yourself. A nice relaxing bubble bath, maybe a face mask and some music or a glass of wine *unless your prego you wouldn’t want to soak in a bubble bath or drink a glass of wine.*, then a self done pedicure, spend a little time pampering the feet. You get the idea!

    Speaking of prego-ness, how is that going? Hmmm.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks, girl!! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend! Keep your eyes peeled for pregnancy updates. Nothing yet, but maybe soon!

  5. Mandi says:

    It’s funny how things could change in one year! It’s great to have goals but I think you are right… it seems the older I get the less my “goals” are about buying or doing something fun. I am very happy now and I realize that although buying new things or going on a vacation are fun (and the vacation is definitely NEEDED) they don’t make me happy. My goals are more about growing as a wife, mom and missionary… less about getting a spa day. Although, I would surely take that spa day in a heart beat! 🙂 Happy early birthday you youngen! 😉

    • Courtney K. says:

      LOL, right? I’d still take a spa day in a heartbeat…but I’ve realized that those kind of things just aren’t quite as important as they used to be! 🙂

  6. Linda says:

    I have never been too good at setting goals…I guess I am more of a free spirit. My mom was that way too. I take what comes my way and just deal with it. I mean I might tell my hubby that I want to go on a trip…and then we plan one. Or I might need to host a party for the family..and we plan one. But most of the time I like to be available for my 3 daughters and their families, and so hubby and I just hang out here in case we are needed. (smile) And we have things to keep us busy that we enjoy.

    This month we are having our 35th wedding anniversary and we want to go somewhere, but we haven’t decided where to go. Some place cooler would be nice since it has been so hot here in Kansas lately!

    Alaska sounds like a nice place to be. What are the temperatures there right now? My daughter and hubby took an Alaskan cruise once and said it was so beautiful there. She saw a whale and just thought that was amazing! My husband’s folks took a cruise there too and loved it!

    I think wherever we are we just need to make the best of it and enjoy all that God has given us. 32 years ago when we moved from Colorado to Kansas I was draggin’ my feet all the way…but I learned to love it here. This is where we raised our kids and where their husbands were, and where our 14 grandchildren were all born. God knew all of that would happen here..and I had no idea! I thank Him that He has a wonderful plan for our lives!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Love, Linda

    • Courtney K. says:

      I think that it’s totally up to us as to whether or not we make the most of our situation. 🙂 Alaska wasn’t exactly my top pick for places to live, but we’re enjoying it and taking in the opportunity we’ve been given. The temperatures right now (we’ve finally reached our “summer”) have been hovering steady between 55-65 during the day. On the days the sun comes out, it’s the absolute most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. You guys should definitely come visit. Congrats on your wedding anniversary!! Another Happy 50 years to you guys!

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