Jun 17, 2012

Bucket List #16

June is wedding season and 2012 proves to be no different. On Saturday, we attended the wedding of our friends Becky and Gary. It was in the sloping foothills of the Sierra Nevada, on a ranch, in a converted barn. It was beautiful, as was the bride. This was Porter's first wedding and he was patient, well mannered and friendly. We caught up with some old friends and got to swim in a bonafied pond, with a paddle boat. All in all it was the perfect country weekend, and we have Becky and Gary's eternal love to thank for giving us a good reason to celebrate.

Luke and I were also married in June, here is Boise. We had been together for 8 years, lived together for 6, and were homeowners together for 4 before the big day arrived. To be honest, it was okay with me if we didn't have an official ceremony with all the bells and whistles. Luke, however, had a more traditional view on the matter. In the end I'm so glad we made an event of our wedding, and had an amazing honeymoon in France. We've been talking about celebrating our anniversary every 5 years with a party, and luckily that falls right into my #16.

  1. Travel to 6 of the 7 continents. Let's be honest, Antarctica is a long shot. So far I've been to North America (Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica) and Europe (France).
  2. Spend time practicing yoga at an ashram in India, with my brother.
  3. Join a choral group and sing with them regularly.
  4. Tour all 50 states in an RV.
  5. Visit Monet's Gardens at Giverny.
  6. Take ballroom dancing classes so I can ballroom dance for fun.
  7. Travel to a far away destination by boat.
  8. To be exceedingly generous to my family and friends.
  9. Write a book.
  10. Complete all three courses designed by BKS Iyengar in his book Light On Yoga, over the prescribed 300 weeks (5.7 years). 
  11. Go hang gliding.
  12. Catch a baby being born.
  13. Champion a cause - out of hospital midwife assisted birth.
  14. Have a garden worthy of a Sunset Magazine photo shoot.
  15. Fit comfortably into a coach class airplane seat.
  16. Throw a huge party and invite all of our friends and family. Dancing included.
~If you need to catch up on any of my bucket list items, find the corresponding post # in the June 2012 list at the right hand side of this page.

Making new friends.

My really big baby boy, on the way to the wedding.

The best bubbles to date were the wedding bubbles.

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