Friday, September 11, 2009

27 Things

Here is a list of 27 "Firsts" from my 27th Year:

1. Swam with sharks in Hawaii
2. Finalized adoption

3. Had Pesephone sealed to our family
4. Saw "Madame Butterfly"
5. Took Persy on her first airplane ride (repeated this 4 more times during the year-including one mommy-Persy solo trip)
6. Learned to knit and made a scarf
7. Dipped chocolates
8. Ate a maple bacon bar at the famous "Voodoo Donuts" in Portland
9. Visited the world's largest bookstore
10. Celebrated my first Christmas outside of Utah while on vacation in Hawaii
11. Heard Mozart's "Requiem"
12. Tasted Vietnamese food
13. Drank boba, or bubble tea
14. Visited Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg
15. Ate fois gras
16. Rode "The Griffon" at Busch Gardens
17. Took an on-line opera appreciation course
18. Planted my first garden
19. Toured a Southern plantation
20. Got a Costco membership
21. Went to a movie by myself
22. Ran my longest distance ever- 16 miles
23. Got a clue about the Revolutionary War by studying Gordon Wood's award winning book
24. Took a course on Ancient Egypt
25. Visited San Diego's Wild Animal Park
26. Spent the night at Primary Children's Hospital with a sick daughter
27. Saw "Don Pasquale"

Here's to another great year . . .


Himni said...

Great list. Thoughts:

I've heard of #8 and wanted to try one

I love #9 (I assume you mean Powell's, which I liked better than Europe's largest bookstore in the UK).

Re. #12, you guys like different foods, so I'm surprised. Vietnamese ranks with Thai and Indian for me--yum.

#15--I tried that a couple of years back in France. I'm glad I did, but don't love it.


#26--first and last, I hope!

I'm glad you're my sister. Here's hoping you have 28 great adventures this year :-)

Missy said...

Loved this post! Hooray for a lifetime of firsts, and I hope you had a great birthday :)

Autumn said...

What a fun thing to do on your birthday! Hooray for 16 miles too-I guess the big day is approaching! Too fun.

Dottie said...

What a fun list! I have only a couple weeks left to being 27. Why does 28 seem so much older? :)