Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lindsay Trudel's guest Lindsay Trudel

Hello J Project girls!! 
I was struggling with ideas for this years I was excited when you invited others to join in your 2012 list challenge. Not only does it align perfectly with my One Life to Love Project but it also fits in with what I wanted to focus on this next year..... Life, Love and Baby. Yep, we are thrilled to be expecting our first baby in June 2012!! Since baby is coming right in the middle of the year, I decided to divide the list into 15 pre-baby items and 15 post-baby items. So here is my list of 30 things to accomplish while I am 30 (I turn 31 in December)......and of course I will be blogging all about it along the way!!!

The List

Before baby:
1. Host a dinner party 
2. Purge and organize storage room and dreaded office/filing nightmare corner
3. Whistler Weekend getaway with the hubby
4. Read 5 books
5. Do a belly photo shoot
6. Get a new car
7. Visit one of the Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives recommended restaurants in Vancouver
8. Outfit the house for baby for under $5000 
(do lots of crafting, DIY, borrowing, craigslist and second-hand store hunting)
9. Finish the craft projects I started or bought materials for and never got around to 
a) make a maxi skirt
b) Vancouver Photo Wall Art project
c) crocheted blanket for baby
10. Continue craft and Bachelor Mondays with Jill and Corinne
11. Seattle Shopping Weekend Getaway
12. Decorate the Baby corner (since we have a 1 bedroom apartment, baby gets a corner)
13. Take a prenatal yoga class
14. Go to the Museum of Anthropology (Ty won free passes at his Holiday Party)
15. Movie Date with hubby 

After baby:
16. Blog at least twice a month
17. Learn more about photography and take lots of photos
18. Go to a FreshAirCinemas outdoor movie
19. Do a Family Camping Trip
20. Take Family trip to Ontario to visit extended family
21. Family snowshoe adventure
22. Do family date night once a month 
(take advantage of free and cheap activities in Vancouver)
23. Bowen Island picnic and hike
24. Do the 12 Dates of Christmas in December (idea from the Rockstar Diaries blog)
25. Cut down our own Christmas tree
26. Buy a condo (hopefully)
27. Have a beach BBQ
28. Start and continue exercise program to lose baby weight
29. Host a waffle brunch party
30. Learn how to make baby food

I am excited to start this! Good luck to you all on your lists!!!
♥ Lindsay

PS....Do you mind if I invite others to join in as well? The more the merrier right??


Juliana said...

Lindsay, of course you can invite your friends to join!

Jessica said...

Lindsay, love your list! Thanks for sharing...and CONGRATS on the baby!!! woohoo!

Justine said...

Yipee! So happy for you! What a FUN year you are going to have.

Lindsay said...

Yep....very exciting! It is going to be life-changing so I am hoping that I am still able to stick to the list!!
Well, I do love a challenge, so bring it on :)