A couple of weeks ago (on the 2nd of January) I turned 23 and decided that this year I would make a list of 24 things I'd like to complete before I turn 24 next year. I've seen several bloggers do similar lists and have always thought they were a lot of fun, so I figured why not join in.  

Not sure why I'm just now getting around to posting this, but here is my 24x24 list..

Here's a brief explanation of each goal...
  • #1 We're all addicted to Pinterest, right? (Follow me here!) But am I the only one who finds myself pinning things and never doing them? This goal should help me accomplish some of the crafty things I've pinned. I'm hoping to do a craft a month.
  • #2 I badly want another & waiting the 9 months I've been pregnant has been difficult.
  • #3 Code & I currently have a date night each week, but I know that will be difficult when Gunner gets here. So, our new goal is to have a date night at least once a month. 
  • #4 I want to show it at his first birthday party!
  • #5 Self explanatory. 
  • #6 I always chop my hair off & then regret it, I actually chopped it all off a few months ago. Anyways, this year I promised Cody I'd try to grow it out. 
  • #7 This was an idea that came from my "Be The Stranger" post
  • #8 Self explanatory.
  • #9 We love road trips & I think it'd be fun to take a short one with our little family when Gunner is older.
  • #10 Mad Men theme would be fun, or maybe a famous couples theme?
  • #11 Because I'd love to take better photos. 
  • #12 Maybe send one to a friend I haven't talked to in a few months or a grandparent, because who doesn't love getting mail?
  • #13 I know it'll help save money, & I am committed to giving Gunner the best there is.
  • #14 It could be going for a walk with the dogs & Gunner or doing an at home workout video, as long as it's something. No lazy Momma here.
  • #15 I also pin tons of recipes (see my "Recipes" board here) & it's about time I try them.
  • #16 I love reading what my favorite bloggers think about things/products they've tried, so I figured I'd give my opinion of things I try. It always helps to hear another's opinion.
  • #17 It'll save money & will be safer for a baby that is touching and chewing on everything.
  • #18 Be intentional in the time I spend with my husband & in the way that I treat him. (Will for sure have a whole post on this)
  • #19 Be intentional in the things I do with Gunner..whether it's teaching him, giving him every fun opportunity that I can, or helping him grow into a Godly man.
  • #20 Be intentional in keeping up a social life & spending time with friends. 
  • #21 I think it'll help to be in community with other women/wives/mommas.
  • #22 This is something I've always wanted to do & I'm determined to make it happen this year.
  • #23 Self explanatory.
  • #24 I used to read a book a week when I was younger, but as I've gotten older, life (family, friends, a job) has kept me from that. I know 3 books is a very minimal goal, but I figure it's better to start small and not overwhelm myself.

I plan to blog each time that I accomplish one of my goals, knowing that some of my goals will require monthly update posts (which will help me accomplish my goal of blogging more).

I'm going to be posting the button you see below on my sidebar. You can click the button at any time to see posts about my 24x24 list and things I've accomplished.

I hope you decide to join me on this venture through my 24x24 list, as well as our venture through all of the other exciting things in our future!