18 July 2011

{big jumps} Ashley Stock

I am traveling after the Cystinosis (the disease I live with, see my 'About Me' section to the right) Conference that wad held in San Francisco. I am incredibly lucky to be a part of this community! I have been so inspired over the last few days; right now I'm relaxing with my sweet little family for a few days and attemtping to wrap my head around all the new medical information and my heart around all the emotions that come with being enveloped by love from people who live with the same chronic disease, every single day.

I'm invigorated by this "big jumps; chasing your dreams" blog series (scroll down or use the archive menu to read the other amazing guest posts!) and feel so privledged to have this special guest blogging today! Ashley Stock, aka Little Miss Momma, is a ray of sunshine, adorable as all get out, sweet as can be, and just an all around superwoman! I feel BLESSED to have her on the blog today.


When I think of big jumps,
I think about taking chances,
about having faith,
about living life to the fullest
and taking advantage of the opportunities given to us.
So I wrote a life list.

A list of a hundred things I want to do in my lifetime.
I saw the exercise on one of my favorite blogs,
and I thought now that's a great idea.

And you know what?
I ended up learning a bit about myself in the process.
You should try it.

From the most simple,
to the most extravagant,
to the utterly ridiculous,
these are my
1. Run a marathon
2. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
3. Spend an entire summer in the Hampton's
4. Century bike ride {100 miles}
5. Meet Ree Drummond and eat some of her good cookin
6. Write a book that people want to read
7. Read every Jane Austen novel
8. Write my love story
9. Be able to see my abs
10. Refinish a piece of furniture
11. Learn to crochet using a pattern
12. Sew my own skirt {a cute one}
13. Learn how to use a Mac
14. Use my DSLR camera on manual
15. Speak at a blog conference
16. Shake hands with the Prophet
17. Read the Book of Mormon in 24 hours
18. Speak Spanish fluently
19. Do my family history
20. Watch the live birth of a baby horse
21. Learn to shoot a rifle
22. Speak at the USC commencement ceremony
23. Have a monthly column in a national publication
24. Get paid to do what I love
25. Build a piece of furniture
26. Have naturally thick hair
27. Spend an entire day in bed cuddling with the hubs
28. Live in Manhattan for a year
29. Run through Central Park
30. Have lunch with Kelly Ripa
31. Make someones dream come true
32. Float down a river in an inner tube
33. Stop drinking soda
34. Grow watermelon and boysenberries
35. Learn to apply liquid eye-liner
36. Do a juice fast
37. Write a thank you letter every day for an entire year
38. Design a shoe
39. Get invited to the Mighty Summit
40. Go ice skating
41. Dig up real dinosaur bones
42. Attend Blissdom
43. Color code my closet
44. Teach a spin class
45. Serve a Church Mission with my husband
46. Have my hair in braids for a
47. Get a teeny tiny peace sign toe ring tattoo {yes, I'm serious--sorry hubs}
48. Take photography classes
49. Own a small book store and
50. Cook a Thanksgiving turkey {by myself}
51. Make my own baby food {for my future babes}
52. Anonymously pay for someones groceries
53. Leave a $1,000 tip for a deserving waitress
54. Write a children's book about standing up for others against bullies
55. Print a line of greeting cards
56. Have my favorite scriptures memorized
57. Try at least 20 new kinds of cheese {in
58. Have a Gone With the Wind themed party
59. Have a blogger retreat in my home
60. Watch all my children live happily ever after
61. Be able to do a flip on a trampoline {again}
62. Learn sign language
60. Stay in one of those huts over the water in Fiji
61. Buy a house
62. Solve a Rubiks cube
63. Overcome my fear of riding a horse
64. Learn to shoot a bow and arrow
65. Hold someones hand as they give
66. Have a booth at a craft show
67. Have a product I design presented at a Trade Show
68. Make pasta from scratch
69. Do 50 push ups {without resting}
70. Throw a monthly dinner party
71. Take cooking classes
72. Travel with TOMS for their One for One campaign
73. Learn to cut my husbands hair
74. Can my own jam
75. Teach my children to be confident and kind
76. Play in an indoor soccer league
77. Ride my bike through one stage of the Tour
De France
78. Bask in under the Tuscan sun
79. Dress like a cowgirl for an entire week {do cowgirls wear chaps?}
80. Get a black belt in Karate
81. Win a contest
82. Get a home/room makeover from HGTV
83. Fly my nieces and nephews out to California for 2 weeks in the summer
84. Start an etsy shop
85. Collect sea shells from 50 different beaches
86. Have a wall in my home be nothing but my favorite quotes
87. Walk the Great Wall of China
88. Write a song
89. Cook every recipe in my favorite cook book
90. Visit and spend time at the homes of all my sister-in-laws 
91. Make a baby girl
92. Build a tree house in our backyard
93. Travel to all 50 states
94. Have a closet that lets me display all my shoes and purses
95. Mentor a child
96. See Wicked in NY {again}
97. Learn to french braid
98. Go to Disney World
99. Memorize the U.S. Presidents
100. Be photographed in a Lisa Leonard product photo shoot
101. Create life
102. Make a difference

I would love to know three things on your life list!


  1. This is great! I love LMM, that's actually how I found your blog! Three things on my life list: get married, travel to Turkey, and swim with dolphins!

  2. I dont even know how I stumbled across your blog, but I'm glad I did, very inspiring and heart warming

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  3. I love this post! It makes me want to write my 100 things to do in life. Thanks for sharing!