Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Spring 2024 Bucket List (UPDATE)

It's the last day of spring and time for an update on my Spring 2024 Bucket List. Items completed have been crossed through and pictures and comments in bold type and (in parenthesis) have been added where applicable. 

"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."
(Isaiah 61:11)

- Write my spring bucket list
- Plan my spring menus (these will be posted each week in my 'Master To-Do and Menu Plan Monday' posts)
- Celebrate Palm Sunday

Palm Leaves

- Celebrate Purim

(This is a fun picture! Look at all of those beautiful, little Queen Esthers running around there!) 💗

- Get together with the aunts

The Aunts (Bev and Geneva) and I

(These two were little girls when I was born and they lived right next door. They're more like older sisters than aunts and I love them both dearly!)

- Renew my conceal and carry permit
- Celebrate Resurrection Sunday

Sixteen of My Twenty-four Grandchildren
on Resurrection Sunday Morning

- Taste a morel mushroom

Fried Morel Mushroom

(Two were found in my backyard this by my son-in-law and another by one of the grandsons.)

- Observe the solar eclipse

Photo Taken in 2017

(Didn't make it over into totality this time as planned, but did observe the partial eclipse in backyard with children and grands.)

- Celebrate spring birthdays with the children and grands

- Gather a bouquet of ox-eye daisies

Ox-eyed Daisies

- Assist with and attend a baby shower for daughter, Amber

Amber Opening Gifts @ Her Baby Shower

Selah Hosanna Joy
8 lbs. 3 oz. - 21 inches long

- Plant a garden and watch it grow
- Observe Indian paintbrush blooming on the prairie

Indian Paintbrush

- Enjoy a rainy day
- Present spring nature programs at work and at the local library

Indian Paintbrush

Baby Bison

Grow As We Go
(Life Cycles)

- Observe sweet williams growing along the banks of a country creek

Wild Sweet Williams

- Go for a walk in the woods
- Pick up bedding and vegetable plants at the Amish Greenhouse


- Present a nature program at the Golden City, Missouri public library

Baby Bison
(Golden City)

- Attend Spring Training @ Roaring RIver State Park

Roaring River State Park
Cassville, Missouri

- Cook burgers on the grill
- Attend a 'Little House' meet and greet

Mr. Oleson Impersonator Handing
Out Candy to the Girls
Alison Arngrim 
(Nelly Oleson)
Wendi Lou Lee
(Baby Grace)
Charlotte Stewart
(Miss Beadle)
Dean Butler
(Almanzo Wilder)

- Renew tags on van
- Deep clean the kitchen
- Plant zinnias

Zinnias From My Garden

- Smell lilacs

Lilacs From My Garden

- See a brand new baby bison

(I've heard from co-workers that we have at least five new babies this year, but I've not seen a one of them as of yet.)

- Observe a bird's nest with eggs in it
- Clean out and organize the garage

(I've worked on it and have definitely made a big difference, but it's still not finished so I'm not counting it.) 

- Pay closer attention to labels and start eliminating health and beauty products that contain sls

That's it for this season! I hope you and yours have had a lovely spring and are looking forward to the warm summer months ahead!

Until next time...

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