Starting a Tradition

I’m catching up this week on everything I wanted to post last month! This year for Valentine’s Day we got the baby a new book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We love this book, but thought that a board book version of it would be best for the next year or so.

On the inside of the book I put in a sticker I created. It has to and from and a happy valentine’s day so he can know where it came from when he got older. It also will make us stick with the tradition or else he will ask about it later! It also is much better than candy or a card, and he will get plenty of that from everyone else.

You can also check out the tradition of the rhyme we use for Christmas, click here!

Fun Things and Memories to Come!

Have you checked out the My Memories Giveaway yet? It’s ending Monday, so go leave a comment!

I wrote a Bucket List a couple months ago while sitting in a chair on bed rest. I left a few extra pages open to add to it later. I found this website that helped give me ideas. Now, the most important thing on my bucket list is to go an entire day (ok maybe just a few hours) without needing to change my clothes and shower because of spit up, throw up or pee.

Monica’s Bucket List:

Visit Hawaii

Go on a Cruise

Try White Water Rafting

Go Horseback Riding

Become Debt Free

Own a Successful Business

Go Sky Diving

Try Base Jumping

Climb to the top of the Superstition Mountains

Write a Fiction Novel

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Do Humanitarian Work in a Foreign Country

Learn an Instrument

Learn to Dance

Live in/ Build a Dream Home

Go on a Spa Getaway

See a Volcano

Live in San Fransisco for a few months

Try Mountain Biking in Sedona

Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

Climb a Pyramid(the real one in Egypt!)

Go on Every Ride at Disneyland

Build a Tree House

Get a Meaningful Tattoo

Plant and Care for something that can be harvested

Go on the tour at the Queen Creek Olive Mill

Go Salt River Tubing

Rappel Backwards

Re-Create our Trip to Boston

Have One More Child

Go Camping on the Beach

Attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Donate Blood (I am so terrified!)

Have a Dog for their Entire Lifetime

Learn to be Okay When Things Don’t Go My Way

Go Back to the Natural Bridge State Park in Payson, Arizona

This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to to get the details.