The Most Rad Stuff I’ve Ever Done

Was part of a flash mob.
Took anniversary pictures at a glacial lake in Juneau, Alaska.
Explored the Vegas Strip and Fremont Street.
Ate an actual Cake Boss cake at the NY Ross reunion.
Watched the following Broadway productions: Wicked twice, Phantom of the Opera, To Kill a Mockingbird with Ed Harris as Atticus Finch, The Crucible, The Sound of Music, The Lion King, Oklahoma, Hello Dolly!, Annie, A Christmas Carol, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, Saturday Night Fever, AnastasiaWest Side Story, and Into the Woods.
Saw Olivia Newton John in concert.
Stood as maid of honor or bridesmaid for Tiffany, Carrie, Sarah, Kelli, Jennifer, Amanda, Robyn, and Lacey.
Ate freshly-caught lobster on a literal island in Jamaica.
Sang the National Anthem with the Oklahoma Baptist Youth Choir at a White Sox baseball game.
Swam in Jamaica’s Luminous Lagoon.
Explored the breathtakingly beautiful Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center.
Participated in a murder mystery dinner.
Mastered home projects like fixing a gas fireplace and putting a fridge together.
Ice skated in Millennium Park.
Authored and presented an honors thesis.
Went cave diving and cliff jumping off the coast of Jamaica.
Took an Alaskan cruise.
Watched a Thunder game from a private suite.
Planned some kick-a** parties (like the Zom-B-Q).
Designed bridal party bouquets for three weddings.
Rode the Great Wheel in Seattle.
Worked on the Falls Creek ropes course.
Married my hero. ♥
Climbed Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica.
Saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert for Christmas.
Hiked Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado.
Snorkeled in Jamaica, Cozumel, Cancun, Belize, Costa Maya, and Honduras.
Lost 30 pounds in less than 4 months on Keto.
Toured Washington, D.C., including a White House tour.
Watched a Dallas Cowboys game 8 rows from the field.
Witnessed and celebrated tons of proposals, weddings, and new babies.
Explored Pike Place Market in Seattle.
Starred in a college theatrical production that won a Director’s Choice Award.
Saw David Copperfield’s show in Las Vegas.
Shopped in Times Square and on the Magnificent Mile.
Tried caviar (and it was disgusting).
Led a small group of married couples who became our people.
Went to a Steve Martin + Martin Short comedy show.
Was part of a street performance in Central Park.
Paid off $40,000 in student loans in less than 4 years.
Swam in Hamilton Pool Preserve in Austin.
Had the best cheesecake of my life at a little diner in New Jersey.
Helped deliver a litter of German shepherd puppies.
Hiked on top of the Mendenhall Glacier and explored the ice caves underneath.
Fell in love with a dog named Fitz. ♥
Competed in Oklahoma’s Junior Miss and was named runner-up.
Whitewater rafted the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Cooked two lobster tails, all by myself (and they were delicious).
Earned a free trip to Vegas on MONAT’s dime.
Saw Jim Gaffigan live at Winstar.
Became an aunt, five times over, to Zeke, Karis, Cole, Luke, and Ezra.
Visited Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World with my family.
Explored St. Augustine, Florida – the oldest U.S. city.
Threw Daniel a truly epic 30th birthday party.
Sang “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” at karaoke on our cruise w/ the McCains.
Helped throw my sweet grandparents a 60th anniversary party.
Traveled solo for work to Scottsdale and San Antonio.
Rode in a hot air balloon over the Arizona desert.
Ran an official Color Run 5k in Tulsa.
Swam with stingrays in the most GORGEOUS water in Grand Cayman.
Planned Nicole and Ben’s wedding.
Saw Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham’s Christmas concert at the Silos in Waco.
Watched our church come back to life. ♥
Hosted a Great Gatsby-themed 2020 NYE party, complete with a secret speakeasy.
Was surprised by Daniel + 8 of our best friends with a surprise NYC 30th birthday trip.
Rafted Royal Gorge in Cañon City, Colorado.
Visited the Garden of the Gods.

Sometimes, I think we forget how great our lives really are. When you have a really bad day, it’s easy to forget the really good ones. This is a living, evolving reminder of how many truly great days I’ve had and how much I have to be thankful for.