Friday, March 22, 2013

Seventeen is a Number of Wonder

I looked over my Sixteen While Sixteen list that I had created on this exact day last year. I am pretty proud of how it turned out.
1. Make a list of 1,000 things I am thankful for
I am not all the way there yet but I am not going to ever stop.
2. Go horseback riding on the beach
3. Take a college class 
4. Stay up an entire night
Completed 3/23-3/24/12
5. Blog every day for 2 weeks
6. Complete my Year-Without-Soda challenge (Ends December 9th)
I am proud to say I completed this and am still going strong without soda.
7. Go camping
I actually did this! Go me!
8. Try something new
So many new things occured this year. I can definitely say I completed this.
9. Keep a journal
I kept a journal during my New York missions trip this past summer. :))
10. Learn to play an instrument
11. Drive a total of 50 hours
All of my friends are surprised I haven't hit anything yet...those boogers. -_-
12. Be a penpal to someone loves. <3 div="">
13. Send a care package to soldiers in another country
I think this was my favorite :)
14. Host a caption contest
15. Go on an adventure
I'm considering my missions trip to New York without any of my family members as an adventure because I was absolutely terrified.
16. Hold a snake on my own (I am conquering my greatest fear, people)
You cannot imagine how thankful I am I did not run into the chance to cross this off my list.

9 of out 16 items completed. I am not even mad. This year was so amazing for me. I was able to begin my dual-enrollement in college, drive, play soccer, make new friends, go on a few adventures with the ones I love, and just live life. What more could I ask for?
I guess all that's left for me to say now is,
 I will not let you have anything but amazing memories and thrilling exploits for me.

You don't scare me anymore.
Bring it on.
Forever and Always a JesusChick ♥


  1. Happy Birthday! :) I'm going to be turning 17 this year and I'm super excited. :) lol

  2. Happy birthday darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats for crossing off so many items :D I hope you might still host the caption contest sometime soon though... Some of those were hard (dual enrollment and SATs...I don't even want to think about it yet!!!) and some I would be seriously scared to do! So be proud :D And check out my happy birthday post!!! Love you!

  3. Happy birthday dear!!
    I loved your list and you did GREAT! Hope this year brings you more adventure and great memories. :)
    -Kayla from
    Love Sparkle Pretty

  4. Happy birthday! I hope your day is wonderful! :)


  5. Happy Birthday! I sent you something special! Hopefully it'll show up... My computer sometimes gets weird... :-/

  6. Happy Birthday! :) Great job on your list. :)

    God bless,
    Joy :)

  7. Wonderful list. Sounds like some cool things to aspire too - and CONGRATS for being able to check off so many. That's the best part. ;)

    Wising you a wonderful, bright, happy, beautiful birthday! Hope it's memorable. Happy 17th. Enjoy it. :)

  8. Happy Birthday!! Hope today is simply wonderful for you! :) Loved your 16 while 16 list! Congrats on all of your accomplishments! Sounds like you had a wonderful year!

  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good one! (Here through Sierra's blog)

    Tell the World

  10. Happy Birthday!!!! Make sure to have a super great day! :D

  11. I love the list! And I am still mad at your for not replying to my emails because we could have met in Florida. Fail, girl. Fail. Anyway.
    You are so funny and amazing. Have an AMAZING birthday!

    {you deserve it}

  12. P.S. Hearing "Then" when I come on here makes me grin. BECAUSE I HEARD IT LIVE.
    And The Band Perry.
    Anyway, yeah that just happened.xD

  13. Happy happy late birthday!!! I hope you had a lovely day. :D


  14. Happy Birthday again!! Hope ya had a good one!! It seems like I should start calling you ajumma, you're so old xD. Haha, lylas! Hope you have an excellent 'nother year!! (I promise you will at some point get a package from me, I've just been so busy!! Sorry!!)

  15. Great post, and happy birthday! That list was great. You have a lovely blog :)

  16. Happy birthday Heather!! I hope you had the most amazingest funnest day on the planet!! I love you girl! Here's to another year of being "penpals"! Going to Divergent next year right? And you have to come see me this summer, it's a rule.

  17. I loved reading this post so much! I wish I made a list before I turned sixteen.. maybe it's not too late. ;))

    A huge grin came across my face when I saw my name in your post.. Hopefully you were talking about me.. unless you have another Mackenzie pen pal. XD

    Anyways, I'm so glad we're pen pals and still pen pals. <3

    Hope you had a very happy birthday! :)



  18. I'd say the no soda thing counts for all 16 points!! That is great!


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