Monday, September 1, 2014

August {101 in 1001} An Update

August 2014 -- 101 in 1001 Update

**We have less than a month left to complete our list. We know we won't complete all of the goals and honestly, we may not complete any more than we have already. BUT no matter what, we have had such a blast!**


Our Goals
39/51
1. Add a member to our family.
2. Pay off all student loans. 
3. Visit NYC.   This goal isn't going to be met. Our trip to the Northeast has been postponed for now. 
4. Take a long road trip. 
5. Sell something on Etsy  
6. Have Dad's Crawfish in Louisiana.  
7. Take a trip to Louisiana at least once a year. (3/3)  
8. Host a holiday in our home. 
9. Go camping.  We are still hoping to do this one; fingers crossed!  
10. Build a real fire.   
11. Rent or buy a house. 
12. Decorate the outside of a house for Christmas.   
13. Stay at or Visit the Biltmore. 
14. Serve in a soup kitchen. We have one so close; timing has just not worked out to make this happen! 
15. Grow our own tomatoes.
16. ******* 
17. Give an item away each time we buy something new (clothing, housewares, etc).  
18. Go on dates at least every other week.   
19. Complete a blog series together.
20. For one month, don't buy anything extra. 
21. Contact our family members/parents at least once a week.
22. Go to a shooting range.  We may get to this one before the end. 
23. Go sailing.     Not looking too promising on this one. 
24. Get involved in a community service group.    We have looked a bit for a group but haven't found one that we fit into just yet. It may or may not happen before the end of the time period. 
25. Go on a mission trip.    We would love to do this but with a baby under 1, it just may not happen. 
26. Read at least one book a month for a year. (12/12)
27. Start a small business.
28. Fast once a year.
29. Buy a new Christmas ornament each year. (2/3)  We will definitely get this done before the end! 
30. Get a massage.  
31. Send a card to a friend or family member just for fun. 
32. Begin a photography business (big or small).  
33. Eat at a local/non-chain restaurant every time we travel
34. Visit a new place together once a year. (3/3)  
35. Ride in a hot air balloon.  
36. Attend at least one festival a year in the state where we live. (2/3) (2012: Spring Fest, 2013: BBQ Fest)   We will do this one soon; 
37. Stay at a B&B.  We have attempted this one several time; hopefully we can before the end of the list.  
38. Floss more- at least once a week.  BAHAHAHAHA!!  In all seriousness, we have done better with this but nowhere near once a week; 
39. Give a 100% tip. 
40. Go see a musical. 
41. Eat a new type of food. (Korean, African, etc)
42. Repurpose a piece of furniture. 
43. Watch a sunrise and photograph it.
44. Explore secret paths. 
45. Do something nice for someone anonymously. 
46. Pick fruit at an orchard.  
47. Get a library card. 
48. Go to a garage sale together. 
49. Celebrate our Golden Birthdays in style!  
50. Make homemade ice cream. 
51. Learn a new hobby together.  Does reading count? We both love to read and had kind of let it get away from us after we got married. In the last year, we have really started reading more and more. We love it! 

Leslie's Goals
19/25

52. Lose my desired amount of weight.  Still working fiercely on this! 
53. Continue to utilize this blog to document our lives especially once we start having children. 
54. Get a Skype account and use it. 
55. Paint something worth looking at (not just a wall)  
56. Add at least one cross to my cross collection. 
57. Learn to make the best sweet tea my husband has ever tasted. 
58. Make homemade marshmallows.  
59. Sell/Give away at least one cake or cupcakes that I've decorated for a party/gathering/birthday/etc.    Not sure this will happen; again, a timing issue
60. Plan a scavenger hunt for Matt. 
61. Bake and decorate each of Matt's birthday cakes. (3/3)   
62. Rake someone's leaves.  If there are leaves on the ground before the end of the list period, I will get this one done! 
63. Meet up with at least one other blogger whose blog I read. 
64. Complete a blog series or post about our wedding, including the planning. Just for my own sake :) 
65. Continue mailing out birthday and anniversary cards to our friends and family. 
66. Invite someone to stay with us for a weekend or longer at least once a year. (3/3) 
67. Complete a vlog.  I really hoped to have done this already but it just hasn't happened. We will see if I get it done. 
68. Go fishing.  Y'all, Matt and I got fishing poles for Christmas 2012! Matt has gone once and I haven't been at all. I really hope to make this a regular thing. It is so calming and fun! 
69. Make a point to call my closest friends as often as possible, not just texting. 
70. Take a continuing education class related to Autism or other childhood disorders.  
71. Find a yummy Low Country Boil recipe and cook it. 
72. Take at least one picture of Matt and I every time we travel.
73. When we take a long trip (5+ hours one way), drive so that Matt doesn't have to. 
74. Take a trip to visit a few special friends (we know who they are).   
75. Take a cake decorating class.  Again, when is the right time! We set aside money for this but timing has just not worked out. 
76. Read a book, write a blog post about it, and link up with a book club blog.

Matt's Goals
20/25
77. Run a 5k. 
78. Take a photography class. 
79. Take Leslie to an air show
80. Make a picture frame out of an old or hand-made window frame.  
81. Go to a college football game.  We may be able to get this in by the end of the time frame. Fingers crossed. 
82. Get a dog.  
83. Get a new camera lens.  
84. Make my wife cry in a good/romantic/sweet/you get the idea way. 
85. Give Leslie a love letter at least once a month for a year.  
86. Visit Chimney Rock, N.C. 
87. Wear a suit, and look good doing it. ;) 
88. Visit a new, to me, zoo. 
89. Watch the Flyers destroy the Hurricanes in Raleigh (hopefully with Leslie).  
90. Fix something for someone.  
91. Cook something new and exciting. 
92. Swim in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pretty sure this won't happen...darn! 
93. Make something from scratch. 
94. Do something with Granddad. 
95. Journal more often.
96. Learn all the words to OR learn how to play one of Leslie's "high school days" favorite rap songs.    Hopefully, Matt does this. I could use a good laugh! :) 
97. Teach something to someone.  
98. Ride a horse.  We have tried to set this up a few times; again, timing. Life with a baby is BUSY! :) 
99. Surprise Leslie with surprises.  
100. Spend an entire day, literally the entire day, in bed. Hopefully not while sick. 
101. Figure out how we will finish all 101 things on this list. 

Ours: 39/51 // Leslie: 19/25 // Matt: 20/25 // Total: 78/101