Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 2012 - 101 in 1001 Update

This update comes a little before the end of June BUT we won't complete any other goals before the end of the month. 


Our Goals

1. Add a member to our family :)

2. Pay off all student loans. (our deadline: 12/31/13)

3. Visit NYC.

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. (1/3)

8. Host a holiday in our home.

9. Go camping.

10. Build a real fire.   

11. Rent or buy a house. (Goal: 10/12) 

12. Decorate the outside of a house for Christmas.

13. Stay at or Visit the Biltmore. 

14. Serve in a soup kitchen.

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.  (I am keeping this on here because life can change over the next 2.5 years, however, we go on dates usually once a week)

19. Complete a blog series together. (DONE June 2012)

20. For one month, don't buy anything extra. (completed June 2012)

21. Contact our family members at least once a week.

22. Go to a shooting range. 

23. Go sailing.

24. Get involved in a community service group.

25. Go on a mission trip.

26. Read at least one book a month for a year. (6/12)

27. Start a small business. 

29. Buy a new Christmas ornament each year. (0/3)

30. Get a massage.  (Done-Couple's Massage 6/9/12)

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. (we do this consistently because it's so fun!)

34. Visit a new place once a year. (So far this year, Charlotte, Asheville, Columbia, Chimney Rock)

35. Ride in a hot air balloon. 

36. Attend at least one festival a year in the state where we live. (1/3)

37. Stay at a B&B.

38. Floss more- at least once a week. (WE HATE FLOSSING) 

39. Give a 100% tip. 

40. Go see a musical.

41. Eat a new type of foods (Korean, African, etc)

42. Repurpose a piece of furniture. (done June 3, 2012)

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! (1/2)

50. Make homemade ice cream. 

51. Learn a new hobby together. (we are talking about becoming fishermen :))

Leslie's Goals

52. Lose my desired amount of weight.

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.

60. Plan a scavenger hunt for Matt. 

61. Bake and decorate each of Matt's birthday cakes. (1/3)

62. Rake someone's leaves.

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 :) (DONE on 6/12/12)

65. Continue mailing out birthday and anniversary cards to our friends and family. (I have continued to do well with this; if I am able to continue for the next several months, I'll consider marking this one off) 

66. Invite someone to stay with us for a weekend or longer at least once a year. (1/3)

67. Complete a vlog.

68. Go fishing.

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-even though I don't currently work with children.

71. Find a yummy Low Country Boil recipe and cook it. (done 6/4/12)

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.

76. Read a book, write a blog post about it, and link up with a book club blog. (done 6/12/12)

Matt's Goals

77. Run a 5k. (Officially registered for the Color Run-Charlotte on 11/17/12)

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.

82. Get a dog.

83. Get a new camera lens. (we are in the process of saving for this. Our goal is 9/13/12)

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. (Doing well on this 6 down, 6 to go)

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 Charlotte (hopefully with Leslie).

90. Fix something for someone.

91. Cook something new and exciting.(DONE 6/8/12; homemade poptarts!) These were amazing! 

92. Swim in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

93. Make something from scratch. (DONE 6/8/12; fresh baked artisan bread!) 

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.

97. Teach something to someone.

98. Ride a horse.

99. Surprise Leslie with surprises. (doing good so far) 

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: 13/51
Leslie: 8/25
Matt: 8/25
Total:29/101


Til then-
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6 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this idea. I think I'll make a bucket list now. :)

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  2. Stopping by from Jenna's! A long but very fulfulling list. Good luck!

    brittanyanddenver.blogpsot.com

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  3. Love your goals! I need to make a list like that.

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  4. Hi! My name is Rachel and I am popping over from Jenna's Journey. I love the list you have created. Would love to do the same but I am not sure if Hubby would cooperate ;) The Biltmore is amazing! I would definitely spend a whole weekend there. We went or a day and could have stayed to do a whole lot more! There is a hotel at The Biltmore but it is pretty expensive so we stayed just outside and got in and around quite easily.

    Rachel
    http://rachel-and-brian.blogspot.com/

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  5. Stopping by from Jenna's. Looks like a good list you have! I need to update mine!

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