Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 2012 - 101 in 1001 Update

We only completed a few goals this month but it was still a good month. We are in the process of completing a couple more and we have plans for some others. At this point, we are really to the goals that take time and planning. We are over 30% there! 

Our Goals

1. Add a member to our family. 

2. Pay off all student loans. (our deadline: 6/30/13)

3. Visit NYC.

4. Take a long road trip. (DONE on 7/26/12 with our trip to Nashville)

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. 

12. Decorate the outside of a house for Christmas.

13. Stay at or Visit the Biltmore. (Going on August 17th when Mom visits us)

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.  

19. Complete a blog series together.

20. For one month, don't buy anything extra. 

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. (7/12)

27. Start a small business. 

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

30. Get a massage.  

31. Send a card to a friend or family member just for fun.  (DONE 7/23/12)

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 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. 

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. DONE 7/27/12 but we didn't buy anything! 

49. Celebrate our Golden Birthdays in style! (1/2)

50. Make homemade ice cream. 

51. Learn a new hobby together.

Leslie's Goals

52. Lose my desired amount of weight. (focused in on this right now)

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 :) 

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. (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. (this will have to happen next year or the next because I've already gotten all of my CEU's for this year)

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. (DONE 7/26/12. Drove to Nashville)

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. 

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. (bought the frame this month, working on refinishing it!)

81. Go to a college football game. (hope to do this in the Fall)

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. (DONE on 6/27/12; should have gone on last month's list but after I updated it thinking we wouldn't meet any other goals, My husband surprised me by buying a book for me on the Kindle that I was not expecting and made me cry. It was special) 

85. Give Leslie a love letter at least once a month for a year. (Doing well on this 7 down,  5 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. 

92. Swim in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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.

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: 16/51
Leslie: 10/25
Matt: 9/25

Til then-
Did YOU Hear about the Morgans? 


  1. Good for you!!! You have done A LOT of these!! I need to make one soon to stick to it and achieve some goals I have! :)

  2. I love this idea! What a cute post!

  3. Love this idea too! I think I would have a hard time coming up with that many things though. :) Love it though. You'll have so much fun at the Biltmore in a few weeks. We went around this time last year. One thing that I didn't think of that is a "duh" kind of thing though is that there is no A/C and it was HOT. They had all of the windows open so it wasn't overly hot until we got down to the basement (no windows). Still had a great time and I'm sure you'll ! Have fun!