Friday, June 1, 2012

101 in 1001-May 2012 Update

I can't believe that we are 5 months into our list and we have already completed so many of our goals! Today we celebrate 17 months of marriage. Also, can't believe it's been 17 months already. I love my guy and I'll keep him for sure ! Enjoy our goal update! :)

Our Goals

1. Add a member to our family :)

2. Pay off all student loans. (our set deadline for this is 12/31/13; we are on target) 

3. Visit NYC...We are discussing a trip next Spring. We want to take a train one way and fly back. 

4. Take a long road trip. (think this would be covered with the above mentioned train ride)

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. (Our apartment lease is up in October so we will look towards renting a house at that point)

12. Decorate the outside of a house for Christmas.

13. Stay at or Visit the Biltmore. (edited in May 2012 secondary to cost constraints) 

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. (in process) 

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. (Matt and Granddad and talking about doing this soon) 

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. (5/12)

27. Start a small business. 

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

30. Get a massage. (we found a local place that does couples massages so we want to try and schedule within the next month)

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. (we found another Balloon Festival in October so we HOPE to ride in one then)

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. (we just purchased an old end table and we are refinishing it!) 

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. (DONE 5/25/12)

48. Go to a garage sale together.

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

50. Make homemade ice cream. (Done 5/20/12; we made vanilla ice cream with honey and flaxseed-so yum)

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. (Matt painted one for me!)

57. Learn to make the best sweet tea my husband has ever tasted. (DONE 5/19/12; sugar and honey combined with really strong tea)

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. (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. (really hope to do this soon!)

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.

Matt's Goals

77. Run a 5k. (Planning for the Color Run in Charlotte in October) 

78. Take a photography class. 

79. Take Leslie to an air show(Done on May 6th) 

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 4 down, 8 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. (done on 5/28/12) 

101. Figure out how we will finish all 101 things on this list. (HAHAHA)


Til Then-
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