{Update} 101 in 1001

Do you remember this post where I made my list of 101 things I want to do in 1001 days?!
 {about 2.5 years}

I am slowly, by little, slowly working through the long list.  I thought it would be fun to repost this and show you what things have been done.  Be sure to click on the crossed out sections to read the corresponding bloggity posts.

Now I'm off to work on some more things. . . maybe study Chinese or work on a Pinterest project or float down an Italian canal.  There are just so many wonderful places to start.

{this balloon photo shoot was probably my favorite thing to cross of the list so far}

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Start 9.19.11
1. Write a letter to myself to open on our 5 year anniversary
2. Write 5 letters to 5 people who have changed my life {0/5}
3. Find a vulnerable child to encourage and help
4. Take a day for just Jesus and me
5. Leave an inspirational note in a library book for someone to find
6. Spend more time talking with Jesus
Health & Fitness:
7. Run at least twice a week
8. Do a pull-up
9. Run a 5k
10. Drink more water
11. Find out my blood type
12. Avoid gaining post-marriage weight the first year

13. Train trip across Europe with Hubs
14. Take a spontaneous road trip
15. Visit Hubs college friends in Arizona
16. See New England in the fall
17. Back pack to Havasupai Falls with Hubs
18. Float down an Italian canal
19. Road trip to see friends in Tennessee

20. Design stuffed toys
21. Open an Esty shop
22. Complete 10 Pinterest-inspired projects
23. Make awesome fall decorations
24. Create recycled bead necklaces

25. Find and make 50 new recipes {4/50}
26. Decorate gingerbread houses with Hubs
27. Surprise Hubs with lunch at work
28. Buy a ice cream maker to use often
29. Eat lots of food at the Kalona Fall Fest
30. Make menus for delish meals

31. Upgrade to a Rebel T2I
32. Attend a photography class
33. Do a 365 Photo Challenge
34. Do a balloon-theme photo shoot with Hubs

Hobbies & Skills:
35. Complete Chinese books 2 & 3
36. Ski a double black diamond
37. Learn to design websites in HTML
38. Take a dance class with Hubs
39. Learn to crochet

40. Go to a corn maze with Hubs
41. Make a baby
42. Go to a drive-in movie
43. Begin adoption exploration
44. Kiss Hubs under the Eiffel Tower
45. Go to a hotel just because
46. Do something special for Hubs' 30th birthday
47. Spend the weekend at our honeymoon hotel again
48. Volunteer at the MidWest Old Thresher's log village
49. Go on a camping trip with our new little tent
50. Take a hayride with Hubs
51. Take one weekend and lock ourselves in the house just like our honeymoon
52. Cut down our first family Christmas tree
53. Take a photo of Hubs and I kissing at 00:00 on the New Year
54. Visit Adventureland
55. Go to an apple orchard and pick apples with Hubs
56. Go ice skating with Hubs
57. Visit Disney again - - kiss on every ride.
58. Weekend getaway to Chicago
59. Have encouraging words and a massage ready when Hubs gets home from work everyday.
60. Take a weekend and go to Omaha Zoo
61. Watch the complete seasons of Psych with Hubs
62. Canoe trip with Hubs
63. Go back to Silver Dollar City
64. Do a huge zip line

65. Have flowers sent to my mom and mother-in-law for no reason
66. Watch Brian Reagan live
67. Send 5 random friends a birthday gift {0/5}
68. Start a business with Bethany
69. Redo the kitchen
70. Redo the living room
71. Paint our bedroom
72. Redo the downstairs bathroom
73. Become debt free
74. Write a book
75. Host a Christmas cookie exchange
76. Compliment 10 strangers {3/10}
77. Buy a couch
78. Help my bro go on a mission trip
79. Plug into a home group through church
80. Build a massive snowman with Hubs
81. Go skinny dipping
82. See a midnight premiere of a movie
83. Host a big dessert Christmas party
84. Find a massive fireworks display to attend on 4th of July
85. Read 5 books recommended by friends {0/5}
86. Start a plant from a seed
87. Take my three little sisters on dates {0/3}
88. Hot dog roast on a cool night
89. Start a calendar journal
90. Host a themed baby shower
91. Make canvas prints for our house with fav photos
92. Give a Christmas gift to a random friend
93. Take one week off of all social networking sites
94. Repaint our kitchen table and chairs
95. Create a frame wall in our house
96. Send 3 care packages to sis in Mexico {0/3}
97. Do another girls weekend with Bolts and Tiff

Bloggity Blog:
98. Reach 1000 followers
99. Encourage other bloggity friends on a daily basis100. Inspire one person to start their own 101 in 1001
101. Guest post on 10 blogs {3/10}

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  1. I need to make a list like this! What a great idea! Plus, I love when I get to check things off lists, probably one of the best things ever! I'll let you know if I can be #100! Happy Sunday!

  2. take a picture with hubs THIS new years. DON'T forget!

    And yes, you have to come to New England in the autumn. It's beautiful.


  3. these are the best lists everr! my sissy is doing this and i just love reading hers!!

  4. I need to make one of these lists! I love all of these so I might borrow some! :] Thanks for sharing!

  5. You can cross number 100. off of your list!

  6. What a great idea to make a list and then what a great feeling you must have crossing things off that list and the balloon photo shoot with your husband is amazing, the photos came out really nice. Your blog is awesome by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  7. ummm…. #16. Come visit me in Boston. :)

  8. I love the continued sneaking in of the balloon photos! Keep knocking away at the list!

  9. What a fun idea! This would be fun to actually sit down and do with my hubby since we talk so often about our dreams.

  10. I love the way you broke your list up into categories. I am in the process of making my list for 101 in 1001 and I think it will be easier to think of things if I do the same. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  11. i am loving your list!
    i have been slowing working on my list -- but i seem to get sidetracked! haha

    making lists are such great ideas because they let us focus on all the things we want to accomplish!

    & i love the balloon pic!

    xoxo. ashlyn

  12. Also. #100. Done.



  13. Hey!
    Love this list!
    We made one for the Holidays...it isn't this long. But what fun to cross things off.
    The balloon pictures are beautiful!
    Love your blog chica.

  14. adore this! goals and bucket lists are so important! i know you'll get through it all. love the list girl!
    xo TJ

  15. I'm sending out invites today for #75 on your list. You totally should host a cookie exchange this year. I can't wait!