It’s been ages since we did an update on our 101 Things to Do in 100 Days list. I’m woefully overdue and it’s even more embarrassing how few pictures I have to go with it. Nevertheless, here is our latest progress report on The Big List…
#9. Go to a bouncing/trampoline place.
We got this done over the Christmas break, and it was SO. MUCH. FUN. My whole family got together and rented out a place for couple of hours one morning. It was SO FUN. Milo wasn’t much of a bouncer, but he loved sprinting across the field of trampolines. Sophie was in HEAVEN, Michael had fun playing dodgeball with my siblings and siblings-in-law, and I found out just how rusty my cheer jumps have become.
It was extra amazing not to have 1000 children there or any junior high bully boys who think it’s funny to make the littler kids fall. It was just US! And it was amazing.
Note to self: more yoga and stretching.
#19. Go See Zoo Lights
We’ve wanted to do this for a while. Christmas lights were even more fun this year than last year, and we regularly went on drives just to look at lights. It helps that there are so many neighborhoods that go ALL OUT at Christmas!
Our kids do NOT do well staying up past their bedtime (that night or the next morning), so it is very extremely rare that we keep them up late.
We didn’t for this. We went early and got through it all and had them in bed right on time. Which is exactly my new favorite way to do this.
#26. Have a Star Wars Marathon
Like most of the world, Michael was extra excited about the Star Wars release. I’ve been promising him for years that I’d watch them all with him at some point, so this seemed like the time to get this one out of the way.
The facts were these: I *still* don’t love the old Star Wars Movies and I really think the dialogue in the new three leaves a lot to be desired. BUT. I really enjoyed The Force Awakens. I don’t know if it was because we’d just watched All The Star Wars Things or if it was just a plain old good movie, but I have checked this one off my list, and I’m excited to see what happens with Rey next. Who knew I would ever say those things?
#27. Do a Laser Maze
One of Michael’s boyhood dreams was to do a laser maze. So, we made one. And we did it with the kids. If you’ve got a little boy at your house who would love a laser maze, you can skip the work and play with this game instead.
#40. Buy a Home.
I can’t believe we did this! The ground is broken and the build is happening! We’ve got months before it’s done, but I can’t wait.
#41. Update Computer
My 7 year old Mac finally needed to be replaced and things are working so much faster now!
#52. Try 5 new fruits and veg
My big goal with this was to get the kids trying new foods. We’ve been trying lots of new things, but the ones that got onto the list for this were dragon fruit, star fruit, guava, kiwano, and fennel.
(Want to get your kids interested in fruits and veggies? These are some of our favorite food books)
#56. Do 1 month of yoga
The last few months of last year were really stressful and difficult for us for a lot of reasons. I have a family history of impressive insomnia, and the only things on earth that help me to conquer it are things like yoga and meditation. A solid month of yoga and mediation (I use the Headspace App) were the only things that helped calm me down enough to at least rest when I was awake.
(Sad news though: I have a bad wrist that hates doing this much yoga. I have to space it out more or I’m in a lot of pain!)
#67. Do a charity or service project
One of the number one things I want my children to be able to do is perceive how other people are feeling and to have a desire to help them through the hard things. I don’t know how to give that to them, but I do hope we can keep working hard to develop it like a muscle.
#79. Complete a Tabletop Photography Class
I did this in January. Nicole’s Classes are great intro classes that walk you through different aspects of photography. I’ve loved her Photography 101 Course and book for learning the basics of a camera and what all the different photography terms mean. The Tabletop Photography class wasn’t quite as top-notch, but the techniques are still very helpful.
#90. Set up my Desk Area
I picked up a fantastic adjustable desk from IKEA a few months back and it’s been heaven. I can adjust it to standing height if I’d prefer to work standing, and I can lower it whenever I need to really easily. This has helped with my carpal tunnel tendencies and has made getting work done a lot more comfortable.
I also got this chair (which adjusts) in white, though it doesn’t look like they carry it in white anymore (sad day!)
#91. Make a mouse pad
Ha. Oh, silly Emily. It’s so cute when you think you’ll be crafty. I’m crossing this one off, even though I didn’t make one. I found one I loved for less than it would have cost me to make one and I’m REALLY happy with it! (I got mine from this Etsy shop. So many cute choices!)
#99. Unsubscribe from unnecessary emails
This is one of those things that kind of nags at me. It’s not an immediate problem, but taking care of it means I spend less time deleting extraneous messages and more time doing things that make a bigger impact. Hooray!
#100. Take Family Pictures in 2015
I’m not sure why I haven’t crossed this off before now. We totally did this!
I’ll do a better job of doing updates, but I’m SO glad we’ve gotten so many done! We’re now more than halfway done and still have about a year and a half left to get it done. Woo-hoo!
- Total Completed: 58
- Total Goals Remaining: 43
- Days Remaining: 555
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