101 before 30- an update

Date Night!

Just over a year ago I put together a list of 101 thing I wanted to accomplish before my 30th birthday. We are now just under a year and a half from that monumental birthday, haha. I figured it was time to update and see how far I’ve come. I’ve pasted the original list below and have added comments to those I have accomplished! Here goes:

1. Take Ross on a plane ride- not yet, but we have started to work on plans!

2. Add a third child to our family- December 5, 2015, Welcome Eli!

3. Run a half marathon

4. Have $1000 in every account and 0 credit card debt- Check! Those 0.00 always look so good!

5. Make perfect soup, 100% homemade- nope, but the stuff in a bag is darn good

6. Keep my kitchen, bathroom and living room all clean for a whole month- hahaha… still a goal

7. Keep all my cloths put away for two months straight- read above

8. Pray with my children daily- we’re getting much closer! We work hard to say prayers before meals and before bed time.

9. Learn how to do all the farm chores (and then do them!)- this summer 🙂

10. Train my horse

11. Grow a huge garden and keep it weeded

12. Raise 25 chickens- Check!

13. Go camping at 10 different state parks in Iowa- We have one down!

14. Surprise my husband with something awesome- I got my husband a really nice Christmas present, but I’m not checking this off yet. I like to surprise him!

15. Give a really unexpected gift

16. Make a real quilt

17. Write 100 thank you/hand written notes- I’ve done a few, but not 100

18. Establish Harvesting Roots Family Farm

19. Get 100 blog followers- I’m halfway there! tell your friends!

20. Redecorate my bedroom (including flooring!)

21. Finish basement

22. Learn to shoot a bow with my husband

23. Find a group of friends to strengthen my faith with- I’m so much closer to this!

24. Do weekly devotions with my husband- this one I may need some help with, anyone have a good suggestion on how to start this?

25. Take a cooking class

26. Wear a size 16

27. Sing on a big stage

28. Finish 18 books- I don’t think I’ve read any this year! But I did just order a new book so it will happen!

29. Have a recital for my voice students- I’ve stopped giving lessons, so I think I might replace this one.

29.b. Write a “Letter to the Editor” in my local newspaper

30. Finish a workout DVD without wanting to die

31. Go on a motorcycle ride

32. Wear my prom dress to an event

33. Write a will-Check!

34. Swim in a waterfall

35. Watch a meteor shower

36. Learn to make lefsa- I ate a bunch…

37. Visit & explore a city I’ve never been to

38. Get a facial

39. Take a road trip with some girlfriends

40. Buy a really nice camera- I bought a really nice phone that takes great pictures

41. Learn how to use a really nice camera

42. Teach my husband to cook

43. Give a gift instead of getting

44. Visit an art museum

45. Visit a botanical garden

46. Drink 8 glasses of water a day for a month- I’m getting close to this one!

47. Go to a Broadway show

48. Pay for the person behind me whenever I get fastfood alone- I’ve failed, but I will try again

49. Good a recipe with 20+ ingredients

50. Get a passport

51. Have a monthly date night with my husband

52. Have one a week of NO technology- We have started saying to technology from 5 until 7 (bedtime).

53. Climb a mountain

54. Participate in a craft show

55. Donate a 3 month supply of something to a food pantry

56. Write a letter to my children every month for a year.

57. Make something out of leather

58. Make the bed every morning for 2 weeks-I think I did this, but I should start again! I did make it today!

59. Donate to Goodwill 5 times- We’ve done 3!

60. Make and give 10 homemade gifts- I’ve done 3…

61. Take my kids on a train

62. Learn to drive a tractor

63. Finish front yard design

64. Refinish a dresser for Char

65. Floss everyday for 2 weeks

66. Send a care package to someone who is deployed

67. Volunteer as a family

68. Volunteer as an individual

69. Vote for a president- the time is coming…

70. Put money in a high yielding account for the kids

71. Eat only homemade/homegrown for a week

72. Do something new with my sister

73. Donate $1 for every item not completed

74. Keep my nails painted for a month

75. Get my legs waxed

76. Hatch a bird other than a chicken

77. Try 5 new foods

78. Give only small business/homemade birthday gifts- I’ve learned this takes planning. I’ve done a few, but could easily do more!

79. Learn how to can fruits and veggies

80. Always donate a dollar to the cause

81. Having a crafting day with my sister-in-law(s)

82. Do something new with my oldest niece

83. Take my daughter on her first waterslide- Check!

84. Learn how to chop wood

85. Make bagels from scratch

86. Start a tradition with my daughter

87. Swim in the ocean

88. Use all parts of my planner

89. Write letters to five influential people in my life and thank them

90. Plan a trip to Germany

91. Buy & organize a filing cabinet

92. Organize recipes

93. Organize address book

94. Send a “just because” package to 3 friends- I did one

95. Bring in random treats to work

96. Go on a picnic, rain or shine

97. Ride my horses at least once a month

98. Go to a live sporting event with my family

99. Take my Dad on a date

100. Take my sons on a date

101. Make a list of 101 blessings in my life!

Well, it looks like I still have a long way to go! But that’s ok. This is a process, not meant to be done over night. It’s good to look back so I can do a little refocusing and bring some of these goals to the forefront.

Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn, Movie and Snuggles… and weird faces! Gotta love ’em!

Happy Harvesting,



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