Well it’s been a little over 3 months since my last 101 in 1001 update, so I figured that it was time for a little update. While my traveling has definitely been lacking lately, I’ve definitely been able to get a lot of other things done in some of my other categories. So check out below to see how I’ve done!
1. Visit 5 countries that I’ve never been to before. (6/5)
After our Europe trip last year I was able to get 4 new countries crossed off my list, including Italy, Germany, Austria, and The Czech Republic. With our Europe trip this year I was able to get two new countries (or three depending on how you look at it) crossed off our list and complete this item on our list! During this trip we visited Scotland, England, and France. Technically Scotland and England are both part of The United Kingdom, so I’m counting them as one country, but it doesn’t matter because I was still able to complete my goal!
41. Organize our kitchen better and get rid of things we don’t use.
Chris and I had a huge list of things that we wanted to get done around the house before the babies came, and one of those items was to get our kitchen organized. It really wasn’t functional the way that everything was set up right now, so we were able to reorganize things and also get rid of things that we didn’t use, like all of those freebie wine glasses that we got from wineries that we never use. I’m so happy with how everything turned out!
45. Decorate the game room.
We finally hung up pictures all over the house, including in the game room, and it definitely feels a lot more like home now. We also know that the game room will soon become baby central so we bought some more storage things to hopefully keep a handle on the ever growing toy collection that I’m sure that they’ll have. I’m glad that we got this done early!
49. Buy a china cabinet and decorate.
So it only took us like a year, but after buying our china cabinet last year, I’m very happy to say that we finally put our china in the china cabinet and that it looks so good! The only reason that I can think of for why it took us so long to actually do it was because we were just lazy. I guess when I actually add things to a to do list that means that they actually get done, thankfully!
52. Donate clothes that I can’t wear anymore to charity.
Before the babies get here I wanted to try and get my closet a little more organized, especially since I had quite a bit of clothes in my closet that I haven’t worn in years. I’m happy to say that about a month ago I spent a good portion of the afternoon going through my closet and got 3 or 4 huge trash bags filled with clothes out of closet and dresser and sent over to Goodwill. Now I just need to reorganize my closet a little bit…
53. Create a gallery wall on the staircase of our photos we’ve taken.
This is probably my favorite project that we’ve worked on over the past few months, and I absolutely love the way that it turned out! Chris did a wonderful job of getting everything put up and organized, and instead of doing pictures that we’ve taken of our trips we decided to pictures of us from our trips along with some family pictures. It was a ton of fun to go back through our trip pictures and to try and pick out our favorites to use on the gallery wall. I know that eventually those pictures will change though because I’m sure that we’ll want to add a ton of pictures of the girls to the gallery as well!
56. Get up to date on our family yearbooks. (Up to 2016)
I’m very happy to say that this one is getting closer and closer to actually being complete! Before I started this 101 in 1001 I had only completed our 2013 yearbook and now I’m working on our 2016 yearbook! Hopefully I get done quickly so that I can move on to our vacation books!
57. Get up to date on our vacation photobooks. (Completed through California 2014)
While I definitely haven’t gotten as far as I have on my family yearbooks, I’ve made a little bit of progress on our vacation photobooks. I completed our big Northern California vacation books from 2014, and then I’ll be able to start on all of our weekend trips from 2015 and 2016 along with our 2015 Hawaii trip, and our Europe trips from 2016 and this year. It might not be possible to finish all of these up before my 1001 days are over, but I’m sure going to try!
58. Get updated family photos printed.
This kind of ties in with our gallery wall, but we used not only a family picture that we got taken in March, but we also used some other family pictures that we had taken throughout the years. Especially now that Dart isn’t here anymore, I’m glad that we get to see all of those pictures of us as a family of 3 as we pass them on the stairs.
61. Read 100 books. (83/100)
If you’ve been reading my Show Us Your Books updates then you know how I’ve hit a little bit of a rough patch lately as far as reading, but thankfully that’s starting to pick up. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to read those 17 books before the babies get here, or by the end of the year because who knows how much reading I’ll get done once they get here!
67. Finish watching the whole series of Friends.
Finally I understand why everybody loves Friends so much, even though I’m probably like 15 years late to the party. The series was so good, and I loved being able to watch the final episodes, especially with everything that’s been going on in our lives lately with the twins!
75. Start a family.
Technically this one was done last time I did the update, but we hadn’t announced just yet that we were expecting! Chris and I are seriously loving this stage in our lives right now, and we can’t wait until the babies get here!
And there you have it, all the things that I’ve been able to accomplish over the past 3 months in relation to my 101 in 1001. We definitely knew that we needed to get things done around the house and in our life in general before the babies came and I feel like we’ve really been able to do that. Hopefully we’ll get some more things done and checked off the list before the babies get here!
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