100th Post & 100 New Somethings

Exactly 2 months before our 1 year anniversary I posted my first entry on this blog. Now, exactly 2 months before the 1 year anniversary of this blog, I am posting our 100th entry! (Did you follow that?)

Our blog is all about being newly married, trying new things, and laughing at ourselves. In honor of this momentous occasion, we thought it would be fun to compile a (by no means exhaustive) list of 100 new somethings that we would like to try. The following are in no particular order (although Shakespeare really is #1 in our books):

  1. Read every one of Shakespeare’s plays
  2. Raise a family
  3. Go to Disney World
  4. Read all of Cormac McCarthy’s books
  5. Have twins (out of our control…but on the list)
  6. Learn to speak Italian
  7. Learn to ride a motorcycle/Never ride one (Sean/Meg)
  8. Sew a quilt
  9. Watch all of AFI’s top 100 films (minus the scary ones)
  10. Learn to can/Make homemade jam
  11. Get published
  12. Go backpacking together
  13. Own a home
  14. Refinish a piece of furniture
  15. Run a marathon in under 3 hours (we all know whose this is)
  16. Come up with original crafty idea/Make it
  17. Go to Europe together
  18. Go to Hawaii together
  19. See at least one play a year
  20. Have a million dollars in our savings
  21. Read 100 classic books
  22. Memorize a book of the Bible
  23. Become an aunt and uncle
  24. Have a dog/Raise a puppy
  25. Learn ballet
  26. Perfect a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe
  27. Make a meal entirely of things we’ve grown ourselves
  28. Shoot a buck
  29. Plot our family tree
  30. Take a picture we love and hang it in our house
  31. Rewire a lamp
  32. Learn to reupholster furniture
  33. Choose the fifty best cocktails
  34. Take a two-week vacation from computers
  35. Have a big wedding anniversary party
  36. Live in another country for a year
  37. Throw 100 parties
  38. Stretch every night for a month
  39. Send 100 letters
  40. Compile a list of our 50 favorite cheeses
  41. Go to India together.
  42. Kiss everyday
  43. Tell our kids we love them & that we are proud of them everyday
  44. Complete the NY Times Sunday crossword puzzle
  45. Raise kids who love the Lord
  46. Teach our kids to hit a baseball
  47. Try caviar
  48. Teach someone how to speak English
  49. Lead a friend to Christ
  50. Host Thanksgiving Dinner
  51. Celebrate Passover with our family
  52. Celebrate our 50th anniversary
  53. See the Northern lights
  54. Plant a garden in our backyard
  55. Learn to sail
  56. Learn to bake homemade bread
  57. Create our own traditions
  58. Visit all 7 continents
  59. Run Disney Princess Half Marathon (Sean would like to specify that this is Meg only)
  60. Learn to use our Wok more effectively
  61. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  62. Get a Master’s degree
  63. Visit the Holy Land
  64. Go to New Zealand
  65. Do 100 push-ups in a single set
  66. Bike the RAGBRAI
  67. Brew our own beer
  68. Meet someone over 100 years old
  69. Learn to play bridge
  70. Visit Alaska
  71. Learn to surf
  72. Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  73. Build something together
  74. Read all of Wendell Berry’s books
  75. High-five our siblings for being awesome
  76. Beat Oregon Trial without losing a single member of our party
  77. Stay up one night and pray
  78. Keep a journal for a year (Sean)
  79. Keep a prayer journal for one year (Meg)
  80. Find sunglasses that we like
  81. Go back to Cape May, New Jersey
  82. Complete 100m freestyle without stopping
  83. Take ballroom dancing lessons
  84. Get to know our neighbors
  85. Go to the circus
  86. Enter a pumpkin at the Canfield Fair
  87. Bake homemade pie crust
  88. See the pyramids
  89. Visit the Louvre
  90. Learn to use our camera
  91. Attend a hot air balloon festival
  92. Write a Petrarchan sonnet
  93. Go on a safari
  94. Attend an Olympic event
  95. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  96. Score over 400 points in Scrabble
  97. Ride a bicycle built for two
  98. Take a wine-tasting class
  99. Build an impressive sandcastle
  100. Write 100 more posts

Now it’s your turn…What are 5 new somethings that would be on your list?

Photo credit here, here, and here

10 thoughts on “100th Post & 100 New Somethings

  1. Jackson

    I’m just going to plagiarize your list personally, in fact, I think this finally inspired me to make an actual and physical bucket list that I keep.

    But I’ll add the challenge (to Sean) to skinnydip in 100 bodies of water.

  2. ali

    This might be my favorite post yet!! Xxx love you both so much!!

    Come visit me and we’ll go to the Met! And you can high five me while you’re here so you’ll kill 2 birds with one stone!

  3. Kate

    Absolutely love this!!! You guys will have such fun w/ this…looking forward to see the results/comedic antics of your ventures…..XOXO

  4. Becca

    What a fun list you have! 🙂 I hope you get to do every single thing on it! 🙂 My list right now would consist of finishing our renovation so we can finally have a house again – that’s all I want! 🙂

  5. Jessica

    It’s also on my list to read all of Shakespeare’s work and I’m currently working on the AFI movie list-I only have 21 one to go. Good luck on your list!

  6. Becca @ One Girl

    What a fun list! I loved the oregon trail one, what a classic game – in computer class in grade school we use to all fight over who got to play that game!

    On my list I would have debt free living, visit Utah, own a SLR camera and cook an indian meal.

  7. Ruth@GraceLaced

    Meg, it is so good to “meet” you. Thank you for visiting GraceLaced. My hubby (of almost 13 yrs.) and I had a similar list as well, and you know, not only do you check things off as you go, you grow into something totally different together in the pursuit. The Lord’s so gracious to give us joy in the journey!

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