101 in 1001

This list is 101 things that I would like to do in the next 1001 days (approximately 2.75 years).  I'll do my best to update this page with my progress along the way.
  1. Bake my own bread
  2. Learn how to use my camera.
  3. Give birth. (Jack Tarin born au naturale on June 7, 2011 at 9:06am, 9 lbs 7.7 oz, 21.5 inches).
  4. Attempt cloth diapering. (7/5/11, it has it's stinky moments, but so far so good).
  5. Learn how to can.
  6. Make homemade applesauce at the farm.
  7. Breastfeed (6/7/11).
  8. Make my own baby food.
  9. Wear my baby (6/11/11).
  10. Plant a fruit tree in our yard (6/5/11, we planted two).
  11. Refinish a piece of furniture
  12. Donate 500 things (1/16/11-118 items out the door).
  13. Learn to sew (5/26/11ish, made curtains for the nursery, but I'm still learning).
  14. Sew an apron.
  15. Start/participate in a community garden.
  16. Buy local/organic meat.
  17. Take weekly prayer walks through our neighborhood.
  18. Have a cookout with our neighbors.
  19. Plan a Christmas craft party.
  20. Go on a personal retreat.
  21. Attend a marriage conference with Jeff.
  22. Acquire a piano.  (1/17/11 found one on craigslist for a reasonable price.  It now resides in our dining room.)
  23. Re-learn how to play the piano.
  24. Write 10 poems
  25. Knit or crochet a baby bear hat.
  26. Participate in a community art project. (December 2010, contributed scarf pieces for the Austin Blair Needs a Scarf Project
  27. Read a biography of a missionary.
  28. Back up my computer.
  29. Buy something off Etsy (7/2/11, it was listed on Etsy, but I bought it directly from the artist at her house since she's a friend :-)
  30. Try 5 new restaurants (Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Bi Bim Bab Korean Restaurant).
  31. Try 25 new dinner recipes (crock-pot pork chops, Italian sausage pasta, mom's meatloaf, cheesy garlic chicken, cauliflower soup).
  32. Repeat 5 of the above mentioned recipes until memorized (crock-pot pork chops).
  33. Paint the living room.
  34. Fill all empty photo frames in the house.
  35. Complete list of 1000 gifts.
  36. Yarn bomb something.
  37. Learn what it means to practice the Sabbath in a postmodern world.
  38. Practice Sabbath as a family.
  39. Read 10 fiction books. (1/11 Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers)
  40. Read 10 non-fiction books.
  41. Go through Grandparent's photos.
  42. Audit a seminary class.
  43. Celebrate Jeff's completion of his MDiv.
  44. Take a road trip to somewhere neither of us has been before.
  45. Read all the Narnia books.
  46. Create a will.
  47. Use my library card/church library 10 times (the library is our new favorite place for free entertainment).
  48. Watch "The Business of Being Born" (Sometime around 2/11). 
  49. Date night once a month. (1/11)
  50. Write a letter and send pictures to Auntie.
  51. Leave a 100% tip at a restaurant. (1/11/11 on a snowy slow night at Red Robin)
  52. Prepare the nursery (5/28/11, still hanging pictures but it's mostly done).
  53. Renew my passport.
  54. Blog 2-3 times per week.
  55. Send birthday cards in a timely manner.
  56. Send thank you notes in a timely manner.
  57. Fund a Roth IRA.
  58. Refinance our mortgage.  (Looked into it 1/6/11 and it doesn't make sense for us right now)
  59. Jog a mile comfortably.
  60. Complete no spend month once a year.
  61. Pick blueberries.
  62. Sew reusable Christmas bags.
  63. Winterize the house/yard.
  64. Glean with a baby on my back.
  65. Plant sunflowers in our yard (5/11, planted the seeds but no flowers :-(  will try again next summer).
  66. Organize our closets.
  67. Stay a night at the hotel in Chicago where my sister works (with a family discount of course!).
  68. Knit/Crochet 3 baby blankets.
  69. Finish the window treatments for the guest room.
  70. Visit family in Florida (2/11).
  71. Visit family in Tennessee.
  72. Host a discipleship group for high school girls (started 6/11).
  73. Recycle grad school/unnecessary papers.
  74. Host 6 dinner parties, all with different guests.
  75. Sell something on craigslist.
  76. Watch Madagascar and then visit the Lincoln Park Zoo with my sister.
  77. Make lunch for the skiers without complaining.
  78. Create the opportunity for Jeff to teach our "nieces" how to ski.
  79. Write a letter to a friend in a foreign country.
  80. Send pictures to Sam's mom (6/11/11, sent him home to Korea with a photo album).
  81. Write a song with Jeff.
  82. Memorize a chapter of scripture. (1/13/11-I've started memorizing Colossians.  Hoping to memorize the whole book within a year.  4 verses down, lots more to go)
  83. See the sunrise and sunset in the same day.
  84. Visit my sister-in-law at college.
  85. Have a girls weekend with my mom and sister.
  86. Create a wedding album.
  87. Take a day trip for our anniversary.
  88. Comment on at least one blog a week and stop lurking.
  89. Make lunch for the ministry team.
  90. Make lunch for a Sunday staff meeting (1/30/11 Cozy Corn Chowder, Bread, Veggies and Oatmeal Cookies).
  91. Go geocaching.
  92. Visit 5 new (to me) state/national parks.
  93. Go to the farmer's market in GR with Amy.
  94. Update address book/ get all contact info in one place.
  95. Go sledding at our neighborhood park.
  96. Complete a 365 day photo challenge.
  97. Print, frame, and give away 10 photographs (6/11-gave photos to all our graduates).
  98. Take a yoga class.
  99. Videotape Monte singing.
  100. Pray for Jeff daily.
  101. Pray for baby boy daily.