2015: 101 goals in 1001 days.

We've made multiple lists, posted one once, then deleted it forever on accident. This one is for real. Honestly, being here in NYC is super helpful because this list could just consist of city goals, but we decided to make that a smallish part of the list and still focus on some bigger personal goals, spiritual goals, and goals we have for the boys and as a family.

I'm not sure what these next few years will hold, but I'll try my darndest to make sure we accomplish at least this, and record our experiences here as we go along.

Start: Jan 1, 2015
End: Sept. 28, 2017

New York City
  1. See a Broadway play (Something Rotten, Allegiance, Les Miserables, Bright Star, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Curious Incident)
  2. Family pictures in Central Park (Fall 2015)
  3. See the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  4. Go to the Central Park Zoo (done)
  5. Go to the Bronx Zoo (done)
  6. Attend an event in Madison Square Garden
  7. Ride on the Bryant Park Carousel
  8. Get tickets for a tv show
  9. Go see the Macy’s Day Parade (or the balloons the night before)
  10. Ice skate in Central Park/30Rock/Bryant Park
  11. See the AMNH Christmas Tree
  12. See the Bergdorf Christmas windows
  13. See the Plaza Santa
  14. Go to top of Empire State Building (May 2015)
  15. Take the Staten Island Ferry
  16. Visit the Cloisters (done)
  17. Take a trip to the beach (Rockaway, Summer 2015)
  18. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (with Mara!)
  19. Go to the Transit Museum (Fall 2016)
  20. Bike in Central Park
  21. See the TODAY show live
  22. Visit September 11 Memorial and Museum (Fall 2015)
  23. Date night to a jazz club in Greenwich Village
  24. Visit the United Nations
  25. Eat at Katz Deli
  26. Lunch in Chinatown (Prosperity Dumpling)
  27. Go to economy candy
  28. Brunch in SoHo
  29. Eat at Chelsea Market (done)
  30. Eat at Grimaldi’s
  31. Hot Chocolate at City Bakery (winter 2015)
  32. Go on a tourist bus tour
  1. Read the entire Book of Mormon
  2. Family scripture study for one month consecutively
  3. Memorize 12 scriptures (at least 3 from each standard work)
  4. Attend the temple as a couple each month for 4 months consecutively
  5. Do temple work for 5 family names
  6. Have a family indexing party
  7. Read an entire Conference Ensign within 6 months of publication
  8. Keep a gratitude journal for a month
  1. Wear red lipstick
  2. Reread all Harry Potter (one, summer 2015/two Feb 2016)
  3. Run a half marathon (formal or informal) (done)
  4. Schedule 2 paid family/children photo shoots
  5. Gluten/Dairy free for one month (done)
  6. No candy/sweets for a month
  7. Make/Buy reusable sandwich bags
  8. Sew a shirt
  9. Sew a baby blanket
  10. Sew aprons for the boys
  11. Tech-free Sundays for a month
  12. Join a gym (done)
  13. Get ring polished
  14. Buy leather boots
  15. Take a vacation solo
  16. Get a pedicure
  17. Central Park rowboat date
  18. Write in journal for 30 consecutive days
  1. Reread the Divine Comedy
  2. Run a 10K
  3. Cheer for the Dbacks in New York
  4. Read two Dickens Novels
  5. Read two Doris Kearns Goodwin books
  6. Take photography lessons from Emily
  7. Write in journal for 30 consecutive days
  8. Make 10 family blog posts
  9. Study Spanish consistently for three months
  10. Do two home-improvement projects
  11. Win a fantasy baseball/football league
  12. Become competent/confident in the kitchen (cook three saturday meals in a row)
  13. Buy high-end dress shoes
Walter and Henry
  1. Henry goes to his first baseball game
  2. Attend Kindergarten (Henry)
  3. Visit the Statue of Liberty (done with friends!)
  4. Play catch (formally, with baseball gloves) with Dad
  5. Sign the boys up for a formal class (art, soccer, etc) (Hank, soccer 2016)
  6. Have a themed party with friends
  7. Learn how to ice-skate
  8. Memorize a scripture
  9. Visit Dad’s Office (he's had three offices and we've seen them all! :)
  1. Buy a couch (done)
  2. Buy dining room chairs
  3. Hang pictures up in living room
  4. Embroider Christmas stockings
  5. Buy a nativity/advent
  6. Create a 72 hour kit
  7. Visit 3 new baseball stadiums (one here)
  8. Weekend vacation for just the adults (DONE!)
  9. Go on a cruise
  10. Vegetarian dinners for one month
  11. Unplugged Sundays for one month
  12. Send out Christmas card
  13. Send out birthday cards to all family members
  14. Go to the baseball Hall of Fame
  15. Collect 12 Christmas books
  16. Watch all of Lord of the Rings
  17. Watch 2 Indiana Jones movies
  18. Reach a Saving Fund Goal
  19. Stay under budget 10/12 months in a year
  20. Within 6 months of employment, have a fixed budget
  21. Add one more to the family


  1. so inspiring! and dave just said, "they're holding their dopplegangers" :)

  2. Holy cats! This is such a fantastic list. I love that there are so many little easily achievable goals mixed in with big honking goals that will take a while. I can't wait to see what things you'll learn and experience from all of these.


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