This is our third time doing this (Here are 2014 and 2015) and we’ve learned a few things along the way. Some of these Things are repeats, some are brand new; some are individual, others are for the whole family. We’ve tried to balance achievability, ambition, and interestingness. Wish us luck!
- Every Thing must be completed by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2016.
- They are not required to be completed in any particular order.
- Unless otherwise noted, each Thing requires that both Becky and I be present. Some are for just one of us, some also have the kids involved.
- More than one Thing may be completed in a single day, if circumstances permit.
- We are allowed to modify the list to adjust for life changes during the year, as long as the goal of doing 100 great things is still met.
Current Progress: 100/100
Kidd’s toy museum Dine at a Portland Monthly restaurant of the year Halloween farm visit Road trip with a destination (parts one and two) Straubsmas in Albuquerque Explore a new beach town Surprise date planned by Ben Visit an amusement park Read a parenting book Get set up to Eat the World Get a trampoline Go on a long bike ride Stay at a unique AirBnb Quarterly pajama day Say goodbye to the beach house Explore a new part of the US Watch 12 films on the AFI’s 100 greatest american films of all time list Jenson family reunion Make Saturday a pizza/movie night Eat at Der Rheinlander (before it closes) Children’s Theater Make four fancy seasonal cocktails Survival kit Travel art corner Dinner by candlelight Bowpicker Dine at an old-guard Portland restaurant Sunday documentaries Visit the Portland Japanese Garden Visit the Rattlesnake Museum Sandia Tramway Visit Mount St. Helens Park a car in the garage Find a school for Will Make a book from 2015’s Hundred Things Take a photo every day, and make a book Redo Lucy’s bathroom Visit House on the Rock Visit Great Wolf Lodge List the beach house for sale Acquire and paint a console table Find a school for Lucy Go skydiving indoors Buy a thoughtful and beautiful piece of furniture Attend a live musical event Afternoon tea Join Postcrossing Carve pumpkins Visit an art gallery New kid beds Start a world sand collection Replace the dining room chairs Eat at a Portland Pop-Up (Mae) Eat Trifecta’s hot fudge sundae Attend a live dance performance Build shelves in the garage Give to a charity Make 3 new recipes from every one of our cookbooks Oregon Coast Quests Start a vinyl collection Attend community theater Get glasses Cork walls for Lucy Set up recurring donations to worthy causes See holiday lights Solve a locked-room mystery Hang a wedding photo Visit the Lincoln Memorial Visit a ghost town Attend a Thorns game Explore a slot canyon Troll hunting Go to a museum on the coast Set up a puzzle table Do 6 hikes from our guidebooks Visit a meadery Danish Christmas Lunch Take a brunch class Backyard bark chips Learn Italian Do a walking tour Scandinavian rosettes Christmas Cabin Ben: Get a new job Ben: read 12 books Ben: bake something complicated Ben: record a video course Ben: find a new gym Ben: play through a videogame Ben: attend a social software event Ben: long solo hike Becky: make a hand-stitched stocking Becky: Gretchen Rubin’s book club Becky: Lucy’s first pedicure Becky: road trip with dad (parts one and two) Becky: read 100 books Becky: complicated paint-by-number Becky: Lucy’s extracurriculars Becky: collect all read-aloud chapter books Post the 100 Things list for 2017