This is our fourth time doing this! (Here are 2014, 2015, and 2016) Some of the items are repeats, some are brand new; some are individual, others are for the whole family. We’ve tried to balance achievability, ambition, and interestingness.
This year, in addition to here and on Facebook, we’re also posting our progress on Instagram and Twitter. We’re @benstraub (Twitter / Insta) and @beckyjenson (Twitter / Insta), and we’ll be using the #hundredthings hashtag (Twitter / IG) if you want to follow along.
- Every Thing must be completed by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2017.
- 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: 99/100
Jenson Family Reunion Dine at Portland Restaurant of the Year Long distance hike(parts one, two, three, and four) Road Trip with a Destination Karaoke Setup Explore a New Beach Town Go on a Surprise Date planned by Ben Holiday Charitable Giving Read a Parenting Book Visit a New Country Get New Sunglasses Wine & Chocolate Walk Hang Former Beach House Art Volunteer Karaoke as a Family Explore a New City Watch 12 Films from the AFI Top 100 List Minimalism Game Cover our Windows Meow Wolf Genetic Testing Kill the Bar Sharpen the Knives Lucy outfit challenge Santa Fe Scavenger Hunt Visit Pompeii (sort of) Set Up the Deck Try 3 New-To-Us Vancouver Restaurants Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals Pumpkin Patch Try Sun Basket Make a “100 Things 2016” Book Grow a Deck Garden Visit a Nature Center Personal Tour Update our Kitchen Subscribe to (and Read) the New Yorker Watch 12 Documentaries Move House Ride a Willamette Jet Boat Go Ziplining Will Home Passes Syrian Dinner Read Through A Syllabus For White People Slumber Party Guy Fawkes Party See a Show at a Children’s Theatre See a Stage Musical Attend a Live Dance Performance See a Play Attend Community/Alternative Theatre Roadside America Watch an Improv Show Tween Scene Book Club Install New Floors (Again) View a Solar Eclipse Get a Christmas Tree Family Neskowin Trip Visit an Art Gallery View a Photography Exhibit Visit the Nuclear Museum Update our Passports Torre Latinoamericana Establish a Sewing Area Watch Fireworks Go Bowling Pujol Complete Several “Walking Albuquerque” Tours Family Gratitude Journal Jolabokaflod Put Pins in a World Map PAM Laika Exhibit Add Two More Monthly Charities Attend Russian High Tea at The Heathman Thrift/Rent Holiday Decor Complete a Whole 30 Show kids: Princess Bride & Short Circuit Set up a Reading Tracker for Lucy See Holiday Lights Binge-Watch the “Lord of the Ring” Films List home for sale File our Stack of Paper Complete More Oregon Coast Quests Nordic Solstice Event Ben: Surprise Trip Ben: Go on a Snow Retreat with Lucy Ben: Penmanship Lessons Ben: Speak at a Conference Ben: Teach a Class Ben: Rum & Rockets Ben: Take a Sailing Class Becky: Fix Teeth Becky: Lucy Seaside Weekend Becky: Road Trip With Dad Becky: Engage the Services of a Personal Trainer Becky: Turn Mom’s Blog into Book Becky: Complete More of the Oregon Coast Trail Becky: Make a Hand-Stitched Christmas Stocking Becky: Library Thing
- Post the “100 Things in 2018” list