100 Things in 2018

This is our fifth time doing this! (Here are 201420152016, and 2017) 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.

We always post on this blog (you can subscribe for email updates here), and usually on Twitter and Instagram with the #hundredthings hashtag.

The rules

  1. Every Thing must be completed by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2018.
  2. They are not required to be completed in any particular order.
  3. 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.
  4. More than one Thing may be completed in a single day, if circumstances permit.
  5. 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

  1. 80’s themed rock concert
  2. Lucy: Westwind year 3
  3. Explore the Woodstock neighborhood
  4. Adult open choice
  5. Firefly marathon
  6. Parent retreats (2 each)
  7. Tour a gelato factory
  8. Climb a mountain
  9. Begin a kitchen remodel
  10. “Try the World” meals (3)
  11. Read a parenting book: Untangled
  12. AFI Top 100 Films
  13. ZooZoo
  14. Roadside America
  15. Weekend Trackers camps
  16. Surprise trip planned by Ben
  17. Surprise date planned by Ben
  18. Live dance performance
  19. Live music performance
  20. Stage play
  21. Photo exhibit
  22. Carbonara
  23. Attend a Sporting Event
  24. Eat at a Portland Monthly Restaurant of the Year
  25. Road trip with a destination (Bayside, California)
  26. Road trip with no destination
  27. Get to know a new beach town (Oceanside)
  28. Visit a new-to-us country
  29. Find a Christmas tree
  30. Visit a pumpkin patch
  31. Visit a wonder of the world
  32. Replace 4 toilets!
  33. Urban adventure quest (Vancouver)
  34. Children’s theatre show
  35. Dress up for the harvest festival
  36. Broadway Musical
  37. Kids build R/C cars
  38. Will: build a car
  39. Patronize 3 new Vancouver eateries
  40. Take the kids to the Grilled Cheese Grill
  41. See independent films at Kiggins
  42. “Rent” thrifted holiday decor
  43. Lucy: school play
  44. Will: join a D&D group
  45. Set up an outdoor dining area
  46. Cafe Castagna burger (before they close)
  47. Get a new dog
  48. Go kayaking
  49. Loan money through Kiva
  50. Start a podcast
  51. Park both cars in garage as a rule
  52. Kids cook an easter feast
  53. Holiday charity gifts
  54. Add 2 more monthly charities
  55. Take a food class
  56. Unusual lodging
  57. Jólabókaflóðið
  58. Explore the Vernon neighborhood
  59. Backyard makeover
  60. Classic Portland restaurant
  61. Gardner Gala costumes
  62. Go to Wings & Waves
  63. Ben: get an offsite office
  64. Love Letters
  65. Drive for a Gardner field trip
  66. Food tour
  67. Finish the dollhouse
  68. Snow weekend
  69. Kid/parent retreats
  70. Send holiday cards
  71. Break in the fire pit
  72. Seattle weekend trip
  73. Paint the house (interior)
  74. Halloween show
  75. Universal Studios
  76. Cirque du Soleil on ice
  77. Reorganize the camping equipment
  78. Go to Silverwood Theme Park
  79. Will: discharge from Sandhill
  80. Find a new school for Will
  81. Lucy: get ears pierced
  82. Ben: weightlifting app
  83. Ben: Geek Dad activities
  84. Ben: British baking (6)
  85. Ben: take the kids to Sunriver
  86. Ben: reserve a Tesla
  87. Ben: blacksmith class
  88. Ben: host a game night
  89. Ben: train to teach a class
  90. Ben: buy a Tesla model 3
  91. Becky: finish stockings
  92. Becky: breast reduction surgery
  93. Becky: read War & Peace
  94. Becky: do the Puyallup
  95. Becky: ride a horse
  96. Becky: goodreads challenge
  97. Becky: go on a sisters’ retreat
  98. Becky: hike more of the OCT
  99. Becky: create art book for Dorothy’s Maple Dreams
  100. Retire?

94 thoughts on “100 Things in 2018

  1. Pingback: #100: Post the “100 Things in 2018” list | Band of Charac­ters

  2. Pingback: #19: Live Music | Band of Charac­ters

  3. Pingback: #32: Replace all Four Toilets | Band of Charac­ters

  4. Pingback: #82: Ben – Weightlifting App | Band of Charac­ters

  5. Pingback: #27: Explore a New Beach Town; Oceanside | Band of Charac­ters

  6. Pingback: #5: Firefly Marathon | Band of Charac­ters

  7. Pingback: #55: Food Class | Band of Charac­ters

  8. Pingback: #70: Send Holiday Cards | Band of Charac­ters

  9. Pingback: #23: Sporting Event | Band of Charac­ters

  10. Pingback: #18: Live Dance Performance | Band of Charac­ters

  11. Pingback: #73: Paint the House (Interior) | Band of Charac­ters

  12. Pingback: #20: Attend a Play | Band of Charac­ters

  13. Pingback: #86: Ben – Reserve a Tesla | Band of Charac­ters

  14. Pingback: #60: Eat at an Old Guard Portland Restaurant (Le Bistro Montage) | Band of Charac­ters

  15. Pingback: #24: Eat at Portland Monthly’s Restaurant of the Year | Band of Charac­ters

  16. Pingback: #76: Cirque du Soleil on Ice | Band of Charac­ters

  17. Pingback: #43: Lucy – School Play | Band of Charac­ters

  18. Pingback: #68: Snow Weekend | Band of Charac­ters

  19. Pingback: #52: Kids Cook an Easter Feast | Band of Charac­ters

  20. Pingback: #34: Children’s Theater Show – La Belle | Band of Charac­ters

  21. Pingback: #46: Cafe Castagna Burger Before They Close | Band of Charac­ters

  22. Pingback: #92: Becky – Breast Reduction Surgery | Band of Charac­ters

  23. Pingback: #87: Ben – Blacksmith Class | Band of Charac­ters

  24. Pingback: #17: Surprise Date – Planned by Ben | Band of Charac­ters

  25. Pingback: #65: Drive for a Gardner Field Trip | Band of Charac­ters

  26. Pingback: #8: Attempt to Summit Mt. St. Helens | Band of Charac­ters

  27. Pingback: #64: Anniversary Letters | Band of Charac­ters

  28. Pingback: #33: Urban Adventure Quest | Band of Charac­ters

  29. Pingback: #81: Lucy – Get Ears Pierced | Band of Charac­ters

  30. Pingback: #88: Ben – Host a Game Night | Band of Charac­ters

  31. Pingback: #95: Becky – Ride a Horse | Band of Charac­ters

  32. Pingback: #6: Parent Retreats | Band of Charac­ters

  33. Pingback: #77: Organize Camping Gear | Band of Charac­ters

  34. Pingback: #75: Universal Studios | Band of Charac­ters

  35. Pingback: #2: Lucy at Westwind: Year 3 | Band of Charac­ters

  36. Pingback: #98: Becky – More Oregon Coast Trail | Band of Charac­ters

  37. Pingback: #25 Road Trip With Destination | Band of Charac­ters

  38. Pingback: #50: Podcast | Band of Charac­ters

  39. Pingback: #56: Unusual Lodging | Band of Charac­ters

  40. Pingback: #83: Ben – Geek Dad Activities | Band of Charac­ters

  41. Pingback: #59: Backyard Makeover | Band of Charac­ters

  42. Pingback: #97: Becky – Sister Retreat(s) | Band of Charac­ters

  43. Pingback: #85: Ben – Take the kids to Sunriver | Band of Charac­ters

  44. Pingback: #3: Explore Woodstock Neighborhood | Band of Charac­ters

  45. Pingback: #1: 80’s Concert | Band of Charac­ters

  46. Pingback: #15: Weekend Trackers | Band of Charac­ters

  47. Pingback: #78: Silverwood Theme Park Trip | Band of Charac­ters

  48. Pingback: #86: Ben – Reserve a Tesla | Band of Charac­ters

  49. Pingback: #45: Outdoor Dining Area | Band of Charac­ters

  50. Pingback: #71: Break in the Fire Pit | Band of Charac­ters

  51. Pingback: #90: Ben – Buy a Tesla | Band of Charac­ters

  52. Pingback: #63: Offsite Office | Band of Charac­ters

  53. Pingback: #30. Pumpkin Patch | Band of Charac­ters

  54. Pingback: #35: Dress Up for Harvest Festival | Band of Charac­ters

  55. Pingback: #10: Try the World Dinners | Band of Charac­ters

  56. Pingback: #54: Add two more monthly causes | Band of Charac­ters

  57. Pingback: #94: Becky – Do the Puyallup | Band of Charac­ters

  58. Pingback: #89: Ben – Train to teach a technical course | Band of Charac­ters

  59. Pingback: #58: Explore Vernon Neighborhood | Band of Charac­ters

  60. Pingback: #74: Halloween Show | Band of Charac­ters

  61. Pingback: #36: Attend a Musical | Band of Charac­ters

  62. Pingback: #93: Becky – Read War & Peace | Band of Charac­ters

  63. Pingback: #40: Grilled Cheese Grill | Band of Charac­ters

  64. Pingback: #11: Read a Parenting Book | Band of Charac­ters

  65. Pingback: #28: Visit a New Country – Italy (Rome) | Band of Charac­ters

  66. Pingback: #49: Kiva Loans | Band of Charac­ters

  67. Pingback: #22: Carbonara | Band of Charac­ters

  68. Pingback: #7: Gelato Factory Tour | Band of Charac­ters

  69. Pingback: #72: Seattle Weekend Trip | Band of Charac­ters

  70. Pingback: #29: Christmas Tree | Band of Charac­ters

  71. Pingback: #13: ZooZoo | Band of Charac­ters

  72. Pingback: #51: Park Both Cars in the Garage | Band of Charac­ters

  73. Pingback: #62: Wings & Waves | Band of Charac­ters

  74. Pingback: #42: “Rent” Holiday Decor | Band of Charac­ters

  75. Pingback: #14: Roadside America | Band of Charac­ters

  76. Pingback: #91: Becky – Finish Stockings | Band of Charac­ters

  77. Pingback: #69: Kid/Parent Retreats | Band of Charac­ters

  78. Pingback: #80: New School for Will | Band of Charac­ters

  79. Pingback: #9: Begin Kitchen Remodel | Band of Charac­ters

  80. Pingback: #41: Visit the Kiggins Theater | Band of Charac­ters

  81. Pingback: #39: Three New Vancouver Eateries | Band of Charac­ters

  82. Pingback: #44: Will – Join a D&D Group | Band of Charac­ters

  83. Pingback: #53: Holiday Charity Giving | Band of Charac­ters

  84. Pingback: #38: Will – Build a Car | Band of Charac­ters

  85. Pingback: #57: Jolabokaflod | Band of Charac­ters

  86. Pingback: #99: Becky – Dorothy Jenson Art Book | Band of Charac­ters

  87. Pingback: #37: Build Your Own RC Car | Band of Charac­ters

  88. Pingback: #96: Becky – Goodreads Challenge | Band of Charac­ters

  89. Pingback: #12: Watch More of the AFI Top 100 Films | Band of Charac­ters

  90. Pingback: #67: Build a Dollhouse | Band of Charac­ters

  91. Pingback: #31: Visit a Wonder of the World | Band of Charac­ters

  92. Pingback: #16: Surprise trip planned by Ben – Cancun | Band of Charac­ters

  93. Pingback: #48: Kayak | Band of Charac­ters

  94. Pingback: #100: Retire (?) the 100 Things | Band of Charac­ters

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