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#23 Go Strawberry Picking

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This past weekend I was able to accomplish one of my 101 in 1001 goals. I was at a meeting last week and we got off on to the discussion of fruit stands and pick-your-own farms. I was so excited to find out that it was strawberry season (yes I was clueless because I do not know the “in” seasons for fruit). They informed me of the best sites to visit and then I began my research. Luckily, the same week, one of my Facebook friends posted a picture of her sweet family at a strawberry farm. I thought this was perfect timing since it was nearing the last day of the season and I wanted to surprise my dad for his birthday with something different and fun. We went and picked strawberries and it was a good time. We ended up with two gallons of strawberries and have made some delicious fruit foods. My dad made a great strawberry pie for dinner and we have since used ours to make some homemade strawberry jelly, Strawberry Romanoff Dessert, and strawberry muffins. We still have about a half a gallon of strawberries left so we are thinking of cutting them up and freezing them until it is time to make homemade ice cream! Here are a few pictures from our strawberry picking festivities.

101 in 1001: 30 Posts

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For the past thirty days I have been posting between my two blogs. For those of you who follow the site(s) regularly, thank you. Truthfully, I write things on both of the sites for my own-self, to document the journey of wedding planning and life in general that is going on right now. Blogging for the past thirty days straight proved difficult at times, but luckily I stuck with it and I am now proud to mark another item off my 101 in 1001 list. This picture sums up how I feel about my accomplishment perfectly.

(Source via Pinterest via Made Me Do It)

101 in 1001: April Update

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April was busy in terms of marking items off my 101 in 1001 to-do list. I marked off another book of my #72 task. The book I read was the first book in the Nora Roberts Bridal Series. I also completed task #75 of visiting 10 new restaurants. One of my favorite 101 in 1001 items was meeting fellow tweeps, or #93. I had the pleasure of meeting up with my twitter friend and fellow Alpha Chi, Amy. We had a great lunch at the Big Chow Grill and you can check out the full recap here.

Also during April we started our pre-marital counseling/mentoring sessions. We are paired with a sweet couple from our church that are helping us create a foundation of Godly principles for our marriage. The program is 8 weeks long and include fundamentals such as communication, financing, love languages, and trust. We are excited to memorize a few bible versus that will serve as the foundation for our marriage.

Finally, for April, I have made a better effort to blog daily for 30 consecutive days (#95). I am almost there, and should complete this goal in May. Speaking of…that leads me to my May goals:

51.   Do five random acts of kindness.

60.   Purge and donate old clothes from closets

69.   Go on a picnic with Conner

95.   Blog daily for 30 consecutive days

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