“One’s title, even a title like president, says very little about how well one’s life has been led — and that no matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, more to learn, more to achieve.” — Pres. Barack Obama

On New Year’s Eve 2009, we decided to come up with goals, not resolutions, for the year ahead. We wanted to take more control over our lives instead of sitting back and just letting life happen to us or pass us by. Every year since, we’ve created a yearly bucket list then encouraged each other and worked toward achieving them throughout the year.

We’ve had some ridiculous goals. Some achieved. Some not.

In 2012, we decided to start documenting them and their [hopeful] completion in this blog.

Who are we?

Well, you can read more about Lyssa and Kris individually, but we’ve enjoyed each other’s company as a couple since 1998, also known as our high school days.

The first picture we ever took together

The first picture we ever took together, 1998


Recently discovered in 2017: THIS is actually the first picture we ever took together.

We continued to enjoy each other’s company through college, during which we both studied, worked, and eventually graduated.

College days

College days, 2005

One of us earned a degree in Physical Education, the other in Journalism/IT. In 2008, a few years after college and once we both acquired jobs that paid more than minimum wage, we decided to sign a marriage certificate and make it official.

The day we had our

The day we had our public “we got married in our living room” party, 2008

Since 2008, we’ve traveled, adopted dogs, changed jobs, enjoyed time with our family, changed hair color, lost hair, reveled in being child free, encouraged each other, gotten pissed and given each other the silent treatment, laughed, and eaten a lot of pizza and French fries.

Outside of the Louvre

Our first trip together outside of the US — in Paris, 2010

Christmastime, 2012

Christmastime, 2012

Drinking wine, our favorite hobby

Drinking wine, our favorite hobby, 2014


Matching in our lumberjack shirts in Iceland, 2017

Have something to say to us? Email greatgoalrush@gmail.com.


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