101 things in 1001 days

7 Aug

Jay & Jess

So Jay and I got this idea from this blog and thought it was an awesome and inspiring idea! We are all about stuff like this and were very encouraged to think creatively to compile this list. 

As we were on the way home from Disneyland we thought, Sure! Let’s start writing out our list and we’ll have it finished in no time. It took the entire car ride and longer.

We’ve been home from Disneyland how long? And we have just now completed this list. It was really hard. We could’ve listed 101 places to travel to, but that’s  totally not realistic for us right now.

So we thought long and hard about things that we really want to accomplish within the next 1001 days. It was a really difficult task. But it was so awesome because we were really able to talk about the different things we want to do, goals we each have, and brainstorm about what the next 1001 days is going to look like for us!

In the end, we are super happy with this list, very encouraged about the future and excited to get started!

So here we begin… We are starting this list today, August 7th, 2009. And in 1001 days we hope to have most, if not all of these things completed! Our end date will be 1001 days from now, which is May 4th, 2012. That seems so far away!

Check out our list and remember- these are not in any specific order at all. And we don’t plan on completing them in this order. Ha!

And you should definitely do this if you’re planning on being in the car for a long time. It’s a great conversation piece and it takes forever.


101 in 1001 Days

1. Get out of debt

2. Go to New York

3. Have another baby

4. Go to San Francisco

5. Photograph a wedding

6. Complete P90X

7. Sky dive

8. Take the X Train Photoshop Class

9. Visit the Strehle’s

10. Get a second camera

11. Buy a new car

12. Go to a Coldplay concert

13. Take Cruz to Sea World

14. Redo our back yard

15. Visit Aunt Teri & Uncle Bill in Georgia

16. Finish creating our dream board

17. Go to The Ellen Show

18. Give all the money we make from 1 wedding and 1 lifestyle photo shoot to someone who needs it- anonymously. 

19. Eat at Fred’s

20. Learn to play the piano

21. Paint Cruz’s bathroom

22. Take vocal lessons

23. Get our photography blog up and running

24. Go on a missions trip

25. Put Cruz in swimming lessons

26. Go to Yellowstone National Park

27. Take an all girls vacation for one weekend (Jess)

28. Take an all guys vacation for one weekend (Jay)

29. Go fishing

30. Get passports for all three of us

31. Visit Grandpa Stribling’s gravesite

32. Stay at a Hyatt Resort somewhere other than AZ

33. Swim with Cruz in the ocean

34. Go on a Disney Cruise

35. Finish decorating our bedroom

36. Write our will

37. Take a nap together in a hammock

38. Take a dance class (Jess)

39. Print our favorite pictures from certain photo shoots and print on canvas’s to display

40. Finish school

41. Kiss in the rain

42. Visit Grandma in Payson

43. Clean the carpet

44. Eat at Serendipity’s in New York

45. Take Cruz to the snow

46. Lose 15 pounds (Jess)

47. Make our family Christmas card

48. Turn our blogs into blog books

49. Make our promo video

50. Create our family photo albums

51. Read the whole Bible

52. Take a gondola ride

53. Go to The Cinema Supper Club again

54. See Harry Potter in the theatre

55. Take Cruz back to Disneyland

56. See Phantom of the Opera live

57. Serve on a Second Saturday

58. Have dinner at the Compass Room

59. Get all of our personal pictures backed up and organized

60. Buy a new iMac

61. Do a cash flow plan every month

62. Learn how to do couponmom.com the right way

63. Get health insurance

64. Finish decorating/organizing the office

65. Stop gossiping

66. Blog 2-3 times per week (Jay)

67. Get better at sending birthday cards

68. Spend more time together

69. Treat someone to lunch once a month

70. Get a Flip Mini HD Camera

71. Visit Ron & Anna Merrell

72. Set up our business policy

73. Plan Cruz’s 1st birthday party

74. Go to 3 or more baseball games each season

75. Go to The Oprah Winfrey Show

76. Go to the batting cages and hit balls

77. Get an iPhone

78. Groom Audio regularly

79. Get ice cream at The Sugarbowl

80. Go on monthly date nights (or more if possible!)

81. Go to a concert at The Hollywood Bowl

82. Rent a luxury car for a date night

83. Get a Wacom tablet

84. Ride a zip line

85. Buy a new router

86. Fix the couch

87. Be intentional about sending thank you cards

88. Finish the plate collection 

89. Resave our emergency fund

90. Read a new book every month

91. Pick a pumpkin at Schnepf farms

92. Purchase a piano and restore it

93. Get a Disneyland pint glass for our collection

94. Clean out kitchen cupboards

95. Get ink for our printer

96. Get a massage

97. See John Mark McMillan in concert

98. Get a Wii

99. Start working on our next 100 list

100. Book a boudoir photo shoot (Jess)

101. Get new curtains

20 Responses to “101 things in 1001 days”

  1. ryanguard August 7, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    such a great list!

    bring Audio over. I’ll shave her right up for ya

    • jesswilliams August 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

      Don’t tempt us with that! We’ll take you up on it for sure! lol!

  2. Carrie August 7, 2009 at 11:38 am #

    Good list. Some are way easier than others.

    • jesswilliams August 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

      I agree- We had so many places we wanted to travel to, but that’s just not going to happen in 1001 days. Maybe in a lifetime? 🙂

  3. Aunt Bev August 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    In the last two weeks I have done two awesome things on your list, Yellowstone..which is a must and ziplined….it was a blast!! I took about 500 pics while in Yellowstone….loved every minute of it!!

    • jesswilliams August 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

      I know we totally were inspired to go there after we heard you were going! I want to zipline so bad, that sounds like so much fun!!

  4. Samantha August 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    i can help with “read one book a month”… its called BOOK CLUB.

    just sayin.

    love you.

    • jesswilliams August 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

      Ya, that one was more for Jay since he’s trying to read more. But I do need to get better at reading. My main problem is being able to purchase the books, honestly. And I’m not a good library card holder. So this year should be easier since you all got me all the books on our list lol!

  5. amberrose August 8, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    #9 is my favorite!!

    • jesswilliams August 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

      We REALLY want to visit! Like, I kinda want to do that before we do anything else! lol! Seriously tho…

  6. Shea Williams August 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    I don’t think I like the skydive one………..

  7. alex evjen August 10, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    hoping that i’ll be living in san fran when you accomplish #4.

    i can make #27 happen if you count Sedona as a vacation. =)

    • jesswilliams August 10, 2009 at 10:38 am #

      Yes! It counts! Lets do it for sure!! I would love that and it’s not an expensive vacation at all!! I hope you’ll be in San Fran too… That would be so amazing to hang with you guys there!

  8. Sarah August 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    What an awesome list. Totally inspires me to try and create something like this!

  9. Andrea August 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    This is wonderful- Cody and I are SO doing this! He’ll love it!

    p.s. I LOVE the library, I’ll totally take you on a field trip there 🙂

  10. Rachel August 13, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    Wow Jess, your blog is so inspirational! I especially love the 100th post one :). Anyway, I LOVE this post as well!

    You can cross #100 off of your list ;). It’s booked, the date just has to come! Let’s hope the pictures actually turn out good!

    • jesswilliams August 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

      Aw thanks so much Rachel! I am SO excited!! I have so many good ideas- I think they will turn out great!! It’s going to rock! Thanks so much girl! xoxo


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