Thursday, October 27, 2011

701 - 725

701. indoor plumbing . . .
702. learning to knit
703. shutterfly book memories
704. accomplishments
705. a finished "TO DO" list
706. Christmas Lists
707. The Story  . . . an album of the life of Christ
708. days with nothing to do
709. piles of laundry . . . from my healthy and active children
710. post it notes
711. the smell of home
712. fishies in the fish bowl that respond to you when you walk up to the bowl
713. new knitting books
714. the joy of doing something for someone
715. no expectations
716. facebook friends
717. calmness
718. snuggles
719. warm socks
720. afternoon naps
721. the smell of a new baby
722. yummy food
723. God's gifts
724. weekend getaways
725. God's splendor

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

651-700 One Thousand Gifts

651. pumpkin coffee from Tanner's
652. milk delivery
653. blogs
654. good friends
655. crisp mornings
656. hope
657. camp fires
658. seeing my kids dive into a warm bowl of mac n cheese
659. celebrating good grades on report cards
660. surprise visits by family
661. seeing my boys' special projects . . . legos, blocks, etc.
662. the smell of freshly baked apple pie
663. a quick unexpected smooch from my hubs
664. making others smile
665. the sound of a thunderstorm
666. seeing my boys work on a project together
667. hearing stories from my kids
668. staying in my jammies for the day
669. my furry ones ~ they make me smile
670. remembering our Kamie girl . . . beautiful memories that make me either smile or tear up
671. listening to my kids "remember" thing we did on holidays
672. being needed
673. enjoying a new reading light
674. picking up my girls from beauty ~ they always smell so good!
675. taking it slow on a weekday morning
676. hearing my boys sing while doing chores
677. random quotes from my Katelyn
678. reading license plates ~ fun in the car
679. hugs from my daddy and momma
680. telephone calls with someone I love
681. catching up with old friends
682. knowing what my husband is thinking . . . just by looking in his eyes
683. teaching my children about loving like Jesus and seeing them "get it"!
684. enjoying the splendor of Fall
685. getting a letter from one of my compassion kids
686. mittens
687. compassion
688. the joy of serving others
689. uplifting Christian music
690. meditating in God's Word
691. quiet time
692. old photos
693. Christian mentors
694. itunes . . .
695. a long hot shower -  with no interruptions
696. my ipad . . . all the books, music and whatever all in one little package
697. childhood memories
698. joy
699. a clean and tidy house . . . just seems to bring a calm to the house
700. encouragement from others

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

616 - 650

I don't think I am going to make it to 1,000. I still have way too many for this late in the year! I suppose I will keep trudging away at it!

616. a clean kitchen
617. laundry helpers
618. texting with my daughter
619. someone in our house besides me shuts lights off! woo hoo
620. friendships
621. milk delivery
622. angry birds! lol
623. fresh smelling laundry
624. finding the bottom of the laundry basket
625. a clean desk
626. tomatoes - from my Daddy
627. healthy kids
628. fresh caramel sauce
629. cooked apples
630. my husband
631. obedience
632. silliness
633. laughter
634. a child's onry grin
635. Sue, my bi-monthly main floor cleaner
636. pumpkins
637. gourds
638. Fall color
639. sweet stories
640. great neighbors
641. my furry babies
642. photography
643. hearing one of my children sing while doing chores
644. a little nap snuggled with my little Beckett
645. compassion
646. our compassion kiddos - Rafael, Kevin, Jonatan, Sergio, Seelam, Joselin, Alan, Ashok, Parn & Joven
647. the silence after bath time
648. our puppy that steals the boys' undies!
649. a pen that writes flawlessly
650. reaching number 650

Sunday, October 16, 2011

601 - 615

601. homeopathic cough remedy
602. hearing my boys play together
603. a happy guinea pig
604. our clepto puppy ~ Beckett finds little "treasures" and hides them
605. an evening walk
606. a good night sleep
607. a warm bowl of chili
608. watching my children enjoy yummy homemade pumpkin bars made by sissy
609. my boys thinking they are "texting" by putting all 1's on their nintendo game
610. pumpkin farms
611. a nothing "to do" day
612. hearing my boys want to go with Daddy . . . regardless of what he is doing
613. hugs from my girl . . . even though she is 18 . . . she loves her momma
614. hoodies
615. puppy kisses first thing in the morning

Friday, October 14, 2011

581 - 600

581. spending time with my youngest
582. reliving special memories through picture books
583. hearing I Love You from my children
584. special walks
585. a warm blanket
586. fresh Fall breezes
587. hearing a new baby has been born
588. a few winks . . . small nap
589. puppy sweaters
590. movie night . . . all together
591. the feeling of laundry done
592. special glances between my hubs and I
593. memories of loved ones
594. easy days
595. Yankee candles
596. admiring the beauty of God
597. problem solvers
598. cozy jammies
599. weekends
600. watching leaves fall

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

551 - 580 of 1,000 gifts

551. a barking puppy
552. sweet memories of Kamie girl
553. listening to the birds chatter on a cool Fall day
554. stillness
555. dirty laundry worn by busy little boys
556. bug jars . . . filled with crickets, spiders, little boy adventures
557. stepping on a Lego . . . even though it hurt . . . reminding me of imaginative little boys
558. hearing the clicking of cell phone keys as our daughter texts a friend
559. the ooo's and aaah's when the oreo package is opened
560. the thrill of scale numbers dropping each day
561. the comfort of a good book and warm coffee
562. sticky notes exclaiming my children's love for me
563. good helpers
564. new tablets
565. a small chore list
566. a puppy jumping into your arms
567. a clean "BOY" bathroom
568. fresh sheets on the bed
569. freshly washed laundry drying in the dryer . . . the scent is beautiful!
570. the release of a long awaited movie
571. the prayers of a child
572. the ability to communicate
573. seeing our furry ones play with the guinea pig
574. contentment
575. hearing a good report from your child's teacher
576. a yummy pot of chili simmering on the stove
577. a pedicure
578. a call from my hubs . . . just because he wanted to tell me "I LOVE YOU!"
579. the beds all made . . . makes me smile
580. the sound of the Grandfather clock . . . something soothing about it