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Sunday, March 11, 2012

1000 Gifts - Leslie Style. #'s 201-300

Inspired by Ann Voskamps book One Thousand Gifts, I've started working on my personal list of one thousand things I'm grateful for (there are so many things!).  Numbers 1-200 were published in earlier posts.  Here are numbers 201-300:

201) The sound of eggs hitting a hot pan
202) Taking pictures
203) The color green
204) The way pop fizzes up on my face
205) The way Millies face gets covered with ice cream when eating a cone
206) Watching the girls make random friends wherever we go
207) Celebrating birthdays
208) Our birthday breakfast tradition
209) Discovering awesome new parks
210) Random phone calls from Bud
211) Paddington the bear
212) Fireflies
213) S'mores
214) Bonfires
215) Shopping by myself
216) Roald Dahl
217) Beatrix Potter
218) School supply sales
219) Trying new recipes that everyone likes
220) The smell of workbooks
221) Taking family bike rides when Bud pulls the trailor
222) Sending Millie off to farm camp
223) Goal setting
224) Little Debbie cakes
225) Listening to the lyrics of the girls made-up songs
226) Hearing their sweet voices singing
227) Driving in the car with the window down when it's crisp outside, while drinking/smelling coffee
228) Having a stable income
229) Silly celebrations
230) Feeling fall in the air
231) Looking at a sky FULL of stars
232) Spending all day reading
233) Family vacations
234) September 1-December 31
235) When Millie chooses to read instead of watch TV
236) Watching Bud and the girls play in the sand all day
237) Rowboat rides
238) The Christmas Point store in Brainerd
239) Monopoly
240) That my parents let me explore what I was interested in when I was little
241) Fossils
242) Meeting new friends
243) Elise's sing-song voice when she's trying to sound like a grown up
244) That Elise likes singing "opera"
245) Watching Bud and Millie playing legos on the floor
246) Coloring with pastels
247) Finishing my to-do list
248) Smelly markers
249) Watching Millie learn
250) Seeing Millie improve on topics she's been struggling with
251) Fall colors
252) Getting the mail
253) Bringing out the fall decorations
254) Watching the girls play dress up
255) The smell of autumn scented candles
256) Our annual costume planning "party" at JoAnn Fabrics
257) Bakers Square pie
258) Indian Summer
259) Soaking up the last rays of sun before the cold sets in
260) When Bud takes the girls, leaving me alone for a day
261) Long, fulfilling ladies nights out
262) Darts
263) Bar pizza
264) Christmas planning
265) Cooking spooky foods for dinner
266) Freezer cooking
267) The smell of freshly carved pumpkins with a candle burning inside
268) Babies
269) Making progress on sewing projects
270) The smell of M&M's
271) My new perfect sandwich bread recipe
272)  B Movies
273) Being able to see the lit up "1" on the First National Bank Building
274) The smell of rain
275) The smell of pine needles
276) Ice carvings
277) Playdates with friends
278) A man and his dog
279) Murals on ceilings in old buildings
280) Christmas movies
281) The crunch of snow under my feet
282) Giant snowflakes
283) Homemade hot cocoa
284) Sledding
285) The smell of old churches
286) Farm school
287) Learning along side Millie
288) Preschool curriculum planning
289) Sitting awake when the whole house is sleeping
290) Feeling warm wind on my skin after winter
291) Finding the perfect gift for someone
292) The Winter farmers market
293) Live music
294) Reminiscing
295) Browsing summer camp catalogs
296) The smell of horse breath
297) The softness of horse noses
298) Learning about Native American history
299) Texting
300) Mad Men

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