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1000 gifts

Just a little sneak at my Saturday night.
My father in law had tickets to go to the masters {!!!}, so we were happy to have my mother in law over for dinner.
JB pan fried and smoked mullet he caught off the dock the night before.  
It was such a beautiful night, a little windy, not too hot or cold.  
Can all meals be dined al fresco?  please.
trying to savor these breezy nights.
it is nights like those that make me so thankful.  for everything i have.
i look around and think – how can i ever complain?  about anything. ever.  
so sparked my 1000 gift post.  of course inspired by Ann Voskamp’s book.
It has had a profound effect on me.  And I’d like to have a list of 1000 gifts by the end of the year.
i firmly believe gratitude is the key.  happy people are grateful.  grateful people are happy. 
so this post is going to grow.  
to have photos, words… i just want to get it all down.  to savor life.  
it’s going to be the longest post ever.  
 i hope to make it to 1000 by New Years (:
And so i’d love to challenge you too, to make your list.  
Send me an email, and i’ll compile a list of those who would like to take it on as well, and include a link to your post!  
so we begin.
#1.  Breezy nights on the dock
#2.  husband caught fish for dinner
#3.  the old church pew my neighbor gave me last night
#4. lola sleeping on my lap
#5. breakfast in bed
#6 lola’s boyfriends next door.  and watching them play.  and kiss through the fence.  such unrequited love (:
#7. morning walks
#8. salt air
#9. a calm sea
#10.  manatee’s swimming in our bayou
#11. a hot cup of coffee
#12. anticipation
#13. ducks swimming in my backyard
#14. hot coffee.
#15. the sound of the rain
#16.  humidity.  yes, i love you.
#17. fresh blooms
#18.  my new lavender plant
#19.  feeling a beautiful pregnant friends belly
#20.  time with girlfriends
#21.  morning hugs
#22. hanging with my mom
#33. snuggling up watching tv with jb
#34. jb coming all the way upstairs to kiss me every morning to say goodbye, when i’m still asleep (:
#35 fresh cut grass
#36. bacon. all that needs to be said.
#37. seeing my sweet dad last night
#38 walks with mom at desoto
#39.  magnolias blooming all down my street
#40.  the rain.
#41.  thunderstorms at night
#42. a husband that rigged up a tv riiiight next to the bed and watched bridesmaids with me when i was feeling ill.
#43.  anticipation
#44.  friends.  that enrich my life.
#45.  roma tomatoes
#46.   the last chill of the spring.
#47.  bright prints
#48.  a new paint job on our kitchen
#49. a weekend in miami with girlfriends
#50.  coming home after a weekend away
#51.  laughing uncontrollably
#52.  heather’s late night jig.
#53.  Help me, i need a hamburger.
#54.  the color turquoise
#55.  big surprises.
#56. being featured on the everygirl again!
#57. a cool glass of water
#58.  long sunday drives along our beautiful coastline
#59.  brunch along the seaside
#60.  my sister graduating college!
#61.  picking out the perfect present for her.
#62. fresh oranges
#63. anthropologie.
#64.  the fact that my husband doesn’t leave until he kisses me
#65. coffee cups from all over the world reminding us of travels
#66.  perrier.
#67.  Watching my in-law’s dance
#68.  cornbread
#69.  flowers from JB
#70. fresh crab meat!
#71.  trip to annapolis
#72.  when the plane trips are surprisingly good.
#73.  snuggling with my college best
#74.  celebrating other college best’s impending nuptials!
#75.  yummy seafood all weekend long
#76.  a bright yellow shirt
#77. date nights with jb
#78. popsicles in the summer
#79.  florida rainstorms – a full week of them!
#80. a clean house
#81.  getting into bed to clean sheets
#82.  hugs from friends you haven’t seen in too long
#83.  thoughtfulness
#84.  fresh snapper
#85.  mom’s chicken noodle soup
#86.  telling people i’m pregnant.  lots of fun (:
#87.  a full heart
#88.  celery.  i’m obsessed with it lately.
#89.  the blue ride mountains.
#90.  lunch at the dillard house
#91.  adorable bed and breakfasts
#92. opportunities
#93.  a new crib for our babe
#94.  a brand new day filled with possibilities
#95.  that my husband never leaves without a kiss
#96.  that my husband always greets me with a kiss
#97. cookbooks.  family ones are the best
#98.  a healthy baby boy
#99.  rent the runway.
#100.  shrimp!  gulf coast to be exact.
#101.  a clean office
#102.  a new dining room set
#103.  light pouring in from the window
#104.  southern sayings.
#105. crumb cake
#106. fall cleaning
#107.

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