February 24, 2013

1000 Gifts: 441-540

**The 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th Installments of 1000 Gifts**
441
.

11/5/87 - Praise the Lord.
442
.
A business trip through Spokane
443
.
My Grandpa-Veteran and his service to our country
444
.
Snow in November
445
.
Long drives with my mom
446
.
Cancelled meetings that free up the morning
447
.
Sticky notes
448
.
Sleeping In on Saturday Mornings
449
.
A text from my best friend at the perfect moment
450
.
Those moments when motivation sticks around
451
.
Vanilla extract
452
.
Writing
453
.
Staying up late reading together
454
.
Puzzles
455
.
Peanut Butter
456
.
The end of travel season. FOREVER.
457
.
Pad Thai for lunch
458
.
A job that allows for vacation time
459
.
My in-laws
460
.
Brunch with friends
461
.
Clear skies through the Gorge
462
.
Potlucks with my work-family
463
.
Pine scented candles
464
.
Christmas lights
465
.
Cinnamon scented pine-cones. Yes.
466
.
Cuties.
467
.
A house full of our youth group kids.
468
.
A passing grade on his final
469
.
A morning without a headache
470
.
Another year of life
471
.
A quiet night at home
472
.
Community group shenanigans
473
.
20 people, 7 pizzas, 1 hot apartment
474
.
His Grace
475
.
The Nutcracker
476
.
Portland City Grill
477
.
Downtown Portland at Christmastime
478
.
Goat cheese and prosciutto
479
.
Getting caught up
480
.
A cleansing cry
481
.
Joseph's Lullaby
482
.
A snow-free drive home
483
.
The way Mom and Dad's house shines like a beacon all decked in Christmas lights
484
.
Advent Traditions
485
.
Christmas with my family
486
.
Loud gift exchanges
487
.
Les Mis with the cousins
488
.
The fact that the distance between his family and mine is not all that long
489
.
Twins
490
.
Celebrating Grandma Kate
491
.
A quiet New Years Eve
492
.
A new year, fresh start
493
.
CCEF Devotionals
494
.
Burnt sausage, and a humbling, comical, carcinogen-laden reminder that breakfast is always better when I leave the meat prep to my husband.
495
.
Progress
496
.
Exciting news
497
.
Amazon Prime
498
.
Finalized blue-prints
499
.
A single rose, just because
500
.
Revere Pewter
501
.
A mid-day phone call from my sister-in-law
502
.
Hide and Seek with the cutest niece
503
.
A long weekend at the beach with my man
504
.
Groupon
505
.
Airline miles = cheaper flights
506
.
Hand and Foot Victories
507
.
A quick trip home
508
.
An old friend's wedding
509
.
Shoes on sale
510
.
Mom's cooking
511
.
The satisfaction of finishing a long, challenging book
512
.
Supportive coworkers
513
.
A day off
514
.
Dinner with an old friend
515
.
Simplifying
516
.
Pizza Friday
517
.
A quiet evening spent reading
518
.
The first run in nearly 6 months.  Oof.
519
.
Dreaming together
520
.
Sovereign Grace music.
521
.
Four years together
522
.
Taylor Swift.  There, I said it.
523
.
Vaulted ceilings
524
.
San Francisco at night
525
.
A successful recruitment event
526
.
Cancelled plans and an unexpected night at home
527
.
Email to phone
528
.
When he's caught up enough to take a night off.
529
.
Decluttering
530
.
Spring Cleaning
531
.
Hooded jackets
532
.
Coffee early in the morning
533
.
A sunny day in February
534
.
Reminiscing with my sister
535
.
A surprise, candlelit dinner at home
536
.
A spontaneous run for ice cream.  At 10pm
537
.
Hawaii Housing
538
.
Newborn babies  (!!!!!!)
539
.
Pinterest, ugh.
540
.
Bittersweet endings


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