Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's 10 Times 10?

100! That's right! (I am so impressed that I could actually do that in my head.)

This is my 100th POST! I must say, I never thought blogging could be this much fun, and it's also impacted my life in ways I would have never dreamed. Because of blogging, I have gained a new best friend, been reunited with countless "old" ones, and learned that people you love truly do think about you and are curious as to how you are.

I am grateful that I starting blogging, and so for my 100th post, I'm going to list 100 things/people/places that I am grateful for (in no particular order). Ready?

1) Jesus.
2) My parents, also known as Ker and Jer.
3) My family.
4) My son's laughter.
5) Meagan.
6) Megan
7) Leigh Ann
8) Milky Way Bars.
9) Double Stuf Oreos
10) Elvis.
11) The way the air feels in the fall.
12) Grande Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks
13) Maybelline GREATLASH Mascara in Very Black
14) Any and all cosmetics.
15) The tradition my grandmother started of giving all the kids Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.
16) Sense and Sensibility
17) The way Dawson points at things and grunts at the same time.
18) When Meagan leaves me voicemail messages as people wanting to rent, buy or have their house decorated.
19) The fact that people no longer call me to rent or buy.
20) Michelle.
21) Sophia. Even though she abandoned me for two weeks in the busiest time of rental season, just to get married. Gah.
22) Plastic Surgery.
23) Not that I've had any.
24) Yet.
25) The day that Dancing With the Stars is cancelled.
26) Dreft detergent.
27) Christmastime.
28) Pregnancy is only about 9 months.
30) Friends who are brutally honest with you about the entire birthing and recovery process.
31) Prescription pain meds.
32) OPI "Hawaiian Orchid" nail polish.
33) Gain Detergent.
34) The entire aisle of cleaning supplies at Target.
35) Jewelry.
36) Monograms.
37) Maui.
38) Room service.
39) The beach.
40) The framers and bricklayers that built our house.
41) Mike at ParkTrust who actually let us move into our house.
42) Sherwin Williams paint#427 "Pirate's Treasure"
43) Jack Sparrow.
44) Yes, I know he's not real.
45) Or is he??
46) Gentry Wheat's singing voice.
47) Swimming pools.
48) Every single one of my Sunday School teachers.
49) The Junior League of Murfreesboro.
50) Marla Frisby.
51) Krista Lee and her amazing talent.
52) Rachel Wheat and her deadly baking ability.
53) Kim Wheeler and her crazy-good artistry.
54) Lipstick.
55) The color pink.
56) Don Knotts.
57) The ocean.
58) The ability to see the world through a child's perspective.
59) Gymboree.
60) Dresses with bows and capped sleeves.
61) High heels.
62) The tanning bed.
63) Whoever invented the tanning bed.
64) Jacuzzis.
65) That I am relatively laid back and therefore don't stress TOO bad over the small stuff.
66) The fact that I'm a perfectionist and yet still think I'm relatively laid back.
67) The little Puerto Rican man who let us build a house for him on a mission trip. Because of you, "luxury" has a whole new meaning.
68) Vance.
69) Jaden.
70) Putting up Christmas ornaments with Amanda every single year.
71) Susan Ireland.
72) The cashier at Michael's who tried not to notice that I had baby spit-up all over my dress.
73) Whoever invented the Bloomin' Onion at Outback.
74) Savannah, Georgia.
75) While You Were Sleeping
76) World Market.
77) Napkins and fun napkin rings.
78) Sarah Palin.
79) The Republican Party.
80) Kona Coffee.
81) Lakeshore Estates Community Pool.
82) Love notes.
83) Diet Coke.
84) When Christy Jennings sings "Rise and Follow Me."
85) Thunderstorms.
86) The fact that it's almost November and my rose bushes are still blooming.
87) Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby Ice Cream.
88) Cell phones.
89) The ability to turn off cell phones.
90) Being born and raised in the South.
91) Baby Orajel.
92) Disney World.
93) Prayer.
94) The entire book of James.
95) Hot, running water.
96) Baby monitors.
97) The fruit tea at Miller's.
98) The annual Manchester family reunion.
99) Digital cameras.
100) Knowing that tomorrow, I'll have 100 more things to be grateful for.



Michelle said...

Aww, I am glad that Jaden and I made the list.

Blogging has been fun. I am glad you got me started!

Meagan said...

Wow... I can't imagine it's already been 100 posts! This was a great one, and so many of your things to be thankful for are mine as well! Most of all, I'm thankful for you!!!

Betsy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!! I love your list. :)

Amanda said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! #70 made me cry! Good times!!!! The day after Thanksgiving decorating just isn't the same without you! BTW, I still have that stained glass ornament you made me in like what, the 7th grade!
I Love You and can't wait to see the Fletcher Family in about 36 hours!

Rachel Wheat said...

G Willy and I are stoked to have both made the list! We love you too! You rock, L-girl!

Megan L Hutchings said...

What a fabulous 100th post ;)! I can't believe that we have been doing this for a while, but oh the friends we have made!!!

Thank you for putting Me and Vance on the sad Web did not make it...LOL!


Kim said...

I made the list!