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I have lots of reasons to be grateful today. For one, it’s my birthday! I turn 27 today, and I’m so thankful for the many healthy and happy years I’ve had, not to mention all the years to come! I have plans to make 27 my best year yet. How? To fully embrace this season of life that I’m in, to love my Lord first and dwell in His truths, to take time to nurture meaningful relationships, to take care of myself, to serve others, to live contently. It’s gonna be a good year.

There’s no better way to celebrate than to pause at the end of 2013 and the end of my 26th year and reflect on all I have. I love the fact that our Gratefulgrams fall on my birthday, and the very last day of the year! So friends, here are the last Gratefulgrams of 2013!

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Nancy
Working my tail off to wrap up wedding season! Winston wanted to help / The NRP Team Christmas Dinner. GOODNESS I am thankful for Will, Elizabeth, and Callie. Each of them mean so much to me, and I am so grateful for their hard work and gifts as photographers. / Winston and Boaz! Double dane trouble. Love these two beasts. / Will & I at our annual Bridge Tacky Sweater Christmas Party / The most amazing gift given by my sister: a Ray Family crest! Art and Calligraphy by Juliet / Spending Christmas with the Blanton 5. Oh how I am thankful for the health and happiness of these nieces and nephews! (who also are adorable models!)

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Will
Duke Chapel Christmas Concert always gets me in the Christmas spirit / Caroling and passing out Christmas Cards at the Nursing Home with the middle schoolers at church / Celebration Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: so grateful for our volunteers at church / Christmas at the Blantons! / Launched Mentor Sessions / Christmas with my family. We do Christmas big!

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Elizabeth
A 70-degree December day spent skeet shooting with family /  Christmas with the siblings / A very tranquil time in the Word before sun up on Christmas Eve, complete with coffee in my favorite Louisiana mug /  Thankful for these two who demonstrate selfless and sacrificial love on a daily basis. They taught my brothers and I the true meaning of Christmas by never separating the Cradle in the Manger from the Cross of Christ / My little box-dweller. Love this fatty.  / A Tate family Christmas Tree! 

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Callie
Seeing Jennifer + Scott’s beautiful wedding publication in The Knot for the first time! / Broughton Young Life Team in our tacky Christmas attire for Christmas Club! / So much fun at the Southern Weddings Gingerbread Barn Building / Dog Sledding in Montana with my family / Our Pitts family annual Mustache Dinner in Montana / Family skiing in Big Sky, Montana

What were you most grateful for in 2013?

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