Friday, January 8, 2010

Starting 2010 with Thanks!

I definitely have a LOT to be thankful for--the year 2009 was very, very good to me. Not that I depend on karma, but seriously karma--you owed me, so thanks for remembering that the past few years before '09 weren't so hot.

And I know that karma owes a lot of you--so my 2010 wish is that those of you who gladly bid 2009 goodbye, will be celebrating the gifts that this new decade will bring.

The best way I can think to start my blogging of 2010 is to THANK YOU (yes, you) for making my blogging experience so incredibly rewarding and being my extended family.

  • Thank you, sis, for holding my hand through so many scary moments and for blogging for me when I couldn't, and so much more that I can't fit into one sentence
  • Thank you, Susan from Idaho, for taking the time to leave comments of incredible support and always check on me (even without blogging, yourself!)
  • Thank you, LJ, for great vent sessions about anything and everything--whenever, wherever, and for giving my blog a fancy face lift
  • Thank you, Amy , for holding that special place in my heart for being the first blogger I met "outside of the computer" and becoming one of my closest IRL friends
  • Thank you, Rotten, for teaching me what the definition of BFF is--cause you're it!
  • Thank you, Suzy, for always being my prayer warrior
  • Thank you, Sully, for sharing the IVF meds that gave us our precious boys--we are forever connected by that, and of course, Pearl Jam
  • Thank you, Sunny, for being an amazing, strong woman--period.
  • And all my Braces Bunch girls--thank you, thank you, thank you.
I could go on like a lame Oscar acceptance speech, so I'll stop before they start the music to encourage me to leave the stage.

So, I would like to invite you to join me in saying THANK YOU, but in the blogging way--by saying: "Blog you VERY much!" I extended a similar invitation to you as readers back in December of 2007 to write a quick blog post of thanks to that blogger who inspired you to start blogging. You can read the original post here .

This time around, any thank you will do. Thank one person, thank 10, thank 20...just say thank you to those people who encourage you to blog, keep you sane, and love you even when you have a hard time loving yourself.

Be sure to come back and share your post of THANKS!

And a double thanks, if you take
moment to say HI if you haven't done so before!


  1. I love love love this idea! You are so creative. I'm here. I've been reading but haven't been commenting. So I'm delurking.

  2. Oh, *I* remember the Blog You Very Much original version. Very cool then, very cool now.

    I'm not a lurker, but I'm saying hi anyway.

  3. Awww shucks. I feel the same way! After all of the crap I have been through with friends in the last couple of years, it was such a nice surprise to find a genuine person who I clicked with instantly that was just floating around on the internet. Who knew we'd be spending our kid's 1st birthdays together over a year ago when I first posted a comment on your blog. I am so lucky and 2010 is going to be awesome!!!

  4. I love this post and this idea. I'll add my BYVM post a bit later.

  5. You're so awesome. I adore you :)
    Thanks for keeping me sane all the freaking time.

  6. Happy 2010 to you...and thank YOU for being there.

  7. Holy crap! ok, sorry that was probably inappropriate, but when I saw my name I almost fell off the couch! I have never been mentioned in a famous blog before! Thank you JJ - Thank you for letting me be a voyeur into your life with Mook and the O-man. Thank you for the lovely emails as well. And Thank you for being my friend.

    Susan in Idaho :o)

  8. as always, you're just awesome :)
    HAPPY 2010 , may it bring even more GOOD Karma.

  9. Aw, I feel bad it has taken me 3 days to read this! I feel the exact same way about you. You were the first blogger I met and I don't think a day goes by that I don't think you and O-Man. I'm so glad that our boys will grow up as friends! My pledge for 2010 is to blog more so I will definetly repay the favor by doing a Thank You post...soon!

  10.'re welcome. Thanks so much for being a friend. I'm glad we met and look forward to the day our boys can meet!

  11. What a great idea!

    I am thinking about writing a post about this, but I'll just say here, it was you and Jen at Maybe if You Just Relax who helped me get through my two years of trying to get pregnant with Oscar, and I LOVED that we went through our pregnancies at the same time. Of course, back then I was just a lurker and didn't feel comfortable commenting. Now I'm glad we became cyberfriends. So BLOG YOU very much!

  12. I am thankful so much! Love you Sis xx

  13. Hey JJ - you inspired me. If you have a minute, please take a look...

    Take care!


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