Friend Makin' Monday & A Thankful Heart...all wrapped into one!

I NEVER do this.  EVER.  I'm posting twice today.  This just doesn't happen on Jenny Kate's Spot.  So, mark this day down.  I already linked up to McLinky Monday over at The RHOK with my favorite Thanksgiving food and recipe. Then, I read the message from Becca on Facebook saying that she was hosting FMMs and wanted everyone to post and stop by and link up...I always try to help out my bloggy friends when I can.  Besides, I love FMMs and miss them when I don't participate.  It's how I've met some incredible blogging friends!  I tried to think of a creative way to combine McLinky Monday, FMM, AND 25 Days of Thankful (with Shawn)...but I just couldn't do it.

With this post, I'll be able to link up to FMMs being hosted by Becca @ The Texas Darlings 

and 25 Days of Thankful hosted by Shawn @ Seriously Shawn

Becca asked us to list what we are specifically thankful for in 2010...our Top 10 of 2010, which falls right into Shawn's 25 Days of Thankful!

Here's my Top 10 of 2010...

One - My family.  I love them so much.  Anytime I have a bad day or things are going rough, I remember that I have them to come home to and all is right with the world.

Two - Fun times.  I love to have fun.  Life is too short to be boring.  So, I'm thankful for all of the fun I've had in 2010.  

Three - House Addition. I'll post an update this week!  Pinkie promise.

Four - Twilight.  I know this sounds crazy and a little far-fetched for some of you, but it has brought a lot of great things/people/experiences into my life.

Five - My extended family.  I'm the oldest of 15 grand kids and I am so close to my cousins, aunts, and uncles.  I don't know what I would do without them.

Six - My friends.  I love them so much.  They mean the world to me.  They talk me down from "ledges", tell me it's OK to have chocolate when the world has me down, support my addictions, and keep me sane.  

Seven - Reading!  I love my books and I'm especially thankful for the ones that change my life, make me think, and give me a different perspective.
 Remember this?

Eight - Blogging.  What would I do without all of my friends who live in my computer?!

Nine - Coffee. You knew this would have to make the list, right? I've gotta have my Starbucks!

Ten - My church.  I'm over the children's department at church and I love me kiddos and my church family.

What are you thankful for?

Stop by The Texas Darlings or Seriously Shawn today and link up with a Thankful post!

22 comments...I love comments:

brainella said...

OH, what a great post. :) Reading with a cup of coffee...can't go wrong there. I'm still waiting on Catching Fire.

Dawn said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!

And your crazy Twilight addiction is what's brought us to be good friends! You've truly made something special out of it.

I may have to do a second post as well. LOL!

Kati said...

OMG I'm a dork about some Twilight too! I am 24 years old and I was to the point where I had to have it on to fall asleep (my poor, patient husband). Ridiculous. I'm not that bad now (school and work doesn't leave me much time lol) but I was definitely one of those people who bought tickets as soon as available and sat on the theatre floor for three hours waiting!

Anywho, glad to have you following my journey, and I'm excited to follow yours :)

Becca said...

OMG!!!! I totally forgot about your mockingjay tat! I remember thinking you were loco to get it, BUT now I totally understand and could even see myself getting one after reading the books!!!! HAHAHA!!!

Thanks for linking up today!! Love your list!


Kelli said...

Those are great things to be thankful for. I love reading and blogs too...they are both wonderful things!

Lindsay-ann said...

I really enjoyed reading about all the things you are thankful for. Your house addition looks great. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Impulsive Addict said... I just managed to do ONE MckLinky and I can't imagine posting anything else because it beat me right down. I'm screwed. People will stop following me and I'll have to stop blogging because I won't be able to handle the constant rejection. And you know what else? EMMA is very CLINGY today and I'm not making my rounds very well.

I basically suck as a blogger and a human being.

Staci said...

LOVE your post and pictures!!! The Hunger Games... OMG Best books I have read in a LOOOONG time!

Vic said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I LOVE U:) u make me smile....we need coffee.....together:)

shortmama said...

Ive really got to jump on the Hunger Games bandwagaon...have heard they are great!

MiMi said...

I'm with Shortmama...
AND I love your lists. They are always awesome!

Ambrosia said...

New follower! I love your list - and your pics are great!!

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

Life is good.
It is always a good thing to run down the list of things you are thankful for. Gives you better perspective.
~ Priss

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I cannot WAIT for a house addition update!! And I love that photo of you and your friend. You are gorgeous, dear!

AndreaLeigh said...

You look so gorgeous in the 5 pic! Your skin looks flawless!

gayla said...

Love your list! And mmm, coffee, this pregnant lady is DEPRIVED of starbucks these days! so sad! :)

stopping by via FMM, enjoyed your post! :)

Heather Forcey said...

Great list! I LOVE the MockingJay series. It really changed my life when I read those books a few months ago. Your tattoo is great!

Xazmin said...

JennyKate, I miss my JennyKate!!

So is Becca hosting permanently? Or has it become like a roving thing? I met some of the best people through FMM!

I LOVE your thankful list! I'm thankful to have you for a friend....having you in my life makes me smile! Even when I drop of the face of the earth for a while... ;)

Trudy said...

That's a wonderful list! Isn't it wonderful to be able to count our blessings and look at all we have to be thankful for? It takes us outside of ourselves, even if just for a while!

I love my coffee too.

Please to meet you Jenny!

Anonymous said...

Among other things, I love my books and blogging too.

Carrisa said...

You have a Mockingjay tattoo??? That's pretty rad. I haven't read the third book yet, but recently read the first two. Love them.

Salt said...

How did I not follow your other blog yet!?

Here I am finally and that tattoo just knocked my socks off...I LOVE it and it's PERFECT!