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12.10.2010

2010 Review Extravaganza - Part 1

Starting today, I am linking up to 2010 Review Extravaganza hosted by Mimi, Shortmama, Emmy and several other great bloggers. (Stay tuned until the end. I'm also having a giveaway!)


This Friday we're supposed to sum up the first three months of the year.


So...
January - March.

Well, first of all, I should apologize to all of my non-Twilight friends.  Wow.  If I talked about Twilight, New Moon, Rob, or Edward once, I talked about Twilight, New Moon, Rob, or Edward a hundred times.

I wrote 23 blog posts and 12 of those posts were regarding Twilight...or Twilight issues.

In January, Isaiah turned 6!  Which means I will soon have a 7 year old!  How did that happen?!

I also received my new camera for Christmas and was exploring my expanding love for photography.  I think my favorite picture I posted during those first few months was this one of Isaiah...

I got some of my highest comments and blog traffic on FMM posts, Friend Makin' Monday's for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about.  Gotta love FMMs!  If you don't participate in a blog hop every now and then, you're missing out!  I made some of my best bloggy friends this past year through FMMs.

In early January, I made a list of my top ten things I'm looking forward to in twenty-ten.  I thought I would revisit that list and see what happened and what didn't.
  1. TwiCon in ATL in March - Happened and I had an AH-mazing time!!
  2. Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD release in March/April - I can't believe it's been so long since New Moon came out on DVD.  I had a blast at Borders w/ Allison waiting on our Special Edition DVDs!
  3. Eclipse Premier Party (and the party planning that will lead up to that with my girl, Allison) - Allison and I totally rocked the Eclipse Party.  I think it was a success.  I wish we could do it again tomorrow.
  4. Eclipse on June 30th (in a VIP viewing room!) - It happened and it was FABULOUS!  Side note: If you haven't watched the commentary on the Eclipse DVD, do it.  ASAP.  You can thank me later.
  5. Family Reunion over July 4th - happened, but on a smaller scale than years past.
  6. San Diego, Comic Con, and meeting Trisha on July 20th!! - didn't happen.  Boo. =( This is going back on my list for 2011!
  7. The 3rd book in the Hunger Games Trilogy, the sequel to The Maze Runner, and hoping for the release of another Stephenie Meyer book...a sequel to The Host would be AWESOME! - Mockingjay and Catching Fire were both AMAZING!!!  Loved them!  Looking forward to the Death Cure coming out in 2011 (3rd book of the Maze Runner Trilogy).  I know, I'm a nerd.
  8. Blogging all of my fun adventures - happened!  
  9. Taking lots of pictures with my new camera and learning new techniques along the way.  - tried to do this...still in the process.
  10. Meeting weight-loss goals - continuing to exercise and eat healthy (and Shred) - um, yeah.  I'd like to plead the 5th on this.  What can I say?  I'm a perpetual dieter.  This will be on my list for 2011.



Now for my giveaway...


Every Friday between now and Christmas I'll be giving away one of my favorite things, starting today with a Gooseberry Patch Cookbook.  They are my absolute favorite cookbooks!  I think you'll love them too.  Giveaway ends next Thursday, December 16 at 11:59pm.


All you need to do to enter is be a follower and comment on this blog post.  Please be sure I can reach you through email!


Robin from The Robin's Nest was recently featured on their blog!!  By the way, she is hosting an oh-so-fabulous giveaway on her blog right now!  It includes a $25 Starbucks giftcard! Nevermind, you probably don't want to win that.  Forget I said anything.


Good luck! 

Happy Friday!


Come join in the 2010 Review Extravaganza!


24 comments...I love comments:

brainella said...

Yes, you were a bit Edward happy this year but we love you anyway. :) Besides, it was 2010 that I got to meet you in person!

Lisa said...

Considering I am a terrible cook, I guess I better comment in hopes to win a cookbook... that and the fact that I love your blog and so glad to "know" you.

Ms. Givens said...

I love Cookbooks. I check them out at the library just for the fun of it.
Thanks for visiting www.trendwisely.com

Vanessa said...

Oh I love that you love Twilight so much. Seriously.
Thank you for stopping by from Becky's blog. I'm adding you to my reader!
I love making blog friends. :)
And yea.. perpetual dieter. I'm guilty as well.

Kelli said...

Ooh, ooh pick me because I love those cookbooks. I love how you summed up those months and reported about the things you were looking forward to...that was fun to read :) Happy Friday!

VandyJ said...

I love cookbooks and especially Gooseberry patch cookbooks. I'm a new follower now.
Great recap--I'm not much for the Twilight stuff-I like my vampires a bit more grown up--Lyndsay Sands Vampires. Hope we can still be friends.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I adore that picture of Isaiah it should be in a magazine!
Thanks for spreading all the news about my giveaway! Very sweet!

You must be feeling alot better, I hope so, have a great weekend!

Love,
Me

Emmy said...

Thanks for linking up! Great recap. I am definitely going to have to read some of your many Twilight posts.. oh I do so love it!!!

I also am a new follower so would love to be entered into the giveaway! Yeah! :)

MiMi said...

Oh, hey, if I tell you a secret will you still love me?
I haven't got Eclipse yet. :(
TOMORROW!!!!
I have those books all on my list of books I need to get. I wanna read em, everyone says they're awesome!
I have been in love with Gooseberry Patch FOREVER.

kenziekylanmom said...

I love Gooseberry Patch and I also love all things Twilight...great posts!!!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

LOVE the shot of Isaiah! Isn't photography addicting?!

Boobies said...

OMG that photo is presh!!! I love it!

I'm a Twilight Junkie too...you're in great company!

I'd love to win this giveaway...because I can't cook and need all the help I can get!

Smooches!

Abra said...

what a fun idea- year in review. and yes, that picture is fantastic! and a giveaway? awesome!

abra

Shilo said...

Hi!!!!!! I just emailed you a bunch of pics, but i think it was your work address? I hope you have access to it on the weekends???? IF not, email me with a different email address adn I can resend them. Sorry I didn't get them to you sooner!! Will get you an address soon!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Shilo

6 Happy Hearts said...

You're so cute. I LOVE that pic. It looks awesome! Not sure about the Twi-Hard look alike pic. They just don't cut it, but we have discussed this before.
Looking forward to seeing ya SOON :)

PS I"m letting you win that $25 Starbucks card because that's the kind of friend I am - LOL.

Impulsive Addict said...

Add me to the hat for the oh-so-fab giveaway! I would LOVE a new cookbook!

I loved the pic of I. I remember when you posted it.

Great recap, JK! We all love you AND your obsession with Twilight! =)

And did you edit yourself into that pic? Just curious and wondering why he's shirtless (not that I'm complaining!)

Fresh Mommy said...

I love it and everything about you! You're love for Twilight makes me love it that much more. This is a fun photo of you and you look great! And giveaways? I LOVE giveaways. Who doesn't like free stuff!!

:)
~Tabitha

shortmama said...

So funny because when you were writing all those Twilight posts I still hadnt read the series!

And you already know I follow and Im a bit of a cookbook collector so count me in on that!

cbusch said...

Great post - LOVE the picture. I am your newest public follower!

chaselhoff (at) usa (dot) net

Lourie said...

Wow! Are you sure that was just the first three months! hahaha. Lots of fun for you. I am excited to see your next chapter!

Brandy@YDK said...

i'm sad that i'm such a new follower. it looks like i missed a lot of fun stuff.

Vivienne said...

I still LOVE that pic of Isaiah....

Becca said...

It is so cool to me that we have been friends long enough that I remember all that happening last year!

I think we need to have a goal to meet in 2011!! I mean, we are right down the road from each other!!!!

~Becca

Em said...

thanks for joining our extravaganza!
love, the other emily;-)