Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am grateful

I am so sorry for being MIA lately. I had to chug out two extra days worth of work into this week because of the holiday weekend. It has been so insanely crazy and stressful. I am really looking forward to relaxing this weekend.

Since today is Thanksgiving, I decided to share some of the things I am grateful for in life. I feel like I complain a lot. The past year has been extremely difficult. But despite everything, I don't have it as bad as I could.

I have a family who loves me, friends who are there for me, a boyfriend who adores me, and a roof over my head. I am grateful for so many things.

I am grateful for my FAMILY

Unfortunately, I have never met my father's family in India. I don't even know their names or who they are. But my mother's side of the family has always been there for me. I love them so much. I only wish I lived closer to Chicago, so I could see them all the time.

(My grandmother)

I am thankful for my BOYFRIEND

I have loved Rian for more than three years. He is my best friend and soulmate.

I am thankful for my FRIENDS

[Insert photo of yourself!!]

I am also thankful for the following RANDOM THINGS


James Franco

Bubble baths

Cupcakes (faint)

What are you thankful for?


mart and lu said...

wow you have so so many things you are thankful for! that is so wonderful!

Leah said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Even if we don't celebrate thanksgiving here in the Philippines, I also posted a lot of things I'm thankful for. And I could go on and on, life is just so beautiful. Hugs!

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love this post, Hun!! Happy Thanksgiving from Italy...enjoy it for me :) xoxo

Kendra said...

Family defiantly has to be the most amazing thing to be surrounded by

Sherin said...

Thanksgiving seems like such a great holiday. I might have to start the tradition here as well. But lovely post!! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Pop Champagne said...

awww happy thanksgiving! Your family and friends look like such loving people. And mmmm cupcakes, I LOVE cupcakes! I am greatful for bunnies too, even though my rabbit chews up my baseboard of my new house grrrrrr ugh cant hate something so fluffy though! Happy Thanksgiving dear!

Barry said...

I'm thankful for friends like you.

Liya said...

SO THANKFUL for james franco
happy you're happy, dear :)
happy thanksgiving

daisychain said...

what a touching post,
happy thanksgiving girl

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I'm grateful for many of the same things you are...thanks for sharing all of the photos and your grandma is ADORABLE!

I'm grateful for the many wonderful women that I've met here in blog land and for their willingness to share and support. I particularly adore you!

The photo of you and Rian is awesome and the back drop reminded me of the famous Farrah poster! lol

Hope you get some rest this weekend and that you are surrounded by family, friends, love and laughter this Thanksgiving day!

Tights Lover said...

Great photos...what a nice looking family!

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving, Jennifer!

I am thankful for my blogger friends! :)

Robin said...

I love your list of random things- cute and delicious!

Leia said...

This is so sweet! Love it and love all the pictures :)

Beki said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm thankful for all the people that I have.

Sophie said...

I love this post! Loved reading what you are thankful for, it really made me smile. I too am thankful for many of the same things, family, friends, cupcakes! I hope you have a wonderful thanskgiving! xo

Barry said...

Hi Jen,
This is taken from my November 6th post "Life's Ebb and Flow". I've changed it slightly.

I’m thankful for having my life spared last year that I may experience and appreciate the amazing things which surround me every day:

-for the love of a beautiful wife, my family and friends
-for spectacular sunrises in brilliantly-coloured fiery hues of pink, orange and purple
-for all the things I don’t like. I may not enjoy them, but I cannot ever forget how lucky I am for the chance to still be alive to experience them.
-for brilliant minds who share their vision and hope
-for caring hearts who give selflessly and catch my fall, should I stumble
-for poetic souls whose prose, passed down through centuries, make love to my mind with words of wisdom, passion and eloquence. What an amazing gift this is.

I’m thankful for all of my blogging friends. For the bravery they've shown by baring their souls and allowing me to share in their lives. It truly is a privilege that I'll never take forgranted. And I'm thankful to be able to convey all my sappy, melancholy sentiments to all of them. Including (of course!) you.

Great post Jen!


dapper kid said...

Awww what an adorable post :) Definitely thankful for my family, and heck yes to bunnies too lol. Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Miri said...

Family is always something to be thankful for.

I am also thankful for my gorgeous birdies. Its amazing how a pet can make you feel =)

Nina said...

What a heartwarming blog entry. You have a big heart, Jennifer Fabulous!

I'm thankful for the hubby and son who accept ALL my quirkiness unconditionally and support my evey whim, come hell or high water!

Thanks for reminding me.


PS I think we, Filipinos, should begin a Thanksgiving holiday of our own. It has such a wonderful meaning to it!

Fashion Court said...

that bunny picture is so cute, i had to bunny sit my aunt's rabbit over the summer. she's literally like 25 pounds, more like a puppy! haha

hope you had a great holiday!

lancelonie said...

Same here... I am so thankful for my family - the best people you hang out with! I am also thankful of the people, though I've never met, I am able to communicate with through the net. Thanks to technology, too. There you go! :)

Hope your thanksgiving is full of great blessings! :)

Good night!

Sydnie said...

I love this post! It reminds me of everything I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Enter my holiday necklace giveaway now!

FIAN said...

hi dear!
just wanna say tahnk you for your comment on my blog..

great post dear,,so lucky we are that have big family in our life, right?
anyway,,the cupcakes are soo cute!!

just come again later to my blog..
follow me if you like my blog,,and tell me and i'll follow your blog too..

Paola said...

You are very lucky of being able to have all these things...

Thank you very much for your commentary!


Happy weekend!

AX80 said...

Oh my. be thankful for Chipotle for me as well. Jealous...

FabBlab said...

You're half Indian? Sister! Haha, no wonder you kind of look it.
I am thankful incredible family, amazing (for the most part :P) friends, badass boyfriend (s), couture, bunnies and you said it, cupcakes!

Lovelovelove, A*

Style Bird said...

Lovely the cupcakes!

Jen Ben said...

I am Thankful for you too! Love you so so much!

(always)alanna said...

happy thanksgivingggg!

Couture Carrie said...

Sweet and gorgeous post, darling!
You have such lovely family and friends. And that bunny is too cute!


Sarah said...

it sounds great:)
your boyfriend, your friends and your family:)
i'm thankful for my family, my friends and my health

Camille said...

cute pictures! I am thankful for so many similar things :) my family, my boyfriend, and cupcakes!! hehe

-xo, C.

Nara said...

Love rabbit! It is very cute ^^

Rachel said...

Love this post! Great pictures as well!

Raquel said...

Beatiful post! I'm thankful for my family, friends, healthy and life :D


Raquel said...

and my husband ...hahaha

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh what a lovely post!! Ohh Work can be insane this time of year!! I hope it doesn't stress you out too much! I do wish we lived near each other, we have to have lunch one day, like seriously!! Woa you have such a big family, I have about 15 people including both sides of my family. hehe. This list is so nice & made me smile! That picture of you & Rian is adorable & the pic of your grandma!

Omg did you read my mind? James Franco is one of the my favorite actors!! =) Thanks for the comments girl, your so awesome. I hope you have a great thanksiving!!

Mouthwash said...

Bunnies! Chipotle and cupcakes!!! I LOVE IT!! hahahaha. Mee too.

great post!



Viva La Fashion said...

i'm thankful for my family and friends. kind of cliche, i know, but its all i could think of at a moments notice.

and i'm also thankful for cupcakes. :D

Anonymous said...

love it darling
thanks for sharing
and thanks for the sweet comments, as always

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.:*aMbAr*:. said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!! We're like soul sisters. Those are some of my favorite things!!

LOL! Just read your story over at Novelista Barista, had t check u out.

Missy said...

ah such a cute post! we dont have thanksgiving in the UK :(

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cupcake♥trash said...

wow you have a huge family! happy holidays.

un petit lapin said...

Awww, what a lovely post. Happy Thanksgiving!

PS Your blog music playlist has some pretty awesome songs on it.

Miss Eve said...

You have such a wonderful big family...and this post is truly beautiful.

Love the bunny image, it's so cute.

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and enjoying the rest of the weekend...

Much love: Evi

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Happy thanksgiving! I love your list - all the photos that you've accommodated with it is fantastic. Your grandmother looks so adorable, I must say.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Happy Holidays!
such a great family & friends you have...J franco too! hee*

MJ said...

Oh I want a bath now! At uni we don't have anywhere to get a bath, so as soon as I get home I'm going to run a MASSIVE one and spend ages in it...

Keith said...

Hey there. I'm back from my blogging vacation. I hope you had a great week and weekend. I enjoyed myself this Thanksgiving holiday. I did miss your blog. Take care. Have a fantastic week ahead. Cheers!

AudreyAllure said...

aw lovely photos! <3

The Anthology said...

It's funny the number of people who've slowed down on their blogging lately -- do you think it's the general dreariness of this time of year?

Love the list of things you're thankful for.


Clau! said...

wonderful post!

James Franco LOL


Stephanie said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I would have to say I am so thankful that I was able to get together with my whole family this Thanksgiving, because next year I am going to be away at Graduate School and not able to come home until Christmas. So, I am thanking God that all was wonderful this holiday. :)

Fashion Chalet said...

You are the sweetest most thoughtful girl. Thanks for being YOU! :)

PS: I've always wanted a baby bunny pet myself<3


Miss Caitlin S. said...

very, very cute!

Ela said...

I love that family photo! All your photos actually. I'm so happy there is so many blessings in your life, Jen. With family and loved ones, you really do have everything :)

Hope it was an amazing Thanksgiving for y'all!

Tink in My Closet said...

I'm thankful for life and all it's natural beauties:) Oh and cupcakes!!

mel said...

love your blog, this post was awesome :)
thakyou so much for your comment
and hope you enjoyed thanksgiving,

Lorena said...

What a beautiful post!
Sometimes we take things for granted, its important to stop and breath them in and be thankful.

tailorstitch said...

awww, the rabbit pic is too cute for words

Anonymous said...

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