A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

Like many of you do around this time every year (myself included), I'm taking a moment to share the things that I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving.

{1} MG
I'm SO thankful that I have MG, and even more thankful that I got to marry him this year!  It's truly been a whirlwind of a year for us with our wedding, buying a house and all the stuff that accompanies those monumental things, but I wouldn't want to do it with anyone else by my side. I'm thankful for the smooth and easy transition from engaged couple to married couple. He's been the person who can make me laugh when I'm having the worst day, puts things into perspective for me when people don't treat me right, and I just love how easy going he is. He's my perfect balance and my best friend. I'm so glad I get to call him my husband!

{2} My Family
This year, my family officially includes not only my parents, but MG's parents and his sisters (and their families) as well! Even though I've felt a part of their family since pretty much day one, I'm so thankful that they are mine forever. MG's sisters are the sisters that I never had but always wanted, and his parents are some of the best in-laws you could ask for.
I'm also thankful for my parents, and for my dad's continued health (and no major decline in health). Every day I have with my dad is a blessing and I'm so glad that we get to spend another Thanksgiving all together as a family. My parents are always there when I call, whether it's to say hi, or to frantically ask them a question related to home ownership haha. I'm truly one of the luckiest girls in the world to have this amazing group of people to call my family.

{3} My Friends
This year, more than any, I've truly realized who my real friends are and I'm so thankful to have the abundance of ladies in my life who are supportive, loving and always there for me. I've never had to worry about any of you talking about me behind my back or being unnecessarily cruel, because you're true friends and are always there to lift me up and remind me of what and who are important. I know I can always count on these ladies and I'm so thankful that I've got them in my life. They really are my family, too. And to my tried and true blog friends (Shay, Jess, Lynn), I adore each and every one of you. I love celebrating your joys and successes and I'm always here for you through the rough waters.

{4} Cooper
I can't forget Cooper, my doggy soul mate. We're still battling his seizures every couple of months, but he's a strong little pup. I love every wiggly little inch of him! He brings so much joy to my life, with just one tail wiggle, nose lick, and ball of cuddle. I can't imagine my life without this furry little guy because he's one of the most special things in my life :) Always love me some Coop!

{5} Blessings
This year I've had a lot of blessings in my life. I got married to my best friend and I'm (we're) now a home owner, too! We are hosting Thanksgiving with BOTH of our parents in OUR new home. And no matter what the naysayers have to say, buying our house was perfect for us. It's been so fun to do projects with MG, and take the steps to make it 100% ours. (and we haven't killed each other during the projects which is something to be thankful for, in and of itself! haha) 
I've also been blessed to meet so many new friends, both in the blog world and IRL and I feel so lucky to have so many wonderful people in my day-to-day life.
I'm also extremely thankful that I've gotten to take part in several friends' weddings so far this year (Hey Bree!), baby announcements, and even births! (yay babies!)

This life is truly a blessing and I'm so thankful that I've gotten to be a part of each of your lives, and that you all get to be a part of mine!

I hope this Thanksgiving is full of family, friends, good food and lots of memories to last you a lifetime!

And because it's humpday.... :)
#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren


  1. Perfect thankful list!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving girl!! xo

  2. I'm very happy for you with how everything fell into perfect place for you (and all the work you put into things). Way to wear your big girl pants and being such an amazing woman!

  3. Love your list!! I need to make my own Thankful list before the month is over (how is already the last week of November?!)
    You truly are blessed and I love that you try not to take it for granted! Happy Thanksgiving, my beautiful friend!

  4. Love me some Schmidt:) Lol! But seriously, yay for good friends - and blog friends too! You do have a lot to be thankful for this year, Jenn. 2014 has been a wonderful year for you, and hopefully 2015 will be just as great:) It's been so fun watching you and MG go from engaged couple to "old married couple" (lol) like pros. And I've loved keeping up with your house projects - you guys are really making your house a home and it shows. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving!!!:)

  5. i am so thankful for you as well. Its been one heck of a great year for us. xoxo

  6. Thanks so much for linking up! And your home is absolutely beautiful! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with both of your families!

  7. aw, yay for blog besties!!! so happy for all the memories you've made this year, and for many more to come!

  8. I love that picture of you and MG! You have a lot to be thankful for and it's good to post that to remember, especially around thanksgiving!


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