Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What's Hap-"Pinning"? {T.H.A.N.K.F.U.L. edition}

Today's What's Hap-"Pinning" post, for me, is going to be focused on things that I'm thankful for:
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In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd write out things that I'm thankful for, in an acrostic poem kind of way (I saw this on another blog last week and loved the idea).

T-thoughtfulness; I think you can really tell how someone feels about you by the thoughtfulness that they show. Whether it's picking up something small that someone knows you would like, or just checking in when you know someone's going through something big. That thoughtfulness touches my heart more than most things, and I'm so thankful for the people in my life who have shown it to me.

H-husband; because life wouldn't be as fun or happy without him. I love this man with all of my heart and know that whatever happens in life, as long as we have each other, we can make it through. Having his support, love, kindness and helpfulness are some of the best things I could have asked for. Oh, and the laughter, because this guy can make some of the darkest days shine a bit brighter with his ability to make me laugh :)

A- an amazing family; I'm talking about my family I grew up with--my mom and dad, and my in-laws. I've said it before but I'm completely blessed to have my parents who have supported me through good and bad times, and made me feel special and important.
I'm also lucky that my in-laws are amazing and treat me like their own. I know not everyone has a great relationship with their in-laws, and I feel so lucky that I truly do. I'm additionally blessed that I've gotten to spend Thanksgiving for the last 4 years (including this year) with my parents and my in-laws all together. I love that we get to spend the holidays together, as a whole family.
And Cooper. Because he's obviously the best dog ever :)



N-nieces and a nephew; although I inherited them when I married MG, I'm so thankful that I got 5! Being an only child, these are the only nieces and nephew that I'll have, and luckily I got a great bunch. I've loved watching them all grow up and can't believe how quickly it's happened. I feel so lucky to be a part of their lives. 
this photo is about 4 years old at this point, but it's one of my favorites--look how little they all were!!!
K-kids; the ones that MG and I will have one day. They may not be here yet, or in the timing we had planned or hoped for, but I know that they will be one day, and I'm already thankful for it.

F-friends, who are there, no matter what. No judgement, no drama, just there. I'm so lucky and grateful to have a solid group of people I can turn to when I need them. We celebrate one another, no competing, and lift each other up when we're down. Life would be extra messy without my friends, and a heck of a lot less funny.

U-understanding; I'm thankful for people who show understanding. We may not always understand why someone does or says something, but I appreciate the people who take the time and energy to try and understand someone else's point of view and the shoes they're standing in. Understanding solves a lot of useless drama.

L-laughter; it's the best medicine for a crummy day, and makes a good day brighter. Having a partner who can make you laugh on your worst days is the best blessing of all.


Lastly, because there wasn't a B in Thankful, I wanted to share that I'm thankful for this Blogging community. I've met so many amazing people through this space--people I'm grateful to interact and talk with on a daily basis--who I wouldn't have met otherwise. You all have been the best surprise and my favorite part of blogging. I'm so glad that I know you guys and I hope to get the opportunity to meet so many of you in person!


I hope your days are filled with lots of people and things to be thankful for.
Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

You can link up with Jessi and I below and share what's hap-"pinning" with you lately, or things you're thankful for...anything!






28 comments:

  1. Love this! And I had no idea you were an only child too! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I loved this Jenn! I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving and I'm so thankful for YOU! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Jenn to you and your family. I love the way you did this post and may have to borrow it for next year! :) I too got lucky with an awesome set of in-laws and am VERY Thankful to have that special bond with them all, including my own mom and family. It sure makes life a whole lot sweeter! :)

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  4. This was great! I love that you're an only child and appreciate your Nieces and nephews..! That's wonderful. What a lucky bunch of kids! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!! Xo

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  5. aw what a lovely post! so many wonderful things to be thankful for, and i agree - laughter is the best medicine, always makes me feel better.

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  6. What wonderful things to be thankful for!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  7. Love this idea, there is so much to be thankful for! Also I'm an only child too!

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  8. I agree with all of yours!! So much to be thankful for. I hope you guys have an amazing Thanksgiving friend! Xo

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  9. ok well this post gives me all the feels. i love it. and so much to be thankful for. family, friends, love and everything in between :) doesn't get much better!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. You hit the in-law jackpot lady! And the doggie jackpot. Again so thankful for you as well and all we have shared. Love you!

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  11. What a sweet post! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. Such a sweet post, there are so many things to be thankful for! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. Aw, I love this post! The best thing about this time of year is that it gives us a moment to reflect on all the good we have in our lives. I hope you have a great day tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  14. What a great post idea, loved it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  15. I love this. This is the sweetest post and perfect timing for reflection.

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  16. Sweet post! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband!

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  17. So much to be thankful for! Sounds like you have a fabulous support system. Have an amazing thanksgiving weekend!

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  18. Awesome list! And I love how you're thankful for the kids that aren't here yet, can I co-sign that please? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  19. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm happy we've connected through blogging.

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  20. Amen to everything you are thankful for! You are such a wonderful friend and I'm so glad blogging brought us together! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  21. Aww I love this! So so so much to be thankful for :) Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving, Jenn!!! Love you, sweet friend, and so thankful for you:)

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  23. Such a sweet list! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family!

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  24. You said it all. Those are the most important things to have! Hope y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Kaitlyn @ Kaitlyn-Danielle.blogspot.com

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  25. Absolutely perfect! I 100% agree and I hope ya'll have the best day tomorrow! Snap me some food! haha Love ya! xo

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  26. this is the sweetest idea! so cute and creative, i loved reading your list of what you're thankful for. i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and a great weekend!

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  27. This was a great way to post your thanks! Such a creative idea. I love your blog. I love coming back and seeing what you've posted. Never go away, I'd be sad :D Hope your Thanksgiving was a great one!

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