Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thank you for making 2008 a year full of friendship, love, and kindness. As I look back, I know I've been blessed in too many ways to count. I'm not very successful at keeping resolutions, so I'm not going to disappoint anyone by starting now. I hope to do a better job of paying it forward in 2009. I didn't do as much fundraising, and I could have given more blood.....my efforts will improve on both fronts this coming year.


I have met a few blogging friends in the last nine months that I've been blogging. Here in Texas I spent a wonderful day with Briana and Cortney last Spring. Then in the fall, I met up with Jason, his spouse Giancarlo, his son Diego, Kim from Pumpkin Delight, Hula Hank and his family from the land of wallabies, in Southern California for a wonderful brunch.


Bloggers I hope to meet in 2009. The East Coast hooligans, specifically the gang in Mathews County Virginia, if they ever get their Blogapalooza plans up and running....then swing by Virginia Beach to see my boyfriend Cooper. I will definitely be there in Austin when The Incredible Woody crosses the finish line on her bike ride. I might be driving to Denver, which means I might check up on Hollywood even though she doesn't have a blog.


On the California front, there are two very special ladies who I have to meet one day. I've known them the longest...through my grandson's leukemia journey. That would be Marey and Postcard Cindy. As I mentioned before, Marey's daughter had leukemia too, and it's amazing how many wonderful people I have met through childhood cancer....Briana is another person that came into my life that way.


So, If you happen to be on my route as I travel, or if you find yourself in my neck of the woods give me a shout!!

Thank you friends and God bless you in 2009

18 comments:

Jason, as himself said...

May it be a hppy, fun, and productive year for you, Grandma J!

XOXOXO

Nick said...

I'm so happy to have found you this year grandma j!!! i love you and really would love to meet you one day!! have a great 2009 and i'll be seeing you soon!! xoxox

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Grandma J. - There's no way we'd hold an East Coast Blogapalooza without you being Front and Center. I feel so personally blessed to have found you and your family and your pets and your crazy techno-skillz, but really it's your sense of humor that slays me each and every day.

Happy New Year, and if all works out as planned, we'll meet in 2009.

Love ya - cbw

Baby Favorite said...

Happy New Year to one of the nicest, kindest bloggers around!

Fishin' Mama said...

Happy New Year Grandma J....
Thanks for being a new blogging friend!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Grandma J!

You started my morning off with a great big smile!

Postcard Cindy

PS...I will try to comment more faithfully in 2009.

Deb said...

Happy New Year J! Glad i found your blog last year!

Cortney said...

I'm glad I got to be a part of your 2008!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Happy New Year Grandma J!
You did a great job of fundraising this year!

hollywood said...

Happy New Year!!! I made resolutions this year---start my blog (I needed a camera apparently that I have on my phone now), call ten cancelled listings a day as I read your blog & don't get distracted and play the game at the bottom of your page 3 (twelve) times a day.

Life with Kaishon said...

I wish I was on your route. I would like to see your ten favorite pictures from 2008 : ). Can you do it?

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'll clean the guest bedroom and leave the gate open for you if you try to get to SouthWest Florida!!!
Happy new year to one of my favorite peeps!!!

CGS said...

You're welcome to come see us anytime! We have a spare guest room for you to stay in, as long as you don't mind Cooper waking you up at 5:30 in the morning. (The other day when I went to get him, he was lying in his bed clapping and saying "YEAH!")

Hope to see you this year! Meg

Caroline said...

Happy New Year Grandma J! So glad I met you in 2008!

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