I 8 Gr8 in 2008!

by Jenn (eating bender) on December 31, 2008

Hi there! I apologize for the lack of posting yesterday, but unfortunately I was feeling a bit under the weather and my appetite was really off. I started to feel better later, but then we decided to go see the movie Marley & Me – very cute and of course, very sad at the end. Thanks to those of you who warned me so that I was better prepared.

Well, can you believe that we are just a few hours away from the end of 2008? Not to sound like a broken record (even though I’m going to anyway), but time certainly does fly by fast! It’s been a great year, and I am definitely looking forward to 2009. I thought I’d follow some other blogger examples and provide a list of some of my favorite blog moments from the year.

March 16, 2008: The Inaugural Post (I was such a dork!)

April 27, 2008: Almond Crusted Tilapia (one of the best meals I’ve made)

May 21, 2008: Ebleskiver Pancakes (my first time using the pan!)

June 29, 2008: A Special Trip to Whole Foods

July 30, 2008: Kooza! (spending time downtown after my internship)

August 6, 2008: Karyn’s Cooked (blogger meet up with VeggieGirl!)

September 29, 2008: Hosting the BSI Contest! (thanks to Erin and Andrea)

October 31, 2008: The Blog De-lurking Initiative (thanks to Meghann)

November 28, 2008: The “Bender” Family Thanksgiving

December 3, 2008: Getting in the Christmas Spirit

There are plenty of other great memories, but what I will remember most about the blog world in 2008 is the development of a huge community of bloggers who respect and care about one another. I think the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime, and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to connect with each and every one of you! Through your kindness, I more than met my 2008 blogging goal listed on the About Bender page:

My goal is to create a gathering of people who can look to each other for answers and advice on any and everything.

I think it’s safe to say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. I look forward to even bigger and better things in the coming year!

I’ll be back later with a recap of my New Year’s Eve Eats.

I 8 Gr8 in 2008 :mrgreen:

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl December 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm

I refuse to see ‘Marley & Me’ – you definitely have more courage than I do, haha :-)

You DEFINITELY accomplished your goal for this blog, girl – I love it!! And of course your blog moment from August 6th is my favorite 😉



2 Erica December 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm

You have had an amazing year of posts!! Great recap!

Marley and Me was so good…soo so sad. I seriously was sobbing.

Happy New Year!


3 Heather Eats Almond Butter December 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I had fun looking at some of your old posts. It’s been a great year for Eating Bender! Glad you’re feeling better. Happy New Year :)


4 ksgoodeats December 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Great post, girl! I can honestly say I’ve been reading the blog since the beginning and I love every post you make! Hope you’re feeling better!! Happy New Year!!


5 Andrea December 31, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Happy New Year to one of my FAVORITE bloggers! Erin and I absolutely adore you!
Here’s to an even better 2009!


6 sweetandnatural December 31, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Happy New Year Jenn! Here’s to another great one!


7 carolinebee December 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm

You are SO profesh and such a great blogger- I had no idea you just started in March! Mission totally accomplished, and more fun to come in 09 😀 Have a great night lady!


8 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 31, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Cute title!

Happy New Year!


9 Sharon December 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm

What a lovely year! Here’s to a great 09!


10 Marianne December 31, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Happy New Year’s! See you in 2009 😀


11 HangryPants December 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Aww great job Jenn! I can’t wait to see your journey in ’09 too!

Have a wonderful New Year!


12 Marisa December 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm

You were great in 2008!

Happy New Year!


13 Shelby December 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Happy New Year!!!

I’m looking forward to reading more delicious posts from you =)


14 Lindsay December 31, 2008 at 4:49 pm

such memories – you truly accomplished the goal of the blog :)


15 Karla December 31, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Yay! That was a fun post–I feel like I’m missing out on this fun blogging community :) Glad to hear Marley was good, I haven’t seen it yet but I can say that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was great!


16 Sarah December 31, 2008 at 5:20 pm

aww yay, what a great year! Here’s to an even better 2009! Happy New Year Jenn!


17 glidingcalm December 31, 2008 at 5:26 pm

wahoo! go bender go!


18 meg December 31, 2008 at 6:20 pm

What great blog memories! Happy New Year!


19 gina (fitnessista) December 31, 2008 at 8:42 pm

at least you were sober when you saw marley and me. i was NOT and my emotions were all over the place! and, i had to use my popcorn napkin to wipe away the gushing tears
glad you’re feeling better!
love the blog re-cap 😀 i definitely think your goal was accomplished!
have a very happy new year!


20 Sammie January 1, 2009 at 5:42 am

Happy New Year!!


21 Sophia January 1, 2009 at 8:36 am

actually, I found ALL of your posts prett amazing! you’ve accomplished so much this year, I’m sure you’ll have so much more stories to tell in the year 2009! happy new year!


22 ttfn300 January 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

great year!! hope you had a good night and here’s to a fabulous ’09!


23 eatingbirdfood January 1, 2009 at 9:24 am

Love your favorite blog moments from 2008. I think you definitely met your 2008 blogging goal. Here’s to 09!!!


24 Mark January 1, 2009 at 10:34 am

Happy New Year!


25 Alisa January 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

Oooh, that tilapia sounds excellent, I will have to give it a try! Thanks and happy New Year!


26 Melissa S. January 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

Great review and I think you’ve had a wonderful year! I’m sure this year will be even better!!! yay!!


27 allijag January 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Yay! I loved your highlight reel! :) I hope you have an even more fabulous 2009 – and I look forward to reading all about it! :)


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