I’d Like to Thank the Academy… {Chocolate Giveaway!} #MerciAwards

The Oscars may be over, but just like every year, everyone’s still talking about them. Every entertainment TV show, magazine & blog is still dissecting the dresses, the winners, and of course- the speeches! I was sad that Lincoln didn’t win Best Picture but I was thrilled when Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor, and I have to say he gave one awesome speech! The whole speech isn’t online {not that I could find at least} but check out a clip of the highlights:

Watching all of the speeches always makes me think about who I would thank if I were to win an award. There are so many people that I am grateful to have in my life, but here are just a few people I’d thank:


My Parents & Brother: For being just a phone call away & always having an open door when Shane & I randomly drop in.


Justin’s Parents: For accepting me into their family years ago, back when we were still in high school & no one expected us to actually stay together due to our age. They welcomed me as one of their own back then & I’m so excited to officially join their family in three weeks.


Justin: For growing up with me & making me the person I am today, for loving me forever & always and being my other half.


My sorority sisters: For helping me to realize my potential.


Iffy: For knowing everything about me since I was 12 & being my best friend anyway.


My sister: For always being “my person”.

Like I said, this is just a short list & if I had the time I could thank each person individually and at least a dozens things that each person has done that I am thankful for. But suffice it to say that I am surrounded by some pretty amazing people- and my life is made whole by all of them.

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  1. My parents for their love and sacrifice

  2. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My parents for always supporting me!

  3. Maureen says:

    My husband. He has been there to help me through some very hard time health wise.

  4. steve weber says:

    Id thank my mom for making me the person who I am today.

  5. my husband for always loving me

  6. Laurie J says:

    I would thank my Mom for all she has done for me!

  7. kristen m says:

    I would thank my hubby for being my best friend.

  8. I’d thank my mom!

  9. my best friend for always taking care of me!

  10. Cynthia C says:

    I owe a big thank you to my parents

  11. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to thank my mom for always being there for me

  12. Keely Hostetter says:

    My husband for always sticking by me even when it was hard.

  13. Cynthia R says:

    i’d thank my boyfriend because he’s fun, king, cute and treats me right

  14. I would probably pick my best friend Heidi. Why not my parents? I lost my mom 17 years ago and have my dad, but he’s in declining health- I would also dedicate this to him. However, due to kidney issues, he cannot have chocolate, so for the actual consumption of the chocolates(if I win), it would be Heidi. She’s been my best friend since we were 15 and met in high school. Despite my obvious insanity and ribald sense of humor and decorum, this sweet, sensitive girl continues to hang out with me and call me her best friend. I am supremely blessed to have her in my life. :)

  15. Lisa Burk says:

    I want to thank my mom because she has always been there for me in the good and bad times!

  16. Jessica R. says:

    I’d like to thank my mom, because she’s done a lot for me in my life.

  17. I’d thank my husband because he works really hard and never complains.

  18. Stephanie Larison says:

    My husband for supporting me.

  19. Christine says:

    would thank my Mom for all she has done

  20. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would thank my daughter Katie for arranging her schedule so she can watch her little sister on the nights I work.

  21. My husband – for being my best friend, partner in crime, and the best father to our son!

  22. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My husband, because he knows all my secrets and I can be myself around him and he loves me. He also gave me two beautiful children and works so hard so I can be a SAHM!

  23. My husband of 31 years.

  24. Maryann D. says:

    I would have to thank both my parents for always being there for us!

  25. I would thank my mom for always being there for me

  26. my mom, shes my best friend.

  27. Lorena Keech says:

    My husband, who has been my rock and my heart for over 30 years.

  28. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would thank my husband for being the only person who really “get’s me” and still loves me.

  29. dawn cook says:

    i would like to tank my grandparents (may they RIP) for making me the person i am today….if it weren’t for them i’d probably be dead! thank you granny n pop pop!

  30. Hesper Fry says:

    I would thank my mom for always being there for me and caring.

  31. Paula Tavernie says:

    My husband because hes always there for me!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  32. Jennifer says:

    I would thank my best friend for accepting me and all my flaws.

  33. My husband for sticking by me through the worst of time.

  34. Samii Meyer says:

    I would thank my mother because she has done so much to make me the person I am today.

  35. Laurie Emerson says:

    My dad for raising three daughters on his own when we lost our mom.

  36. Samantha says:

    My boyfriend for always being there for me.

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