taking stock | november's end

IMG_1065IMG_1064making // turkey sandwiches for dinner...to finish up all the yummy leftover. cooking // yup. we've been doing a ton of that. drinking // green kombucha + coconut water + coffee + white chocolate peppermint rooibos. reading // she reads truth devotionals + tabletalk advent readings + shel silverstein. wanting // some aspen cabin time. looking // at wrapping paper. playing // peekaboo. wasting // hot water. sewing // FIIIIIIINALLY working on some things. january is gonna be good... wishing // that i could live on pastries and cookies. enjoying // our evening family playtime. waiting // for the dryer to finish. liking // my fuzzy slippers. loving // my community group. hoping // that ridley starts some official crawling. he's getting so frustrated with himself. marveling // at the great blessing of my savior. needing // a deep stretching sesh. smelling // evergreen. wearing // a chignon + pale pink lip + herringbone pants + an embellished gray sweater + metallic flats. noticing // elinor's sense of humor developing. knowing // that God is my portion. thinking // so much that it hurts. feeling // full. bookmarking // master's programs. opening // the windows. giggling // at my hubby's silly jokes.

past post here

and now, for a lovely little bonus. a veritable feast for the eyes...a pile of pictures from our family thanksgiving. i started the day with a quick "turkey trot" and then got down to business with my man in the kitchen. we hosted our family and provided the bird and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry chutney. and all of the amazing sides and beverages and desserts were divvied up amongst everyone else. we sure do have some talented folks in the family. my oh my. the veggies and sweet potatoes and fresh punch and my mum's coleslaw and pie. mmmmm, pie.

it was such an over-the-top day. the parade. the dog show. football. family. food. fancy heirloom table settings and such. laughter. stories. little ones running-toddling-rolling around. everything as it should be.

and please excuse the noticeable lack of ridley photos. he seemed to be napping whenever i remembered to snap some pics. but, we are pretty darn thankful for him. and pretty darn thankful that he napped so well and allowed us to keep things cookin' in the kitchen. next year, we will make sure to get a legit family photo AND a few of our boy digging into a hearty plate of food. perhaps he will gnaw on a turkey leg like his uncle nathan (see below).

enjoy the pics! i hope you had a WONDERFUL holiday weekend!

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