Sunday, November 29, 2015

Self-Portrait | Deadline Knitting. hat. less than 150 yards of worsted weight yarn on size 7 needles. somehow that didn't seem like much at all when I brought the yarn home two weeks ago. but this afternoon, when I finally cast-on, and with a newsletter deadline looming...I find myself stressed. about knitting.

but grateful for the quick break that taking the photo and sharing it here has provided. wish me luck!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Morning. walk in the park for me today. Instead, Marc and I were at Home Depot dark early to get our tree.
pretty sure we were the first customers this morning
the view from my driveway just after we unloaded the tree
and then Holly and took one quick loop around the neighborhood. because steps. and Game Day! (I've got my cowl ready... and only hope it will be our lucky charm today).

Kickoff is at noon. Go Jackets!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

The One with All the Books.

...I'm pretty sure that's how Sara is going to remember this Thanksgiving. I think we all lost count of how many books she read to Charlie.

or maybe it will be the one with the very best applesauce smile.
makes peeling all those apples completely worthwhile!

or the one where we took our walk before dinner and it was warm enough to leave our jackets behind.

or the one where we kind of remembered to take photos of each other,

but didn't remember to check that everyone's smiles were in place.
photo credit to Katie

or simply the one with all the photos. I usually end up with just a handful, but this year, I have dozens. Here are a few more of my favorites from the day.

photo credit to Marc

love his full plate... he tried everything!
What favorite memories did you capture yesterday?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday | Cooking Thanksgiving.

...with Sara, 2008.

This is one of my favorite photos of the two of us together in the kitchen. One that was barely big enough for two (with a big dog at our feet).

Flash forward seven years and Katie is hosting dinner. My part is a few sides, a pie and ice cream. I cooked a little yesterday and finished up this morning. I've already washed the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen.

Marc should be arriving with Sara (who took a 6am flight from Madison this morning!) any minute. We won't be cooking together this year, but we will be together all weekend. and for that I am very grateful.

Wishing all of you the very best Thanksgiving.