the happiest thanksgiving yet.

David and Noah 0927

This entire month has been an exercise in thankfulness and in verbalizing gratitude for the everyday things.

Thank you

for unloading the dishwasher.

Thank you

 for tidying the apartment.

Thank you

for bringing me coffee in bed. But today, I’m especially thankful for the big things. For my husband who loves us. For our tiny but perfect-for-us home. For food in the fridge and on the table. For family. For my beautiful, healthy and happy baby boy, who came just in time to make this the happiest Thanksgiving yet.

From our family to yours,




Oh boy.

this upcoming Thanksgiving dinner may be the highlight of my month.
yes, i'm working on my lit review.
yes, i'm still doing my pilates workouts.
yes, i know that there are more important things to think about. 
but the only words going through my brain right now are BROWN BUTTER. CANDIED BACON. PUMPKIN PIE. FREE FLOW WINE.
it's embarrassing how many times i've texted dave a countdown to our thanksgiving dinner.
like, hourly.

i know the absence of family and friends (thank God for Dave!) will hit me like a rock on thanksgiving, so i'm especially thankful for something to look forward to.
we've hosted the past two thanksgiving dinners, and i still love perusing for recipes (some eats i would be making if i were hosting thanksgiving: mains, sides, and treats to take home).
 but this year, it'll be a refreshing change to just show up for our reservation.
hooray for an international thanksgiving celebration!