• My Favorite Things,  Recipes,  Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Eve

    MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR: Thanksgiving Eve. Actually, if I’m being honest, the EVE of Thanksgiving Eve is probably my favorite. It’s literal perfection. The anticipation, the planning, the prepping, the cleaning, the CAFFEINE. We don’t stop drinking coffee until way, way after the kids are in bed. By this point, I’m peeling potatoes like a machine and Paul has decided not to involve himself with kitchen activities, so he starts putting a puzzle together at the dining room table. We’re talking about desserts for our Thanksgiving night bakeoff, we’re texting friends and family to solidify plans, we’re listening to Christmas music and letting the kids stay up way too late.…

  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving 2013

    Hey hey hey! I hope everyone had an amazing Holiday weekend. It always goes by so quickly. I had so much fun helping to prep for an amazing dinner with both sides of our family, as well as to celebrate Porter’s first Thanksgiving. I even got him the cute little outfit proclaiming it as such. I bought it a few months ago and I was worried it wouldn’t fit, since he’s actually in 12-18 month clothing now (not 9 month, which was the size of the onesie), but it fit like a glove. A perfect outfit for our little Butterball. We had all the good stuff – turkey, stuffing, sweet potato…

  • My Life,  November,  Random,  Thanksgiving

    Sheer Beauty

    I can’t believe October is already gone. One more month to go, and I become the mother of a one year old. That, my friends, blows my mind. I thought time flew by when I was a newlywed… I knew nothing about flying time until I created a human and was put in charge of all of his days. Now, I can’t believe how quickly Mondays fade into Fridays; it seems like I just took Porter’s weekly picture yesterday, and now here it is… time for another? Already? Thank you, God. My days are good. I get up, I make coffee when the house is still quiet. I pull back…