I’m sad to see the fall weather go but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I think it gives us all a chance to reflect back on changes and events of the year and also gives us an opportunity to look forward to the new year, new goals and new challenges.
I’m sure a lot of bloggers will be sharing similar posts over the next couple of days, but I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Sure, there will always be things and situations in life that aren’t ideal, but overall we are extremely blessed. Derek and I are surrounded by wonderful family and a great set of friends who we love to the moon and back. We are healthy, employed and have everything we need.
Above are some snapshots I took over the course of the past couple months. I love looking back at photos – it gives you an opportunity to be thankful for the little things too:
1. These were some fresh flowers we picked up to photograph this post. I don’t buy them often but they really help brighten up any space.
2. Some fresh veggies we used to make vegetarian minestrone soup a few weeks ago. Since I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that having access to fresh food is truly, truly a blessing.
3. I snapped this photo of Derek on a hike a month or two ago when the leaves first started to change.
4. Derek could spend hours looking through old vinyls. We took a mini road trip to Springfield, MO a little while back and stopped at one of the local shops.
5. Unless you live under a rock, you know that Americans love anything pumpkin flavored this time of year. My guilty pleasure has to be pumpkin beer. We picked up a four pack of black pumpkin ale from one of our favorite St. Louis Breweries, Urban Chestnut, and added a little bit of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice around the rim of the glass.
6. Derek actually enjoys doing yard work. He is a rare bird and I’m so happy he puts up with me 🙂
7. I’m thankful for vacation days so I can work on little crafts and colorful projects around the house.
8. Coffee, coffee and more coffee. Derek and I cannot function without it. Coffee mugs are the one thing we collect together. We picked up this mug at The Coffee Ethic in Springfield, MO.
9. A quick shot of the sunshine coming through our front kitchen window the other morning.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and get to share it with the people you care about most. I’m off to change into my stretchy pants for the next couple of days! There are three pies sitting on my counter right now just begging me to eat them. Enjoy, everyone! love, adrienne