island thanksgiving || 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

a few favorite moments from our thanksgiving holiday:

+ flip flops and plaid, and a day almost too warm for oysters, almost.
+ a run to the point and back again, a proud running moment for me
+ 70 degrees and family
+ turkey and stuffing and all the best sides, on turkey plates of course
+ fishing on the boat and at the pier -- a boys day
+ leftover turkey on top of salads with fresh tomatoes and olive oil
+ parrots and palm leaves on short sleeve shirts along with Christmas trees for sale
+ up early with the best sunrise and a box of donuts
+ 30th birthday celebrations -- surprises are the best
+ flotillas and holiday parades and football on the tv
+cheers-ing with friends, to life and fun and adventuring together
+ a healthy dose of fireplace sitting, even in flip flops
+ a full house and belly and heart, a happy thanksgiving holiday indeed.

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November miscellany


November is for birthdays || autumns bursts of fire || whole || birthday celebrating:week one || pink roses to celebrate 28 || Sunday fun day || island kids || thanksgiving prep -- dessert! || his favorite season || black friday || sunrises here compare to no others || "please give me more turkey" || an unseasonably lovely thanksgiving || surfers and dolphins and fishermen -- the best kind of island life ||

november, a month full! of birthdays and holidays and celebrating galore.  thankful over and over again; for this life, the fun and surprising moments and the quite ones in between. and so the pumpkins are tossed and twinkle lights await a tree.  the season of magic is upon us.

xo.
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28.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

things I want to remember :

how it feels to buy yourself beautiful flowers. matching with him, always plaid. the first sip of birthday champagne.  corgi barks, to greet me home. dream talking-of travel and adventure and who our babies will look like. waking up to, "good morning birthday girl".  the most genuine and flattering  compliment-from a stranger.  fancy water, fancy steak, fancy night out with my guy & chocolate cake.  all the birthday wishes-- cards, texts, calls -- made my heart swell.  peppermint coffee.  the golden hour, greeting the sun and watching her fade.  how it felt to turn 28.

xo.
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weekend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


celebratory and indulgent mixed with a little lazy and a bit of fun, a weekend to remember -- Birthday week{s} has officially commenced!

+ a day with him, he took me shopping and a fancy dinner out! early birthday celebrating is the best kind
+ dressing up, him in a sport coat -- me in fancy berry lips, I love how we go so well together
+ flowers for the table and sausage and grits for breakfast
+ a bounce house! for my favorite girl turning 12! November babes with birth stone necklaces to celebrate
+ homemade thai food on a friday,  I'm told it has offically ruined his takeout place, success!
+steak bone leftovers & a new winter coat -- HA, I KNOW.  But she's thinner and didn't seem to mind too terribly.
+pumpkins on the porch, fireplace envy, a frosty morning, and burning the last autumn scented candles
+ Trader Joes has officially undone me
+putting off chores and lists a little more, snuggling and snacking was the better choice for our Sunday

xo.
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