Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30th

I am thankful for...


J and I had an amazing day! Running errands all around town with a trip to the Zoo nuzzled right in the middle!  Wednesday is half-price day at The Sequoia Park Zoo and my little guy has been begging to go and ride on the tractor they have in "The Barnyard."  The red panda is adorable as are the Spider Monkeys and the Tamarins! What a gem in the heart of Eureka! We may make this a weekly trip :)  

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28th

I am thankful for...

His strength
It is unbelievable what children can handle.  I am so thankful for this smile. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 22nd and 23rd

I am Thankful for...

J's super sweet dance moves


Delicious cheeses
Cypress Grove... drool alert!

a yummy Gruyere that's making an appearance in my Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Gratin

Monday, November 21, 2011

November 21st

I am thankful to be...

living in a truly beautiful place

I took these photos today while J and I strolled down the streets of historical old town Eureka- one of the many amazing places in Humboldt County.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 20th

I am thankful for...

Rainy day activities!!

Check out the hubby- having just as much fun as the kiddos!

I've gotten tons of new ideas lately for fun projects and activities to do on rainy days up here in rain-country! This one is super easy and came from HERE

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November 19th

I am thankful for...

Date Night!

I kinda like how date nights are extra special now that they are a rarity... We got dressed up and excited for an adult night out.

Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18th

I am thankful for...

After making some delish carmel pretzel bark, I let J enjoy the deliciousness of the used chocolate-covered spatula!

"This is so goooood!"

I couldn't just watch all that yummy chocolate wash off down the drain, could I?!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17th

I am Thankful for...

The rain is cleansing... cool... and calming.  In a place like Humboldt, the rain makes the majestic scenery even more mysterious and amazing.  I am truly enjoying this day.  An added bonus:  my best friend is currently in the hospital getting ready to have her first beautiful baby!  Although I am far away, she has been on my mind constantly.  Here's to the rain, cleansing and creating new beginnings.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th

I am thankful for...

Dinner time

I look forward to this special time each day.  So many things happen at the dinner table.  We try new foods, rant and rave about the day, and just have the peace that sitting down to a nice meal brings.

A bonus tonight:  J tried artichoke for the first time and LOVED it!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15th

I am Thankful for...

A great READ!!!

One of those books you think about while making dinner... a story that makes your heart beat faster... you're not sure what's going to happen next... One of THOSE!!!  I am thankful for THOSE!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 13th and 14th

I am Thankful for...

My "little" Brother!!!!
Happy 25th Birthday, Ben! (11/13)
(however, I do not live close enough to snap a pic, so here are two others :))

Our emotional Coonhound/Blue Heeler Mix, Blue


This guy's ENERGY!!!

There are truly so many things to be Thankful for... I am a lucky girl.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011


I am Thankful for...

My amazing, hard-working husband.  

Also, on Veteran's day, I think of many friends and family members that serve or have served our country and I hope they know how truly THANKFUL we are to have them in our lives and in our hearts.
Thank you. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 9th & 10th

Oops! Skipped another day!!  Here's a double whammy:

I am thankful for...

The Hammond Trail

Children's Art

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 7th & 8th

Oops!  Skipped a day...

I am Thankful for...

The delicious combination of
Coffee and sweet treats

pumpkin coffee cake and a yummy french roast


 A long walk with my son :)
Check out that smile!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 6th

I am Thankful for...


This evening, the family headed out to see a gorgeous sunset.  We walked just down the street to get a better view.  This was the highlight of my day  :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 5th

I am Thankful for...

Johnny drew a happy face... I love how the smile is huge and below the head  :)
I grew up with three brothers and LOVED it!  Speaking of brothers, it's my older brother's 30th birthday TODAY! Happy Birthday Josh!

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4th

I am Thankful for...

These are AMAZING!!!!!
After some fall cleaning I HAD to take this photo... also, in case you were wondering (LOL) my second favorite cleaning supply is Pledge  :)

Of course these photos are in no particular order. :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2

I am Thankful for...

My parents  :)
Two of the most amazing people on this planet.  I am so lucky to have been brought into the world by these lovebirds.  I am also lucky that, although my father has passed away, I was able to spend years with his smile, his laugh, the way he danced and sang in the morning, and his kindness toward others.  And that woman right there... is the strongest in the world. I love you Mom!  Love you Dad!

Yes, it's a picture of a picture, but it counts!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Thankful Journey in Photographs: November 1

I am thankful for...

My Family
They keep me strong and make me want to be a good wife, mother, and person.  They provide love, cuddles, and hours and hours of fun.  Aren't they CUTE!!!!

I love you T and J!!