Well today is thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for my wonderful family, our amazing friends. Really, this is one of the few times in my life where i can say I am truly content and that is a nice feeling.
A quiet afternoon walk with Miz Sassafrass-yes-I-am-two Davy Beach. I had to get over my own personal terror of earth worms to show Davy haw harmless they are. I don’t want Davy to inherit my neurotic squeamishness. I don’t think she bought it for a second
Some morning yoghurt with a post-bantu knot faux hawk and much much yogurt.
Tanta Ari brought Otombo all the way from South Africa to Davy. She loves her! Although apparently Otombo was quite nervous about meeting Davy, but relieved that there were no lions living in the house.
Hide and seek (shhhhh hiding)
My mom deserves her own blog post. Watching her and Davy play is pure magic.
video chatting with Andy’s family in Atlanta
My husband is truly the worlds best cook. He is amazing and made the whole meal. It’s how he shows love
Post dinner- pre-pie swing with the tantas
I have enjoyed this 30 days of thanks. It is my nature to complain until the cows come home. It’s been nice for me to constantly have to think about the little nice moments. The year between thanksgiving 2011 and 2012 has really truly been one of the happiest years of my life. I love our little family. I love you Andy Beach. I love you Davy Beach. I am proud and happy to be your wife and mother.
Today I am thankful for a few hours to craft. I finished my friend Courtney’s birthday quilt. I can’t post photos here because she is one of the only people who actually reads my blog. But that said, I love it. Might be my favorite yet. Courtney- here is the sneak peak at the back
I picked up some glorious yarn to start a hat for Erica’s holiday gift
here is the pattern
I had to buy myself these socks
failed flubber attempt (really I should not be allowed in the kitchen)
this tiny electric european car
a husband who cleaned up this explosive bottle of wine
I talked to a friend who I worked with 12 years ago. I called her out of the blue. I loved hearing her voice!
Tonight we went over to our friends the Rooneys. Davy spent no less then 45 chasing handsome Abe Rooney around their dining room table. There were gigantic cackles, lots of falls and SO much laughter. Really, it was something to see. Davy’s kid personality is emerging as a rough and tumble tough girl.She has a big loud laugh (just like her momma) She loves her Abe Rooney. She will let Abe carry her around like a little rag doll. At some point she hooked her legs around his waist and I said it looked like a scene from Officer and a Gentleman. We all laughed.
Laughter, family, friends, crafting, our quirky city. I really do have so much to be thankful for. Really, truly thankful.
Today I am thankful for:
Burgerville Pumpkin Milkshakes
surviving Lord of the Flies-esque Mr. Ben concert
this made me giggle, poor folks
getting our turducken
one more glove to go
six inches left to knit my sweater! Whoop whoop!
Times like this
sitting and spinning
Family time tickling Davy on the bed
Bean and cheese burritos
rainy fall days
Good nature, butter-stealing pooches
special effects or a REALLY fast moving toddler
fancy restaurants and biology
bantu knots (really proud of myself)
also very very very very very very very thankful for take out Chinese food.
We really really irrationally thankful for everyone who turned out to help ring in Davy’s third year on this earth. Really thankful for the wonderful people at Enat’s Kitchen who let us overrun the place. Really thankful for all the chocolate cake that was left over….
So thankful for:
Great conversations with Courtney and Lori
A moment like this
Seriously can you believe I get to work here. It is as cozy as it looks:
and a daughter who really really REALLY loves to flush
Peanut butter Amaranth bars
nice and interesting customers
Doris’s tiny amazing yarn paintings
Chicken Pot Pie
Today I am grateful for:
Davy’s insane enthusiasm for Mavis
A regular, healthy two year old
a magic tincture that helped my uneasy tummy
This terrible photo of my daughter running in the airport to greet her grandparents.
Widmer’s pumpkin soup with hazelnuts
double stranded fair isle mitts
A new ‘do
a officially half finished sweater
this gizmo in my car that lets me charge both my phone AND the gps. Trust me it’s a big deal in my life
This tiny sweater that my friend Olisa knit me a million years ago. It has been on my car ever since
A video of my daughter farting and then saying “toot” and then burping. We are so classy like that
Today was Davy’s 2 year check up. I am very grateful for the sure-handed nurse who gave Davy her two shots and then some stickers for being so brave.
I am thankful that my girl loves her some arts and crafts.
for maybe the only photo of Davy and Georgia in existence
a potty curious child
My friend Amy gave Davy some bathtub crayons for her birthday. Davy loved them and I loved that it gave me some time to give her a new and fancy-ish hairdo
Also so thankful for that lil’ cute tushie!