Monday, November 28, 2011


Thanksgiving break is over and the kids are back in school. All of our company is gone and I feel a little bit lost in all of the quiet.  So for now, I am reorienting myself with a cup of tea in my new favorite mug.


 My mom was here for most of November.  It was a really special time for us, and I'm afraid we all got a bit spoiled having her around.  The kids loved having Grammie here.  My laundry is now woefully piling up again, and the dishes aren't doing themselves anymore. 

Some sweet friends from San Diego came to visit over Thanksgiving.  We hadn't seen them in 5 years, so it made our Thanksgiving extra special.



We all fell in love with little Evy who didn't take long to have us charmed.  Roscoe was desperately fond of her, but I think she may have preferred the chickens.

As it gets closer to the Advent season, I am extra thankful for these ordinary days filled with new memories and old friends.


  1. Lovely photos Esther! I agree, it's so hard to go from lots and lots of activity to stillness and quiet.

    What are you guys doing for Christmas?


  2. awwwwwwwwwwwww I LOVE it!!!!! Miss you already!!! My house is a disaster zone and Evy is worn right out from the travels so it's quiet here too! We could never thank you enough for all of the hospitality. We hope to be able to return the favor one day! LOVE THOSE PICS!!!! I need to work on your pics right after this birthday party explosion of pictures! ;)