Life Happens

November 24, 2012

Where have I been.

That is the question. 

The answer is: 


These last two weeks have been filled to the brim with new, wonderful, festive, and fun things. 

I got a new job. (Bullet points: great position, great team, great organization, cute little office, gorgeous campus.)

I went on a road trip. (Bullet points: Kate, Kathy, Martin's, Susie, happy hour with friends, shopping, apple fritters.)

I did a few photo sessions. (Bullet points: fun, gorgeous, will share soon.)

We celebrated Thanksgiving. (Bullet points: food/family/fun in SoCal, drawing names for Christmas/virtual celebration with Roseville family via FaceTime.)

So many good things, so grateful. Blogging will be a bit light over the next month or so as I take time to transition into my new role, etc. but I'll be back with Christmas cheer soon. 


I've Traded Snow for Vegetables

November 10, 2012
For the past two years we've had the same November Saturday morning routine: wake up, put on 5 layers, let the dog out, check snow levels, feed dog, make tea, remark about the blistering cold temps.

This November it's a bit different. 

Wake up, put on 2 layers, let the dog out, feel the warm sun on my face, feed dog, head downtown to stroll, get coffee, and enjoy the farmer's market. Remark about the chill in the air, but love that it makes it feel like Fall.  

Next week I'm headed up North to the cold - excited to bust out my red riding hood coat once again and enjoy my childhood NorCal Fall, but for now I'm, as always, incredibly thankful for this sunny, lovely place we call home.  


Happy Weekend

November 9, 2012

This weekend is filled with all sorts of awesome. 
Hanging with the Hoskings. 
Saturday night surprise celebrations.
Sunday engagements with a lovely couple. 

It has been the longest week ever. 
But I have some exciting news to share!


Merci Beaucoup

November 4, 2012
I have been swimming in gratitude lately.

I've been overwhelmed by my husband, friends, family, strangers, sunny days, creative jam sessions, and the general beauty that surrounds me. 

My goal this month is to call more, send more letters, emails, notes - to make sure my gratitude is felt by the people that I love most in this world. 
Brave as a Noun
I am grateful to have had this blog as a part of my life for almost 4 years, and for the wonderful people I've met and connected with through it - thanks for being here friends!


November Tidings

November 1, 2012

It's November! Yesssssssssss.

We've just left behind my least favorite holiday (Halloween) and are closer than ever to my top two favorites - Thanksgiving and Christmas.

And can I get a major HALLELUJAH that we're not surrounded by gloom and snow? 

Seriously counting my blessings this year. As we enter the official "holiday season" I am eagerly anticipating spending holidays with our families and friends. I can't wait to travel to the snowy cold, but to still live by the beach and feel the sun on my face. I can already taste the apple fritter that we're going to eat at Apple Hill on our next trip home. My winter attire is still all about boots and scarves, but praise-to-the heavens I have not thought once about snow shovels, de-icing anything, or if we'll be able to travel during the winter.

So here's three cheers for warm drinks, foggy mornings, pumpkin tarts, scarves, fall colors, and cozy times. Happy November friends!