Friday, November 18, 2011

This Moment 11.18.11

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. (From Soule this tradition so I am striving to do this as well...I need to take more time to savor and it will be such a treat to look back and remember these moments)

Monday, November 14, 2011

More Norfolk Nuptials- Jamie and Tim's big day!

I had the great privilege of being a bridesmaid in my pal Jamie's wedding this month. I feel like that character in the movie 27 Dresses after being in so many weddings, but the truth is, I have been thrilled and honored to be a part of so many happy days with friends and loved ones. Weddings are such beautiful and joyous occasions. This wedding was at a wonderful location--the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The ceremony was held in the garden's Rose Garden. The flowers I carried were gorgeous. The bride was glowing, as all brides do. Jamie and Timmy did a lot of prep work prior to the wedding and the small touches were lovely. The bridesmaid gifts were great handmade gifts ordered through Love, love personal handmade gifts. I loved many things about this wedding, but most of all, I loved seeing my true friend radiate happiness.

rehearsal dinner
Robin and Kevin

Jamie, her mom Cindy, and sister Carrie

getting ready...the green twins

flowers I carried

the happy couple
the girls

the new Mrs. of 2011

my Mom loves to hold the babies!

happiness- J and I sandwich the bride

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's pumpkin "go time!"

I am adventurous in many aspects of life, the one area my adventurous attitude does not apply is food. I do not venture happily into food unknowns. I like predictable foods and flavors. I know, I know, incredibly boring. When my husband and I started dating many moons ago, he got very excited when "pumpkin spice" latte season rolled around. I had never had one, but decided to try it since he was so excited about the coffee. One word for these lattes: delicious. Oh my goodness delicious. He was so right to love those lattes. He also loves pumpkin beer, which is really interesting to sample if you are a craft beer drinker.
Pumpkin flavored drinks, breads, and desserts are one of my favorite things about the fall season. I have recently consumed pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pie...can one consume too much pumpkin? I am looking forward to a Thanksgiving feast in a couple weeks full of my favorite traditional Thanksgiving fare and lots and lots of pumpkin pie. What is your favorite pumpkin creation?

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