Wednesday, November 21, 2012

happy thanksgiving

i am so thrilled to be having thanksgiving this year in our home. we have been having it for the past several years, but this will be the first time in our new house, which has a dining room large enough to accomodate all of us in one room. how exciting!

decorating for holidays is one of my favorite things to do and i started early so that i am not as rushed tomorrow. i grabbed some branches from some trees and leaves and added them to some store bought flowers to make some arrangements for the table.

i also bought some hand dipped candles in a fall color palette. they are gorgeous. 

it's so neat to see how the landscape around our house changes with the seasons. you can also see our crazy shed in this pic. it looks as if it's about to take off.

moz loves this house, there is so much for him to explore.

 this japanese maple turned ORANGE this fall. it is so gorgeous, i can't believe it. all the ones i've had before changed red, so this is pretty sweet. especially since it's my favorite color and tree on our property.
 dave and i bought this little guy on our trip to the berkshires. i feel like he should have a name, what should we name him?

Friday, November 2, 2012


as my sister said, couldn't they come up with a better name? i agree, sandy has to be one of the lamest names for a hurricane, but this was no lame storm. the winds ripped through our area and sounded like a freight train. luckily we didn't get much rain, just wind which knocked down trees all over the place. luckily we only lost a small one or two and nothing was damaged. we were without power mon-thur and i am so happy to have heat and electricity back!

this was moz, unphased by the storm. although, in his defense it wasn't too crazy yet when this was taken. 
our fireplace got lots of use while we were without power. and i finally made it through a pack of ikea candles. and lots of red wine...

it wasn't until yesterday when we finally were back "online" that i realized the real impact of the storm in places like NY and NJ. it made me realize how lucky were were and i hope they recover quickly.