Monday, November 28, 2011


We have so much to be thankful for this year. Stella is obviously the biggest blessing we could have ever wished for. This year will forever be one of the best years of my life, because of her, and the years to come will only get better and better. We are thankful to have a home, cozy and warm and filled with love. We are thankful to be able to afford food, clothing, and material things, that sometimes I honestly think we shouldn't have so much of, but feel blessed that we do. Thanksgiving every year is spent as a family, normally just Brent and I, but this year the 3 of us. We had some dear friends, Clint, Amy and Cora, over for dessert, and were so thankful they could join us! In years past, Brent and I have taken trips over the Thanksgiving holiday, normally up to Sun Valley for the long weekend to our favorite B&B, but this year we had the little, and wanted to be in our own home to start a new tradition with our family. 

We had a great 4 days of daddy home, I love when Brent gets time off and we spend it together. We did some shopping, crossing 3 more people off our Christmas lists. Did some much needed house cleaning and organizing, and spent some time with our awesome friends! Clint, Amy and Cora invited us to go meet Santa, the REAL Santa! Fluffy white beard, bowl full of jelly, and the kindest, gentlest manners i've ever seen in a santa, he made me want to curl up on his lap and list off what I want for Christmas! Stella loved him! She pulled on his beard and coat, played with the pinwheel and candycane he gave her, only smiled at him, not the camera once, just stared curiously at his face, wondering who this jolly old fellow was that had her snuggled into his hip. I think we'll go back to this Santa again every year, He had a special Santa quality that is hard to find. Thanks Amy for the invite!! I went a little overboard with photos, but your kid only meets Santa for the first time once! Right!? 

I love this one, they look like they were genuinely having a great conversation.

waiting patiently in line to meet the jolly old soul

some naked time over the weekend 

Our wreath this year, it's square! We bought it at the market :) 
Love this outfit by Tea collection, Stell loves their soft clothes

We headed downtown to the Boise Market on Saturday morning, it was too beautiful out not to go!

and I enjoyed my favorite Mexican hot chocolate from Big City Coffee, yum!

One last cute pic of Stell and I at Edwards Greenhouse, where we met Santa 

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