I’m baaaaack y’all!
I apologize for being out of the loop for a few weeks. I guess Thanksgiving took more prep than I thought it was going to. Either way, I’m happy to share with you what our life looked like the past 3 weeks. Please enjoy!
God provides such joy in the sky above.
I had trouble getting him to stay still, but S’CUTE!
Lake San Marcos at dusk. Just before going to sushi with a friend.
Ocean view on the way home. Taking in the crazy beautiful sky…again!
Iced latte & toast at noon. Just what the doctor ordered.
Our Community Group served a park in Carlsbad a few weeks ago by planting & beautifying. Also, some of the men built fences. 😉
I had a gift certificate for a cupcake that was about to expire. RED VELVET!
Bret made me a freshly squeezed whiskey sour while I made my DIY “Give Thanks” banner. I thought it was appropriate…and quite tasty.
Music men. Creating sets and making my ears glad.
Cranberry-Pear sauce. My personal additions: lemon peel and a cinnamon stick.
The Thanksgiving Table. It was so fun to host this year and open our home! And the food was delicious!
For example: A fall salad with homemade maple-mustard vinaigrette, homemade maple candied roasted pecans, gorgonzola, dried cherries & cranberries, and honeycrisp apples!
Roasted (and quite steamy) asparagus in a buttery-herby-garlicly sauce.
And TURKEY! Brined for 24 hours then roasted while being basted with a lemon, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, butter sauce. We’re loving all the leftovers we got too!
We had more food…but I only pictured a few dishes and just enjoyed the rest – like homemade white wine gravy, buttermilk biscuits, and more!
The day after Thanksgiving, Bret and I had a mini “vacation” down in San Diego. We had to hit up one of our favorite places for lunch.
When I see little shacks like this one, I envision the “first house” Bret and I might enjoy one day. We both love simple and small…we shall see!
Balboa Park for stunning views and beautiful weather.
We enjoyed seeing planes fly overhead and the jet stream rushing through the trees!
I felt like I was in a storybook. It was lovely to relax with Bret here.
Marshmallows in tutus at a sweet 3 year olds b-day. ❤
Back to work today. Cleaning away and listing to APJ podcast. Now on to DECEMBER!
Hope you are getting ready for CHRISTMAS! Thanks for reading.