Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving

I am tired and full and thankful.

Both girls have thick, sleep-depriving coughs that turn heads when we're out, so we've been staying in as much as possible. Lots of fires and quilts and movies and, consequently, one happy mama.

The run-down is simple.

Annual Thanksgiving Pajama Breakfast with our friends Matt & Dede at our house.

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Hot coffee and blueberry pancakes, a morning fire and mimosas that got refilled more than they should.

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See those little dots on the wall? That's blueberry juice from a pancake that exploded.

And then happy morning seamlessly shifted into happy afternoon...

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With kitchen prepping...

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The arrival of ones we love...

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And Cheers to a rich, happy day.

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He did read the Wikipedia pages, by the way, and everyone is now a Thanksgiving scholar. Thank you, Brett.

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My glass says it all, Baby.

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One of our sponsors, Pip and Bean capes is having a Black Friday sale, 15% off until midnight Monday, use code "pipblackfriday2010" at checkout.

And Black Friday is the perfect time to introduce our new Sponsor, Sticks and Stones, featuring beautiful original keepsake art created upon order from alphabet photography. They've been featured on Oprah, Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray! Check 'em out.

We love ours! (and Lainey loves spotting the letters!)

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For a limited time, Sticks and Stones is offering buy one, get one 50% off as well as free shipping. And they are giving away one keepsake up to a $200 value. "Like" Sticks and Stones on Facebook HERE (if you have a Facebook), and mention in your comment that you did. Giveaway winner will be announced Monday.

Guess what we did tonight?

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Yup. Tree is up and fire is crackling. Movie is a' rollin'...more to come.

Happy Holiday Weekending!

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Heather said...

Ooh, I must know where you got that glass! It's wonderful!

Laura said...

So, I found your blog the other day, and have not been able to stop reading your beautiful story, starting with the birth of your dear Nella! (Thank you times a billion, for being so amazing, and brave and just sharing your gorgeous life :)

Lucy said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful post! Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday! Loving the pictures and the girl's new wall art! I "liked" it!

jennywren said...

Sorry the girls are sick-
looks like you all had a lovely day! Love the pj breakfast thing. SO fun!

And where are those glasses from? They're fantastic!

Mangwood said...

I "liked" sticks and stones on FB....what beautiful work they do! and you as well! Happy T-giving!!

Hattie said...

I knew your tree would be up. Well done. Mine is,too :) I love the Sticks and Stones art--very cool! I liked it one FB and it just might end up on my Christmas list!

Kristin said...

Looks like you had a perfect holiday :)

I liked Sticks and Stones on Facebook :)

Amanda Lewis said...

You are such a beautiful woman, Kelle. Your outlook on life is intoxicating and I absolutely adore you.

Happy Holidays to you and your sweet little family. May you be blessed with love, health, and happiness!

xoxoxoxoxo

Hannah said...

What a fun thanksgiving! I liked Sticks and Stones and would love one for our family!

Many Titles said...

Looks like you guys had a great day!

The Mac's House said...

Oh that fire certainly is very inviting.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Be well little ones!

:) Teri

Beth said...

Thanksgiving pajama breakfast - how lovely! I "liked" Sticks and Stones on facebook. :)

Amy said...

I LOVE those glasses! Please do share where you got them! I "liked" Sticks and Stones.

Char said...

I cannot wait to start our own thanksgiving pajama breakfast!
I liked sticks and stones on facebook!

Danyelle said...

Your cup is great!

I liked them on facebook.

nrperry529 said...

you, your family, and your blog are amazing! ♥

i love the artwork and would love to have one in my house! :) (i 'liked' them on fb!)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Your photographs are so amazing. I love the feeling and emotion they capture. You must have your camera permanently attached to your hip:)

kerrie said...

i liked the sticks and stones... but i like your half full glass like WOAH! so cute <3

Little Luna said...

What a warm, beautiful Thanksgiving!

Maheen said...

YAY, Nella's first Christmas! If you didn't already own that mug that would be the PURfect Christmas gift for you! I had my twin and her kids here with me for the holiday and I shared your blog with her. She went to bed and I logged on again and POOF, a new post and already 10 posts from commenters! So thankful for that! Really pumped to brave the WI winds tomorrow to get our tree, isn't this time of year simply magic!? BTW: Did you win the best blog contest? It's such a winner to me, life changing, empowering, inspiring, all that and more! If you have time vote for my peanut, trying to get him to win 1st in the "Spooked by Santa" photo contest by Parent's. He's 3rd right now, the more votes the merrier (voting ends the 28th).

http://photos.parents.com/spooked-by-santa/47/2010/3?esrc=nwphotofaves_spookedsanta

Our Family said...

Love the wine glass! God bless!

Ms Mae said...

I "liked" the frames on fb. I'm SO excited as this is what I'm doing for my friend's soon to arrive little one, Daenera.

Erika said...

Looks like your family had a beautiful celebration of thanks! (I liked sticks & stones on facebook :))

Pamela Jean said...

I love love love the sticks and stones and liked it on fb also :) beautiful idea, enjoy your post-thanksgiving relaxation!

Sarah said...

great post, as usual! Glad you had such a wonderful thanksgiving. Not so glad your littles are fighting a nasty cough. I "like" Sticks and Stones on facebook but there should really be a "love" option!

Kieran said...

I actually have a loaf of blueberry bread in the oven, a lovely scent that fits in perfectly with reading this post.

I "liked" Sticks and Stones on Facebook.

joeltrista said...

I love Nella's wave!

Lacey said...

I liked Sticks and Stones on facebook. Looks like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Your Christmas decor is so beautiful too...might make a mitten banner of my own!

Lacey said...

I liked Sticks and Stones on facebook. Looks like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Your Christmas decor is so beautiful too...might make a mitten banner of my own!

Drvance19 said...

Look at that big happy wave from Nella! Oh I wish we still had a fire place to enjoy toasty toes and a glass of wine. I'm super jazzed about Christmas. I like Sticks and Stones on FB.

Paige said...

Joining in to beg for info on the half full glasses! ;)

iColossus / Monster said...

Beautiful, thankful day in Naples, I can see!

Megan said...

I would kill for a fireplace. For some reason the out of the 560 houses we looked into buying we chose the one in town without a fireplace.

Our tree was supposed to go up today but I got caught up shopping with the baby while hubs took the older one to a movie. Just as good of a day :)

And I 'like' Sticks and Stones on Facebook now :D

Party of Nine said...

Hey!! Happy Thanksgiving :) Love everything, especially the blueberry splatters! I liked sticks and stones on fb, too. Got my letters all picked out and bookmarked!!

Klemm Family said...

"Liked" Sticks and Stones. What beautiful pieces! I'd love to get one for my son.

Cassie CH said...

Looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving. Love the idea of a Thanksgiving Pajama Breakfast. Totally doing that next year. Would LOVE one of the Sticks and Stones pictures. And I liked them on Facebook! :)

Lori said...

Oh my goodness - I love those Sticks & Stones names! One of my cousins did one for our Grandparents of our last name on their own a few years ago and I have loved that idea ever since then. Currently I am prego with Baby #2 and am so thankful this year to have a wonderful husband, beautiful 2 year old boy and a baby kicking away happily in my belly. I am due Dec 30th and the part giving me anxiety is that we don't know the sex - it's fun but a girl needs to decorate :) I would love to win this name keepsake art to help get my decorating going for my new bundle!! Happy Thanksgiving to your beautiful family - I can't wait to get our tree up tomorrow!

thecostofliving said...

I LOVE those wine glasses! Where did you get those?

PA LaPresti's said...

I "liked" Sticks & Stones on FB. Hope the little ones feel better soon! Happy "belated" Thanksgiving to you & your family!!

The Single MILF said...

The Nella in the colour touque and white dress? I'll take 10. What a cutie!

The Kozee Family said...

I love the super cool name art! I "liked" S&S on FB.

I love Nella. Lainey, too, but Nella melts. my. heart.

Megan said...

I LOVE your Thanksgiving PJ Breakfast and those wonderful wine glasses! I have been looking into buying a Sticks and Stones print for a while now (I liked them on FB too!). Thanks for the chance :)

Aly said...

Your pie looks delicious and perfume-free! I like Stick and Stones on FB!

Mare said...

I HAVE to know where you got that Half Full glass!

I "like" Sticks and Stones on FB.

PILCHERS said...

I liked Sticks and Stones! Happy Holidays! Looking forward to more festive half full posts!

Betzaida said...

I just "liked" the facebook page of "Sticks and Stones" I think that is just a cute keepsake! Also your Annual Thanksgiving Pajama Breakfast idea is awesome... I think I shall start that with my little family from now on. :) btw, LOVE you!!

K said...

That glass is amazing!

I also "Like" S&S on FB!

jasonkuechler said...

Love, Love the new art! I "liked" it as well. Melony

Jennifer said...

Love Sticks & Stones as much as I'm loving my second day of food comma....Thank God for housepants that let it all hang out. LOL.

I'm so jealous that you're tree is up and running! Soon, very, very soon.

Peace out,

Jennifer from Annapolis

Katie said...

like sticks and stones on fb

EmilyMichele said...

I love, love, love your tradition of a Thanksgiving breakfast in your pjs!!! That is so cute and looks like a great way to start the day! Seeing littles still in footied pjs makes me happy and want to have littles of my own soon.

Kristyn said...

I love your 'half full glass' where did you get those?! :]

Great start to the wonderful holidays coming up!

I liked Sticks and Stones :D Love this giveaway! Thank you for this opportunity!

The Nicks Family said...

Oh I would LOVE one of those!!!

I 'liked' them on Facebook!!!

Helena Giordano said...

I liked Sticks and Stones on facebook, how creative! I had to look closely to see all the letters, but that made it all the more interesting!

Tracy said...

I not only "like", I LOVE Sticks and Stones on the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

BobbysMommy said...

So, this is my favorite post from you in awhile (& that's sayin' something)! You had me at the picture of sweet Nella waving by the fireplace! Hope the pie wasn't perfumed on the second go around! Those Sticks & Stones prints are too cool. I'd love to display one of their originals in my home!

Happy Holidays! This is the best time of the year!

Becky H said...

The photo of Nella with the grandfather figure reading a book caused me to tear up. That is such a gorgeous photo and you captured the moment beautifully.

Benay said...

I LOVE the photo of Nella waving in her little yellow pjs. And I "liked" Sticks and Stones on facebook--I made photo words when I was in photography in high school. I believe I still have one somewhere, though it's not nearly as good as the professional job, of course. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was magical, too. Have a happy weekend!

rachel said...

Movies by firelight/Christmas tree light is one of those moments that make you sit back, sigh a little and just relish every moment.

I love the "name art" and I liked them on Facebook for creating it!!

Katera said...

I "Liked" sticks and stones on FB too! What a fantastic and unique idea!

Karlala said...

Loved the girls' name art!
I 'liked' their work on fb.

mama.kay said...

Love the half full glass! And the sticks and stones artwork! My Christmas list is about a mile long with all the goodies from sponsers that you post on your blog! I liked sticks and stones on facebook!

Ben & Jess Buehner said...

Whoo hoo! We got our tree, our lights, and all our snowmen set up for a fabulous winter season!

Hilary said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

I "Liked" Sticks and Stones on Facebook

kc32208 said...

Cooking with children is frustrating, inefficient, and extremely messy. Isn't it awesome! My two year old twins made cupcakes for their daddy tonight as a surprise when he came home. They were so excited. My little boy kept saying, "Mommy this is so fun!"
I just recently started reading your blog and I am absolutely in love. I can't wait to read the new posts each day. I am truly inspired by your love for life and wanting to breath in every moment.
I have always loved the holidays and spending time with family, but now that I have children it is so much more magical! Thank you for giving me so many wonderful ideas. I can't wait to read more special traditions you do with your sweet babies.
I "liked" Sticks and Stones on FB. I saw something like this in a boutique the other day, and added it to my Christmas list when I got home. Thanks for sharing and I hope your precious babies feel better soon.

Carlaflower said...

I LOVE the chair behind Lainey! toss a red pillow on it and that's my dream decor for my bedroom! love the photo of Lainey feeding Nella, they're so precious.

Jeanne said...

Sticks and Stones...OMG! I am in love! My fingers are totally crossed that the random number falls here!

It sounds like you and your family had just a lovely Thanksgiving. I love the picture of Brent? and Laniey? rolling out pie dough. Just warms my heart.

Hall's said...

Love Sticks & Stones! I ike them on FB! Enjoy reading your blog every time!

mayfair said...

I liked their FB page. And I really LIKE their concept. How creative. :)

Katy said...

I liked them :)

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful thanksgiving day with your family.

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Ali's Mom said...

LOVE the picture of Nella waving at the fire!! So awesome! Liked the sticks and stones artwork. I have my tree up too - tis the season!! Can't wait to hear more about your weekend. Hope the girls are on the mend!

Amber said...

You inspire me in so many ways, every time you post something new!

I "liked" sticks and stones on facebook...I wish there was a "love" button for them! =)

Liz said...

I liked them on Facebook!!

What kind of pie is that in the pic above Nella? It looks awesome!

mcekuta said...

Love.Love.Love little Nella hands spreading her love helping out making thanksgiving din. Oh blue berry splatters yes we've had that many times ;) Oh and I "liked" it. Sticks and stones has beautiful work

The Growing Oshika Gang said...

The moment I saw that glass I thought how perfect it was for you!

Happy Thanksgiving to all your family from rainy Vancouver!

Crystal said...

Baby Nella waving... oh I'm in love!

Hi sweet baby! :)

What a perfect Thanksgiving!

cathy said...

A heavenly day.....that is what makes life worth living !

Misty said...

LOVE the picture of Nella waving! So cute! She is growing so fast! I "like" Sticks and Stones on FB now... I've coveted a piece of their art for a while now!

Linda MG in Soquel, CA said...

YES< I clicked LIKED on Facebook for sticks and stones ! I love it!! Kelle, it looks like you and yours had such a great holiday! Sorry your girls have coughs and are a bit under the weather. Take good care. Love from your blog mama

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DisneyRose said...

where are those wine glasses from?! they are FABULOUS and i MUST have them!

Ernie said...

Seeing as I have three babies, this deal would work magically. 1 free, 1 full price and 1 at 50% off. Pick me, pick me!

Kara said...

The glass half full brought a smile to my face. If you ask me, there are enough people in the world who choose to only see the bad, it's so refreshing and encouraging to come to your blog and see someone who embraces the good and acknowleges the existance of unicorns :) Oh, and I also "liked" the sticks and stones page - my little boys's name would look so beautiful framed like that!!

lala said...

Kelley! I've got to know where Nella's striped hat came from! It's so stinkin' adorable!

medina family said...

Yep, that glass was made for you. Very cute.

Our tree's up too.

Oh, and once we went on a nature walk and looked for the letters in our name just like your new sponsor. I took pictures, but never printed them out. Maybe that would be a good Christmas present!

Hope the girls feel better soon!

Susan

Lindsay said...

aww! Nella is waving in the first one. I love how her toes are always pointed inward when she sits with her legs straight out in front of her. too cute. I "liked" sticks & stones! :)

stefanietaylor said...

Your family is so beautiful! These pictures make me homesick for my family! I love the idea of an annual pajama breakfast brunch... especially with mimosas!


P.S. I "liked" Sticks and Stones!

Happy Holidays
xoxo

Tara said...

I loved your thanksgiving post! I would love to win the beautiful art, I like sticks and stones on facebook! :)

MonicaJBrown said...

I liked Sticks and Stones!

And am happy to see your Thanksgiving left you feeling as happy as mine did me. :)

Lora said...

I LOVE that Sticks and Stones idea!! LOVE IT!!! I think that might just be a fun idea for gifts for those I have no idea what to get them for Christmas! ;0)

Mands said...

Our baby girl has that same nasty cough :( Hope your littles feel better soon :)
(I like it on FB)

helafo said...

I liked Sticks and Stones. Beautiful work. I had not seen that before.

The Pepper. said...

Really diggin you're "half full" glass!
& the thanksgiving pajama breakfast is a fabulous idea, similar to how we do things around here:)

Katie said...

"liked" it!
Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. I wanted to jump in and share that delicious looking pie!

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Now Kelle,

I know that you will get squazillions of responses to this post but if you [or any of your readers] sees this I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like to get a set of 'half full' glasses for our family.
Could anyone help with a supplier?

Felicity x

motherofangels said...

Love the artwork! Liked it on facebook :) That crackling fire looks so welcoming!

Casey said...

The glass is wonderful. I want one very much.

Your Thanksgiving looked beautiful.

Enjoy the holidays with your amazingly awesome family!

The Hoths said...

I'm glad your thanksgiving was wonderful. I "liked"

The Hoths said...

I'm glad your thanksgiving was wonderful. I "liked" on facebook.

The Hoths said...

I'm glad your thanksgiving was wonderful. I "liked" on facebook.

Megan said...

The keepsake artwork is fantastic. I have dreamed of being so creative...I like it on facebook as well! So glad you had a fantastical thanksgiving!

LibTenney said...

Secretly I lust after your house whenever you put pictures up. I live in a teeny tiny house but I guess a teeny tiny house is perfect for a teeny tiny family. Glad you had a wonderful holiday! I liked Sticks and Stones :)

Cathy said...

Looks like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving. I love the letter art (and I like them on facebook too!).

cupcake_queen said...

Aww man I'm sorry the girls are sick :(
I've been sick for a week, it sucks!!
This giveaway win would make me feel better! LOL.
I liked them on FB under my name Sarah C.

Rachael said...

I love your glass 'Half Full'! Very neat. I'm glad you all had a good Thanksgiving, even though your girls have coughs :(
Seriously though, I love your little Nella! She's adorable! I want to just eat her up!!

Louise said...

Baby I 'liked it'! Thankgiving looks beautiful in your house, especially the fact you have friends that you're comfortable enough with that you can entertain in your jim-jams! And Lainey's dimple on the one picture...too adorable! Nella eyes are amazing.

Jenn said...

After my daily check in on your beautiful blog I am once again inspired...this time to put my tree up earlier than planned! I'm in Canada and so our Thanksgiving was in October, and after seeing yours I can't wait for next years.
I have seen Sticks and Stones before and have loved their art from the start. I certainly "liked" them on FB too!
Jenn- Victoria BC

Tavish said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful family! I "liked" Sticks and Stones on Facebook too!

Theresa said...

Ohhh Kelle!!!
Your glass half full totally made me smile and laugh and I just sooo am feeling that!!
Your holiday looked so cozy and natural. I love that you shared a glimpse of it with us! Holidays should be cozy and natural!
Also... I love your dad. Every time I see him in a post of yours I just have to smile. He is so obviously love'n life. His energy is felt even through photograph to someone who's never met him, many miles away. I love it!
Give those girls a squeeze. Miss Nella is growing up and I'll admit, I'm a bit sad seeing her baby features turn to toddler. But ohh, toddler is good. Toddler is so challenging and surprising in so many awesome ways (as you well know, I'm sure).

Sorry. Rambling. It's that extra glass half full of wine I just had ;)

Happy holiday weekend!

C and J said...

I "like" Sticks and Stones but actually LOVE them! I wish it wasn't so expensive, I would love to purchase one for my Godson, who is due any day now.

seamusmom said...

I LOVE Sticks and Stones and totally "Liked" them on facebook. I've always wanted to get a keepsake with my son's name. Looks like you had a fab Thanksgiving!

Sulli said...

Looks like you had a beautiful holiday! Love the hands rolling out the dough = PRECIOUS!!
Oh and I like Sticks and Stones on Facebook and I LOVE their work!

Michelle said...

LOVE THAT GLASS> LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THOSE FRAMED NAMES. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Gaining Grace said...

Definitely like and liked sticks and stones but I loved the pic of Brett and Nella giggling together on the blanket. There's something so cool about a daddy and daughter. Happy holidays!

amaranthris said...

You look like you had a great T-day. :)

I liked Sticks and Stones on Facebook!

Danielle said...

I liked Stick & STones on Facebook! Hope the girls feel better soon!

Jennifer said...

I liked them on FB. The girls look so beautiful. And the crocheted hat on Nella is too cute.

Harky's Soulmate said...

I "liked" it as well! It would be a challenge to find all the letters for my daughters name to create something of that magnitude! Thank you for sharing Kelle!!!!

Suzi said...

beautiful photos!

LisaSlater said...

I liked Sticks and Stones of FB! I love the pic of the pie!

FEAS613 said...

I love, love, LOVE your "half full" glass!!!

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving... although I wouldn't have expected any less!!!
=)

Jill said...

Where did you get that glass!? That's perfect for you. Looks like you had a great holiday. I for one am thankful for your blog. Happy Thanksgiving.

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

I see that Nella is really interested in using her hands now. Love that wave she gives in the first photo!!

nikki said...

wow, you always end up with the most interesting sponsers! i love the new art work, and i "liked" it on fb...what a great idea!!

Erin said...

I LOVE that glass!

.:Heather:. said...

I love that half full cup!!!!

Monique said...

simply enchanting ms. kelle!! love you loving life...it is contagious!
happy days to you
monique

Christy said...

I LOVE reading your blog... and the Sticks & Stones are beautiful art work.. love them!

Michelle said...

That glass is great! Where is it from? Love it!

I liked Sticks and Stones on Facebook!

BridgetPirie said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We don't celebrate it over here (New Zealand), but I sort of wish we did. That pie looked absolutely amazing. And the whole day looked incredible.

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Love the name art. Looks like a great Thanksgiving! I liked them on facebook!

Jenny said...

I not only "liked" stick and stones on FB, I LOVE them! Thanks for pointing me their way!

Happy Thanksgiving to your family,

-Jenny in Iowa

Tiffany said...

Haha, I love that glass!
And I "l" Sticks and Stones on FB, that artwork is awesome!

Carissa said...

Thanks for the head's up about Sticks and Stones - liked them on FB, love love LOVE their work!

Jess said...

I "liked" them and I'm totally buyin some stuff whether I win or not! Such an awesome idea. I love the blueberry splatter on the wall... you should totally keep it there ;)

j210209 said...

I've been waiting anxiously for this post and it was well worth it.

Sorry you have poorly little girls. My little guy has also had a cough for over a week now so we've had lots of sleepless nights and days hurried under quilts :)

I love that Brett read the Wikipedia pages to the girls.. So cute xx

The Kelly's said...

Love love this! I liked it on facebook toO!

Jessica said...

Love that half full glass!!!
Just liked Sticks & Stones on fb :)

momma lois said...

I LOVE the letter artwork! What an awesome idea. I think I'll buy a few ;-) I also love your Blog Kelle. You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you!

The Birth of KLC said...

I am a facebook fan of sticks and stones...I have always loved alphabet photography! Your tree looks beautiful, I can't believe Christmas is sooooo close!!!!

Cassielea said...

This is my first time to comment, but I have been in love with your blog since August. My best friend and fellow special education teacher recommended to me that I read Nella's birth story. I haven't stopped reading since then. I also decided to take the plung and start my own blog, so I would start taking more pictures and writing all my thoughts down. I love all the etsy sites you recommend and every picture and idea you post about. Thank you for sharing your talents and family!

Oh! And the latest thing I am in love with his you glass half full! And the beautiful Letter Art!

Selina said...

Ooh, those Sticks & Stones photos are just beautiful! I "liked" them on facebook! :)

Christa said...

Liked them on facebook! And I love the idea of a pj breakfast on Thanksgiving!

Jessica K. said...

I saw thos pictures at a different blog over a year ago!! I love them! So I liked them on fb!!
We are about to prepare our Thanksgiving meal a little late!! We dont get Thanksgiving off in Germany so we are doing it on a saturday with friends!!
Can't wait for all the food!!

Rachel said...

I definitely "like"'d sticks and stones... I also love those half full glasses! Where did you get them? I always look forward to reading your blog, so inspirational!

Stephanie said...

Looks like you had an amazing holiday as usual. May have to steal your pajama breakfast idea. Love the photo of Lainey's little hand!

I also love the letter art, I liked Sticks & Stones on Facebook.

athenarl said...

I am now a fan of Sticks and Stones on FB. Thanks for introducing us to more cool art!

LilianEveDesigns said...

Happy Thanksgiving... looks like one for the scrapbook:)... <3

Once I decide on my color theme... my tree will be up too!

Sticks and Stones... I will be checking you out! Featured on all my favs including KELLE!

rest it up baby...

Krista B. said...

I am now a fan of them on FB - I've always seen these in magazines and thought they were fun! :)

Joy said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! I think the breakfast idea is a great idea. I love the art and I liked on facebook.

PrincessOrangePants said...

I've seen those before! My friends got some as Christmas gifts a few years ago. I liked them on Facebook.

Kathleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
LIKE'd the Sticks and Stones. I've seen those before but never purchased. So cool!!!

Jami said...

Love the glass! That is a "must have"!

We do the thanksgiving breakfast as well but don't have friends come over in their PJs. Maybe next year!

I "liked" sticks and stones.

Have a great weekend.

Ashley said...

Love the pajama breakfast tradition!

Michele said...

Totally love the sticks and stones, went to their site and created my daughters names, that is super cool.. Love the glass half full... Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend... me and mine are getting ready to go to a childrens hands on musuem.. Enjoy! Michele

Rik said...

My heart is too full! What is it about holidays that makes that pendulum of emotions broaden its sweep...the greatest of pure blissful moments and with them, precious reflective thoughts that make your eyes swell with tears. Life flies by too swiftly. Our babies grow up too fast. What a difference a year makes. Last year, Nella was deep in our hopes. Now, she is deep in our hearts. She has truly given us more than we have her. And every time I am here, I see leaps of growth in the boys (Austyn dating?!! Yikes!) Brandyn becoming such a sweet and kind young man. Lainey becoming fiercely independent...where did she get that, Ha! And Nella...studies me just a moment or to then throws herself back into our growing relationship of Poppa and peanut! I hope all readers' holidays are too full with love this year. No matter what the economy has done you you--it is the best free gift out there!

Mikaela said...

Maybe I'm just emotional today, but your Thanksgiving pictures made me teary. Your life is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.
I liked sticks and stones on facebook, I love how you share these amazing finds with us, I've purchased things through a few of your sponsors and I have a wishlish a mile long from others!

Gina said...

My tree is up as well! Lovely pictures.

I became a Sticks and Stones FB fan!

Lena said...

I liked Sticks and Stones on Facebook, so interesting!

I hope the girls feel better soon! Seems like you are just all set for the holidays. I so look forward to your Christmas crafts and traditions.

You inspire me on all levels!

Southern Gal said...

That glass says it all.

J Scheppl said...

We're setting up the Christmas tree and putting out all the decorations today and I gotta say, my little one has LOVED being able to decide where everything is going. I think Christmas is going to be even more fun this year!! I liked sticks and stones on FB- what great art!

Tisha said...

happy thanksgiving! your pie looks like your mama made it! good job!

i love those letter things. i've been trying to make the time to take some pictures of letters myself but well i never find the time! i liked them on FB.

it will be interesting to see how many more "likes" they get from this post.

MommyCas said...

I liked Sticks and Stones on FB. Very neat..would be a great gift.
We started to put up our decor until we found a bat flying around our house...eewwww. So daddy had to come home and "get" it for us.

Dori said...

Love your wine glass- and the alphabet art. You always have the neatest things.

Liked it on fb too!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sianie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday... I just love your pajama breakfast tradition! I liked Sticks and Stones on FB, I think a piece of that art will wind up on my daughter's wall for Christmas!

Lisa said...

We put our tree up yesterday. I LOVE the glow of a Christmas tree! I liked Sticks and Stones on facebook...I would just love to win!

Christy said...

I love the glass! Where can I find one? I liked Sticks and Stones on FB. Thanks for another great giveaway!

Tina said...

LUB the glass half full! I also liked Sticks and Stones on FB, they're gorgeous!

Larra said...

LOVE your blog! I just "liked" Sticks and Stones on FB. I would love something for a new little boy we are welcoming in February!

Tina said...

So glad to hear your Thanksgiving was all you wanted it to be. We are having our dinner tonight... a few days late to accomodate some family members who couldn't be here on the official turkey day. :)

I liked sticks & stones - what wonderful art! I'd love to have my girls' names done.

A Diary said...

Ah! The perspicuitous longings of urnal festivites does indeed broaden one's sweep of the pendulum of the all-too-brief periods of four and twenty periods of sixty sets of sextant precious seconds spent on this third rock from the sun that all have the great fortune of identifying as our place in our brief span.. To be expelling the sweet gases of mythiucal single-horned equines from the posterior regions of our frail vessels of life. To be belching forth the glitter of lividy after having sucked it from yon marrow of ostei.

angela said...

I can't wait to put up our tree, but we have to buy it first! Maybe next weekend :) I love the wall art.

Jen said...

Wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving! Love LOVE the half full glass! Where do you find something like that?

johannaknip said...

It is finally cold enough here for a fire! This Thanksgiving was so special because it is our last as a duo. I think we are more excited about next year when we can share it with our girl!

Oh, I liked them on facebook!

Sandy said...

That glass is perfect! I have to have one!

The artwork is great as well. I liked Sticks and Stones on facebook.

Jenn said...

I too love that glass! So cool!

And I liked sticks & stones on facebook.

Shawna said...

Happy Holidays!! We thought we were going to meet our baby boy on Thanksgiving day but he's decided to hibernate for a bit longer!
The girls are just too beautiful for words!!
Is it just me or does anyone else wish facebook had a "love" button? Actually I wish I had access to a love button every day! :)

dfan4 said...

I love the holidays! Specially the cooking and the family and friends. Awwwwww! How much I love it.

Gage said...

I love the sticks and stones pictures. I liked them on facebook too and they really are amazing.

Tyler and Melinda said...

Great Thanksgiving breakfast photo. What a great idea for the holidays.
The artwork is gorgeous, and would be such a great accent in our house.
I like it on FB, too.

Lola B said...

I "like" Sticks and Stones on Facebook. I LOVE your half full glass!!!

Kimberly said...

Love the 1/2 Full glasses! Happy Thanksgiving!

I "Liked" sticks and stones on FB :)

SHAYLEE said...

I liked them on facebook. :)

SHAYLEE said...

I liked them on facebook. :)

bethy3 said...

I love your new sponsor, I liked them on FB and I hope to win a frame for my Bella's room.

Vonda said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Loved the pictures, and we put our tree up too!!!

Loved the "Sticks and Stones" name art, but with 4 kids, and being on a budget don't think I could afford them. :(

Stacy said...

Glad to see you had a great holiday...I LIKED Sticks and Stones on Facebook

cathy said...

kelle,
your family is so beautiful and precious.
cherish these days they are so swift.
i laughed at the exploding pancake on the wall!
hope those sweet little babys are back healthy and feeling good in no time.
God bless you and yours.

Andrea said...

How precious is it that Lainey is wearing PEARLS in that picture?? She is rocking it all the way. And Nella...well, she's just perfection personified. Love her love her love her.

I liked Sticks and Stones on FB and now I have the PERFECT gift idea for my mom and dad for Christmas! Thanks!!

Ashley said...

I liked them! Your thanksgiving looks great! Love the PJ breakfast tradition!

Jess said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog. I read it everyday. Your inspiration to me. I love love love the new wall art. I 'liked' it on fb. Have a wonderful day!

Laura said...

I "liked" sticks and stones on FB. VERY cool. Would love one above our piano.

Thank you for the pictures you take and the beautiful words you write. My day is enriched because of you.

I need to buy some pajamas. That looks too fun. ;)

Karen said...

I was just at a florist yesterday that had some Sticks and Stones. My younger sister who is getting married on a new years made a comment about how much she loved them. It would be a great wedding present! I liked them on FB!

Krystal Maher said...

Love the sticks and stones site....love what it says, something for the person that has everything - so true! I do have facebook and 'liked' it and plan to share with others that don't have facebook. As for your blog, the family picture in front of all of the stockings rocks!

Kirsty said...

I am a long time liker of sticks and stones (on fb as well!) and your awesome blog too :)

lezahoover said...

I just found your blog, and I wanted to thank you for sharing. I am a mother of three, and my youngest daughter (who is 6 months) was born with Down Syndrome. I am working my way through my emotions, and your blog is a true testimony that life does goes on and and can still be as wonderful as we envisioned it would be. Thank you again, words can move mountains. Also, I liked sticks and stones on FB.

Kendra said...

I liked sticks and stones on fb. Beautiful photos! :)

junerose said...

I "like" sticks and stones...I have told your apple pie story a number of times now...I have to ask though, all of your baking with your pictures look like everything goes perfectly...I feel like when I try to bake with my kids I turn into a nasty mommy...are you always calm when you cook with them?

jajb79 said...

Beautiful pics, as always!
I liked Sticks and Stones on FB. What a beauitful idea!!!

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