Images from Thanksgiving morning

I really almost didn't post tonight. I was so close to letting myself off the hook. But ... I committed to doing NaBloPoMo, and I'm going to finish it, rain or shine. Holiday or no. ;)

I didn't think I really had anything much to say or share tonight, but I uploaded the handful of photos off my camera that were from today, and I had these three images.


Every year since we've been married, my husband and I have made pumpkin muffins for breakfast on Thanksgiving. We've tried a number of recipes. Last year's were awesome, although the kids weren't as excited about them. This year we made Emily's. I think we may finally have a keeper.

ruby red

This year, our pumpkin muffins were accompanied by baked french toast, bacon, and ruby red grapefruit with a sprinkle of turbinado. Yummy.


And also this morning, our Michaelmas candle burned itself out. It has carried us well through these darkening days of autumn. It has taken us right to the threshold of Advent. Beginning Sunday, we will kindle the small flames in our Advent wreath to bring us the rest of the way to the return of the light at Christmas. This is a beautiful, sacred time of year. I hope that all of you will have a meaningful experience of Advent this year, no matter what your approach.

And on that note, tomorrow evening will be my annual winter/holiday book post. I can't wait to share some more favorites with you!