we came, we ate, we conquered. Happy Thanksgiving! 🍗🍂🍁
Prepping for tomorrow, and the whole family’s helping!
Chris is making Rice Krispies treats because mama’s hungry and he is the best. 😍
Even though he was the one who had a craptastic day, Chris brought me cookies as big as my head. ❤️🍪❤️
Chris wanted my side of the bed so he could be closer to the lamp. He didn’t realize the cat came with it.
it’s far too nice to stay inside all day. (at Doudy Draw Trailhead)
meanwhile in Iowa… #dontgetshot
Our neighbors had a pumpkin carving party tonight and I made the bombest pumpkin ever.
clear eyes, full hearts.
Celestial Seasonings tour with Mom ☕️ (at Celestial Seasonings)
these are our parents. aren’t they cute?
collectively, these people have been married for something like 80 years. pretty incredible.
last week Chris’ folks took a road trip to visit some friends in New York and on the way they stopped over at my mom and dad’s house. the four of them visited and went out to eat and Chris’ parents spent the night there before waking up to drive the rest of the way. Chris and i facetimed with all four of them together, a hilarious scene if i’ve ever seen one.
after we hung up, Chris and i were still laughing about the ridiculousness of them all, especially en masse, but we also turned to one another and said out loud how happy and grateful we are that they get along. more than that, our parents like each other. and we like them.
having achieved the ripe age of thirty and been married a whopping three and a half years myself, i know that this is no small thing. marriage is hard. raising kids looks crazy on a good day, and keeping a family close seems next to impossible. but they’ve done it, and they’ve been excellent models for us.
each one of them is a sounding board and advisor. each offers a unique perspective when needed, endless amounts of patience, timely bits of humor, good (if sometimes unwanted) advice, and, of course, the occasional kick in the pants. they’re great parents and wonderful people, a fact that is made all the more important as we realize we are becoming more and more like them each day.
this is long, but i guess i just wanted to put it out there. i never want to forget how lucky i am to have two sets of supportive, kind, and loving parents, and i hope that when i become a parent myself i can do half as good a job as they’ve done.
also. chris and i are having a baby.
As you might have noticed, we went to St. Mary’s Glacier today. The glacier itself was pretty small this time of year, but there was still plenty of snow and lots of people hiked up with their skis on their back. The runoff melts and flows down the mountain into a cold little lake.
Pretty beautiful spot.