Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been grateful for encouraging notes.

And for scarf weather.

I’ve been grateful for macarons.

And for brunch dates.

For appropriate headwear.

Of all kinds.

I’ve been grateful for cookies.

And for beloved friends with babes on the way.

I’ve been grateful for kitty snuggles.

And family gatherings (with photos that capture our spirit nicely).

What are you grateful for in this wonderful month of November?

Gratitude Lately

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Lately I’ve been grateful for bellinis…

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And sweet visitors to share brunch with.

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I’ve been grateful for sukkahs.

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And times of rest.

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I’m grateful for birthday cakes with purple inscriptions.

For Mary Poppins-inspired umbrellas (and for Mary Poppins in general!)

And for squirmy calico kitties.

I’m grateful for the refreshment of cold kombucha.

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But most of all, I’m grateful that I met this guy right around 10 years ago. Cheers to the next 10 years of flirting with you, Handsome.

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Lately I’ve been grateful . . .

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. . . for brides in white dresses.

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For $6 trifle bowls, and lemon custard.

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For this “Fuzzy Thing” who makes life more fun.

For sweet cuddles with this babe while her parents eat dinner.

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For the way he talks to her.

And for mixers from 1957, and the repairmen who know how to fix them.

Happy Monday, friends! Hope your holiday week is filled with laughter, joy and plenty of rest. 💛

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Lately I’ve been grateful for camellias that remind me of my Papa Jim…

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For queen bees set free from their boxes.

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For docks and the blueness of Lake Lanier.

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For homemade vanilla lattes.

For the love between these two, and the kippah on my brother’s head.

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For instant photos (as always!)

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For finish lines.

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And for blooming azaleas.

Happy spring! What are you grateful for?

Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been grateful for…

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Christmas gifts that make me feel loved and known.

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Craft beverages and tomato soup.

trips in new york

Whirlwind big city adventures.

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Delicious brunches with my favorite man.

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Velveteen dresses.

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My favorite tiny cookie cutters.

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For time to paint, and fuzzy little muses.

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And for beautiful snowy days in Georgia.

Merry winter, sweet friends! What have you been grateful for lately? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful . . .

. . for small hands holding old cameras.

And for the old-fashioned fun of waiting for “instant” film to develop.

For $6 goodwill dresses, and a sewing machine to re-fashion them.

For new backsplashes.

And for hot summer hikes.

Hope you’re enjoying summer, friends! I’ve been really enjoying our film cameras lately, how have you been capturing your summer memories? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for birthday girls.

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And for pink birthday cupcakes with sprinkles.

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For family photos.

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And plaid shirts.

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And I’ve been grateful for the Dad of this crew & his trademark mustache. He makes Father’s Day worth celebrating.

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Lately I’ve been grateful…

For dances with this amazing life partner.

For a new [birthday] coffee mug, and for a fluffy cat to claim the box it came in.

For birthday cupcakes.

For time to paint.

And for that feeling of joy and thankfulness that comes from knowing that not just one, but two of your brothers have been fortunate enough to find beautiful love stories – and to marry a woman that will love them, cherish them, and care for them, for all their days. May you have many, many first dances, Jeffery and Katie Beth.

Here’s to gratitude, and to the start of new seasons!