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 for beach trips.

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And family time.

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For new houses and fig trees.

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For dress shopping excursions (and finding “the one”!)

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And for the instant film that makes capturing these memories so fun.

*All photos here except dress shopping were captured on a Land Camera 210 using Fp-100c film [no longer manufactured]. The photo in front of the bridal shop was taken using an Instax Neo 90 on Instax Mini Color film.

Happy September, friends!

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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! 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for…

Unplanned Saturday adventures!

Colorful asymmetrical Spring planters.

Opportunities to meet nature up close, and see my brother in his element.

A husband who works hard, studies hard, and plays hard.

For being in the right place at the right time, and for successful dislocated shoulder reductions.

And spicy hot chocolate!

Happy Wednesday, friends! What are you going to work hard/play hard at this week? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for walls to climb.

For summertime memories.

For fresh grown basil and the scent of spicy oregano.

And for this baby cat, who throws a veritable tantrum of happiness whenever I come home from barre class all tired & sweaty.

Happy Monday, brave ones! What are you going to do this week that you enjoy? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for back-to-back pottery classes in this space.

For early morning espresso crafted by my favorite barista.

And that he never asks me hard questions until 20mins after my first sip.

For travel memories of distant places.

And for brave hearts that are learning to live adventurously.

Happy Thursday, brave ones. You’re almost to the weekend!