• family,  home,  kids,  photography,  Thanksgiving,  the dog

    An unexpectedly lovely Thanksgiving.

    Oddly enough, it’s been a Thanksgiving to remember.  I say “oddly” because I had to schedule surgery (laparoscopic gallbladder removal, no worries, I’m doing just fine) on Tuesday, which took me out of any and all Thanksgiving preparation and meant that I would spend the holiday recuperating and resting instead of making the rounds to the various family celebrations.  It turned out, however, to be a lovely day. After spending most of the morning with the kids and hubs, they departed, headed to the family gatherings that I wasn’t yet up to, but my parents came over to spend the day with me. My mother came bearing gluten-free casseroles galore,…

  • Belize,  blogging,  Liebster,  Oxford,  the dog,  work life

    I got an award!

    So today, I got a message from Leslie over at Tally Tales that I had been nominated for a Liebster Award! Thanks, Leslie! I didn’t even know what this was, but sure was happy to get it once I figured it out!  Please go check out Tally Tales. I’ve really enjoyed it and I think you will, too.  So what is a Liebster Award, you ask? I asked the same thing. (Sorry, blogger community, for being so out of the loop.)    Answer: The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. And it’s a “pay it forward” kind of thing, which is cool.  So here…