Happy Thanksgiving Eve, dear readers! I fell asleep in Benjamin’s bed when I was tucking him in for naptime this afternoon. I woke up looking at his precious sleeping face. Sometimes I’m just floored by the beauty of a sleeping child.
I couldn’t be more grateful for my two little ones, my wonderful husband and best friend, and our baby on the way. Not to mention our amazing extended family. I have so much to be thankful for this year including you. Thank you for being here! I really think I have the world’s most delightful readers and I love all that you bring to this little community.
In other news, I finally gave in and got a twitter account (@HaleyCarrots). I’m still a little confused about how the whole thing works, but now’s a good time to find out, right? Follow me if you haven’t already had your fill of my nonsense
Have you already started Thanksgiving baking? Our family’s must-have-or-it’s-not-Thanksgiving menu items are my great-grandmother’s recipes for Au Gratin Potatoes and Pumpkin, Chocolate Creme, and Coconut Creme Pies. My brother is whipping up the potatoes this year and Benjamin and my Aunt are busy making pies. We’re also doing Turkey, Ham, GF Cornbread/Sausage Dressing, sweet potatoes, salad, etc. What dishes are essential to your family’s Thanksgiving table?
Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: The First Sunday of Advent is just over a week away! We’re going to make our Advent candles and wreath next week and I can’t wait! I do hope you’ll link up with us on Dec. 3rd and share all your old and new posts about the first week of Advent (read more about the new link up Little HolyDays here).
Advent Links: Keep It Simple by Simcha Fisher
Holy Time: Observing Advent Instead of Fighting Santa by Carrots for Michaelmas
In the Garden: Greens, greens, and more beautiful greens!
Tended by my three wonderful gardeners.
And a 14 week old longed-for and beloved baby in utero. (I got rid of my blonde hair so that I won’t have to dye it during pregnancy. I know it’s probably safe, but I get nervous.)
If you only have time to read one link, please read MollyMakesDo’s The Shadow of Thankfulness. My thoughts exactly, Molly! I’m going to a friend’s newborn’s baptism on Black Friday morning and then I plan on staying in for the rest of the day eating Thanksgiving leftovers and snuggling my babies and avoiding the insanity!
The Problem with Pink by Margot Payne (A thoughtful post about Breast Cancer Awareness Month by my precious mom, who successfully battled breast cancer three years ago.)
Instagrams Worth Sharing:
Rosy-cheeked kitchen helper.
This book is a delight. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get my act together and buy a copy.
If you are an Amazon shopper and beginning (or more organized than I am and actually finishing) your holiday shopping, would you do me a huge favor and use my Amazon search widget on the sidebar on the right when you go to Amazon to order? I’m an Amazon affiliate so I receive a tiny percentage of sales made through my links which really helps to keep the lights on here at Carrots. I would be eternally grateful!
It’ll be quiet around here tomorrow because we will be busy feasting up a storm at my parent’s house. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving day with family and friends!