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Beyond Thankful!

21 November

It’s raining, it’s raining, it’s raining!  The pitter patter sound on our roof as I type this feels like just the Thanksgiving wish we all needed here in California.  After the past couple of weeks with the Camp Fire hitting so close to home, I’m truly feeling more thankful and grateful than ever for my family and their safety.  My in-laws, who had been in Sacramento with us these past couple of weeks, finally got the green light that they could go home yesterday!  It’s truly a miracle that their house is standing as so many of their surrounding neighbors sadly lost their homes, and the fire went straight through their surrounding property.  The devastation of losing everything you own is hard to imagine, but really what I’ve realized through everyone’s stories over this past week is so much generosity, love and the light that comes out of hard times.  And really, nothing is as important as your loved ones safety.  We had been keeping our Thanksgiving plans up in the air due to the fires and air quality but now (again thanks to the rain!) we’re packing our bags and heading “home” to Chico to be with both of our families.  I was looking forward to hosting everyone here (you know me) but after everything I couldn’t be happier to go home.

This year I’m in charge of the salad (I like to make a pear, blue cheese, salad with mixed greens and candied pecans), a veggie side, and also taking a stab at a homemade–crust and all–apple pie.  My brother-in-law’s request as his mom usually makes it but this is his first Turkey Day with our family, so it really feels like the pressure is on.  Also it’s double the celebration this weekend as Rex is turning TWO.  I can’t believe it.

Sending you all so much love!  And I hope your table is filled with way too much delicious food!! xx

Turkey Day Style  |  Do you dress up or dress down?  Wearing my trusty black slip dress, layered with a lace bodysuit.  You know me and my bodysuits these days!  Love this one for dressing up holiday dresses this season.

Photography | Codi Ann Backman and myself

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