Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Change of Seasons

Song - The Turkey Song by Adam Sandler

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and weekend!

In Northern California, the weather has been beautiful.  Crisp in the evening but we have been enjoying breakfast and lunch outside.  The trees are putting on an incredible show of colors for us to enjoy.

My three boys were all here for Thanksgiving which thrilled my heart!  Our table was full of friends, family and food.....oh my.....way too much food!

The silver was polished

The table was set and the candles lit

The family china was ready

as were the kids!

Mr. B was cooking two turkeys - one traditional and one "his" style 
(this year I think it was BBQ Tequila lime - yumm!)

We all held hands and were grateful....very grateful for so much happiness in our lives.

Ohhh....then comes dessert!

It was ready to go.....

Then it was all over....and after wrapping up leftovers and washing many dishes, 
 we went to bed with very full tummy's but very happy hearts.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Leaf Peeping

Song - When the Leaves Come Falling Down by Van Morrison

Mr. B and I have been so busy with Thanksgiving preparations that we have not walked around our garden for the last few days.  The other day I noticed that our October Glory Maple Tree in the backyard was still somewhat green but yesterday it had already been lit on fire by the crisp Autumn air.

The Japanese Maple tree in our front yard is framed by my kitchen window, so I have been watching her turn colors slowly.

Momijigari from the Japanese momiji, "red leaves" or "Maple tree" and kari, "hunting", is the Japanese tradition of going to visit scenic areas where leaves have turned red in the Autumn.

I wish you all a wonderful and heartfelt Thanksgiving.......

"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."  ~ Henry Miller
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