November 12, 2012
Whoa. November. Slow down! Anyone else smitten with this too-short month? I could live in it for ages! The sudden appearance of Christmas commercials, the 4:30 in the afternoon lighting of lamps, the scarves and slippers, the planning for turkey and pie and holiday company, and the question "is it too early to hang these Christmas lights?" hangs in the air. But sadly, guys, we're almost to the middle of this month of anticipation already. and we need to talk about what's going on. So much good stuff. What's up with you? Here's the latest from our house...









  1. My twin sister had her first baby!!! I have a new nephew! His name is Davis. And, on the same day, my baby sister got engaged!!! I have a new brother! So thankful for all of these people.
  2. Jumping into the holidays with reckless abandon. 
  3. Bring on the Christmas movies, ABC Family.
  4. Voting.
  5. Enjoying the green grass and mild weather. And an occasional backyard bonfire.
  6. Soup that "tastes like Thanksgiving turkey"-Grant. It was actually chicken. 
  7. Watching Dancing With The Stars. Can't be helped. :)
  8. Eating these chips and pineapple salsa.
  9. Breaking Dawn this weekend!! We are absurdly ready for this movie.
  10. Getting to the gym with my fellow tread millers. 
  11. Sipping cup after cup of Easy Now tea. I'm not really tense, I just picked it out for fun. 
  12. On the hunt for a good pomegranate/raspberry tea. Any recommendations?
  13. Annual Deer Hunting weekend with the Harms clan! It's our Early-Thanksgiving every year.
  14. Communicating with the baby in my house, who understands so much now. I love this age! 
  15. Playing "Home Alone". (hands on cheeks, yell "ahhhhh!") Dancing to Linus & Lucy. 
  16. A few Christmas playlists on repeat. Instrumental, mellow, vintage.. I don't mess around.
  17. Pecan-Crusted Chocolate Pumpkin Pie. Again, not messing around. 
  18. Mom came to visit! 
  19. She brought me groceries and sat at my table and ate my pumpkin bread and played with my girlie.
  20. A mom who buys you your favorite bottle of kombucha? So cool. 
  21. Initiating pajama-wearing for miss Hadley. (instead of just sleeping in her squash-stained clothes.)
  22. Going to see Eric Hutchinson in concert this week. We love him.
  23. ahhhhh!!!!! a concert. it's going to be like a for reals date. What should I wear? 
  24. Keeping a little something up my sleeve just for you. It's a big surprise. More soon! 
  25. And concocting some fudgy walnut goodness. Sharing soon.


A little E. Hutch to give you a taste of what we're going to hear. The acoustic version of this song (if you can find it) is my favorite!



7 comments:

Amanda said...

Pecan-Crusted Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, what?! Have you shared this recipe before? If not, you should! Don't make me beg!

A Wife and her Carpenter said...

I'm with Amanda, but also very curious about this big secret...can't wait!!! Is there a new harmsie on the way??? :)

P.S. Congrats to both of your sisters!! What an exciting day!

Nessa Bixler said...

Hooray your an Aunt!!

Soup that tastes like Thanksgiving Turkey! Please share!

Have fun at your concert - we love Mr. Eric too. A date!!

Kaitlin Graff said...

SO MANY things to be thankful for, and such a great list. Thank you for reminding me of so many lovely things.

Give both your sisters congratulatory squeezes for me, and one for that beautiful little girl of yours. She is growing up SO FAST.

Have a great time at the concert-Praying you are well. Love and miss you!

Grace said...

Oh, wow! What an exciting time. I'm in Canada and with Thanksgiving over and our first huge dump of snow at my place, we are full swing for Christmas! Also, Stash Wild Raspberry Hibiscus tea smells phenomenal and tastes even better.

Linnea Paulina said...

Congratulations on your new family members! When are you going to get to meet little Davis? So much joy.

Have a cozy Monday!

Anonymous (grant) said...

I think you should wear that shirt you wore on our first Valentine's Day date!

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