Sunday, November 25, 2012


"Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

This morning, in the kitchen, I fixed the last of this weekend's food.
A yummy Pinterest find and my trusty banana bread.
Please note the totally-on-sale-paper plates bought for all post turkey day munching.
It's time for leftovers and I'm off dish duty!

My favorite couple added a puppy to their little family.
We all love having him around!

I'm thankful for my daughter's hands - gentle, strong hands
that care for children, cuddle puppies, take wonderful photos 
and shuffle a mean deck of cards.

I'm not sure if it was the bubbles in the cocktail,
the cocktail itself,
poor card playing skills
or just dumb luck...
but I lost our afternoon game of hearts.

To cheer me up after the tragic defeat,
we got out a beautiful puzzle...
a beautiful, large, difficult puzzle.
If when we finish it,
we'll be joining the trees, pond and lily pads
near the Japanese Bridge in Monet's garden.

Linking up with Tabitha for Sunday Citar
and Ashley for Scavenger Hunt Sunday


  1. These are beautiful!! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  2. Every one of these phtotos is gorgeous but the bubbles with the cherry on top is my favorite!

  3. Great post, nothing quite like dogs is there. We have three, pains in the you know what but we love them. Hands can really tell a lot about people. That cocktail looks very tasty.

  4. so beautifully written and photographed as well!!

    love the new puppy, looks like he's getting big!!

  5. Oh my goodness, your dog photos are so cute. I just want to kiss him! And I love the shot of the hands holding the cards. It is GREAT. That drink with the cherry looks quite delicious also. And I LOVE doing puzzles....would so have loved to have been at your house!! Looks like you had a great time, doing all my favorite things....eating, playing cars, snuggling dogs and doing puzzles. Nice. And thank you for praying for our adoption journey! It means a lot. :)

  6. A fun, Thanksgiving filled group for this week's words - very creative.

  7. Awww......puppy love!
    Beautiful series of photos & I would love bubbles in a cocktail for my consolation prize too!

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. So glad you got to spend it with family and dogs :). Me too!

  9. That puppy is so sweet!! I love the one of him sleeping on his "daddy's" shoulder.

  10. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have a giant puzzle going too. :)

  11. what a great Thanksgiving you had, with that added puppy love. the cocktail looks yummy, but sorry it caused you to loose at hearts...go drown your sorrows in another one!! giggle! have fun with that puzzle!

  12. Love those Couple photos, Adrienne!

  13. Lovely shots and sweet sentiments to go with them. It looks like a fantastic holiday!

  14. Love these. Max gets cuter everyday!
    :) Thanks for all the hard work you did!!!

  15. Love your images!! The last one is stunning!

  16. Love the break from dish duty! Smart lady! Looks like you have had a wonderful time this week. That cocktail looks like it would hit the spot!

  17. Very nice! I love your "bubbles" shot. Make me want a cocktail myself.
    Great job!