welcome november

It's a month of shorter days, chilly weather, family + holidays, and gorgeous skies.

Scarves and moccasins and boots and mittens. Warm socks and sweaters. I like the clothes of autumn and winter, especially now that I basically have no choice but to don them before I go outside, camera in hand.

Thanksgiving is on its way, and with its arrival will come family. Our family from both sides will be here for Thanksgiving this year, and I could not feel more blessed to be able to see them all.  It's one of my favorite holidays, not just because of what it represents, but also because of the feeling it evokes. Some of my most precious memories are of early mornings on Thanksgiving, getting started on the cooking and baking early. We turn on some music, stoke a fire in the fireplace, and get started. My family is full of good cooks. Seriously. Pies and cookies and snacks and turkey and more. You could say that I'm a little excited for Thanksgiving. Thank you November for Thanksgiving.

I love the difference between other autumn months and this one. This one, it's different. There is a quietness to it. Yet, an air of expectation for the sweet, coming days. It is beautifully unique. Oh, God is so good, isn't He. We are so blessed, and the arrival of this month reminds me to be thankful for every moment, which is the theme, really of this blog. Making the most of each moment, each stitch in time, per say.

Do you like November as much as I do?




  1. yes, i quite love november. i love the fact that daylight savings time is over, which means an extra hour of sleep for the tired cupcake eater. i love thanksgiving, and my parents and grandparent's beastly cooking and baking skills. i love the way the leaves flutter from off of the trees and i love the fact that i can drink tea six times a day just because i can. i love the extra blankets that are promptly put on my bed when the cold air filters through, and the wishlists that are made by excited Christmas lovers. i love the charlie brown specials and the parades and the hot chocolate..and..well...you get the idea.
    great post :))
    -jocee <3

  2. I love November! It's such a lovely month. Beautiful photos! :)

  3. Hmm, even though November is my birthday month, it's never been my favorite. But I feel that changing already...I think photography makes me look for the small things more. And I am excited for Thanksgiving. (: