{ giving thanks }

This past week, we celebrated our first Thanksgiving holiday together as man and wife in our first home. It was wonderful. I have so many things to be thankful for this year. The perfect husband, a home to call our own, two amazing pups who love us unconditionally, and families who travel across the country to spend the holidays with us. My hubby's parents flew all the way from New York and I couldn't have asked for a better week. It was honestly perfect... With the help of my mother-in-law, I prepared a rather traditional turkey dinner. I do love to cook, but was a little nervous about how it would all work out. Everything turned out fantastic. The only mishap was when I tried to transfer the pumpkin pie to the oven and everything spilled onto the oven door. Not too shabby for a first timer, huh? Here are a few photos from the visit, including the guest room I decorated with existing stuff for their arrival.


leaves are falling.

I want to first begin by apologizing for my brief hiatus from posting. Things have been a tad busy lately, but I finally have pictures for you. I was anxious to see how our house looked in autumn, and was pleasantly surprised at how vivid the colors were.


Whenever the weather is nice enough, we load up the pups in the car and head to Discovery Park for a long walk.


{ go yankees } 2009 world series champions

Photo via New York Post

For those of you that don't know, my huz is a huge Yankee fan. This year, they won the world series, so you might imagine how happy he was. Being the good wife that I am, I slaved over making a fondant NY Yankee logo for his birthday cake a few weeks ago. His birthday was before the final series game, but since it seems fitting I thought I should share.

We even carved pumpkins, and some friends made these lovely pieces: