Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wait for me!

I'm moving!

We found the house where our baby will have his or her first Christmas. And Paul and I think it will make a heck of a home.

But first, we have to pack, sort, measure, paint, stack, label and move.

So, it might be a little quieter than usual around here for the next few weeks.

To tide you over, I have some pictures! From a recent trip to the lost coast of Northern California for a very special nephew's fourth birthday.

We foraged buckets full of chanterelle mushrooms to celebrate.

And took many walks on the black beaches.

My niece and nephew whispered secrets to my belly, and listened for a reply, and asked a million times when, oh when will we meet our new cousin!

And they covered me with more hugs and kisses than any aunt could ever, ever hope for.

Yes, me and my belly had the loveliest time.

But now, we have to move.

So, please. Wait for me!

In the meantime, let's think about Thanksgiving, shall we? I'll be moved in just time to break in my new kitchen -- (baptism by Thanksgiving), and I need help deciding what to make. What would you make for your first Thanksgiving in a new home?

(And thank you to Paul for taking those bottom three pictures.)


  1. Cranberry sauce. I can't wait for the cranberry sauce.

    A roast turkey, of course, and the stuffing. Lots and lots of veggies, applesauce, pickled beets. Butternut squash pies for dessert. Fruit pies, too, or else a cheesecake. Coffee, maybe with some Bailey's for the tired cook.

    Happy moving! (That's an oxymoron if there ever was one.)

  2. Lovely pictures, I really love the optimism in your writing. Good luck with the move!

    I'm very much looking forward to perfecting a mushroom and seitan pot pie for my thanksgiving dinner...

  3. You have many changes to look forward to! Best of luck with your move. All of these photos are adorable :) As for Thanksgiving in the new home, I’d say keep it simple and easy as you’ll have so much on your plate already. Do splurge for a good dessert though. Nothing says home more than a turkey and gooey pie in the oven smelling up the house something delightful.

  4. Cranberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake. You sit. I'll bake. 'Nuff said.

  5. Aren't you looking lovely!!!! Good luck with the move and we'll be here when you get back!

  6. Hi Sarah, Love the blog, so fun to read. The last time I saw you, you were four years old, the sweetest little girl. Congratulations on your marriage and pregnancy. Nora & Dave must be beaming. Wendy Barner

  7. we always have potato dumplings instead of stuffing with our turkey... i adore them!

    other than that, chocolate pecan pie is key!!

  8. I'm willing to experiment with Thanksgiving (and I'll be posting some of my favorite recipes in the upcoming weeks) but favorites include: Turkey (duh), sweet potato gratin, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce (I have the BEST recipe), stuffing (traditional sage) and pie. That's really enough.

    Hope you can take a couple hours break on Sunday!