Good morning my friends!
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Speaking of giving, let’s talk about gifts.
Gifts aren’t always the tangible, the physical, or of huge monetary value. In fact, the best gifts, tend to be those that fall outside of the categories above.
Maybe it’s the time of the year, or maybe it’s this beautiful gift growing in my belly, but I was reflective over the weekend
First is the gift of time. I sort of love having my off-Fridays actually off. It’s amazing to have that one extra day over the weekend to have a little ‘me’ time, to sleep in, to get all those things done that pile up over the busy work week.
Another gift, is that of making new friends. It’s not always easy making new girlfriends, particularly when you work in a predominantly male field and live in a high-tech area. So I’m pretty grateful for becoming friends with an amazing blogger Shayla. I feel like we’ve known each other for years and hanging out on Friday just solidified how awesome of a connection we have.
Oh and yes froyo is also a gift. We headed to ULove and their flavors are pretty damn faboosh. I went with the peanut butter (to die for), the english toffee, and topped it with Kit-Kat, Snickers, Nilla wafers, peanut butter chips, Butterfinger, and…hmmm…that may have been it
She also bought this adorable knit monkey cap and booties for Sawyer (and maple cookies for me!):
Being able to nurture others through baking is a gift. There are few things that bring me as much joy as baking something scrumptious and sharing it with loved ones. Shayla and I tackled Pumpkin Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding on Friday as well. It smelled and tasted amazing. I’m going to make it again on Saturday with a number of tweaks and will post the recipe then (such a tease!).
Saturday Zach and I were met with yet another gift. The gift of good friends and coworkers who hosted a joint celebration of newly purchased homes and also baby Sawyer. I hadn’t anticipated the baby shower so didn’t bring my shower to take photos, but Zach managed to snap an iphone pic of the delicious cupcakes they had: lemon (with lemon crème filling) and mocha cappuccino. Usually I’m a lemon person, but the mocha was out of this world good! Thank you so much to Zach’s coworkers for hosting a fun day and all the adorable gifts!
The gift of seasons, and the gift of change keeps me awestruck. I don’t know how many times this weekend I commented on just how breathtaking the trees looked. I can easily say this time of year makes me the happiest – I’m very much like my Dad that way
What gifts are you celebrating?
Are you in love with Fall as much as I am?