gatherings

one intensively awesome weekend.

3 Dec 2012

friday. saturday. sunday. first weekend in december… check.

cooking. baking. snow. the theater. family visitors. friends. open house. thanksgiving. more snow. christmas market. church. work. advent. christmas market. thanksgiving again. candles. sunday night collapse on the bed.

an intensely wonderful holiday weekend. and now, some pics to share!

perfectweather

it doesn’t get much cozier than cooking & baking a thanksgiving dinner with snow falling down & christmas music ringing in my ears. perfect afternoon.

theatre

friday night at the theater. the addams family. it was amazing!

snow

saturday morning & a quick run to the grocery store & the bakery for some last minute necessities. snow everywhere!

cuties

a visit from our bonus niece & lina’s bonus brother for lunch. so adorable & fun.

fika

fresh baked bread, cheese, & coffee. so typical swedish.

table

the thanksgiving table is all set. almost dinner time!

star

our star in the window was the perfect backdrop for a cozy table setting. ( i give credit to my love. it was her idea).

food

bon appétit!

thegirls

an international thanksgiving with amazing women. around the table we were: british, german, half swedish/half american, 2 americans, & 2 swedes. so cool.

redtights

sunday morning. the first sunday in advent! got my red tights on.

advent celebrations at church with tons of music. lina sang a little solo. i heart her voice.

fairtrade

after church, we headed out to a few christmas markets in town. we visited a fair trade market & supported the local lgbt organization. of course.

myloveandme

me + my love + christmas trees. love.

cold

cozy & cooooold. but, the perfect weather for the season.

thanksgiving2

thanksgiving. part 2. lina’s parents came over for more yummy food.

treeandlights

exhausted. excited. tired. satisfied. and totally & completely thankful. we ended our weekend wrapped up in blankets, gazing at the christmas tree in the square outside our window.

meandatree

yep. the first weekend of advent has come to a close. and i could not be any more excited that i already am about this time of year. hope you had a great weekend, that you are beginning to feel a little of the holiday spirit yourself, and most importantly, that you slow down some… even in the middle of all of the craziness & stress & fun.

wishing you a week of stars, lights, comfort & peace.

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  • Reply Tracy 3 Dec 2012 at 13:38

    I can absolutely feel your cozy-contentedness all the way over here, Liz- lol. Okay, starting from top left, what’s all the T’Day goodies? The baby is adorable, btw~ 🙂

    • Reply liz 5 Dec 2012 at 09:59

      hehe. fantastic!
      ok. here goes: from the top left & clockwise… a tiny bowl of oranges, sweet potatoes in orange peels, salad, green bean casserole, stuffing, turkey loin medallions & stuffing, quorn (veggie sot “meat”). it was yuuuummy!

  • Reply Louise G. 3 Dec 2012 at 14:34

    What a fabulous gift to be able to walk through your weekend via your photos and words — and I took my photo yesterday, btw 🙂 me, my red dog walking coat and my pooch — I know, the red was a day late but I’m one day behind! 🙂

    • Reply liz 5 Dec 2012 at 10:01

      thanks! photography is such an important part of my everyday life, actually. so glad you joined in the photo challenge! are you posting your pics anywhere? i’d love to see them! 🙂

  • Reply CarlyBeth's Blog 3 Dec 2012 at 17:21

    Beautiful photography! I love the place settings at your international meal. Those wine glasses are cool 🙂

    • Reply liz 5 Dec 2012 at 10:01

      hehe. the wine glasses were a wedding gift from lina’s aunt & uncle. rainbows. 🙂

  • Reply kate1975 4 Dec 2012 at 06:20

    It sounds like a great weekend.

    Kate

    • Reply liz 5 Dec 2012 at 10:02

      it was wonderful! thanks!

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