One of my favorite things is waking up at my parents home on the Oregon coast.
Last weekend Aaron and I headed down there to visit, to relax, to read, to eat & drink, and to walk.
We walked along one of the trails along the coast that leads to Shore Acres State Park. Rain was in the forecast but it ended up being beautiful - cold but beautiful.
When we walk we talk about the walks we've taken before, about what the kids are up to, about what we'll eat & drink later, and about how darn amazingly beautiful it all is out there.
I take photos of them, she takes photos of us.
My Dad was up early with a trip to the store for a sale he saw on poinsettias and paperwhites and amaryllis bulbs.
This is one of my favorite photos from our quick trip. A simple shot, looking in through a doorway, at a moment in time.
My Dad + his iPad + his vodka gimlet (which were awesome - recipe here) + a rolling wicker chair + the door of the oven ajar while he sits and cooks crab cakes.
I know many of you are heading to visit family this weekend - maybe think about capturing some shots like this of your own family. People in their element, people doing what they do, people not looking at the camera. I also love that this shot includes other basic stuff of life that are things I'll want to see again someday.
I love how my Mom sets a table. Candles + water with ice + place mats + small dishes.
Super thankful for my parents and their hospitality.
Happy Thanksgiving to anyone celebrating!
Thank you for being a part of this community.
Just a heads up that the past Story Kit™, Story Stamp™, and Digital Story Kit™ sale ends 11/27/16 at 11:59PM EST (or while supplies last).
During this sale we are offering a Story Classroom Bundle that includes the second five themes: AM/PM, Magic, Click, Little Things, & Go. You can purchase this classroom bundle here (no physical or digital products are included with the purchase of the classroom content).
At the time I'm writing this there are still physical Story Kits™ available for the theme of Firsts and Old & New. Story Stamps™ still available include Black & White, Sparks, Cheer (great for the holidays too), Old & New, Heart, Craft, and Stuff. All Digital Story Kits™ are available (these are great companions to the classroom bundle). Kits and stamps sold during this sale do not include the original classroom content.
Don't forget that we've also got a shipping special running this month. Get FREE domestic shipping (or $10 international flat rate) with ANY purchase of $25 or more. Just enter promo code APPRECIATE at checkout.
Be on the lookout for a couple other special sales happening before the end of the month including a past December Daily® product sale and a digital/classes sale.
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