we had a beautiful thanksgiving, spent with dear family and friends. we actually had the dinner itself in my aunt's barn, where we had our wedding reception. the chandelier wrapped in flowers and the vintage wallpaper we hung is still up. my husband kissed me remembering out loud all the tiny little details.
we fed my aunt's buffalo apples and steve made his famous garlic mashed potatoes and i made these brown butter pumpkin cupcakes and added butterscotch to the caramel. i couldn't believe how incredible they were.
we spent a lot of this weekend just being together. we walked around bookstores and libraries and drank champagne next to fireplaces and went on a beautiful bike ride when the sun was just about to set. steve took me to a new restaurant in town and we saw the new catching fire movie. i spent some time making more floral mandalas and put some dye on my hair in the spirit of the new season that is to come. i also created (with my husband's firm encouragement) a writing space for myself, with a desk and everything. i feel so grateful for a little place to call my own, as i've never had a place to write. it had always been on a bed or a table, so this is especially beautiful for me.
steve leaves for a trip to an island today and my heart is very heavy at the thought of him being gone. i know it's not forever and i can't even imagine how some people do it all the time. i'm just feeling sentimental as his love is a very powerful force in our lives.
i hope you are all well and warm, friends.