November 30, 2015

Our Thanksgiving in St. Stephens Church, Virginia

Thanksgiving day we spent time with my Dad and extended family on my aunt and uncle's Virginia horse farm. This is a place I've been visiting since early childhood and a favorite place we've highlighted here on the blog from time to time over the years. Tim has been hunting with family in these woods and we loved the chance to just walk the grounds, check out the garden, take in the fresh air, admire the horses and visit this year's new colts.

This was the first time we'd been back to the farm since my grandmother's passing over 3 years ago, so it was a nice opportunity to reflect, spending time with family.

All the horses are fun to be around and come right up to the gates to greet you — this Palomino in particular was quite a ham. Can you just imagine a joyous "Happy Thanksgiving, why didn't you save me some potatoes?" coming from that mouth:

Across the farm, my aunt and uncle find little bird nest castaways made from horse hair every so often. I've never quite seen anything like one of these anywhere else and was so tickled to be able to bring this tiny artifact home:

I've already got a plan for what I'd like to do with it decor-wise, which will be fun to share here on the blog in the coming weeks.

Over the remainder of the long weekend Tim and I enjoyed munching on leftovers and birthday cake, spending time with extended family and friends, completing a couple DIY projects on the list and partaking in a little Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping. We mainly stocked up on jewelry and packaging supplies to carry the shop through holiday, but also found some new Christmas decorations and ended up having this little fox "follow us home" from World Market — doesn't he make the cutest treat jar for Basil?

Thank you for taking the time to check in on us today and share in some of our Thanksgiving highlights. We hope your weekend was just as bright and here's to the holiday season ahead!

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