Saturday, November 24, 2012

giving thanks for family


The temperature outside warmed up just enough to be without jackets, the wind was wild and whipped our hair.

Our first stop was my grandmothers.  Her house will forever smell of the leather from their set of couches, and the ferns she grows will always be much larger and more vibrant than anything I've been able to grow on my own.  After our meal, we packed up and headed back up north to the city to spend time with Erick's side of the family.  Happy and exhausted, we spent the most precious time with loved ones near and far away -- and that's truly what means the most to me during the holidays.

32 comments:

  1. These photos are truly magnificent! You've captured such beautiful moments...full of life. So very lovely. May your week be a gentle, happy and delicious one :) x

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    1. Steph, thank you! I hope yours is off to a wonderful start as well x

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  2. oh kate, these photos are so very beautiful. the absolute joy on sofia's face in the wagon! sounds like the perfect way to spend your holiday x

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    1. It was such a fun thing for all of us to get out of the house for a bit!

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  3. These photos are SO beautiful. Happy holidays xx

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    1. The same to your family, thank you so so much xo

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  4. i agree kate...so much fun and love in these photos. really beautiful. xo

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    1. It's been so long since we've seen my sister who lives out of state, it was really an amazing few hours all together again. x

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  5. Spending time with family is always the pinnacle of the holidays : )

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  6. I adore your pictures. They're the best.

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  7. Oh wow! I am from Sydney and I just found your blog ... I really really love your style of photos :)
    Ellen xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much for stopping by, it means the world!

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  8. these pictures are absolutely beautiful.. it's so good to be thankful for family isn't it? x

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    1. It's the best kind of thankful...

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  9. What is it about grandmothers and their plants? I think we'll get there one day. Just takes time. As for now though, I'm lucky to remember to water my indoor plants once a month. (Truth.)

    That second to last picture is fantastic!

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  10. OK that second photo is just GORGEOUS!!!!

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  11. amazing photographs!! you have a new reader :) x

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  12. WOAH lady!! These are amazing. I think this is my fave post from you. Maybe. I love so many that I have trouble even conceptualising a favourite however this is right up there. However it needs to be TEN TIMES longer. Wait, it's perfect just the way it is, moments, reactions, emotions. More would detract, I'm just being greedy. Amazing my friend, amazing.

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    1. Hey hey hey! You never fail to make me laugh, thanks for always putting a smile on my face xo

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving! Your sisters are gorgeous! Your younger sister is absolutely adorable! (though she may not like being called adorable if she's like my sister) You have a beautiful family.

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    1. Carrie thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well, and I think a congratulations are in order ;)

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  14. omg kate! each post is better and better. so proud of you! and i'm happy you were able to see your sisters and family over thanksgiving. :)

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    1. Thanks Katie! I am so grateful to have seen my sisters, going from spending every day with them for years and years it's just not the same without them!

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  15. OMG Sof's face, while she's in the wagon. That girl's face gets me every time.

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  16. that IS the meaning of the holidays ;)

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  17. These photos are - again - amazing. What a beautiful family you have.
    Ronnie xo

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