Thanks was Given

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We had a very different Thanksgiving this year, thanks to Jamie's new job! For the last 15 Thanksgivings, he has had to go to bed early, so that he could be up and at work at 4 am for the hoardes of Black Friday shoppers. Since he's no longer in that retail nightmare, we took advantage and headed right out of town to Grass Valley for the holiday!

In no particular order, 10 of my favorite photos from the trip:
1. Only at Grandpa and Bubba's house can Max find a gift at his place at the table for *every* meal! (They will be out of the country for Christmas, so the holidays were blended for us! :))

2. I just adore this photo, for no particular reason. The incredible light, maybe? 🙂

3. Such pretty china, that belonged to my FIL's mother…

4. Cookie decorating at Grass Valley's Cornish Christmas winter festival!

5. And listening to the Cornish Choir…

6. I even managed to get in *front* of the camera a couple of times!

7. And the dark darkness at night allowed me to play with light and the stars in ways I just can't do in the lighter “darkness” of suburbia…

8. This is a 29 minute long exposure…

9. The sky is just so amazing out there…

10. We always hate to leave, and can't wait to come visit again!

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  1. I do love the 2nd photo too, but it is great to see you smiling even more! And the last one is my favorite. Wonderful list Lizz! Thank you for joining me in the celebrations this week.

  2. You’re right that the light in the second one makes it even more amazing. And I love that funny 6th picture, too! Looks like you had lots of fun.

  3. that’s right….I forgot this was going to be Jamie’s first non-retail holiday…so cool for you guys.

    Love the sky 29 min exposure!!

  4. Your pictures are amazing!!!! I love that you had such a wonderful holiday and that the gifts were really ones you couldn’t really see but could feel.

    Plus as someone who used to work retail…many moons ago….I know how nice it is to not have to be anywhere on the Friday after thanksgiving. YEA for your family.

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