Sunday Combo Platter (Baby, Boots, Beautiful, and Big Time)

It seems like ages since I’ve written either a three beautiful things post or done a Sunday Snapshots one, so I thought I’d serve up a combo platter this evening – a photo essay of beautiful things from the past two weeks.

1. I spent the first week of November visiting my new nephew, James (and his parents, of course). As you might expect, he’s adorable, not that I am in any way biased. Don’t believe me? I have pictures to prove it.

Sweet baby James having sweet baby dreams.
Sweet baby James having sweet baby dreams.

James in his too-big auntie-made hat.
James in his too-big auntie-made hat.
James likes rocking the red!
James likes rocking the red!

The last photo is actually from after I was home, but was sent during James’ first hockey game and is my favorite picture of him so far. Not just because of the Caps onesie, but because he looks so alert and twinkly-eyed.

2. I decided last year at a work conference in Nashville that I really, really wanted cowboy boots. I didn’t find any then that were exactly what I wanted, but on this trip to Texas, I finally found the perfect pair. Most cowboy boots have ornate tops but plain feet, but since I never, ever tuck my pants into my boots, I wanted ones with fancy feet. These are exactly what I wanted, and wearing them makes me feel surprisingly badass.

My new cowboy boots - beautiful, no?
My new cowboy boots - beautiful, no?
Love, love the fancy feet on my new boots.
Love, love the fancy feet on my new boots.

3. We’ve been having absolutely perfect fall weather the last few days – cold and frosty in the morning, warm and sunny during the days. The air is crisp and smells like dried leaves, which reminds me of fall at home. So beautiful.

The first frost of the fall, or the first I was awake early enough to see?
The first frost of the fall, or the first I was awake early enough to see?

And even though I’ve already made it to three, here’s one more item that can’t possibly go unmentioned:

4. The post I wrote on Friday got mentioned in that afternoon’s news links round-up post on Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog, which is kind of the Holy Grail of hockey bloggery. I’ve been over the moon with giddy excitement.

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Combo Platter (Baby, Boots, Beautiful, and Big Time)

  1. Mom November 15, 2010 / 8:03 am

    FANTASTIC FOUR!! James IS awesome (bias here too) -and- your boots are oh so *neat*!! Fall has been fab here too. Glad I got home for some of the crisp fall air & leaf raking. It is FUN! And thought the puck bunny video hilarious — and glad you got copied. AND — drum roll please– TWO posts in one week. HORRAY. 🙂

  2. Common Loon November 15, 2010 / 8:29 am

    Lovely post! Congrats on the mention. Thanks for blogging!! Love the photos (especially the ones of James)!!!! To think that we were going to send him a Wild outfit but decided not to waste the money because the family would ensure 90% of the time he was wearing CAPS loot, and the Wild would only get pulled out if he was ill. Our beautiful thing was the first snowfall – the biggest pre-Thanksgiving storm in 19 years. We rarely get the snowball / snowman making snow, and we got so much of it, that just about every house now has a snowman in the yard, and there were neighborhood snowball fights galore. I’d have to leave it at that, though, for beautiful things. The fact that one child – who NEVER gets ill and thus has very little experience with vomit – projectiled in his classroom while his teacher was attending a family funeral, is actually more indicative of how things have been going this week. *sigh*

  3. Joanne November 15, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    oh, CL, I have a similar child who never vomits, but I think tonight may be the night. There’s a nasty bug running thru the house–I was vomiting one last night, DH was sick all weekend. Sophia is complaining about her tummy tonight. UGH.

    Sarah, those boots are indeed awesome!!

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