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.
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.
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.
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.