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our lovely thanksgiving. :personal:

it was one of the best thanksgivings that i can remember.  we gathered at sarah,  dave, & dante’s to eat, drink, & be merry!  we cooked…drank wine…laughed…snuck cookies when the littles weren’t watching…the dads chatted…the littles played…then we sat to give thanks…for everything.  we prayed & filled our plates.we laughed & had the usual debate over the canned gelantinous cranberry jelly versus the real deal…i vote for cran in a can!!!  everyone was full of joy…even harper…it was lovely.

i think when you have such wonderful friends & family, the mess is even sweeter & more fun to clean up…

thank you friends for our lovely thanksgiving…i am so thankful for each of you!

be thankful.

this thanksgiving i will open my eyes & be thankful for all of this: andrew…harper…olivia…mumsy…my sissy’s…mimi & pa…our families far away…our home…our jobs…children that draw on everything & love to play outside…pj days…hot cookies…prosecco…modern family & glee…toys…clothes…shoes…bubbles…snuggles…laughter…friends…our dinner table…the porch where we sit at least half of the year…the list goes on & on.  i wake up & feel the urge to comaplain…so much to do…too early…so little time…someone is already whining…the coffee is not quite ready…andrew is off to work, then instantly i remember…i am so blessed…be quiet…be thankful!  and i am.

be thankful!

photo by our friend, the amazing brett butterstein

Josh McCullock - November 27, 2010 - 11:47 am

Great, great photo!

all packed up, with no where to go. :personal:

i prayed that they were both sleeping.  it had been four days & at the exact time that i should have been passing through albuquerque on my way to oklahoma, i was still home…with two sick littles…all packed up, with no where to go…

it started sunday night.  shortly before bedtime, i came around the corner to see what harper was crying about.  she was alone in the toyroom…and totally freaking out.  i was greeted in the entry by harper…with yuck dripping down her face & dress.  it was the first time she’d ever thrown up & she was completely terrified.  i guess if i were her age & spontaneously combusting i too would be hugely freaking out!  it continued: dry heaving…barfing…laying on the kitchen floor…going through pj after pj…warm showers followed by a warm bath…wrapped in towels…laying on the floor blankly staring at the tv…screaming “help me” because of stomach cramps…forcing meds into her mouth…gatorade…begging her to drink something…lollipops…ice pops…french fries…a visit to uncle/dr. dave…laundry…snuggling…pushing away…diarrhea…diaper change after diaper change…baby powder…aquafor…i slept on her floor…she was pathetic…i just prayed it would stop.  for two & a half days we watched her every second…thankfully she stopped oozing things & is bouncing around as if nothing was ever wrong.

it was a pathetic display of illness for several days…

then…on the morning of preschool thanksgiving, which i was much more excited about than i would expect any normal, loving mommy would be…i got a call from olivia’s teacher…she had just thrown up in the bathroom at school…here we go again…

my poor babies…

i finally resigned myself to the fact that we were not going anywhere & unpacked everything saturday…

update…harper, then livi, then andrew all had it…thankfully i was spared…knock on wood!!!

megan doke - November 27, 2010 - 10:51 pm

oh jan! glad you guys are feeling better! emma had it after chris, she lost 6 pounds and threw up for 5 days. so sad to see them sick. love you! xoxo

Liz Fugate - November 24, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Hello My Darlings!

To the little Momma of The Littles! My goodness–what an ordeal! Your pictorial and comments are just priceless! Poor baby! You must be just exhausted!

So how are all of my angels now? Better I hope!

So sorry I didn’t have the opportunity to get together with you last week. When I see pictures of the girls it sure makes me lonesome.

Love to all of you…Give the girls a hug and tell them Mumsy said Hello and that I love them SOOOOO much!

blossom. :vendor…online shop:

please help me in welcoming in blossom of durango to the amazing online boutiques available for your shopping pleasure!!!…her online boutique will be up for shopping very soon…

i have had the pleasure of working closely with the wonderfully talented april albert of blossom durango for the past several months & i’m excited to share her gorgeous bouquets with you… and you can send them to your loved ones from the comfort of your phone or computer…

this is one of my favorites…are you listening andrew…i heart this one…

i have no idea how she does it…but she does it so well…
boys…girls like these…a lot…
imagine the happy dance that will happen when this arrives on your mom’s…bosses…bff’s doorstep…just before thanksgiving…

hop over to the online catalog at blossom of durango…april will get you all taken care of & make something beautiful for you!!!

love…

blossom also has great gifts…candles…bath & body products…home products…books…baby gifts…and cards galore!

go see april monday-saturday…& come in to see me on friday afternoons!

see ya then!

nola. :what i did last week…just a wink:

last week i was in new orleans for pictage partnercon.  i use pictage & loooove it…& decided to attend their annual conference this year because my bestie hollib was going too!  i signed up for shooting workshops with three photographers that i love…and are really, really different!  i learned a tremendous amount…about the business, the way i like to shoot, & even myself.  here’s a wink at the time i spent shooting…

come back soon for more…

see ya then!!!

carla ten eyck - November 24, 2010 - 11:55 am

JAN!!! I wish I met you earlier in the week before our hostile conversational hijacking happened!!! You were so much fun and your work is great! So glad to have met you girl!

casey - November 18, 2010 - 9:09 am

WHAT?!?! so jealous!! super fun! high fashion! just like you!! :) Love it!

Timothy Pham - November 17, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Love the shots!!!!!!!!!!! but where is the one with me and Mike?!
JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha