A heart too full to shop on a monday even though the house is empty

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Well it’s not entirely empty.  Some mornings start well into the night when a little one gets a fever and all of a sudden you get reduced back to the new-parent cycle of comfort/worry/wait/stayupallnight/willtheyeverbeokayagain and instead of sending two kids off to school you only send one.  (He is doing much better now by the way,and I’m thankful my guys tend to bounce back quickly.)

So that’s putting a little damper on my Monday morning shopping.

But, I don’t really feel the need to shop today even though EVERY store I know seems to be throwing their last sale before Black Friday. Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, and I’m so thankful that my parents, my sister, her husband and my dog nephew all came down from Canada to celebrate with us this weekend.  It was a quiet and simple Thanksgiving, but it was so good for the heart to just to hang out, eat yummy food and think about the things we are thankful for this year.

My thankful heart for Canadian Thanksgivingfamily visiting

We also ate the BEST PIE EVER.  (I should have put it in a pie tray to pretend I made it but I couldn’t take credit for this one.)

best pumpkin pie in seattle from a la mode

I can always count on A la Mode pies to make something delectable and this perfect pumpkin pie will probably make a reappearance at round two of our Thanksgiving celebration feast in November as long as I remember to put in my order.  I don’t know why more places don’t do this, but the bow they wrap around the pie box just adds that extra little “we care about how our pies taste” touch that makes the pie taste even better.pie from a la mode

We also stopped into Cone and Steiner the other day on the way to the Sounders game and while my kids think it is the best pre-game place to stop thanks to the fill-a-bag candy buffet, I noticed some awesome glass containers (you can see them in the background of the picture) and I’m definitely going back to make them mine.

cone and steiner candies

And a friend snapped a pic of the hubby and I at the Feast at the Market in Pike Place.

pink door with my hubby

I got the dress I’m wearing from my September Golden Tote box and I received a few complements that night so I was totally pleased.  The Feast is such a great event to put on your calendar for next year if you’re in Seattle.  You get to try a whole bunch of great Pike Place Market restaurants and your ticket benefits Neighborcare.  We ate a ton of really great food, and especially loved the Pink Door, the Pike Brewing Company, Ellenos Yogurt (specifically the Pumpkin Pie!!!)  and these amazing macarons from Yellow Leaf Cupcakes.(They also make the most unusual cupcake in Seattle, a tomato soup cupcake that you should probably try at least once.)

pumpkin from our garden

So happy thankful Monday and while I’m reading this hilarious book I just bought about running,trying to figure out if the pumpkin we picked from our garden is actually edible and looking for a perfect turkey noodle soup recipe to fully heal my under the weather little one, I do hope you’re having some time nourishing your heart, being with your family, taking some time to read by yourself or finding some great deals too!

(PS. Do you celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving? Hope you had a good one!  Do you make or buy your pie?)

(PPS. today is also the day Seattle started its first bike share and with all the turkey and pie we ate this weekend, it’s probably the perfect day to try it out!)

(PPPS. You need to get your Seattle Restaurant Week Reservations in-it’s happening October 19-23, and October 26-30th 2014!)



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