November 25, 2011

Oh Thank Cuteness

If you celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, i hope you enjoyed sharing some time with family, friends and loved ones. Around here, there was lots of baking, stirring, simmering, chopping, chatting, cooking, eating...and remembering. I find it hard not to feel the gentle pull of memory as this particular meal is prepared with such love and care, as it always has been. It's rarely the food i remember from year-to-year, but rather the people who brought the food and gathered with good spirits to laugh, to catch up, and to give solemn thanks for all that we are so fortunate to have in our lives. Health. Happiness. Friendship. Love. And there is always an extra place set in our hearts for those we have lost, as there was this year for Pete's Dad. We missed him dearly. He would have loved Pete's apple pie.

There were some new additions to our table this year — er, i mean "on" the table. If you read my blog, you already know that every Friday is a celebration of our two adored kittens, Franny and Lou. So when Scott, Melissa and Jake of Generation Q invited bloggers to join in and give thanks for the "cute" in our lives, how could i possibly turn that down!?

I am so thankful to my friend Molly who gave us these two:
They have made our lives better by reminding us to snuggle more,
to stretch ourselves in new directions,
to smile as often as possible,
 to be curious and look at things upside-down when necessary,
to play a little every day,
to find joy in the simple things,
and to stand on someone's shoulders while they're brushing their teeth to get a new perspective!
I'm thankful for Pete in infinite ways, and so deeply happy to share our love and life (and love of life) together.

To me, Thanksgiving is a state of mind and the sentiments of this holiday can be brought into focus no matter what day it is, or meal you're eating, or country you live in. So why not pause to add a little side dish of thanks to each of your days. I'm very thankful for all of you. Keep creating beautiful things with your hands and hearts.
PS: if you'd like to share some of the cuteness in your life, please linkup over at Jake's post.


  1. very cute thanks Kate - I think I'm grateful that Molly gave you those two as well cause I get to enjoy them through your fabulous photos! I love the one of Pete trying to brush his teeth - two cats on your shoulders would make it just a bit difficult :)

  2. these kitties make me want another, more socialable that doesn't per on my kids bed! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving

  3. Very cute indeed! I had a cat who looked just like your two when I was a child. Her name was Fancy.

    Wonderful thanksgiving thoughts too! Thanks for sharing!


  4. So much fun! Your kitties crack me up! Happy Holidays, Kate! xoxo

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Kate! Those kittens are the cutest! Thanks for sharing your pics!

  6. I enjoyed reading this post, and I love the kitties. They're adorable!

  7. Aren't they gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. These photos just had me laughing out loud. They are such characters. I think the next time I get a cat, I will get two. Siblings. That'll throw my spoilt only child-cat for a loop!

  9. What a perfectly wonderful post to remind us of the important things in life: love and joy of family, friends, and our beloved pets! Thanks for putting it so well into words and for your wonderful pictures! Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Carson City, NV

  10. oh my so sweet... almost makes me want kittens.. well.. TWO kittens.. wink!

  11. So cute - especially the cat smile and the teethbrushing scene!

  12. This is the first time I've visited your blog(and I'm surprised that I haven't found it sooner, since I'm stroking my 4 pieces of "Terrain" almost daily: the colors and designs are AMAZING!!!) Just wanted to let you know that I love that line and you should be pretty happy with your talent to create such beauty!! And the pics of your kitties are soooo cute!! Have a great week! :-)

  13. What a sweet post Kate! Those kitties are just too cute -- thanks for sharing then with us. And thanks for all the beautiful Thanksgiving thoughts -- you're a sweetie!

  14. This is so sweet Kate. I love how the two kitties love to cuddle each other and always seem to be together!

  15. Just found your blog. Your cats are adorable!

  16. I love it when bloggers show off their furbabies! Just makes my day with a smile! You should show them more.



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