Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Thanksgiving

11.22.12 - 9:00 am
We chose to have a very quiet Thanksgiving Day.  No guests ... just the two of us.  As a child growing up on the family farm, every  holiday was an extended family event!  The house was always packed!
11.22.12 - 11:00 am
I never imagined then ... that I would ever live so far from my childhood home.  Without the chatter of two children ... our house seems especially empty on the holidays.
11.22.12 - 2:00 pm
Our turkey was in the oven ... I had just put the dinner roll dough to rise ... we decided to turn the football game off and go for a drive out the road.
Sheridan River & Glacier - 11.22.12
It was an incredibly beautiful day!
Hoarfrost - 11.22.12
The large ice crystals of hoarfrost made everything sparkle!  Mother Nature had covered our remote corner of the planet with her version of glitter.
Kysa loves these weather conditions - 11.22.12
We decided to get out of the car and take a walk.  It was wonderful!
We refer to Kysa as Miss Furball as her coat is in full winter fluff!
Eyak Lake - 11.22.12
Trumpeter Swans - 11.22.12
I have so much to be grateful for.  My children are safe, happy, and living their dreams.  A year ago, a walk would have been impossible.  Treasured memories of a childhood that shaped my character.  Friends who feel like family.  A career that I enjoy.  A partner to share this journey with.
Sunset - 11.22.12
It all adds up to be a dillydally lifestyle that empowers and sustains me.  Again ... I am grateful.  My Thanksgiving turned out to be the just the type of day I needed.

Do what you love.  Give thanks.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Thanks for the photos. Made me a little homesick.

  2. Zoe and I enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading about Thanksgiving in Alaska. The scenery and swans are gorgeous. Zoe thinks it's funny that you call Kysa "Miss Furball." She also loves the beautiful sunset!