November 25, 2009 |  Category:   life nyc








It’s what the neighborhood is these past few weekends. Gorgeous weather and even warm enough to sit outside for brunch. Our little corner of the neighborhood is bustling with activity on the weekends.

Tomorrow is thanksgiving. Do you have any special plans?

We’ll be going to my mom’s where Mark will get a chance to rest up for a few rare days before dealing with holiday stuff upon our return (he’s been averaging only 1-2 truly full days off a month). I’ll be taking advantage of the extra child care and cramming as much work in as I can. I’ve taken the habit of stepping back every so often and surveying the things we’ve got going on. We work hard and it’s a hectic life, but we have so much to be thankful for. Never take anything for granted. Ever.

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  • chantaleP November 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I love that farmers market! Where does all that fresh produce come from? Wow, still looks like Fall in your neck of the woods. It’s already winter-ish here in Montréal. Suuuucks! My kid would go beserk in that awesome playground. Happy Thanksgiving neighbors to the South! Hope you guys get to relax over the weekend….

  • julie November 25, 2009 at 8:57 am

    that farmers market is great, what fun!! I wish you a VERY happy thanksgiving!! we have lots of family+friends coming into town; so, it will be lively around here!!

  • Marta November 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Never take anything for granted. Ever.

    It’s such an important sentiment to be reminded of, you know. Hope you have a calm, happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

  • montague November 25, 2009 at 11:25 am

    glorious markets… happy thanksgiving!

  • Annie From Seattle November 25, 2009 at 11:30 am

    That’s what Thanksgiving is all about!

  • Annie From Seattle November 25, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Whoops…posted before I’d finished….great sentiment. Also, LOVE these pictures! Love, love, love them. The flying pigeon is my favorite. Happy Tday to all!

  • Joy November 25, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that your blog is one of the things I’m thankful for! Thank you so much for sharing so much with your readers… I hope you both get some rest soon!
    By the way, what’s going on with the plants in the 2 liter bottles?

  • Jenna November 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Joy, thank you!
    Not sure who did the planters, but there is a school across the street from the playground, or maybe it is some project from the Old Stone House, which is that house that you see in the photos. Looks like it’s an experiment to grow vegetables in these planters suspended high on lamposts.

  • mixette November 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    We too (Austin) are having some of the best weather of the year. I want to be outside *every second*, but my parents are coming to my house this year so I’m settling for cooking with all the windows thrown open. I’m glad for the chance to take over for Mom, who always made such a great meal for us every year. She’ll just be bringing a whole bunch of new cookies that she’s been wanting to try. Yay!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all. And thank you for providing such an interesting and beautiful little spot on the web.

  • Kitty November 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    That mountain of brussel sprouts is making me shudder. I have tried very very hard to like them but still don’t.

    We don’t have Thanksgiving here, sometimes I wish we do.

  • Chai Ling November 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving from my hubby to Ms C, from me to Mia and from the both of us to you and Mark 🙂 We will be out for a fine dining. Are hosting a farewell dinner for a good colleague of his with some friends.

  • Ariel Shearman November 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I love love love this blog, you both, and your awesome products!!! Thank you so much for sharing so many aspects of your life with us!! 🙂

  • Stella November 26, 2009 at 12:03 am

    My neighborhood has been bustling too and I absolutely love getting to enjoy it.
    Some “orphans” sans nearby family and I are getting together tomorrow, so should be fun!
    Have a great Thanksgiving, and thanks for the reminder to not take anything for granted.

  • Reka November 26, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Wonderful photos, great neighborhood! Could I post your photo of the bottles of course with a link to your blog? I think it’s a great idea!
    Thank you for your blog and sharing!

  • Dinah November 26, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, Jenna!

  • Jenna November 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Reka, yes, that would be fine to post. thanks for asking.