11.24.2010

Danke Shoen, Darling, Danke Shoen

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,
this is what I'm thankful for.


I am thankful for my mom. She came to New York last month to coo at my baby and stay awake with me at all hours of the night and have deep conversations with me while I nurse. When my mom left I sat in my room and cried giant I'm Can't Do This Without My Mom tears. I love my mom a lot. I wish everyone could have a Julie like mine, but she is mine, so there is that.


I am grateful for El Guapo, who I have to thank for my Huckleberry's dashing good looks. 


I am thankful for my little sisters, and for my baby brother.


I am thankful for my Green Bathroom Palace Of Tiny Wonders. I am even thankful for my mini oven. It is so tiny, that mini oven. I used it for the first time tonight to make Thanksgiving side dishes, and once I was finished I decided it would be okay if it was also the last time I ever used it. Too small, but oh I'm glad it's there. I used to be so domestic! What happened? 


I am thankful for New York City. 
And for the stroller. The stroller and I are supes tight these days.


Of course, many thanks for this boy, who has a very cute butt.

And for these two babies.


I am especially thankful for this sweet face. 


Happy Thanksgiving!

22 comments :

  1. Such a sweet post! I'm checking out all your blogger recommendations and I love that picture of you walking in the CITTTYYYY with the stroller and your precious little one.

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  2. Some truly cute stuff here! And is it true? Your fave design star is following you on here?!? mmm mmm MMM! Based on that living room pic, I'd say you're getting a big grin : ) And your oven! OMG!! How do you do it??? Oh, but the cutest of all...those sweet chubby cheeks...or him sleeping on your chest. I remember those days. I'd never get off the couch. Too cut Nat! Too cute!!!

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  3. your thankful post is very sweet. and also, RIGHT ON about ryan reynolds. yum!

    on the oven front - i'm w/ makaela. do you have to use special trays?! lol eep! (but on the other hand, i do have a soft spot for "minis")

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  4. i also love your juliemom. she is such a neat lady. and i just can't get enough of the baby pictures. he is just deliciously adorable.

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  5. Love this post! The oven scares me to be without words....especially as we approach the ever domestic holiday season.

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  6. I. LOVE. YOUR. KITCHEN. I WANT ONE!

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  7. OMG. Your mom looks like she could be one of your sisters. You do have good genes!!! It is nice to have so many blessing to be thankful for!!

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  8. So no turkey bread sculpture dusted with powdered sugar coming out of that oven, huh? Oh well, seems like a fair swap for everything else wonderful in your life; in fact, when it comes right down to it - oven schmuvin! And, your brother is the cutest!!!! Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie - we're thankful for you!!

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  9. We ALL creid big tears of "Wait, wasn't I 17 just minutes ago? I can't care for this baby by myself!!!" tears when our moms (or, well, mothers-in-law) left us by our onesies. It's so terrifying. I met some older ladies once who admired Tamsin and then asked if my help had gone home yet--they ALL remembered bawling on the couch for their moms when the time came to parent solo! It's universal. And so hard. But you'll make it! (You already are!) If your friend Megan who knows NOTHING about babies can manage to keep two alive, you can do it, too!

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  10. Uh, that would be "cried." Long day, no time to spellcheck.

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  11. your stroller is amazing. i love it. isn't that just the best thing to take away from a post full of love and funny comments?

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  12. I love your little kitchen, and I'd love to have a mini oven, I have none and it makes holiday cooking a bit tricky. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. Oh good gravy...now I feel famous or something! Glad to know it arrived safely! Also, I agree with everyone else..your kitchen is completely adorable. You should cook teeny tiny casseroles in it, like single servings. That would be too cute for words.

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  14. Very nice post Nat. Pan still has a face like a frosted mini-wheat...you know the talking instructional TV kind, don't you think??

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  15. Heh, you are so funny.

    I think you mean "Danke Schön". In German you spell everything "sch".

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  16. Not cheesy at all!! Such a great number of things to be thankful for. And, who isn't thankful for You've Got Mail. That magic mix of Tom and Meg! Have you seen Joe vs The Volcano!?! It has Tom and 3 times the Meg. Now, that's cheesy, but oh so much fun to watch :-)

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  17. I totally missed the baby arrival. I'm so happy for you. I've been cooking a baby and this one has me KNOCKED DOWN. So...I'm a terrible blog friend these days. But here I am...late! To say Congrats!!!

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  18. Wow. At first I thought this post was a spoof, like there is no way you can be serious. I thought it was an East Coast looking Seriously So Blessed. But I am pretty sure this was real. How sad.

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  19. Emily has a blog?!!! I am thankful that you posted her link!

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  20. I am IN LOVE with that stroller! The lines! The pram! So cute! I have scoured your blog looking for the brand but can't find one.... What is this lovely stroller called, who makes it and where can I get one!?

    ps As someone struggling with infertility and the like herself, your blog and essays are such a breath of fresh air!

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    1. Michaela! It's a First Year and the model is called the Wave. And thank you!! :)

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