Grandma and Grandpa's visit was a definite highlight, but a lot more fun stuff happened in November, so I'm back with one more post. Our front yard orange harvest was much more plentiful than usual this year!
Some crazy mushrooms showed up in the yard after a bunch of rain.
Afton loves being outside, and she is not content to stay in the yard or driveway. She has no fear and will walk a long way right down the middle of the street without noticing whether or not I'm following (of course I always am, don't worry! ;).
Unlike last year, we didn't have family around for Thanksgiving. Our dear friends the Lillys graciously invited us to join their family gathering at their lovely home. Alex and Tom each prepared a turkey, and they were totally different yet both delicious! As were all the other amazing side dishes everyone made.
The tasty food was matched by the beautiful table Lucy had set.
Afton provided the musical entertainment, with a little help from Lucy. ;)
It was a perfect evening for hanging out in the Lillys' fabulous backyard. The hammock, the fire pit, a few rounds of cornhole... so much fun!
Tom and Lucy had been telling me for months that I needed to come to their house at sunset time to take pictures from the dock, and I finally did it! They weren't kidding!
Another thing we'd been meaning to do for quite a while and finally got around to: a visit to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center!
The staff at this gorgeous facility were super friendly and showed us all sorts of cool things inside the building.
As per usual, I really liked the turtles.
Afton preferred the skunk skin.
When we finished exploring inside, we headed back outside.
We played on the little playground for a bit...
...then visited the Little Free Library. :)
We took our time wandering on the nature trail, and it was really beautiful. We'll definitely be back to this place!
That's it for my look back at November. It was a beautiful month in so many ways! Thankful doesn't even begin to cover it.