there have been countless things to be grateful for this year. our health, our wedding, my brother’s safe return from defending our country overseas, time spent with family, time spent with friends, and of course alfie and oakley, just to name a few. one other big thing i am incredibly grateful for is the continued support from all of you as readers of the blog. thank you so much for believing in my recipes and photos and continually encouraging me to continue with this blog, which has become so much more to me than i thought possible. thank you as well to all of those who have supported and encouraged me throughout graduate school – i am incredibly grateful for all of you, most of all tomas, for he patiently deals with my stress day-in and day-out – i could not ask for a more supportive husband. here is a little taste of our day of thanks this year, which we were thrilled to share with our good friend carl.