Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Thanksgiving is two days away and this is the current state of the Homiller kitchen:


We had a pipe leak under the house, which turned out to be an easy fix.  However, in repairing that leak they discovered a pipe in our kitchen has been pouring water into the kitchen wall and floor every time we use the sink and dishwasher.  Which, in this family, means a lot.  As of this morning, we have no kitchen floor, no sink, no dishwasher, five huge fans running, and one industrial strength dehumidifier doing its best to dry out the subfloor in time for Christmas.  And even through all of this mess, I am so very thankful that 1) it isn't any worse, 2) we are not hosting Thanksgiving, and 3) maybe I can get a slightly upgraded kitchen in the process?  Number 3 is a stretch, but a girl can still dream!  And just in case you have ever wondered what it's like to live inside an airplane hanger, feel free to come over to our house anytime you want.  The fan noise is unreal.


4th place!

This is a picture of our last training session.  I don't have any from the actual competition.

Just outside the medal range, but I am still in shock that I was in the top 5.  Garland, one of our studio co-owners and yoga extraordinaire, placed 2nd.  Amazing!  And here is a shot of our entire group:

The Bikram Yoga Richmond crew - Rachel, me, Abby, Purvi, April, Nickey, Amy, Garland, Natalie, and Kelly

I am so very thankful to know all of these ladies--hardworking, dedicated, unique, and hilarious.  Every single one of them.


We all know what George is thankful for this year:

Just when I thought my heart couldn't grow any bigger.


And while Frances is thankful for George (most of the time anyway), she is especially thankful for the very first visit from the Tooth Fairy:

At 6-years-old, little bit is a late bloomer in the lost tooth department.  She's been diligently and patiently working on that bottom one for a while now.  What a great early Thanksgiving present!


We've had lots of help this year raking leaves.

How can you get mad at them when they are having so much fun?  And there isn't much in this world cuter than George's exposed belly, especially since he is growing faster than we can keep him in clothes that actually fit.  We get to see that belly a lot.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  May your holiday be filled with family, friends, laughter, love, and a plateful of great food.  I know mine will now that my leotard days are behind me - at least for now.

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