Always Thankful…especially when pumpkin pie is involved.

Wishing our American neighbours a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Be Thankfull - Julie Hamilton {artistically afflicted blog}


Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays both here in Canada (October) and the States (November). It is a symbol of Fall and the change of seasons. The farmers market is bustling and the village is buzzing with excitement as people arrive from all over to prepare for the ski season ahead.

Farmers market  -  Julie Hamilton {artistically afflicted blog}


It is officially “Opening” weekend here in Whistler. B.C.. Both mountains are open and the snow is starting to fall. The village is dressed up with twinkle lights, excited and ready for another great ski season (fingers crossed).

It is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of it all. It is also a nice reminder of the past when I arrived here, knapsack and skis in tow. I love that I am still here 20 years later with my own family.

Pumpkin Pie -  Julie Hamilton {artistically afflicted blog}


As the days become shorter and the temperature drops, there is nothing quite as special as sitting in front of the fire, tucked in, with family and friends sharing. As I get older and my family has spread out, these times have become very special.

I am feeling very Thankful for it all..

Well it is official – the holiday season is upon us. Here’s to an abundance of pumpkin pie!

Enjoy every minute of it!


Inspired by ~ the holidays

Wish you were here!

Whistler, B.C. Julie hamilton images

Whistler, British Colombia

I am sitting here amongst the christmas chaos ~decorations strewn throughout the house,a fridge full of leftovers, one group of visitors gone and the next arriving shortly. I love living in a resort town, but it can be very hectic during the holiday season, especially a snowy one.

Whistler, B.C. Julie Hamilton
A sigh of relief though as I sit here quietly surrounded by family, great music,food and holiday cheer.  I am full to the brim with gratitude.

As busy as this season is, I love the excitement and energy that the holiday brings with it.

Feeling very content.

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My gratitude extends far and wide and includes all of you.Thank you!
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Wishing you a very happy holiday season! xo