Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday of the year, right after Christmas and just before Halloween. It's all about family and food for me- there's nothing I like better than spending the whole day preparing for the dinner, surrounded by family, with everybody contributing something to the celebrations. It brings to mind glowy light created by candles, fall colors, pumpkin pie spice and a general sense of family. All photos in this post were taken by Jonathan Saccone-Joly; my recipe and photos for the Pumpkin Roll will be up in the following post!!