tricky, tricky

I think Steve and I surprised ourselves with how little effort and stress it took to organize for Thanksgiving this year. Granted, we aren’t doing the cooking or entertaining, but we’ve come a long way from 2007 when a couple nights away make my brow sweaty and kept me up late night thinking about what must bring items I must be forgetting. More evidence of our family of three well-oiled machine prowess. Of course I say that and we will have undoubtedly forgotten something of massive importance… and there it is… my toothbrush. Regardless of toothbrushes, not only did we pack up quickly and and organize efficiently, but I also had time to make a double batch of Ina's Pan Fried Onion Dip and prepare Caroline mashed potatoes for her classroom’s “Thanksgiving Feast.” I had to cut myself off from sampling both. It was harder than I thought.

Steve came up with a plan to end all plans; a single car. This eliminates the whole “I’ll meet you at home at” equation and was a cleverly disguised way to ensure my timeliness this morning and afternoon. I couldn’t linger over breakfast. I can’t send just one more email before I check out of the office. He’ll be picking me up at 11:45 with lunch in hand, maybe his plan wasn’t so nefarious after all? We’ll speed off to daycare together to retrieve our very own little stuffed turkey and head up north for the holiday.

I'm having trouble keeping track of the babies in Caroline's classroom. There used to be a Mason, but now there is a Braden and Braden is a big boy. He is only 8 weeks old and built like a linebacker. When I got back into the car with Steve this morning I told him there was a new baby and he was quite large for his age. "That's how this one is going to be! He's going to be an offensive lineman for BC!" Oh, really?

We’ve got so much to be thankful for this year.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday.


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