November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving as a Family of Three

 Our first Thanksgiving as a family of three was, while absolutely fabulous, totally exhausting. Turns out keeping tabs on a crawling, running, over-stimulated infant takes up most of your stuffing your face time. Gone are the days of lounging around. I think this is the first Thanksgiving that I ate reasonably proportioned appetizer and meals. Not by choice, mind you, mostly due to a complete lack of time.

Dinner was seamless. My Mother-in-Law brilliantly planned it so she was in charge of the main stuff (turkey, potatoes, etc.) and everyone else was asked to bring appetizers and dessert. The result? An awesome combination of the standard dishes we’re used to and some new ones that weren’t the usual suspects. And how easy is it to bring an appetizer or a dessert? Win win for everyone.

We ate, we enjoyed family and friends, they all loved on Gwen even though she was a little overwhelmed and a lot cranky. By the time we got home we were all pooped. 

All in all a great Thanksgiving with delicious food, fun with family and friends. Now onto Christmas! 

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