Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Chris and I are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year. We will have 11 adults (ages 9 and up) and 4 children (ages 6 and under).... that's a lot of bellies to fill!

I am a little bit concerned because 1. I have never cooked a turkey before 2. It's Thanksgiving dinner, it's kind of a big deal. 3. If it sucks I will be hearing about it forever i.e."...remember when Tara's turkey went up in flames and we had to eat Dominoes for Thanksgiving?"

I was researching a blog for work (yes, I get to read blogs at work!) and she had this fantastic post about Thanksgiving mishaps and I just had to share!

"Ladies – Bedlam will strike this week, and we have a choice. We can either react or respond.

Turkeys will not be thawed in time. Pies will burn. Company will be late. Kids will throw up. Kids will fight. Dogs will throw up. Dogs will fight (well, maybe just my dogs.). Grandparents will lose their patience with said kids and dogs. Jokes will be misunderstood. We will be misunderstood. Our food may be misunderstood. Our new recipe may not be enjoyed….

This list could continue for awhile, but I think you get the point. But guess what? Amongst this all, we can find beauty in the midst of those bedlam moments.

So when your turkey is dry, and your tablescape isn’t what you want it to be, it’s OK. When your bread dough over flows onto the ground, just laugh, so you don’t cry, and remember me whispering that you have a choice: to take a deep breath, and JUST LAUGH. Enjoy the beauty in the midst of the bedlam. (But please make sure you take a picture and share it with me next week.)" seen here on

So in the midst of the chaos this holiday season, I hope we can all find a moment or two and see the beautiful things around us and to remember the true meaning of our celebrations.

Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Taralynn and Kory said...

i hope everything turned out perfectly!