This is a big year. We decided to stay home (in Arlington) for Thanksgiving since traveling to Indiana is pretty darn expensive now that Karol can't be a lap child any more (not that it's really cheap either way, though). So that means Matt is the Top Chef this week! The preparations have already begun. There's bread pieces going stale on purpose, our fridge is full of Turkey and Turkey related accessories, and Matt got his knives sharpened by Alicia Groncki at Sharpen This. And It's a big year for Karol, because she is going to be Daddy's little Sous Chef!
Karol, already an expert pizza maker, mac & cheese crafter, and pb&j constructor, will be expanding her skills to include Turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, and stuffing. Our boilermaker bud, Dan, will be joining us (not going to Wisconsin for the same reason we aren't going to Indiana) as well as a friend or two from Matt's class. It should be a fun time! Although I have no idea where everyone is going to sit...
In other news...Karol and Patrick are super lucky: they have already seen Santa - and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! This weekend we went to the Potomac Mills Outlet Mall to participate in a walkathon for St. Jude Children's Hospital, and afterward we did a little shopping and got to see Santa!!! And let me tell you, this guy is the real deal. Real beard, real suit, real cherry cheeks, real Santa laugh, this guy had it all. I would post a picture, but I'm saving it for our Christmas cards this year. And the best part is we weren't waiting in line for an hour. I'm betting there will be a guaranteed line after Turkey Day.
Watch for more updates and pictures after Thanksgiving!