tow-head messes
Need I say more?
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Thanksgiving Day started early in our house.  I knew I had a list of several things I needed to get done before turkey time, and so did my internal alarm clock because I was wide-eyed at 5:30 am.  I, unfortunately, got side tracked designing our Christmas card and watching the Macy's Day Parade and was late getting started on the baking and preparing that I needed to do.  Everything that I prepared was easy to make, just a little more time consuming than anticipated...I'm usually pretty good with managing my time, so I'm not sure where I went wrong.  It could have been my little potty-training helper I had in the Kitchen with me, or the three dishes that I was preparing, or Andy - who decided to work on his workshop and kept asking me to help. Can you say "Amazing Multitasking Mom" five times?

It takes a lot to make me feel overwhelmed, and I was definitely on the brink of it - but I managed to pull through and we were only about 5 minutes late to the festivities.  I'll admit, I wasn't exactly put together - we drove with the window down so my hair would dry.  Along with the delicious Turtle Cake, I also "prepared" rolls (notice I didn't say "made") and Balsamic Glazed Carrots.  

Thanks to my Parents and Mamaw for making such delicious dishes and hosting a wonderful relaxing Thanksgiving Day.