My alarm is set for 5:00 am. Therefore, and to no oneís surprise, I wonít be going on and on tonight, waxing rhapsodic about the joys of family and a heart full of gratitude for life, liberty and the purfuit of happinefs. Iíll just let you know that we were all together today, and everyone was in a good mood.
Thatís already a stark contrast to some past holiday observances, when the day itself has at times seemed to bring out the worst in people whose worst doesnít always need help bringing it out. Letís just say that some pruning of the family tree has left us with a smaller but happier celebration.
And this was our year (that is, Tammyís) to have D.J. and Dakota on Thanksgiving, so we had the pleasure of their company. Aiden was a little grumpy at times, but he was for the most part his usual charming self. He makes wonderful faces (especially when tasting something new and different), he giggles up a storm, and he can blow bubbles in a league with Don Ho and Lawrence Welk. Yes, our Aiden is a triple threat with a promising future.