This past weekend was jam-packed with festivities. So jam-packed, it started out stressful. While I had the day off work, which was great(!), I was planning a road trip with my little man to Canton, MI for an adoption shower. Although it was extremely exciting to get to go, I had never taken a trip that far with my little man. Alone. And even that would not have been too worrisome had I not known that we had to drive home that night, & then turn around & leave for Indianapolis @ 5.00a the next day! Do we want to raise this little dude to be flexible, yes! But I realized what I was asking him to do for me this weekend & it was quite unpredictable... In, what I like to call, my former life- pre-Tennyson- a weekend like this was a dime a dozen. No problem. Piece of cake. A welcomed adventure tied in with some hard work- 2 of my favorite things!
And I let my anxiety get the best of me... 1 hour out on the open road during "nap time" & all anxiety had escaped. "We got this." Only one stop to eat & the planned 4.5 hour trip turned in to 3.5. That's right, we were early! (that would have never happened in my "former life")
We not only got to celebrate at the adoption shower but I got to SEE a picture of the little baby boy that will be welcomed into Sara & Dave's family. My heart is full for them. The joy of a new baby boy is immeasurable & I am so excited for the experiences they are about to have! So, round one was a success! Friends, family & fun!
The following morning we prepared ourselves for the largest "catering" event we have done yet.... DigIN.
And honestly, I did not do a whole lot... supported the guys, got them beer, talked with patrons, & managed the little guy. Meanwhile, our Indianapolis crew plated 2500 plates of pork belly confit over arugula & napa cabbage , topped with Goldwood Garden micros, candied hazelnuts, & may apple jelly. And yes, they said that 2500 times!
It was amazing to get a small glimpse of what we are about to embark upon in Indianapolis. It is legit & it is coming fast! The city is bustling & we just need to have enough food to feed everyone.
The event went until 5.00p. Tenny & I made it until about 4.30p! Which to the little dude's credit, there are only so many times you can go to a beer tent in the baby bjorn before it just gets plain boring. So, we packed up again, patted the guys on the backs, & hit the road. The trip home involved a HUGE nap (who would blame him??) & feeding himself his bottle. In the carseat. For the first time.... The kid's a genius. And I could not be more thankful for the time we had.
Two hours later, we made it home. Home sweet home.
What a good feeling to know that these 2 lives will intersect & all will be ok.