So Much to Celebrate as Holiday Season Gets Underway

Brook's Baptism

Whew, it's been a whirlwind few weeks in the Cutler house!  Our last guest (Grandma Cece!) departed yesterday, after hosting a slew of family members for Brooks' baptism and Thanksgiving.

We baptized our sweet boy the weekend before last in quaint St. Mary's Chapel on Jackson Avenue.  One of the most special moments was when Father Richard asked how many people had been here for Beau's baptism and almost everyone raised their hand.  It made me realize what an incredible support system our family has here in New Orleans.

After the baptism, we returned home for mimosas, a table full of food, sweet treats and Joe's famous seafood gumbo.  The entire celebration was a heartfelt and joyous occasion!

As if we hadn't stuffed ourselves enough Saturday, we hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner Sunday.  At one point, there were 6 women cooking together in the kitchen.  Each one brought our own special dish to the meal.  It was comfortable, casual and overflowing with delicious food and wine!

Just when we thought we couldn't eat another bite, we planned another celebration for Thanksgiving day, with my immediate family and co-anchor Jacki Jing.

There are so many times in life I get stressed, overwhelmed and focused on all the wrong things. Sometimes all it takes is family and food to remind me of what's really important.

Brook's Baptism
Joe and Brooks
Mimi steals a kiss