It's that time of year when plump, ready turkeys start to disappear, When the Macrander family near and far,
Start gassing up the commuter car.
For Emily, Thanksgiving day was held in Sugar Land,
Though why Aggie always gets the first invite, I don't quite understand.
Aggie followed around cooks and sat in the sun all day long,
Because the bond between her and Kaitlyn's cat was never strong.
Sarah flew from Denver to be with the rest of the clan,
And told the family about her new boyfriend, Steve, not Stan.
In Baton Rouge, Todd and Nick were kind enough to host the whole group,
Though in such close quarters, Dad struggled to find a private place to...stoop.
We always cherish the moment we get to watch Dad cook,
Because we know these secrets are found in no book.
After Thanksgiving, Jarrod and Emily did arrive,
But only to hop in the car and head to New Orleans - another drive.
On the hunt for a restroom, we went into the mall,
And found a tree to take our Christmas photo by, oh so tall.
As with custom with every trip,
Each Macrander goes to Todd to get a clip.
After several days of family fun,
And starting to feel like we each weighed a ton,
We gathered around the apartment stairwell,
While Todd ran to apply some last minute hair gel,
And took this lovely family photo.