Today the boy turns double tooth-picks. It’s Nicks birthday today, the day before Thanksgiving. I always thought it would be kind of a bummer to have your birthday so close to a major holiday and in a way it is. Everyone is all jazzed up about turkey and travel so I can see how it can take a little of the shine off of your special day. Maybe that’s why Nick has always wanted a low-key day. Sure he likes getting presents, who doesn’t? But he usually is happy picking out a special cake and sharing the day with family and a few close friends. I’m working as usual but luckily we spent some time together this past weekend when we went camping with the scouts. Nick is growing into an awesome young man and I kind of wish he would stay eleven forever. I love him just the way he is and I always will. Happy birthday Nick-O! Enjoy your special day.