I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend full of family and friends (maybe a little shopping) but remembering all the reasons to be thankful.

We celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday with my mom and sister and her husband.  It was nice to have the celebration at our house this year.  We chose to start the day off with a TURKEY TROT!  I’m not into “earning” the right to splurge on food, but it was a great way for the family to participate in an activity together and support a good cause.  My sister took her 5k seriously and trained with a “couch to 5k” program and beasted it!  My BIL completed his first “civilian” 5k =).  My mom finished her first 5k with the run/walk method (and did stellar I might add).  Mike and I finished our first 10k (outside of triathlons) and were pleased with our times =)  Here are a few pictures from our Thanksgiving morning run.

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The rest of our day was spent avoiding deep frying turkey disasters.  We had a little mishap with the oil, broke our thermometer, let the oil get WAY WAY WAY too hot, and then tried to figure out how to cool 4 gallons of oil back down!  All was completed successfully with no major problems and we enjoyed quite a feast of deep fried turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, dressing and rolls.  It was a meal to remember and a day to remember.

I’m very thankful we were able to spend such an amazing day with my family and enjoy making new memories together.

Up next: our first Christmas celebration =)


2 thoughts on “thankfulness

    • I’m so glad you’re a convert to the deep fried goodness of turkeys!! mike doesn’t like turkey but will eat himself silly on a deep fried one! Good luck on getting turkey trot converts next year. When the fam is from out of town and that’s “WHAT YOU’RE DOING” that day, then its a bit of an incentive to join in! Plus it was totally awesome and everyone ran/walked at their own level. =)

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