Friday, November 28, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving Highlights

How's everyone feeling today?? Stuffed like a turkey?

If I were to guess I'd say that people consume the most calories on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Eve.  On the other hand, I'd say they consume the least on the days after....like today!  It's like an organic cleansing day because your body can only handle so much! lol

So we had a wonderful Thanksgiving day & dinner with family.  I can't believe it came and went so fast! (kindof like running a half marathon....or planning a wedding!)

Among everything else there are 2 highlights that I wanted to share from yesterday....#1 - the Turkey Trot & #2 - a gingerbread contest!

Highlight #1 is a tradition that my sister and I have been maintaining for the last 3 or 4 years.....a local 5k Turkey Trot!

At 6:00am I wasn't too excited....



But once I got there I was excited!!

The weather is usually cool (in the mid-50s yesterday!), the crowd is large and energetic & the race is very well run (no pun intended!)!





We ran together for the first almost 2 miles, then I broke away to gain some speed but we both did awesome! I finished in 29:09. Not a PR but WHO CARES?!?!?  It was a great race & is such a staple on our Thanksgiving day, which I love!

Highlight #2 is a tradition that we sort of borrowed from Halloween (& that we also do around Christmas!).  Our family has a thing for building gingerbread houses.  It went from buying 1 where we all worked on it together.....to now buying 3, we make teams and it has turned into a (friendly!) competition!

The kids usually end up eating a lot of the decorations (and part of the houses lol) - but there are a lot of laughs....and this year we were all in our pjs which made it even more fun!


((Sorry for the blurry pictures!))

What are some of the highlights from your Thanksgiving??

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