Day #25-28: I am thankful for a full weekend to spend time with our families.
What a great weekend! We started by driving to Springfield Wednesday night. Thanksgiving morning was the 16th Annual Turkey Trot 5k so we got up early and drove downtown. We had pretty much decided the night before we were not going to run it because the weather was going to be bad…in the 20’s and sleeting is not ideal running weather. But, when we woke up the next morning we decided to be crazy and do it anyway! Apparently we weren’t the only crazy ones! We were only 3 (Ryan, sister-in-law Stephanie and I) of 7,100 runners!
After the run, we stopped at Starbucks then went home to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, shower and head to the lake house for Thanksgiving dinner!
I love the lake house at all times of the year. I’ve seen some of the BEST sunsets here.
Friday morning we set off for Thanksgiving in Little Rock with my family. My sister offered to take over hosting this year. It was fun to see all of the kids together. The weather was perfect for them to play outside while we got things going in the kitchen.
From left: Aunt Nita, cousin Michelle, yours truly, sister Lissie, Mom, cousin-in-law Lindsey, Aunt Carolyn (Nanny), adopted (but not really) sister Kim, and Derek’s (brother-in-law’s mother) Beverly.
This is my sister and her family. Thanks to them for hosting our family Thanksgiving!
Tonight we went to a local Christmas tree shoppe and chose a Frasier Fir. I sold the artificial tree in the garage sale I had a couple of weeks back to start a new tradition with Davis. I’ll post about that tomorrow!