Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day 2014

I am so far behind on this blog, so decided I should just blog today so I don't get even further behind. This morning started out with the Phoenix Turkey Day 5K. This is the third year I have completed this race, and I had no plans to run it until yesterday at about 10am. Gina and I were originally talking of going to hot yoga since it didn't seem like anyone wanted to run, however, got a text from Gina yesterday saying her whole family was running as well as the Browns. So, I couldn't not run. My official race time was 27:02, which was 2 minutes slower than what I ran last year. However, today was more for fun than for a time. I did move up age groups this year, so was 9th out of 208 for 35-39 year olds - I guess that is a benefit of getting older - lower places in races :)

Amy, Gina and I before the race.
Pre-race girls picture - Kylie, Amy, Me, Bella, Gina and Faith.
Brian and Eli - Eli beat Brian by one second.
The kids did great on the 5K.
Amy, Gina and Faith almost to the finish line.
Post-race group picture.
The Browns and Kruckenbergs are neighbors, so we went back to their houses for some post-race brunch. Brian was the barista.
We all earned that brunch - mimosas, GF/DF/SF cinnamon rolls, GF pumpkin pancakes from TJs and scrambled eggs - that's my kind of brunch :)
After my morning with good friends, I came back to my apartment and made some Brussels sprouts to take to my parents for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Roasted Brussels sprouts with cranberries, maple syrup, ginger and grass-fed Irish butter - yum.
Uriah's first Thanksgiving. (There might be a lot of pictures of him in the remainder of this post.)
Uncle Kyle entertaining Uriah.
First time for Uriah on the trampoline.
Colby, Kevin, Shane and Jocelyn playing a little bocci ball.
Lulled him to sleep by bouncing him on the trampoline.
Post-dinner family time.
After dark it got a little cold outside, so Coby built a fire.
Dad, Kyle, Colby, Shane and Randy sitting by the fire.
Uriah with his grandpa.
All in all a great Thanksgiving Day.

Psalm 100 - Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

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