Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Our day started out with what is becoming a family tradition, running the Bonfield Express 5K here in Downers Grove. Last year the entire family participated, either by running or by riding in a stroller. This year, due to Laima's recent knee surgery (healing well), only Tazer, Gaigai and I ran, though we met up with some other families before the start. Gaigai went off with a group of her friends (all highly visible due to fluorescent pink running hats), while I stuck with Tazer and his buddies, at his request. Though he claimed to want a steady pace run, it was the typical sprint, slow down, walk, mostly due to his friends. I think next year we'll work on running a more even pace.

After a leisurely morning brunch, we got cleaned up and headed over to an Aunt's home, where Thanksgiving is held every year. Several hours of outstanding conversation, food, wine, and football later, I grabbed the Little Worker and Munchkin, and headed home. Yesterday I added 2 more varietal grapes to my Wine Century Club project - Carmenere and Prosecco, so it was a successful day in every way possible.

Today we'll set up the christmas tree, then head downtown this afternoon for storytime at the library, a procession to the tree lighting ceremony, followed by the premiere of the train station lighting display. Sometimes it's good to live in what is really a small town.

Have a great weekend all!

5 comments:

  1. Love kids and their sprint/slowdown way of pacing! Sounds like the perfect way to kick off the festivities.

    Love Prosecco..hate champagne.

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  2. Sounds like a really great Thanksgiving. Your son's pace sounds just my 8 year old's...no matter how much we talk about pace beforehand, he's all in the moment once we're running. :)

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  3. Looking forward to all of us running together next Thanksgiving!

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  4. Good for you guys! And thumbs up for Laima's quick recovery.

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  5. happy belated thanksgiving! hope laima's knee heals quickly. small towns are nice and quaint and cheery at this time!

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