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!


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

    Love Prosecco..hate champagne.

  2. Sounds like a really great Thanksgiving. Your son's pace sounds just my 8 year old' matter how much we talk about pace beforehand, he's all in the moment once we're running. :)

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

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

  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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