Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Thanksgiving Pics!

Running toward the finish (with the Tulsa "skyline" in the background)

Little Cousin Gracie with some sparkling cider

Steph and me before dinner

Golden Eye -- what the guys did all weekend long

John and David lovingly massaging the turkeys with butter.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blogging from the St. Louis airport during our layover on the way back from a fun trip home for the holidays! We ate lots, played tons of Rockband and Michael Jackson The Experience with family, and did lots of hanging out! It's always such a quick trip home each Thanksgiving -- we are looking forward to a longer trip at Christmas.

As usual, the weather in Tulsa was beautiful (as compared to Chicago). We had a combined family Thanksgiving this year -- my family came over to John's family's house, so we did not have to have two big meals on turkey day, which was great. On Black Friday Mom, Kirby, and I went out for our second annual Thanksgiving tradition -- running the Turkey Trot. The course was in downtown Tulsa this year, an it was fun to look at all the new restaurants and businesses as downtown Tulsa is in the process of being revitalized. All the scenery could not distract me from the crazy hills on the course -- whoever heard of a hilly 5K?

All in all it was a great weekend with lots of family time. Can't wait to see everyone again at Christmas!

David, John, and Pancho pre-dinner

Mom, Nannie, and me

My family - Mom, Nannie, Kirby, and John

Almost to the finish line!

Pre-race and freezing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...

CHRISTMAS! Normally people wait until after Thanksgiving to put up their Christmas tree. But, it's my favorite time of year -- so much so that I decided to put up our Christmas decs super early this year! I figure the more time we have to enjoy them, the better! Now I just need to get some presents for under that tree...