Thanksgiving was action packed and wonderful.
A couple of days before Thanksgiving, I was able to help in Jack's class party (shocker I know) for their Thanksgiving Feast. His personal feast consisted of tortilla chips. Nothing else.
Sure is a cute little squirt in that turkey hat though.
If a preschool Thanksgiving feast doesn't get you AMPED for the big day... I don't know what will!
Thanksgiving morning, Annie and I ran in the Utah Run 10K in Highland.
We decided a couple of days before...and although I have never been into the racing scene for motivation behind my running, I thought, why not?
I just really didn't want to be LAST.
Pre- Race... I was a goof and Annie's head was already in the GAME.
We were so lucky to have the most adorable and supportive cheering squad helping us out along all 6+ miles.
I knew before we even started that I'd be enjoying watching Annie from behind... and I was right. Chick is a beast!
She went on to win!!!! So freaking rad. I was a proud sis-- and it was fun to be a part of the race with her vs. my usual sideline cheerleader role.
I didn't do too shabby. Came in 5th place! For my first race, I was just glad I didn't totally DIE.
Serious... these darling faces at the finish line were the best part!
It was a great initiation into the racing world.
Still don't think I'm going to be training for the Olympics anytime soon, but.... a small race here and there... especially with my sis... I'm game!
Felt great to feel strong and capable of doing it....come a long way from last year when I just felt CRAPPY.
Which is a perfect transition into a touching Thanksgiving post.
I really am so thankful for so many incredible things in my life. Health is at the top of that list next to my amazing family and friends.
I was so lucky to be able to spend the rest of the day with exactly those people.
We headed to Alpine to enjoy a beautiful meal, and enjoy the company of the Warnicks, Tolmans, Nelsons, Brandon & DeEtte, Tiffany, etc! It was awesome to have so many of them in town.
As things wound down in Alpine, I was feeling a bit weary from my early morning race and all the food in my gut, but I rallied for the sake of hanging out with some of my favorite people in this world.
Met up with my gal pals for a little Black Friday shopping.
Actually, I'm not sure you can even call it that... we really just walked around and drank Diet Coke and acted a fool... but, that's exactly what I needed!
How lucky am I to have these beautiful awesome friends?
Came home tired, but super grateful for a lucky life.