We had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving this year. Our day started early with a trip to Arlington where I tried to balance out my upcoming Thanksgiving lunch by running the Turkey Trot 5k.
I still think I ended up taking in far more than I put out that day, but whatever. Food and I are old friends, and while Running and I get along pretty well, nothing can ever take the place of Food in my heart.
The race was packed--the largest I've run by far--which was new and different for me, and I had a difficult time finding my pace while trying to navigate around all the people. No worries though...I had my own little fan club there to cheer me on!
Even Santa came out to cheer us on. He wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing Santa and Ava was all, "Ugh...that doesn't even look like Santa at all."
That girl. She is way too logical for all this Santa hoopla (as Wes calls it). I give her another year, max, before she dismisses the entire notion altogether.
Though I didn't get any pictures (sorry Mom!) we had a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch with my parents. My mom prepared a delicious meal for us and I was fortunate enough to reap the rewards of my Grandma's dressing recipe in the form of two full tupperware boxes of leftovers. Yum.
Friday night we loaded up the hot chocolate and headed to our traditional Christmas Parade of Lights in downtown Ft. Worth. I forget how many consecutive years we've done this now...
*crummy cell phone picture warning*
Such fun. Luckily, the weather was perfect this year and we hardly needed coats, much less hats and gloves. The girls both loved the parade and mom & I laughed at how my sweet Ava waved at the floats the entire time. I don't think she put her hand down once.
Saturday we celebrated our friend, Allison's birthday with a small brunch here at our house. I always love an excuse to eat a cheesy breakfast casserole....
Sunday was a rest day, literally, and we didn't leave the house except to take the girls to see the Muppet movie, which was good and funny and a real trip down memory lane for Wes and me....
And then it was Monday...back to the grind.
Leah's birthday is around the corner, and it seems surreal to think our last baby is already turning 3. She has been nothing but a source of complete joy to us and these 3 years have, literally, flown by. We can't wait to celebrate her birth in the way she'll love most: Pink and glitter.
Until next time....