Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful day.

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to you! :)

I have so much to be thankful for. I do everyday, but today requires deeper reflection. 
I am thankful that God still sees it fit to wake me up in the morning
and I pray as long as he continues to do so that I will work to further His kingdom.
Most of all, I am thankful for the relationship I have with the Creator of the universe.
I am so, so, so unworthy of it.
Everything else falls into place under Him, because I am thankful to Him.

This morning, we decided to start a new tradition for thanksgiving day...

Running the Turkey Trot 5K!!
I signed up monday and ran maybe two times before today and barely made it a mile.
I also managed to recruit three people (my sister and two of her friends) to run it with me.

I made these little turkey headbands last night. They were so fun!

 It was definitely a tad chilly this morning, but
the race ended up being! 
My goals were to finish without walking and to have fun.
I ended up running it in 28 minutes and came in 12th out of my age division.
Not too shabby!

Turkey trot finished in 28 minutes. Making this a thanksgiving tradition, so fun!

Next year, I am hoping I can convince Kendall to run with me and take Benaiah too.
As always, they were my biggest fans rooting me on from the sidelines. :)
The other plus side of the turkey trot? Not having to worry about what I ate later. 


This year we took a different route to Thanksgiving. My aunt came in from wayyyy out
of town and no one really felt like cooking or cleaning so, we ate Luby's for our dinner.
It worked out so perfectly. A lady in front of us had come to Luby's to have thanksgiving dinner
by herself. No one should have to eat a holiday dinner alone. Therefore we invited
her to sit and have Thanksgiving dinner with crazy, loud, fun family.
I know it had to have been much more entertaining than eating alone. ;)

I won't lie though. I really, really, really wanted to be in Peru for Thanksgiving today. :(


Goodness gracious. I am just SO thankful for this man. Thank you God for giving him
to me. I am so blessed to be his help meet. I love serving him and I love watching him lead.
I am thankful for our first holiday season together as husband and wife after three years of dating.
I am thankful for having a home to live in that friends so graciously gave us.
I am thankful he works so hard to provide for our family.
 I am thankful for the good times and bad times, because they bring us closer together.


I am thankful for this snoring dog that hasn't moved since I started writing this post.
Even though he is "just a dog", he makes our family complete (for now).
He brings us great laughs and even better snuggles.


I had such a wonderful, relaxing thanksgiving and I hope you did too!

What did you do for thanksgiving and what are you most thankful for?


  1. Ummm 28 minutes is awesome! I set a goal to run a 5k in under 30 minutes this year but made it in 31:45... and now it's a little to chilly for 5k's in Michigan. Which stinks. But I am really impressed! What a great tradition!

  2. Leslie- it really Helped having a 16 year old varsity soccer player running with me. :) she helped me keep a good pace and like I said, I am competitive. Haha


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