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This was a great week! 2 days of school and Thanksgiving fun, I can't complain at all. My back has been hurting off and on but I have a sweet husband who will massage it and I also do a few yoga moves to alleviate the pain. Downward dog, cat/cow, pose of a child even though my belly drags the ground in that one, ha. My kids were crazy this week but I don't blame them, I was excited for the break too! Then it's back to school for 4 weeks and we're out for Christmas break. Those will be a crazy 4 weeks. On Wednesday I was out of school (hallelujah! Our first break since Labor Day!) and it was wonderful. I relaxed all day and went to my in-laws house that night to hang out with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend. Tyler had to work overnight so Kelsey and Dabe stayed with me, it was fun! I love hosting people in our new house. There was an extra bedroom to sleep in, an extra bathroom to use, and since Tyler and I never use those 2 areas of the house they aren't hard to keep clean. I love our early morning sunrises off the back deck and how the whole house is lit up with pink and orange in the morning.
On Thursday we all got up at 6:30am to go to the Turkey Trot downtown. I was going to run this year but I waited too late to register. Also, it's nice when you run to have someone to give all your stuff to (when you register, they give you a shirt, envelope, coupons, and THEN you have to run a 5k) so I ended up being the Turkey Trot hostess to Debbie, Kelsey, and Dabe. I know my way around downtown too, which they don't and would have gotten lost for sure. So I dropped them off at the starting line, parked the car, walked to the Expo center, got them in the right starting area, took their shirts and other things, walked back to the car (I probably walked a 5k going to and from the Expo center!), drove to the Bistro Market and had breakfast and picked up some smoothies for their finish, drove back to find a parking spot, walked to the finish line just in time to see all 3 of them cross the finish line! Perfect timing. Then we all drove home, tired! Kelsey gave Dabe a haircut on the back deck and I cooked some carrots for our Thanksgiving lunch. Brown Sugar Carrots with Rosemary and Pecans- delish. We had lunch at Larry and Angie's, there was SO MUCH food and it was ALL good. I was in a food coma all day. Of course, every time there is a meal at Angie's house there's always some question that everyone has to answer. This year the question was "Everyone says they're thankful for family and friends at Thanksgiving time- what is something that you're thankful for in the area of entertainment (I'm thankful for Cranium)? food(Rice Krispies, chocolate milk, pickles)? vacations (I loved going to Jamaica)?" Answers varied and some were pretty hilarious. I love our family conversations. Thursday evening we went to Tyler's parents house and had Thanksgiving dinner with Debbie's side of the family... I didn't eat much because I felt like I was going to explode. Thank goodness for stretchy maternity pants. Overall it was a great Thanksgiving, EXCEPT--- I didn't watch ANY of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!!! Low of the day. I didn't even record it :(. One day I'll be there and see it live!