Thanksgiving Festivities

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, co-workers, your TV… whatever you ended up doing. 🙂

I started my day with the YMCA’s 5K Turkey Trot.  I convinced Jessica to run it with me.  It was great to have a partner out there in the FREEZING cold weather.   My top layer consisted of not only Under Armour but also Nike and Target and I was still frozen solid!



Soon after Clint and I headed to Clarinda for a couple family dinners.  We started the day at my Gr’pa and Gr’ma Goecker’s house for lunch and conversation and then ended our day/evening at Clint’s mom and step-dads.

Let’s just say I started off with really good intentions and ate more veggies than anything at Grandpa’s.   Alcohol, little smokies and m&m’s won at the Swanson’s.

Good thing I am starting a 21 Day Challenge with 20 other women on Monday.   Hot for the Holiday’s is our slogan. 😉

Anyway, back to Thanksgiving.  The kids had a good time competing against each other in the Bean Bag toss.


And the adults had a lot of good conversation and some serious belly laughs.  Grandma Drakes cookie catastrophe story had a few of us in tears.   Hilarious that lady.



I even was able to wrangle the boys into a quick family photo:



Poor Kyle will never be an adult in his dad’s eyes when it comes to hugs:



We wrapped up the evening on the farm around 7:30 to make our way back to the city life.



Once home I got the stare down from Champ, so after 15 minutes of that ridiculous game, I let him up on my lap.





Cheers to a wonderful weekend, whatever it is you are doing!    If you are one of the crazies out there battling the black Friday shopping crowds – bless you hearts.

No. Stinking. Way.



2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Festivities

  1. Looks like a great Thanksgiving….I wish I had the gumption to run 🙂


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