Whew – it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving has already come and gone! It was such a wonderful weekend in so many ways. I hope you all had a nice (long) holiday weekend!
Our Thanksgiving Day morning began with a fun albeit CHILLY 4 mile Turkey Trot. Our little town hosts a Turkey Trot each year, and many surrounding families come out to support it. It was a whoppin’ 28* F. when we started, so we made sure to bundle up. Because it was so cold, I got to rock my new cold weather running gear I recently received from Under Armour! Normally I hate running in cold weather, but I secretly wished that it’d be chilly so I could sport my new accessories.
Disclaimer: I received a spiffy new bag, running gloves, a cold weather headband, and a cute fleece beanie from Under Armour through my partnership with Fitfluential. All opinions are my own!
I opted for the running gloves and the headband to keep my hands and ears extra warm. I loved the headband. It was cute and kept my ears nice and toasty. I absolutely hate cold ears, so this was huge to me. The gloves worked pretty well, but unfortunately didn’t keep my hands quite as warm as I would’ve liked. My fingers were pretty frozen by about halfway through the race. Just keepin’ it real with y’all.
No, I didn’t just run ten miles – I think I was trying to show off my gloves to you.
I was impressed with how well Hunter did too! We bundled him up in his winter coat and covered him with a cozy blanket in the jogging stroller, and he squealed and laughed the whole way. His second race is in the books! Proud mama right here.
Oh, and we ran into Drew and his wife from Fit2Fat2Fit – remember him? Should’ve snagged a photo, but totally spaced it. They live a couple streets away from us, so it was fun to chat with them for a bit.
After the race, we headed home so Hunter could nap and we could get cleaned up. Then we headed over to one of my girlfriend’s parents’ house for Thanksgiving #1. I met Jessica in our MOPS group just a few short months ago, and it feels like we’ve been friends for years. We immediately “clicked”, and Cody and I were so grateful she invited us over to celebrate Thanksgiving with them.
Jessica’s sister, her mom, and Jess herself!
We spent some time finishing up last minute preparations before it was time to sit down and eat.
Everything was so delicious, and the conversation was even better. It was such a fun afternoon!
After spending a few hours with Jessica and her family, we headed over to Thanksgiving #2 with our other good friends from church, Jake and Sondra and their family. They have been our “adopted Utah parents” since we’ve lived here – they’ve been such a blessing to us!
We ate some more, visited, browsed through Black Friday ads, and watched some more football.
To celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time with this little turkey made it so special!
It was such a wonderful day spent with so many people we love and care about. We missed our family in Arizona, but we are thankful to have friends in our life that were so willing to open their homes to us.
The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxing and nothing too eventful. I attempted some Black Friday shopping Friday afternoon, but it didn’t last long after I saw the lines. I didn’t want anything that bad! We also put up Christmas decorations and the tree! It made it a little more challenging with a baby reaching and grabbing for everything, but it was still a fun time. I love Christmas time!
What did you do for the Thanksgiving holiday?
Did you take advantage of any of the Black Friday deals?
Have you decorated for Christmas yet?