Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a day worthy of thanks

I had a very long Thanksgiving Day. It started like any other, bright and early so we could put the turkey in the oven. But after she was in we left to head to the Turkey Trot in New Paltz. The race isn't competitive at all, in reality they only time the first 300 people who finish. With over 1500 people there, I was certain I wasn't making the first 300, but Mike gave it a shot and ended up coming in 295!! I was so proud of him.

After trotting, we came back home, perused the black Friday ads one final time, finished making dinner and sat down to hang out with the family and eat way too much food. The appetizers were followed by turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, turnips, sweet potatoes and I'm sure I'm missing a few things. It was all delicious and I'll share a few of the recipes I made next week.
Turkey was followed by pie which was followed by quiet rest time. There was no actual sleep, but we all laid down and tried our hardest to rest so we could try to be refreshed for shopping. At 930pm we left and went to get on line at the mall for some shopping! We had a blast. I'm not sure any of us got amazing deals, but we definitely had a great time. I love this tradition!

Getting ready to leave our house...9:30pm 
Waiting outside to get into the mall

Jenn modeling a moose hat in American Eagle

Waiting for 4am to get here so more stores would open!

Jenn getting a little bit sleepy...We took a lunch break (homemade
turkey sandwich break) around 6am.

Leaving the mall at sunrise

While I definitely missed not having the normal big crew there on Black Friday, we made the most of it and had a great time together. We got home around 7 am and actually left again around 2! We went to a different town and different stores. We made it home by 7pm and were definitely pooped! Saturday was a great day full of relaxation and leftovers! Tree hunting was Sunday and I'll have a whole post devoted to that on Thursday!


Kristina said...

Congrats to you and Mike for a great race. Thats awesome. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jamie said...

Congrats on the race! You definitely are way too happy to be up all night after thanksgiving! LOL... better you than me sista! :) glad you made out though!... worth it!