11.28.2014

Thankful

We had a great thanksgiving this year. 

We started early by having Thanksgiving with my side of the family on the Sunday before. We invited some extended family to join us and we had a great time eating and visiting. Kennedy was so excited to play with cousins. 

Thanksgiving morning I started the day running a 10k. 

I didn't really train for this race. I was running a lot until It got colder (which is weird because I actually LOVE running in the cold) and then I took a few weeks off and focused on strength training. But, considering I wasn't "ready" and it was my first race post-baby, I rocked it! I felt very strong and took on the hills like a champ. And I finished only 3 minutes over my 10k PR which is pretty impressive; especially when you take into account that I was 30lbs lighter and training harder when I hit that PR. I'm feeling so grateful to have my body back and I can't wait to see how much stronger I am able to get as times go on. And as I continue to lose more weight... 

Later that day we had dinner with corys side of the family. We had cousins join us this time, too, which was great! Kennedy and Asher buddied up immediately and were inseparable the whole night  
Too much cuteness in that photo!

I love this time of year so much. There's so much happiness and excitement in the air and the family time can't be beat. We even did a little Black Friday shopping today and made a haul, so Christmas shopping is almost done! Eeeek!!! 

I'm feeling so grateful for the life I've been given. We have our trials like everyone else, but I have been so blessed with my amazing family, our health, a roof over our heads, food to eat, and the Savior leading and guiding us. What more could I want? 

I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! 

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