Thanksgiving Etc. 2010

We had some seriously good times this Thanksgiving. There is exciting stuff ahead and so much to be thankful for this year! Most of us here at the Nevil feast expressed how thankful we are that Jeremy made it through such a tough deployment safe and sound. That God returned him to us in one piece and with a sound mind.  It was a heartfelt moment when we all bowed our heads and thanked God for all He has done this year in our lives and all that we know He’ll do in the year to come!

Jeremy’s family was in town for this round of holiday and mine is coming for the next! We had a blast relaxing and enjoying the snow. There’s not much else to say, so here are some pics of the good times. Hope your Thanksgiving was fun and special too!

 

Ashlynn and Cooper drooling over our Thanksgiving Day traditional breakfast, cinnamon rolls from scratch!
We had a few inches of snow Sunday through Tuesday. It sort of stops all life here in the PacNW!
The boys watched football and played video games...I'm sure that's pretty much what the men in your life did too!
And us gals spent a lot of time in the kitchen together 😀
Grandma was a great help! I didn't unload my dishwasher once while she was here! Thanks Momma Marsha!
Oh yeah, the kiddos really enjoyed those cinnamon rolls 😀
The turkey turned out great, I tried it in a bag this year and it was super moist.
Jeremy was apparently behind the camera a lot because this is one of the only pics I can find of him!
Chase tried Cool Whip for the first time and LOVED it.
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Wanna-Be-Runner

Linde, Trish, Me, Travis and Crystal before our Turkey Trot run 😀

After my triumphant accomplishment of the Tacoma “You Go Girl” 10K race (triumphant because 1. i did it and 2. i didn’t die), I felt excited and compelled to try to run another race. The Ft. Lewis Turkey Trot was coming up and since it was free, I thought, “hey why not?” and asked my friends to do it too. Um….then I forgot about it.

I remembered to register, and then the phone rang that day I was online and my session timed out and um, I forgot to re-register. But! I still could run…just as a freeloader.

But I didn’t practice.

Running that is. I worked out! I’ve been sticking with a 3x’s a week cardio regimen and it has been good! As it got closer, I got a bit worried and I decided to just run the 5 K.

So this morning (I’m writing this on Saturday), I thanked Jesus that it was not raining (that’s a big deal and an almost miracle…) and braved the cold with my friends for a great run! My friend Shari was running a bit late this morning, so she isn’t in the picture. But we ran (almost) the entire way together. I seriously didn’t walk more than a few paces. It’s just hard to talk and run. Really, really hard. Thanks for sticking with me Shari!

The Santa Shuffle (5 or 10K)  is in December (the 11th) and I’m thinking that I want to do it too. It’s also free, but perhaps this time I should register for real?

Maybe I’ll even try for another 10K…or maybe I’ll just shoot for a better time on my 5K. I finished in 38 minutes (38:06 to be exact) which is a 12 minute mile. That’s a 3 minute improvement over my time for the 10K in September. So I don’t know, but in the mean time, I’m happy to be a Wanna Be Runner! YAY ME! Thanks to my friends for braving the cold with me. You guys did so great!