Making the decision to travel to Utah for Thanksgiving was actually a difficult one. With no job and no money we had a hard time justifying even the few hundred dollars it would take to drive out to be with family for the holidays. But really how could we not? This was one of the reasons we wanted to move back to Colorado; so that we could visit family more often. So off we went, and I was so glad we did. It was fabulous to be in Utah with family and friends for Thanksgiving;
Celebrating some of the very things I am most thankful for.
A day of pie making with the ladies
I think I made 6 or 7 pies and like 4 dozen rolls. I love this day and I've missed sharing it with family for the last 6 or 7 years!
Justin and I ran a little turkey trot bandit with my bro Alex. Too bad we ended up running bandit as I would have taken 2nd place overall the females and Justin would have been 3rd in his age division! But none the less, it felt good to race again. It had been way too long due to this lame recovering knee injury. I actually questioned if I could even do it. So it was quite the accomplishment for me at this stage of my recovery.
I little service project for the Madre mixed in with lots of run with cousins of course! (goodbye old childhood tree :( )
Two great dinner times with the family and lots of visiting time
And of course creating wonderful memories with my own beautiful little family!
It was a nice escape from the stresses and anxieties of life to be surround by so many people who love and support us. And it was nice to have this holiday to continue to remind me of all we have to be grateful for.