Thursday, November 26, 2009

from our little turkeys to you

We are so thankful for the beautiful day outside.

We are thankful that on this day, one of our children woke us up before dawn, because our alarm clock didn't go off, and we're thankful that we dragged ourselves out of bed and made it to the starting line of the annual Turkey Trot. We're thankful that almost 10,000 other San Diegans were out there too, and that almost $500,000.00 was raised for our local homeless shelter.


We're thankful for playgrounds along 5K running routes.


We're thankful that although we were running a 45-minute mile for the first mile (which undoubtedly had to do with a stop at the playground and bathroom) ...


We made up time and completed our three mile race in under 90 minutes.



We're thankful that our children are growing stronger.


We're thankful for each other - for our health - and for this awesome moment in time and we sincerely hope that each and every one of you experience an equally wonderful day and that your hearts are chock full of thanks.


Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving right back atcha! I am still in awe that you did the turkey trot so SOON after the 3 day... I was nursing my feet for weeks afterward!

  2. I CANNOT believe you are running another race after just walking 60 miles - you go girl!

    Your little turkeys are adorable, as is Charlie.

    What a great idea for a family event.

  3. Oh, rest assured, there wasn't much running. I think I ran a total of 300 feet. Hence the reason it was so nice I fit in the stroller and caught a ride from our kiddos.

    What you can't see in the picture is that William wasn't too happy about me in his ride. He was yelling, "YOU ARE TOO BIG!" and I was yelling back, "You don't know what you are talking about. JUST PUSH!!"

  4. I, too, can't believe your feet were able to manage another race SO soon!
    We were out cheering on my husband at our local Turkey Trot (with our cow bells!). What fun (although it was a bit colder, here!)!

  5. What a wonderful tradition. Another good cause. Did the children all walk or run the three mile? Greetings from Florida where Jim and I are settling in for the winter. I

  6. Love the picture of Charlie! What? No pictures of your feet after this one? Sounds like you guys had a great time. I love how relaxed you are with the kids. So much fun.
    Love, Marg
    PS I'm/We are thankful for you!! Now get your move on. ;-)