Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving. Our family had one of the funnest Thanksgivings that I ever remember having. We started the day off by running in the Dallas Annual Turkey Trot. With over 35,000 participants, the race is the biggest Turkey Trot in the nation. They have both a 3 mile and 8 mile jog. Jeff and I ran the 8 mile race while pushing Lexi in the jogging stroller. It was great to be surrounded by such a fun group of people. Plus, it feels good to burn some calories before consuming your weight in holiday food! After the race, we hosted a Thanksgiving potluck at our apartment with some of our friends. We cooked our first turkey this year which, thanks to about 50 calls to my dad, turned out pretty well. The day came to a close with a little "Christmas Vacation" and perusing the holiday ads. What a wonderful day it was.

Getting ready to start the race. We had to let Lexi get the wiggles out before strapping her into the stroller for 1 and 1/2 hours.
Check out this crowd of people. It took us about 10 minutes to cross the starting line.
Our friends Mauri and Rick pushed their two children in the race with us. It was fun to have some company.
The race was in the heart of downtown Dallas. It was a beautiful setting.
Jeff and me during the race. We took turns pushing Lexi.
Lexi was absolutely perfect during the race. She kept busy watching all of the people and eating her snacks.
Jeff was obviously the photographer
Mauri and me chatting while pushing the kiddos.
What a view. It was perfect weather too!
At the finish line.
We did it. Now let's eat some turkey!
Our pride and joy! The turkey's ready to carve.

All of the yummy food.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lexi's Big Girl Bed

Lexi has been very into climbing lately and unfortunately discovered that she could escape from her crib. To avoid a broken arm, I reluctantly converted her crib into a toddler bed. Things have been a little difficult since the transition, but we're slowly adjusting. Lexi's biggest challenge is trying to figure out how not to roll out of the bed. Poor kid.

Lexi loves bathtime, although the bathroom is always soaked after she's done.
Getting ready for the rainy season here in Texas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pay it Forward

I have bad news to report. Due to a VERY dissapointing response to my "Pay it Forward" blog, I've decided to postpone my efforts to send free gifts to my friends for a few months. I have to say that I thought more women would be excited to receive a free gift in the mail. For those of you who did want to participate, keep checking my blog, and I'll try to Pay it Forward again in a few months.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Reflections of Christ

A friend sent me the link to this video and it is amazing. It highlights the life of Christ. Please take the time to watch it.