November 25, 2012

So Much To Be Thankful For

Sitting here on my couch with a stomach full of Thanksgiving leftovers, I’m thinking of all of the people & things that I am thankful for. I love holiday weekends because of all of the family time. This was my first Thanksgiving with the Boy and we had a blast combining traditions and kicking off the holiday season together.

As is our Thanksgiving tradition, my dad & I were up bright and early to run in Fast Freddies Five Mile Foot Feast. This is our 10th year participating. I always do the 5 mile run and my dad normally does the 2 1/2 mile walk. This year, he ran the 5 mile race…and rocked it! I’m so proud of him…pictures are coming soon!

After the race, I went to Huber Thanksgiving at my grandma’s while Justin went to his family Thanksgiving in Bardstown. There is always something exciting at Huber family functions. This year, we played on the monkey bars and took turns riding Kevin’s motorcycle (don’t worry Kevin, it is still in one piece!).

Even Katherine took the bike for a spin!

Justin came up and we had dinner with the Knox side on Thanksgiving night. We played board games until it was time to head out for Black Friday shopping. We must be getting old…or maybe just getting smarter…when we saw the lines to check out, we totally bailed! We did go to Kohls once we had some coffee in our system and snagged some great deals.

Friday night, Justin & I went to Light Up Bardstown with his family. I really can’t think of a word more fitting than “quaint.” There were carolers in front of the courthouse, we had hot cocoa, and Santa was there!

 Saturday night, we went to My Old Kentucky Home (who knew there were so many things to do in Bardstown haha). My Old Kentucky Home is where Stephen Foster wrote the Kentucky state song. We took a candle light tour and then had bourbon cake & hot apple cider while we walked through the old gardens.

To wrap up the holiday weekend, we went to Horseshoe Casino and crashed Justin’s parent’s 30th Anniversary date. Between the two of us, we only lost $18 on the penny slots. Not bad for 3 hours of gambling :)  I can’t believe the weekend is already over. Once again, Sunday has come around too quickly! Good news is – the Christmas tree is up, Christmas music is playing, and I have Christmas cookies in the oven. 
The holiday season is here!

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