I'm sure everyone else is just as busy at this time of year as we are. The weeks are just flying by. Thanksgiving was lots of fun. We spent the day with my family this year. For the past few years my sisters, parents, and I have run in the Human Race Thanksgiving morning. It is a 5K in Draper. It has been a fun way to start the day- and I use it as an excuse to have an extra helping of stuffing. I had been looking forward to bringing Zac this time, but the weather was pretty crummy. It rained almost the whole time. It felt pretty good to run in though.
It was just the girls running this year. My dad stayed home and played with Zac.
You can tell we got a little bit wet. It was really fun. I was just happy to get my goal of under 30 minutes. I'm sure that is slow for some of you speed demons out there, but it was good for me.
The race was made more interesting with the man who chose to run it in a loin cloth. Hey, it got him on the news. And I think everyone's cameras too- I wasn't the only person there sneaking a picture of him.
Thanks for a fun race girls!
We had dinner at my aunt's house. I'm sure the pilgrims and indians didn't know what tey were starting, but I'm sure glad they did. Any holiday where the whole idea is to sit around and eat lots of good food is an OK holiday by me. Thanks mom for your amazing stuffing.
We got to spend a lot of time with family. Here is Zac dancing to the Christmas tunes with his Grandma. He adores his grandma- and I'm pretty sure the feeling is even more than mutual!
I also got the chance to go to the Festival of Trees. What a wonderful way to raise money for Primary Children's Hospital. It was beautiful. Zac did pretty good for the first half, and then got tired. He eventually fell asleep on my shoulder. Thanks for going with us Kris, it was a fun day.
Zac is already 10 months old. I can't belive that in just a little bit I will have a 1 year old. I got a new computer and I was transfering all of my pictures and that newborn little boy in those pictures doesn't even seem like the same kid. It is almost sureal how fast time goes watching kids grow up. He has learned so much in just a few months. It has been amazing to watch. I seem to only post when I have his new monthy pictures (sorry if you are getting sick of them). It is fun to compare him to that bear each month, and it is a little bit sad to see that tiny little boy get left behind. He's so much fun though, that each new stage seems to make up for it.
We hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. It is so easy to get caught up in the business and to not take the time to reflect on the real reason we celebrate. It is my goal to remember my Savior this season. I am so grateful for His life and atonement. It makes it even sweeter to think about Christ's birth as I rock my little boy to sleep at night. What an amazing gift we have been given.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!