Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Holy crap do I have a lot of blogs to catch up on. You people keep me busy! :)

First off, thanks for all the wonderful comments on the marathon. I really appreciate all the love.

I let myself take a few days off of all things running related after the marathon, to sort of decompress. I needed to let myself go for a bit to figure out what comes next. And the fact that the week came during a holiday was a blessing in disguise. Who has time to get post-marathon stress disorder when the holiday season is blowing up in your face?

So here is what has been keeping me busy the past few days, in photo form of course.

This little guy is my Godson Hamish.


He came to visit us with my friend Mark from high school and his wife Andria. Here is a picture of the happy family as Hamish enjoys his first Cheesesteak. Look at the kid eyeing that thing!


Yes, Mark is a class-act. Let's hope Hamish gets his mother's manners.


Here are a few more pics of my lil' buddy...cause that's what doting Godmothers do.






Look how happy he is to see us! Haha!


Baby time was fun. It was nice to have a different energy in the house. Even if that energy liked to wake up screaming 4 times a night.

Thanksgiving Day, J and I met up with some friends in Center City to watch the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.


It was freezing out, but I have to say, I was really impressed by this parade. It was sort of like watching the Macy's Parade in NYC, but much smaller and you could get right up to the front. We had a great time.







You can see more fun parade pictures here.

After the parade, we walked to our friend's home and ate an incredible spread of appetizers and drank Mimosas and Bloody Mary's by a roaring fire while watching football. Then later, J and I headed home where I proceeded to make an awesome Thanksgiving dinner that was very easy and tasted pretty damn good.


It was a wonderful, quiet night at home and it was perfect. :)

But tomorrow marks the end of my "recovery" period. And by recovery I mean sheer laziness. Time to get back out there. J and I already have new plans in the works...

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Marcy said...

Awwwwhhhh he's got such pretty eyes!

ROFLMAO at that pic of him crying. Don't feel too bad my kids looks like that 95% of the time when I hold them HAHA

Progman2000 said...

New Plans???

Anonymous said...

Catching up on all the blogs is going to take me hours!

Incredible pictures. Your Godson is so cute. And, the parade pictures are awesome to.

I am glad you guys had a nice Thanksgiving.

Jess said...

Hamish is adorable, and great pics all around; it looks like you guys had a nice Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

What a cutie! And your photos of the parade are awesome.

Glad you had a nice holiday weekend. :-)

Unknown said...

That little one is so adorable !!! Great pixs! I sure do recognize Philly after the marathon. What a great way to watch the Thanksgiving parade.

Now... what's your next Marathon gonna be??? I am still debating on which one to sign up next !!!

Unknown said...

Yummy! I wish it was Thanksgiving everyday!

joyRuN said...

Awesome pics to go with an awesome Thanksgiving!

I think Flyers26 might be running the Ocean Drive Marathon. I've run the 10-miler. Between the crazy headwind & desolate course, I don't think I'm going for their full 26.2.

Aron said...

he is SOOO cute!!!

good for you for being lazy :) what perfect timing with thanksgiving right after the race!!! next time i should plan on doing a race right before instead of right after :)

Unknown said...

I know what ya mean. I had sooo many blogs to read after only being gone for 3 days.

The pics of the little guy are priceless.

Are you just going to leave us all with the "new plans" word thrown out there and not tell us?!?

Chic Runner said...

Those pictures are Great! You have a great camera and to go to the parade must have been amazing! I'm super jealous.

Lily on the Road said...

Little Hamish is adorable! what a little cutie bug!!

I love, love, love your photo's...Wow, you must have an awesome camera!

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Philly!

X-Country2 said...

What great pictures! You definitely have talent for photography.

Denise said...

Great pics. Having lived in Philly my whole life, I've never made it to the parade. Maybe next year!!

Runner Leana said...

A new plan? Can't wait to read! Your godson is a total cutie!

N.D. said...

What a CUTIE!!! sounds like a nice time and quiet thanksgiving! I guess no miami for the holiday. Glad you are starting up again, you deserved that nice rest though!!

BeachRunner said...

Hamish is a handsome devil. Looks like you guys had a great holiday and "rest." Great pics.

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you have been enjoying yourself and your down time! Good for you!

I loved all the wonderful pics and the baby is adorable!

So, I am just dying to ask... what is next on your agenda? Are you planning on training for any specific races?

Sonia said...

Great pics!! The parade looks crazy big! =)

Glad you had a good time taking care of your little baby friend. My niece was sick the first night we were there. We didn't sleep one bit... having kids is hard LOL

And you can't let us hanging on the new plans!! You need to tell us! LOL

As for the job interview it was the most difficult thing I have ever done. Let's just say it wasn't a self esteem booster.... however I still have the other one in Ottawa so I am forgetting about this one... obviously ;-)

Steve Stenzel said...


And yes, Mother's Manners PLEASE!!


SuperDave said...

Gotta catch-up on those blogs. Your adoring funs await! haha
I miss the big parades in the city. Gotta watch em' on TV now.
You deserve the big rest, but I'm guessing that you are not going to take too long of one.

Casey said...

Great photos! Love the parade and the black and white one of his happy head! So nice. Thanks for sharing!

zanne said...

He's darling & I adore his name!

Looks like you guys have settled into a nice little life in Philly -so happy for you!

Hoping winter doesn't come as TOO much of a shock!

haven't read your marathon post yet, but saw your time & the fact that it was a PR - nice job girl!! congrats ... I have a lot of catching up to do!

Run Mommy said...

Your pictures are great! I love pictures. Love reading all the running accomplishments!

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