2012 Thanksgiving Recap

Wednesday November 28, 2012

We had a wonderful, blessed, busy Thanksgiving weekend.   Here’s a not-so-brief rundown.

The Thanksgiving break started with a piano recital.  It can be a chore to get them to practice, and one child claims she hates piano, but both kids did a great job and were proud of their performance, as were we.


Here’s a couple of clips.  I goofed during Sam’s performance and accidentally turned off the video before he finished (doh!).

The next day, we drove on down to southern VA to spend time with Mike’s parents.   They not only hosted us for Thanksgiving, but also my dad, and my aunt, uncle and cousin.  We are so thankful to have family that gets along well, and for Mike’s parents taking such great care of us.

We filled our time with riding dirt bikes, going on walks, and watching the Redskins take down the Cowboys!


Here’s the closest thing we got to a decent family photo on our pre-Turkey walk.


When it was time to eat, we chowed down.


Dinner was an assortment of paleo and not-at-all paleo delights.


On Friday, our oldest child officially turned 9 years old.  9 years have flown by!   She got many wonderful presents, including a face painting kit, which she promptly put to good use.


We love you Wendy and are so proud of the delightful young lady you are.


Also on Friday, we dropped in at Roanoke Valley Crossfit — a great box in Salem VA, where we enjoyed a strenuous, but fun, post-Turkey WOD.


Saturday, I rose early and headed down to Blacksburg, VA to watch the annual VT-UVA football game.  But before the game, I managed to sneak in a WOD at Crossfit Blacksburg, another fun and welcoming box.


The game was freezing cold (literally!) but it was so fun to get the stadium experience.


The best part was watching the Hokies kick the game winning field goal as time expired.  Go Hokies!


Too soon, it was time to head north and get back to home.


Our return trip was mostly uneventful, aside from the hour-plus long detour to the wrong address for a Christmas tree farm that resulted in car sickness, vomit, and a clean-up stop on the side of the road.

Other than that, it was an easy ride home :).

We had a wonderful long weekend and clearly have much to be thankful for!

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