The Day Before Thanksgiving
I just couldn’t resist throwing this in here… The night before Thanksgiving we went to pick up our race packets and decided to also make a stop at the Space Coast Light Fest at Wickham Park. I know these pictures aren’t that great but Christmas lights are hard to capture on a point and shoot! Anyway, you drive through the park and they have tons of Christmas lights. My favorite was the Grinch and Max (top second on the left).
If you live anywhere near this I would definitely recommend going. It’s a fun and fairly cheap activity to get out of the house over the holidays.
I ate in the car on our way to the Suntree Turkey Trot in Melbourne, FL. The race was wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of it. It wasn’t the most scenic race (it was through a neighborhood) but it was a lot of fun since we did it as a family and Brody and Max were allowed to run Brody and I decided to dress up but the rest of the family was lame and said that was weird. Yeah, well, Brody and I sure did get a lot of compliments. One older couple standing in their driveway watching everyone run by even cheered for Brody saying, “go, dog, go, good dog!” Brody smiled his thanks, I waved and we kept running.
Emily, Mom and I all ran the 5K. Dad ran the 10K and was 8th in his age group…BUT if he had been one year older he would’ve been first which we all got a kick out of 😉
For my second breakfast (and kind of lunch) for the day I made the family Greek yogurt pancakes and Emily made scrambled eggs with chicken sausage.
After breakfast we all showered and got ready to make a couple of stops before the big dinner. My dad is one of seven and my mom is one of five so we have a big family and a lot of the family lives in Florida. Our first two stops were at two of my dad’s sister’s houses. I most definitely couldn’t resist a bite or two here and there!
We had our true Thanksgiving meal that night at my aunt MaryBeth’s house (my mom’s sister). The night started with a delicious sangria that MaryBeth made.
And I also enjoyed snacking on some veggies and corn dip while the turkey was being cut.
Chico (my cousin’s dog) was fully prepared to capture any lost turkey.
Finally, it was time for the main event…FOOD!
I only had one plate but it was a heavy (and delicious) plate at that and I finished all but a bite or two.
And to finish off the evening, I had a slice of pecan pie pie, a slice of lemon chess pie, and half of a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese cinnamon frosting.
I was horribly stuffed but it was worth it 😉 After dinner a few of us took a walk with the three cousin puppies. Since it was obviously dark I don’t have a picture but here’s one from a few days before at a dog park.
Chico was quite the protector for little Max and even a bit for Brody.
I hope you had as wonderful of a Thanksgiving as I did!
Question of the Day
What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving this year?
Mine had to be running the Turkey Trot with Brody, spending time with family and the food, of course 😉