Good morning and happy Monday! I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, most of the photos I have to share this week are from Thanksgiving in Hays. Monday and Tuesday, I ran with Amy and with Chris, respectively. It’s dark before I get off work now, so running is done by the light of our headlamps.
Kristen, Thayne, Chris, and I loaded up in the car and drove home Wednesday after work. It was a fun car ride, and it was nice for Kristen and Thayne to get to know Chris a little. Thursday morning, Mom, Kristen, Chris and I ran before our Thanksgiving meal. We joked with Chris that he didn’t get the “wear gray and a hat” memo.
After our run, before dinner, we got snoballs! Mmmm!!!
Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful. Grandma and Granddad came over, and we ate a beautiful dinner of turkey ham, macaroni corn, dressing, rolls, and apple salad. There was mashed potatoes and gravy too, but I didn’t partake in that. Kristen had made 3 delicious pies before we went home Wednesday, so we also had pecan, apple, and sweet potato pies. It was so great to spend time with everyone, it was such a great day.
Friday morning, I ran a few miles solo, before running some errands with Kristen, Thayne, and Chris.
We took Chris to Taco Shop for the first time! We also hung out with Ava a bit and did some shopping. We didn’t do any big Black Friday shopping, but did check out some local stores in Hays. Dad scored a great deal on a TV, and the story was pretty funny, listening to them tell how they beat the crowds and cheated some lines was pretty comical.
Friday afternoon, just as the sun was setting, we went out to Munjor to visit Grandma and Grandpa at the cemetery. Kristen took this picture, and it was really pretty out there, and so very quiet.
Saturday, late in the morning, Chris and I headed out for our long run, and Mom joined us for part of it. At our turnaround point, Chris saw his very first real life tumbleweed. He said “it’s literally tumbling across the road” and I about lost it laughing. We had to take a picture, to always remember this monumental event. I ended up running 8 miles and Chris ran 7. It was a much nicer run than last week’s long run, which was just a rough run for both of us.
Saturday night, we went to the Q for burgers, and that’s about all I need to say. So. Good.
We hung out Saturday night, put up the Christmas tree at home, watched some TV, and Chris played his guitar for everyone. Earlier Saturday, he also played it for Grandma and Granddad; we spent some time with them before they went to the FHSU basketball game. I really enjoyed the extra time and being able to spend time with everyone.
Sunday morning, the 4 of us headed back to KC, for Kristen and Thayne to catch their flight. I put up a few Christmas decorations at home when we got back, and was able to relax the rest of the evening.
I really hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. It’s so hard to believe that December is this week!