Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas and the Holidays: Part 1

Another Christmas has come and gone and the new year is just a few minutes away.  I thought I'd share some photos from our first family celebration. 

Homemade hats and scarves

Alyssa and Andrew

Santa and Mrs. Claus

A funny picture


Uncle Dave and Kym

Goofing around
Kevin, his mom and brothers

Kym and Tim

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of our family Christmas.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Galloping Gobbler Thanksgiving 4 Mile Run

Nothing like being almost a month late on our race recap; but better late than never.  The past few years we have run the Kids Campus 5K but this year we decided to switch things and run The Galloping Gobbler 4 mile race sponsored by The University of St. Francis. This race runs through part of the campus and a very hilly cemetery.  The race was large, with over 3000 runners braving the bitter cold temperatures.  The 4 mile race started about 20 minutes late due to a malfunction of the timing equipment.  
Not my favorite shirt color 
Packet pick-up was quick and well organized

Brooke and an old swimming buddy

Pam (my wonderful sister-in-law), Brooke and Tom
 (my  brother)

Two of my favorite people

Start of the race

Customary pre-race shoe picture

The large American flag along the course

We saw pilgrims, Indians,and turkeys on our run 

One mile complete, only 3 to go

Mile 2, halfway done

Blow up turkey at mile 3
The finish!

Wonderful architecture on our walk back to the car

Ice forming on the campus lake

Official time by my watch of course! (Sorry about the angled picture)

Now it's turkey time!