Merry Christmas!

Christmas snuck up on me quicker this year than it ever has in the past. In fact, on Thursday I was talking with a friend about how it did NOT feel like Christmas was that Sunday. It wasn’t all that cold outside and I didn’t have to go through the hassle of shopping at crowded malls for gifts since I bought most of them online. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy my time off!


On Friday, Mike and I took the Girls out running at Tamarac Park. This was the first time Ellie has been running with a harness but she did pretty good. She kept getting in front of me and stopping, or running in to my legs any time someone went by. So, we didn’t get too much running in, but that’s ok.



Mike was running with Ruby, since she does much better at running next to you. He met up with Ellie and I about a mile from the park and we swapped dogs. So, I went from a dog that didn’t run well to one who didn’t want to run any more! She was tuckered out!



I wanted to go 5 miles but Ruby barely made it back to the park so we stopped at 3.5 miles and let the dogs cool down at the dog park.



On Saturday, Christmas Eve, we did some cooking. The girls were willing to take on kitchen duty and clean up any morsels I may have dropped. Unfortunately for them, I didn’t drop any!



We had our first Christmas party at my cousin’s house. I love visiting with my family during the holidays…especially when it’s accompanied with desserts!




Christmas morning was a bit lazy for all of us. The skies were dark gray and threatening to rain, even though it didn’t do much of anything but drizzle all day.



We had two parties this day. The first was with my Dad’s side of the family. Plenty of food and yummy iced tea, but we didn’t get a chance to eat much since we had to get home to pick up the food for Mike’s family party.



We cooked up some spiral ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls. All of the food was eaten up, except for the ham. I think we left enough ham at the in-laws to last until next Christmas! Mike got a book clock from his parents, which I found ironic since he’s not a reader! Alas, we added it to my library anyway!



I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas as well! New Year’s Day I’ll be running my second 1/2 marathon. I’m looking forward to it! What are you doing for the new year?

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