|I love how I'm 29 but my parents still have to document whenever I'm cooking.|
Making Artichoke Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms. Recipe.
|Yup, I'm a dork.|
|The mushrooms were a hit. Also, any leftover filling is good (uncooked) with tortilla chips.|
|The place cards were turkeys made from my niece's handprint. They also had magnets on the back.|
Also my sister-in-law is only a few craft projects away from being the next Martha Stewart.
|My brother Mark (one of the hosts) is ready to get down to business.|
|Cuddling with my niece after dinner.|
Her shirt said "Everyone is Thankful for ME!"
As the only grandchild and niece or nephew in our immediate family, yes, that is very true.
|Triple-layer chocolate cake, pumpkin pie!!!!! and wildberry pie|
|The Sailor made triple-layer chocolate cake from scratch. His best one yet! :)|
|"She's part Texan."|
This morning, instead of shopping (I never shop on Black Friday anyway, unless it's at a resale store), I got up early and met up with some other lady runners for a 9.5 mile run at Waterfall Glen. FINALLY. I keep hearing about Waterfall Glen, I'm glad I finally had a chance to check it out. It was a nice trail, although some parts had zero shade - something to keep in mind when summer rolls back around. Also FINALLY in the sense that I FINALLY dragged my lazy butt out of bed early on a day off to meet up with a group for a run. And even though we were running for 97 minutes, it went really fast! And not just because we ran faster than I would have if I were running alone.
|Post-run photo taken on Amanda's phone by super fast dude in short shorts. |
But they are always in short shorts. Source: TooTallFritz.com.
Of course our group was one-third blogger. In the white shirt is Amanda, and Kelly is in the front, second from right. And I'm in the blue top/navy blue jacket.
And as if that wasn't enough, I went to a 1.5 hour Tribal Belly Dance workshop tonight. Actually, it felt good. I guess there is something to "cross training" and using different muscles. Maybe tomorrow I'll even go to the gym and swim a few laps! My legs could use a break.
How did you spend your Black Friday?
P.S. I'm still accepting donations for my Active Bands giveaway :)