This Thanksgiving was WONDERFUL!
First thing in the morning my dad, my sister and I got up and drove out to Mt. Juliet for a 5k.
(It was my dad's first 5k!)
|Us before the race|
The race was to benefit a local program for pets called "A New Leash On Life."
Well socialized dogs were welcome and Dachshunds and Great Danes alike participated in the race.
Oliver, on the other hand, was not invited. He's a bit *ahem* anti-social around other dogs... and people.
But never fear. We got him a doggie bandanna to make sure he felt included!
There were a several people there who were very overweight and after talking to a few of them I found out that they were inspired to be there by The Biggest Loser. Check it out if you haven't. We love that show. (I cry quite literally every episode.)
By the end, we were all very happy with our times, but more than ready to get home and start making dinner!
As the main cook in family, I quickly changed out of my racing clothes and put on my Martha Stewart pants (ONLY metaphorically, people.) After setting the oh-so-pretty table, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and recounted the blessings our family has been given and discussed ways to improve the lives of others with our gifts. After having a rough holiday season the past few years, we were so grateful to have been able to enjoy this one together.
I hope you had a blessed and family-filled Thanksgiving as well! :)