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Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

This may have been my best Thanksgiving EVER in the history of my life. I only have a few pictures to show because I don’t like putting pictures on the internet of family who haven’t specifically said they don’t mind their faces on the web. But – these pictures are enough, I believe.

MrZ and LilZ decided to run the 5K turkey trot Thanksgiving morning. LilZ was going to run the tiny tot trail, but found out it was a wussy run for kids 5 and under so he actually ran the 5K! Can you believe it? He ran the first mile non-stop and then ran off and on the rest of the race. I was VERY proud of him. I was also very proud of MrZ who doesn’t do a whole lot of cardio training, but survived the 5k no problem.

This is LilZ at the end of the 5K he ran. When he saw the picture he said, “Yeah. I was EXHAUSTED there.”

This is what I like to call my “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Dining Table Set Up.” It is kind of pitiful with unmatching china and tables of different heights, but I think it’s pretty great. I was very proud. I wish I had taken pictures of the food, but you all will have to just trust me that it was YUMMY looking. I had 12 people (not counting NikkiZ) and I cooked 2 turkeys (long story), 1 SMALL ham, 4 casseroles (Green Bean, Broccoli/Rice/Cheese, Veggie, Sweet Potatoes), 2 dressings (One with black olives and one without) and 1 frozen pie. And the most difficult item to cook? The frozen pie because I am evidently an idiot who can’t read instructions.

It was a great time. I had half a glass of wine, which was the first alcohol I’ve had since February. It was SO yummy. The food was great, family was great, and the poopy diapers were even great.

(Okay, maybe not, but you get my point.)

Today? Is recovery. I’m back in my jammies after getting dressed to say goodbye to my family. MrZ’s brother is coming over to eat leftovers and I MIGHT put real clothes on before he gets here, but I doubt it. Here’s a few other random photos from the day.

9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Wrap-Up”

  1. Looks like a great time, Zoot! I ove those slippers too! Wish they came in my size!! lol!!
    Did GrammyZ fall in love with NikkiZ?

  2. Glad you had a great time! Get thee to Target for some of those yummy drink mixes in a bucket. Well, for the next time you have company, since it makes a lot. I know you can’t drink much while nursing, but the frosted eggnog is delish!

  3. Sounds like a great day. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the pictures. And those are adorable slippers on NikkiZ!

  4. Gotta love ALL of it! We had Thanksgiving at my moms – she has a gorgeous dining room set and we still sat at the “kids table” which is lower * wobblier than her dining room table. Who cares with good food and good family! Sad though, no dog photos of your guys!

  5. Yea for MrZ and LilZ! And if he can still smile in the picture then he ain’t too tired. Look at all those people behind him! Sounds like LilZ kicked some butt. Damn good for MrZ to get himself out there too. I told ya that Ironman in the family would have an effect on them.

    Is there an Alabama marathon we can get them signed up for? πŸ˜€

    And let me say Zoot that you created a HUGE feast at your house. I hope they gave you the rest of the weekend off. When you do Thanksgiving, you do it big! πŸ™‚

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! How lucky you are to have two beautiful, healthy kids. I can’t believe Lil Z ran that 5K! I am SO impressed! I’ll bet he has a real sense of accomplishment, too. HOORAY! So… when’s the tree going up? πŸ™‚

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