We started off our Thanksgiving morning with a casual Turkey Trot that Meagan and Ellen organized. There were quite a few people there and they asked that each of us bring something to donate to the food bank. The kids lead the race and hopefully went the right way. Tamsyn started off in the front, but didn't know where to go and soon was back with me and Thurston which made her a bit grumpy. Jake ran with Dantley and Natasha ran up in the front with Emily Graham from her XC team.
Here is a picture of a few of the ladies from our "running tribe" that came out.
Tamsyn's feeling expressed after the race :) she is a bit out of shape and it bothered her.
More of the running tribe -- followed by a Dantley photo bomb.
This picture has most of the people that ran, although the walkers were still out on the course so they aren't in it.
We visited for a few minutes and then headed home to get the turkey in the oven.
Our friends the Andral's came to our house for Thanksgiving dinner and stayed the night. We met them when both Jake and Vladimir were attending grad school at Carnegie Mellon. Dolores had her twin boys shortly after they arrived in Pittsburgh and she and I used to trade babysitting. She'd watch Natasha while I painted once a week and I would watch Vladimir and Ellis once a week while she wrote.
The kids had fun playing giant chess and roller skating in the gym.
We also had them recreate one of the photos we had of them when they were babies.
It was really great to get together and catch up. Hopefully we will see them a bit more frequently now that they live in Seattle.