Thursday, November 25, 2010


My Family
Lets just say my family rocks. Who else would support a Thanksgiving 5K in -16 degree weather. Yep, I said that right, -16! It was beyond cold and all the layers we had on still wouldn't keep the chill out. It was insane. And yes, we did make our own shirts for the race. We are that cool.
Luckily we all survived the race and finished with pretty good times. It is kind of hard to run when your legs are frozen stiff.
And you have got to enlarge this to see every one's frozen faces. Anywhere there was hair was frozen. Even my moustache was frozen. Time for a wax I'd say!

And here is the group that finished the race. Half of the people were scared off because of the weather, but still an amazing turnout!

And a big shout out to the support crew. My mom stayed behind with all the kids and not only watched them, but did crafts as well. My mom is the best!

After we thawed out we went to the Allred Thanksgiving Celebrations. I LOVED this growing up. We always have good food, good company, and many competitive games of dodge ball and lightning. And I have to take a minute to brag and say I won a round of lightning from the 3 point range. I may or may not do a whole post on that later. ;)

And here is the reason for the get together. Pom Pom. You can see her head poking out in the back. She wanted to get a picture with all her great grandkids (that were there anyways). Lets just say that some of them did not want to participate.
It was a great Thanksgiving and I am so lucky to have such a great family. It is always fun to get together!


Annie said...

-16 degrees? Seriously? I'm so impressed. That is die hard.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

Julie said...

Wow! You aren't kidding! You really do have an awesome family. What a super-fun time. I love the eyelashes after the race. You should invent a mascara that mimics that wintery look, it's hot! And the girls in the after-race photo totally look like an Old Navy ad or something! Fun times. Good memories.

Angela said...

I love your frozen faces pictures!! haha! You guys are nuts. There is no way I'd be out in -16 degrees!! That's true detication!! I like Julie's idea about inventing the winter mascara. You look way cute in that pic!!

Becky said...

Crazy crazy people! We missed you though!

Maga said...

You are a cool family!! Thanks for sharing pictures of Thanksgiving and trip with us!!!

amyandseth06 said...

I'm cold just looking at the pictures.

Jamie said...

Mike and I have been DYING over that pic of you guys running. The ice on your face looks absolutely miserable. I can't believe you actually followed through with your run. You're a better person than I am. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. We missed you guys!

Kim said...

LOVED this Thanksgiving. The Race has got to be the highlight of it all. It was so much fun and thanks to you and Trent for putting it all together.