Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving! We were up at 5:30am for the Dana Point Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is held every year to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. They hold a 10K, 5K, and a 1 mile fun run for the kids. You can see the starting line behind us. It's sprinkling... but, not too bad. There were 4000 runners lined up for the 10K.

Who would have thought that so many people would be up so early to run 6.2 miles in the rain... And rain it did! During the 2 mile leg IT POURED!!! As Chris said... it's not a rain kind of pouring, but a standing in the shower kind of pouring. Can you see the rain in the photo? That's Chris in the florescent green shirt and royal blue shorts.

Another runner near me, commented, "Hey, it's a triathlon! This must be the swimming part of the course!" LOL! The streets were flooded (CA streets are not built to handle that much rain so fast), and everyone was soaked.

We slogged on!
Chris came in at 50:11, 16th out of 72 in his age group.
I came in at 54:24, 28th out of 182 in my age group.

After that we came home and I drew the first hot shower... shhhh... don't tell Chris, I cheated... hehehe! Then I started my Thanksgiving baking.

Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin/Cranberry bread and Chocolate Chip Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mallow Bars

I had to send the kids to the market to pickup supplies. They balked when I tried to send them back the second time, and I had to bribe them with money to stop at Starbucks.

I got all the baking and done, and after lunch we headed to my SIL's sister's house in Manhattan Beach. Here is a picture from their back door... isn't it great living in California? I doesn't even look like it was pouring this morning...

We got in a little volleyball, and others in the family were playing touch football. After the wind picked up, my hubby got out the stunt kite.

We had great food, great company, and a great day.
Hope your day was great too!
Happy Thanksgiving!


Mary said...

All your baking looks YUMMY!!!! I love baking! By the way, what do you cheated?

BethieJ said...

YEAH Joni and Chris for doing the turkey trot! :) CONGRATS on the great times!
Joni I LOVE your beach photo, and YUMMY on the baking!!! Sorry about the rain.... course it looked like a normal day for me! HA HA!!
hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving!
Happy Holidays!!!

Mara... said...

Your baking look fantastic!! You must post the recipe for those mallow bars, looked so yummy!! Looks like the turkey trot was FUN in the rain! I've always liked running in the rain, but not that much rain! Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving!!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

those oatmeal cookies look so yummy!

and wow at your and chris' times!! AWESOME and in the rain even.

love the pic from the backdoor...i sooooo miss socal! we're freezing our butts off in va!