On Thanksgiving morning we carried out our long tradition of starting the day with the Dallas Turkey Trot. This year we had two new members--Zoey and Millie. Dave ran the 8-mile race, Tony ran the 5k, while Jenni, Erika, Josh, Millie, and I walked the 5k, with Jenni pushing Zoey in the jogging stroller. It was about 40 degrees outside, and Zoey looked like a fluffy pink bunny in her warmups, cozy hat, and pink suede boots. Every year this gathering gets bigger. This year there were more than 30,000 people participating -- what a zoo!! Millie did pretty well, although the sea of legs, strollers, and other dogs did cause some agitation. She pulled me the entire 3.1 miles, only needing to stop and rest 3 or 4 times. After the race Erika and Josh headed for Norman, OK to spend the weekend with Josh's parents and sister, and the rest of us continued our T'day tradition of breakfast at IHOP. Back at our house, we just relaxed and spent the day watching football and nibbling on preprepared food so no one had to stress out with cooking. It was a great day. Friday Tony and I put up the outside lights, which was a good thing because the rest of the weekend was cold and rainy, perfect for decorating indoors and doing a little baking. Here are a couple of pictures from the Trot, as well as one of Zoey afterward at our house in her Trot t-shirt. The group shot from left to right: Tony, Josh, Erika, Jenni, Zoey, Dave, and me. Enjoy!!
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