Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays!!

Our clubhouse hosted a holiday party a week ago which included free pictures with Santa Clause!  They turned out great.  I especially love the picture of Juju sitting on Santa's lap.  ;)

Merry Christmas!!
Happy Holidays! 12/10/2011

Ryland and Santa 12/10/2011

Ry Baptized

The Sunday following Thanksgiving we had Ryland baptized at our church.  We named my brother Steve and his wife Christina as godparents.  Ry did great during the baptism and we celebrated afterwards at our home with family, friends, Rudy's BBQ and cake.  :)

Head over to My Mom's Memos for the full recap and pictures.


Holding his very own bible, wearing his bracelet engraved with his name


It was a very busy Thanksgiving this year.  Great Great Aunt Deanie flew in from Amarillo for the holidays and to meet Ry.  My brother Steve was able to come down early for a work thing and then lil C joined us just in time for Turkey day.  Lil C and I even ran the Turkey Trot together!  We ended up having two different days of Thanksgiving feasts with both sides of the family.  Talk about food coma!  Oh yeah, and we managed to fit in dinner at a German restaurant.  ;)

Frying the Turkey 11/24/2011

At the Barneys house 11/24/2011

the adult adults talking

Nana & Lil C with the little ones

Isabel and Al w/ the grand kids 11/24/2011

Readying the morning paper with Uncle Steve 11/25/2011

European Bistro dinner 11/25/2011

Shhhhh daddy!

Tired little turkey 11/26/2011

Crown Roast Pork!  And Opa ;)  11/26/2011


Monday, December 12, 2011

Turkey Trot

I've never run the turkey trot before - this is my first official 5 mile race!  Lil C emailed me wanting to run this race and I figured why not.  Both Amanda and Jenn were running it as well, so we all signed up.

It was a great day for a race! 52 degrees and sunny as Jenn, Amanda, lil C and I headed downtown for the turkey trot. We were walking up to the start line when they released the timed runners, so we had to jump in with the untimed runners. I couldn't believe how many people were there - 21,000! The first 2 miles were rough trying to maneuver around people and finding a break away. Overall the course was very much the like the Cap 10K, so I was prepared for it. Perfect way to start Turkey Day. Gobble Gobble!

Based on my watch:
Avg pace- 8:50
Mile 1 - 9:06, Mile 2 - 9:06, Mile 3 - 8:40, Mile 4 - 8:39, Mile 5 - 8:39, last 71 ft - 0:05:45 (6:43 pace)

I am so thankful for my health, family and friends!

Thank you for visiting

21st ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
Austin, Texas
Christina Malek
5 Mile - Age Group
F 30-34
City, State:
Pflugerville, TX
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