Bob and I headed to Wisconsin to celebrate with the ‘W’ family for Thanksgiving this year.  It had been 3 years since I had been there to celebrate, and was Bob’s first time so we were both excited!

My mom and I had been training to run in the annual Turkey Trot 5 mile race (having done it multiple years prior) and although we were not happy to get up at 5:45 to drive to Appleton and run, we still had a great time!

My mom, myself, and Jake ran in the 5 mile race

It was actually really warm, over 40 degrees, that early in the morning!  I just had the long-sleeved shirt on, shorts, and I took off my fleece headband about halfway through the race because I got hot!

Dad and Bob were participated in the 2 mile walk and they said it was SO crowded (even more-so than the 5 mile)  I just looked at the results and there were 2,447 runners in the 5 mile race!!

Bob snapped this picture before the runners left…it was absolutely crazy!  I am used to running in small races with about 200-300 runners.  My mom and I ran together the whole time, and it took us the first 2 miles just to separate from the crowd! We ran on the sidewalk for that part, just so we didn’t have to dodge everyone!

But we had a fun time, and finished exactly at our goal time so that was great!  Jake did awesome and came in SECOND place in the whole race!! We are so proud of him! (he could definitely have ran the race two times in the same amount of time it took us to run the 5 miles)

After the race, we went to Amma’s to get ready for the big day!  Mom and Dad wanted a picture for their Christmas card so we went outside and I snapped this one….

Dad was a little tuckered out from his 2 mile walk, and took a little nap 🙂

3 generations

We took a few more pictures before going over to my Aunt Su and Uncle Jim’s for the big meal.

Kelly, Amma, & Bob

Our 2nd Thanksgiving!

We had an amazing meal, and just enjoyed the wonderful company!  There were only 10 of us, so it was great to just sit around the table and talk and laugh!

Susie, Mark, Kelly, Bob, & Jake


My dad always jokes that my Aunt Su and I are not a good combination together…but I disagree!  We are both nurses, love to shop, and both LOVE to pick on my dad!  She is the greatest!

We had a great Thanksgiving day…and went home happy!  We did do a little black Friday shopping on our way home…and then my mom and I woke up at 3:30am to shop in the morning hours!  We have found this to be THE BEST thing ever!  The crazy crowds are gone from the stores opening at 8pm, and it is before the crowds start up again in the morning!  We got home around 6:15, climbed back in bed, and I still woke up at the same time as Bob!  We scored some awesome deals and I now am almost done with my Christmas shopping!


2 responses to “Thanksgiving!

  • Marvel Williamson

    Love your Thanksgiving blog………….thank you for all your help re my Christmas decorations. Can’t believe I’m all decorated!! Haven’t done the tree yet……..but the candles are all in the windows!


  • Su Marotz

    Great blog Kelly! You’re the best! Love, Aunt Su

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