Thursday, December 25, 2008

Another Great Holiday Together

Merry Christmas! It has been a good one for us. This is mine and Chasen's fifth Christmas together (1st engaged, 2-5 married). They have all been wonderful. This year is extra special... we're 2 1/2 people! This is our last year as a dynamic duo. Next year we'll be a terrific trio, watching 10 month old Isaac play with the boxes his gifts came in!

Buffet covered in Christmas cards. I LOVE Christmas cards.

I got some awesome gifts. All I requested was a new water bottle and some running socks. Chasen was not thrilled with that short list. Needless to say, I got more. But some items of note are both a membership to the Memphis Runners Track Club and a promise from Chasen to do another 5K with me in 2009. Cool! I said "If you're running, and I'm running, where will Baby Isaac be?" His answer was "Lisa can hold him." Ha! I said "But she'll be running it, too (I am sure)." So we'll just make it a race for the THREE of us (meaning Baby Isaac, who is due in a mere 60 days - yikes!). Now that's a date!

We decided to go out to eat Christmas dinner this year, since cooking takes sooooo long. We tossed around some ideas and settled on Paula Deen's Buffet. All I can say is YUM YUM YUM. Money and time well spent!

Here's big ole me with a cut-out of Paula herself!

After getting home and letting my food settle for a while, I went out for a 2.25 mile walk. I did it quite briskly, and I did it outdoors since it was a beautiful 50 degree day here. It was just lovely! And I needed to catch up on some podcasts, anyway. So many things were accomplished.

We'll top off this wonderful day by going to see Marley and Me later on. Looks likes a cute date movie. Merry Christmas, everyone.


gabsatrucker said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!! You look glowy and beautiful as always. I got my butt kicked big time at my first 10k by a couple pushing a jogging stroller, lol!

MarathonChris said...

Merry Christmas!!! Looking forward to all the runs with the 3 of you next year!

Annette said...

Merry Christmas Susan.. I'm so glad it was another great one for you guys!!
They are just going to get better and better from here on out!! I look forward to seeing the Christmas pictures next year with Baby Isaac!

Petraruns said...

I am thrilled you had such a wonderful Christmas Susan - I bet you two just can't wait for the events of 2009! I am really hoping we will get to meet sometime / somehow next year and I'll get a chance to admire Isaac! Take good care, rest up and lots of love, Petra

Brenda's NEEDS to RUN said...


Just wanted to let you know thanks to you and Gabby I am now a blogger!!!
Hey - how was Marley and Me? I thought about going this weekend.
Great idea about the 5K - now for your next baby shower you need to ask for a running stroller!!