I do have a few ornaments on the tree, though - four were gifts, and one that I made. I think we can see a theme brought on by my new hobby this year:
I made this one
From my friend Terry
This one and the stocking below came from my mom - she bought them from a man who knits while waiting around in airports as he travels. P.S. The hat fits Barbie...yes, I checked!
A tiny sock! I don't have the courage to knit a regular-sized sock...super impressed with this!
From my secret Santa in the knitting guild - a knitter's emergency kit!
Yarn, tiny knitting needles, even a Christmas light stitch marker - so cute!
Quite a while ago, I wrote about a young man in our running club who had taken on the challenge of running 1,000 miles in boots - specifically, soldier's boots, to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. We saw him before the race started on Sunday, and he said that with this half marathon, he would hit his goal. And he did - congratulations, JP! Here's a link to his blog if you want to read his thoughts on that last run.
Speaking of running (oh WERE we??), the race pictures were posted. And my gosh, were they ever horrible. It wasn't just me - pretty much everyone looked bad. And the ones where we played with the camera? Oh no. Remind me to never do that again. Jeff and I were just about to take a GU when we came on a photographer, so we held up the packets and smiled. She took five shots, and in each one, my expression progressively got goofier - think Jerry Lewis/Nutty Professor goofy. Of course, Jeff seized the opportunity with my GU picture and Coach Will's look of death as he ran to the finish line:
I have no words...
And in these shots, I don't know why we were doing this, except that I think we were only about a mile into it and still full of energy:
Raise the roof? Gig 'em? Who knows.
So yeah. If we ever get good official race pictures, I'll buy them. But not these - unless we want a good laugh!
Have a great weekend!