Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas in Maryland ...

The Christmas season is officially in full swing here at the Blanchet residence. We traveled on Friday (for the third straight weekend) up to St. Michaels, MD to celebrate Christmas with my mom and sisters. Angie Pants put us up in her fabulous hotel and we filled our weekend with family, festivities and all around holiday joy.

We started Saturday with a Christmas parade, which the girls LOVED. Dizzle yelled out, "Merry Christmas" to EVERY SINGLE PERSON she saw. It was so cute. The parade was followed by a Christmas themed fair for the kids with crafts, activities, games and prizes. It was by far the best value of the weekend. Only $2 and the girls each left with a pair of gloves and magic wands. They were in HEAVEN.

After that, we went to lunch then back to our hotel room to change for dinner. But before we ate, we exchanged gifts. The girls got SO MUCH. More than they really need. So much that I can't really figure out what else anyone could possibly get them. They are in their glory right now, bouncing from one toy to the next. It's great for me. They want nothing to do with me. They are completely occupying themselves. LOVE IT!

We ended the night with dinner and my FAVORITE CUPCAKES. It was an all-around fantastic time.

On Sunday morning, we headed home in so very wet conditions. I had planned to run in MD that morning, but a lack of sleep coupled with cold and rain put a stop to that. Instead, I ended up on the treadmill once we were unpacked. I really wanted to test the ankle with a longer run, so I set out to do six miles. It was a great run. I had no pain and felt like I could have kept going. The best part was that I averaged a 8:39 pace (way fast for me!) It was the perfect ending to a fantastic weekend!

6 comments:

momof3 said...

YAY! and thanks again for today!

Kasey said...

yay for Christmas and kiddos that entertain themselves with new toys! you should put some back and bring out a new one each day that way it's like getting it new all over again!

way to go on the run and yay for ankles that are doing good! Hope you have a great day!

Katie A. said...

Great job on the treadmill! Glad the ankie is feeling better!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love the post-Christmas toy euphoria. Leaves me more time to....blog? Ha! Glad your ankle is behaving!

Teamarcia said...

Super fun weekend and great TM run...so glad your ankle felt good!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Howdy. so about your cyst in the ankle.... what kind of pain did you feel and where exactly. It was so strange, for the past 6 weeks, everytime i ran it would kill... couldn't push through more then 3-4 miles. then after about 2.8 miles yesterday on the treadmill, POP... and the pain was gone. I was so excited to run today to see if I had an ache or pain... nope. No pain. I wonder if I should still go see the doc... guess the next week of running will decide.