This past weekend was beyond fun. I promise to keep it sorta short because I know you all have festivities and turkey to eat and eggnog to drink and all that jazz!
Last Friday was our women’s conference at Church. As always, I could probably write posts for days on all that I learned and the incredible ways my heart was worked on. I am so thankful for this community. I truly can’t find the words to describe how my heart just bursts with love for these people. As you all know… God used this church to change my life.
SATURDAY! I mentioned my friend Annie in another post. She is my long lost sista that lives in SanFran. When we lived together in high school, we did the Turkey Trot, and one year we even went for a run after the Thanksgiving meal. This year we said we should recreate the days of old with our very own Friendsgiving and do the Night Nation Run in Santa Clara county that evening! The whole day was just a memory to treasure. I also relished the opportunity to cook a meal like this.
Allow me to present…. My first ever homemade Thanksgiving meal! (That I made, not ate of course 😜)
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Cranberries, Pistachios, and Quinoa. Recipe here.
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes! My new addiction. Choices for the evening were garlic or regular.
Roasted Cardamom & Cinnamon Apples & Root Carrots
Roasted Chicken. No worries- not gonna leave my meat eaters hangin’ ! I also thought chicken mayyy be better than turkey (no tryptophan before the race, ya feel?)
Beet & Goat Cheese & Rosemary Salad
Homemade whole grain brown bread. JK. I store bought that bad boy and ain’t even mad about it.
Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
*Says in Elvis voice- Thank ya, thank ya very much*
Running shoes, neon shirt, and thanksgiving apron- good look, yah?
The three of us devoured da grub, then headed out for the race. DJ and Annie know each other well because DJ and I were dating back in high school. So it was just like the olden golden days. I wanted to play “Thanksgiving music” to complete the whole dinner, but what the heck is Thanksgiving music? We settled on Beyoncé.
RACE TIME! This race was in Santa Clara County (only a 5k), but it was one of the most epic 5ks I have ever run. HIGHLY encourage my runner friends to do this. Also it raises money to fight cancer. I love running a race that supports such a great cause.
I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.
I bought “glow in the dark” paint. Turns out it was UV paint. LOLZ. Whoops.
WAIT HOLD THE PHONE! We ran past a UV Selfie Station! You better believe we took advantage of it to get some pics with our glowing UV paint. Yaaaaaaa buddy!
It was chilly and rainy and dark, but that did not stop us from dancing the night away! Boomerang for the win.
Obviously, we had a blast.
Yesterday, DJ and I made cookies together!!! We also crafted a mega cookie just because. It’s gone now. All the cookies are gone now.
This past few days I had my BLS (Basic Life Support) refresher course and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) course. I had to get up at the butt-crack of dawn, and haven’t been home till the late evenings, but I absolutely loved it. I love emergency medicine- the pace, the pressure, and the quick thinking, everything. I’m not sure where I will end up, but the ER is definitely on my radar!
I send you all a big ole’ HAPPY THANKSGIVING (and for my non-United States friends, eat something delicious on US- get it?!).
Now go stuff a turkey that is ultimately going to stuff you! 😉 Mwah!