The photo below was taken right after we finished running, and as you can see, we survived pretty well.
Francis stayed with the kids while Alison and I ran, and they all had fun watching for us to cross the finish line. I tried to get a family photo of them for their Christmas card...
I placed second in my age group. I was behind Josie (on the left, below) and could see her but could not catch her. We run together frequently in the Island Road Runners. She finished 48 seconds ahead of me. The third place woman in our age group is on the right. I found out the next day that there were 28 women in our group! That made it all the sweeter to place second!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house--all the kids and grandkids were here, and some good friends. We tried to get a photo of the 4 grandkids, but this is the best I could do... there are several in which 2 or 3 kids look great and the others are looking somewhere else. Oh well. As my dear cousin used to say "they are children, not soldiers".
My friend Lisa drove an hour and a half to help me set up the Christmas Village, and it looks better than ever. It was Bill's idea to take the furniture out of the room--that sure made a difference! We even have trains this year--something we frequently talk about but seldom get to do. Taking the furniture out made it possible!