Kicking off with a PR-based staggered start 5k created by Bastien (in some of the worst running weather you could hope for, but the BEST attitude and spirit from all invited). Followed by taco bar and margaritas (every race should be followed by this FYI). Also, puzzles, Red Wings, movies, and some great new hourly minute-to-win-its organized by Hadley. I liked this NYE a lot and they unique ways everyone contributed to it.
McCauley Christmas: featuring Cal’s first Christmas. And hilarious Christmas Eve (going backward) to finish this holiday off. T’was a merry one.
These cousins have been doing this Christmas thing together for a lot of years now. As you can tell by how giant they all are.
Things went pretty smooth around here with lots of delight and a few fun surprises. Probably even more surprising than the shirt Hadley secretly bought Jim right under his eyes at the last hockey tournament, Taylor Swift tickets in Massachusetts, AND a half marathon in D.C. was the bag of scrunchies and Claire’s gift card Bastien secretly purchased with grandpa for Hadley. You just never know what’s gonna rock someone’s Christmas.
As you can see, we are very busy being leisurely. I did have the wherewithal today to realize a new week is beginning. But only because we had a funday runday Sunday event on the calendar (a documentary screening about a local elite runner at a cool Brighton coffee shop). So, I’ll catch up next week. When I am leisured out.
The hot chocolate bar has been open 24-7. Wrapping has concluded. The neighbor gifts (NYE wreaths) have been made and promptly delivered. Coach’s gifts handed off. And all my vegan food has been prepped for The Big Day. Because ready or not (we’re ready) here comes Christmas