Our Pink Saturday theme this week is Holiday Treats.
This season has been filled with what I find are real holiday "treats". They aren't the goodies that are made with lots of chocolate or sugar or nuts. . . but, instead, are very special experiences, with very speical people. They are the "treats" to my soul.
One such "treat" that immediately stands out is our annual family trip to a local Christmas tree farm. We went to it on a very stormy, rainy, thundery day in October. . .and picked out and tagged our trees in record breaking time!!
Just before Thanksgiving, it was a great "treat" to meet up with some new running friends and participate in the Turkey Trails 5K Run at our local Bass Pro! The weather was gorgeous and we had so much fun and were so pumped up. . . that we decided we needed to challenge ourselves a bit more. . .SO on that day, we discussed training to run or run/walk a half-marathon next October!!!!
Right after Thanksgiving, our families returned to the Christmas tree farm and cut down our trees. The weather that day: FREEZING!!! Fortunately, the guys snagged a good saw, so it didn't take too long to do the job!!
It was a major "treat" to watch the three grands watch their dad cut down their tree!!
On that day, another "treat". . .the three Grands with Santa in the barn at the tree farm. This is Grand Boy #2's first Christmas. . . :)
The tree farm also has this great cut-out scene. . where you can put your faces in the holes and have someone take pictures!! This is my hubby and I with our three grands. What a "treat" that was. . .especially since the kiddos all decided to wear mustaches that day!!
Last weekend, I "treated" myself to another 5K!! This time two more friends and I participated in The Great Santa Run 5K! Here we are right before we lined up at the start! See the swell Santa shirts and Santa hats we got for signing up! :)
It was such a "treat" to be with 1400 other runners and walkers that morning!! A "sea of Santas"!!!
The realllllllly long hill that was in the first part of the run was not a "treat". . .but it was still fun to make it to the top with so many other folks!!
I didn't know the three girls ahead of me and felt they needed to wear disguises for my post! :)
You can see I ditched my Santa hat for the run and put on a really cool sweat band. I sweat when I run...and that Santa hat would have been a real sweat inducer!
Another "treat". . .our post run photo!! We did it. . .and it was another gorgeous day. . .in December!!! I figured we'd be wearing our mukluks on that morning, but it was a real weather "treat"!!
Bonnie found a great pillow that day!!
It's also a "treat" for me to fly around their property on their golf cart!
Finally, I'm really looking forward to this very special "holiday treat". . .seeing "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre!!! If you live in the area, I certainly hope you "treat" yourself to this production, too!!!
Now, here's a real "treat" for you from the amazing staff and cast of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre!!!
OH. . .and the cute red-head with the Christmas lights. . .that's my niece!!! :)
THE STONE RABBIT loves THE CHRISTMAS CAROL, too, and told me he and his fellow concrete yard buddies are actually putting on that play this weekend!!!
YES!! And he's playing Ebenezer Scrooge!! Wow. . .I had NO IDEA that rabbit could act!! He has a front row seat saved for me! ANOTHER "holiday treat"!!!
You will find so many special "holiday treats", and probably lots of PINKS, when you visit Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND!
Happy Pink Saturday!