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Christmas in Maryland ...

Posted Dec 14 2009 7:08am
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!
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