Monday, December 17, 2007

Running in a Winter Wonderland

Last night we rounded up some friends and ran the Winterhaven 5K. Winterhaven is a neighborhood in Tucson that takes Christmas decorating to a whole new level. Every house is decked out with amazing lights, music, and all kinds of themes from Charlie Brown to the Bellagio (complete with synchronized fountains). Residents offered hot cocoa and buttered rum to runners literally dancing through the streets. Holiday attire is encouraged for the run, and as an added bonus Ben's sequined vest doubled as reflective wear.


We had a great time running, singing carols, and checking out the lights. As a reward for our fun workout, everyone came over to our place to warm up with some hot cocoa and apple pie. The birthday boy even shared his annual double-decker cookie cake.

Saturday night was my company's Christmas party, hosted at a local resort complete with a Vegas theme. And what's Vegas without Elvis and some showgirls?!

Now we just have to push through these last couple days of work and packing then it's home for the holidays!

3 comments:

Jenn said...

1. Ben- were you rummaging through my grandma's closet to find that most amazing vest???

2. Kara- did you cut your hair?!?

Erin said...

Wow Kara-
YOU LOOK FANTASTIC! I LOVE THE HAIR, DRESS, ETC...I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU WHEN I GET THIN AGAIN!!

Erin

Natalie said...

Kara, Your hair looks fabulous!! I can't wait to see it in person next week :-)

Ben, You've been hiding your fashionable sense of stylish flair from us all this time! I expect to see that vest worn again soon - Christmas eve perhaps?