Friday, December 2, 2011

World AIDS Day

Yesterday, December 1st was World AIDS Day. Fan Free put on an event called RVA Remembers to commenorate the lives lost, infected, and impacted by HIV/AIDS over the last 30 years. Below are some pictures I took at the event, and a video made by Fan Free.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving weekend

Had a great Thanksgiving weekend and hope you all did too. I went for a hunt early on Thanksgiving with Ben and his dad. I saw 5 nice does, but no bucks. Still had a great time in the woods- experiencing the woods waking up to a beautiful morning. I then drove over to Pony Pasture for the Sweet Potato 5k, picking up John and Peyton on the way. My mom, both sisters, niece, nephew, and brother-in-law joined us, along with Nate and Lexi. VMI was representing strong at the 5k, bringing in the top three runners, with Dawson not far behind. Not a bad showing the the keydets on a beautiful Thanksgiving morning. We then grabbed some coffee back at the apartment with Nate and Lexi and departed soon after for my folks' place. Had a great day with family, and our friends Phil and Amy who joined us for a yum Thanksgiving meal. So grateful for great friends and family to spend a laid back day with. Felt very fortunate as I know there are many who may not have food, family, or shelter on Thanksgiving.

Peyton and I went over to Tuckahoe Thursday evening where we had dessert and hung out with her family for the evening. We spent the night there and then had a fun day Friday relaxing around the farm.
On Saturday morning, my nephew Micah ran the 8k course from the race he had missed because of being sick a few weeks back. Here are a few pictures from the run.

Saturday afternoon we did some cider pressing out at Tuckahoe- always a fun time. Had a small bonfire after pressin cider to end a nice fall afternoon.