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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanks Blogging - Day 2

It's Day Two of the Thanks Blogging challenge with Arkansas Women Bloggers.  Today's topic is Thanksgiving Memories and much to my brother-in-laws dismay I have to share the story of our Thanksgiving family photo.

A few years ago, my sister Lindsey decided that we should all wear the same color shirt for Thanksgiving.  She decided that the color for 2009 would be purple.  This was a year that we had everyone together including my brother-in-law Scott's parents Polly and Joe.  Well, Joe didn't have any purple shirts so Polly picked up a couple purple sweatshirts for Scott and Joe to wear. 

Without any further ado, here is the result...the purple family!  If I remember correctly there were quite a few funny comments made about our matching family pic on Facebook that year.  What cracks me up isn't our purple-ness but that Maxx the dog is walking out of the picture.  I usually do the camera set up for the timer photo and I did a pretty crappy job that year!

Lindsey decided that the tradition should continue and informed us to all wear red in 2010. I love how Lily Cate is quite pouty for this picture.  We really broke tradition in 2010 by taking the picture inside.  That's unheard of for us since we always take our family pictures out by the rock stairs in my parents back yard.  Lindsey and her family also wore red at their Thanksgiving in Norman that year too. 

In 2011, we were supposed to wear orange but I don't think we did a good job with it.  I can't find the picture but I think orange was a tough color for us to pull off since not everyone had orange in their wardrobes!  Orange happens to be Lindsey's favorite color so I know she didn't have any trouble with it. 

Lindsey hasn't told us yet what color to wear for 2012.  The tradition of wearing a matching color got off to a rocky start but I'm sure in some fashion we'll work to continue it...just with better fashion sense!


  1. Wow Lindsey needs to get on the ball. Thanksgiving is only a few sleeps away! I would need to know the color already:)

  2. I love this idea! It would be waaay too insane for our family to get coordinated in wearing a matching color & then we'd have people get stubborn who wouldn't do it.

    I hope you tell us what the 2012 color ends up being!

  3. Hmm, wonder if I could convince my family to all wear the same color?