Monday, November 29, 2010

Bittersweet Happy Thansgiving..

Thanks to Slim Jims, Cheetos and Dramamine we survived the car ride to Atlanta. We had a great visit with lots of family and friends.

Bill, Cricket and I got up early Thanksgiving morning to run in the Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K. We weren't quite up for the 1/2, so we ran the 5K.

But it wasn't just any 5K, we ran in honor of Bill's nephew, Miller Nuesse, who died unexpectedly on September 20. (click on his name to read a great article that ran in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution)

It was such a special day and I was thrilled Cricket decided to run with us. By "us" I mean me. Bill left us in the dust and Cricket would have left me, but I threatened to cut off her candy supply if she did.

Miller was a special boy to all of us and we will miss him. Yes, I know he was 21 years old, but to me he will always be that sweet 8 year old boy.

Hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one!!


  1. I know that must have been bittersweet. I'm off to read the article now. It's hard to heal after such a loss, but what a wonderful way to remember him.

  2. how awesome is this. so inspiring.

  3. that is so sad but how wonderful for y'all to rally together and run for him.

  4. I'm so proud of Cricket!! I know that was a hard Thanksgiving for the family. xo

  5. So very sorry about the loss of your nephew. You all are so inspiring...(and great looking!)

  6. i read the link...what a sweet, good boy. heartbreaking! sorry for the loss but i love that y'all ran in memory of him. xo

  7. I am so impressed. And to think I was proud of myself for walking.

  8. sounds like he was a wonderful boy -- much too young to lose. i'm so sorry. what a special thing for the three of you to do together in his honor.

  9. cannot believe how tall Cricket is! And that is soooo sad about Miller- I don't even know what to say.....

  10. I am sorry about Miller, I had no idea this had happened. I loved the article about him. What a tribute to a wonderful life and young man!

  11. It's so sad, a good and handsome young man.
    What a terrible lost.
    Nice post, beautiful blog.
    Hugs from Brasil.

  12. Sissy- what a sweet post. So glad that y'all were able to run as a family in Miller's honor.

  13. Very poignant! I am so sorry about your nephew...

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  14. that was a beautiful tribute, sissy. so sorry for your family's loss. sounds like he was a wonderful person. our thoughts are with you all...

  15. What a heartbreaking story! I love that your family ran for him :)


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