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Filchock Thanksgiving Reunion

Filchock Thanksgiving Reunion

Hopefully you all had a restful and happy Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. I certainly needed the short break from classes and assignments, and was very excited to arrive home in Reston, Virginia. 

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 Filchock family photos

Filchock family photos

I hadn't been home for three months, and these festive pilgrims nestled in some of my brother's Lego fun welcomed me through the door and got me into the holiday spirit. 

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As the food prep commenced, I was in charge of frosting the turkey cookies this year. (I apologize for not having any professional decorative skill.) In my family the ladies do most of the cooking, so my dad and brother happily took on their sedentary roles while lounging on the couch. 

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In order to get a head start to the onslaught of the big meal, we woke up early to run a brisk 5k on Thanksgiving morning. We pulled on our fleece running tights, and headed to the starting point. As expected, my runner sister Jordan, the Nugget, took off like a shot. But we followed along watching her turkey hat bobble in the distance. 

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By 4:00 I was pooped from the run, cooking, and excitement. The whole "turkey makes you sleepy" notion... yeah I'll vouch for that. 

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But the day wasn't over yet! We purchased tickets to see "The Little Dancer" at The Kennedy Center that night. I had never been, and the stunning grand lobby did not disappoint.

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Featuring NYCB principal dancer, Tiler Peck, this beautiful show narrates the history of Edgar Degas's iconic Little Dancer sculpture. While it only called Washington DC home for about a month, fingers crossed that it will premiere on Broadway soon for a much longer run! 

 The Hall of States

The Hall of States

 Bust of JFK by Robert Berks

Bust of JFK by Robert Berks

We were determined to see the nighttime view from the balcony despite frigid temperatures.

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 Overlooking Georgetown at night

Overlooking Georgetown at night

This holiday weekend we also celebrated a new happy couple in the family! Congrats to Uncle Mark and Dustin! 

We don't often have the chance to get together on my dad's side, so this was a special treat. All of my cousins are younger than me, and it's been exciting to watch them all grow over the years.

 Filchock cousins

Filchock cousins

 Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

 Anna and Emma

Anna and Emma

 Lauren and Dustin

Lauren and Dustin

 Filchock sibs

Filchock sibs

I have so much to be thankful for including my loving family and friends. I think we should all try to make an effort of showing our thanks to those who are important to us on more days than just Thanksgiving. 


Union Square Holiday Market - New York

Union Square Holiday Market - New York

FDR Presidential Library - Hyde Park, NY

FDR Presidential Library - Hyde Park, NY

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