Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jingle Bell RUN!

This past weekend was my favorite Tallahassee event :) We've been gone almost every weekend, but we were planning on being in town for this weekend - it's my favorite! It was the Tallahassee Winter Festival. During the festival is the JINGLE BELL RUN!
The run is really fun! Everyone wears the run shirt, a santa hat (well, most people wear that) and jingle bells on your shoes... this year there was a new addition - fun light up necklaces! It's a 3k, - not a long race, so a lot of people come out to run. There were about 65,000 people at the festival, and a LOT of those people run... not sure how many there were, but there were a lot! There are so many people, that if you stop to tie your shoe, you'll get trampled :) haha! Here's my best attempt at a picture before the race :)
Here's Adam & I before the race with our cool light-up necklaces :)
So I want to know what your favorite Christmas songs are? It would be fun to hear your favorites :) I have 3 favorites...Feliz Navidad (b/c it's just fun!), We Three Kings and What Child is This?... oh... and that N'Sync one (yeah, I just admitted that out loud), and "All I want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey - it's fun! :) haha! So what are your faves?

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Erin G said...

that run looks SO FUN! was it at night, or just very early in the morning?

Erin G said...

oh! and my favorite christmas songs are Mary Did You Know, Feliz Navidad (I'm glad you like it too), and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. All the verses. :)

And the christmas chipmunks CD.

Roberts said...

Did y'all run?
Hazel loves the N Sync one, too. :) I have too many faves - Winter Wonderland, Carol of the Bells, Let it Snow, O Holy Night, Baby It's Cold Outside, etc, etc...

Arnold and Joy said...

It's funny! I love the NSYNC one too! And the Mariah Carey one! I also love "this is such a strange way to save the world" and Mary did you know

Jeremy's fam said...

Fun stuff! We went to the parade but Jeremy wasn't in a good mood.

Oh, and my favorite Christmas songs are from Ginny Owens CD Bring us Peace.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Yeah! The run was at night - it is so cool! Everyone is wearing lights and blinking necklaces - so cool!
Yeah we ran :)
Fun songs!!!

Erin G said...

arnold and joy - I can't believe someone besides my youth group knows 'such a strange way to save the world.' I LOVE that one, somehow I felt like we were the only ones who knew it. you never hear it on the radio or anything (even the christian stations), or if you do it's very rare. I feel like we're now kindred spirits or something! :)

Carie said...

My favorite songs are, "do you see what I see" and "the little drummer boy"...you and Adam look amazing and like you just are about to have a lot of fun...even though you are about to run 3k! *hey guys!!!! that looks loike alot of fun even though u would prob never c me running 3ks!!! next yr andrea should wear red and green glitter on her lips!!!!1 loolz!!! my fave song r: 'last christmas' ( but it has 2 b the cheetah girls version!!!) n i also like feliz navidad 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wat N sync song were u talking about?? luv..........megan*

Roberts said...

I just heard Mary Did You Know, and had to come back and comment that it's one of my faves, too. Great clear message to it!

Kelley said...

That is a very fun run. That makes me want to run.

fave songs
It Must Have Been Ol' Santa Claus by Harry Connick Jr
O Holy Night by Josh Groban
Same Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg

Shannon said...

wow! That's a lot of people running!

My favorite Christmas songs are O Holy Night (no matter who sings it - in fact I was singing it yesterday to Jyoti and my voice was cracking but I still got goose bumps!) and Labor of Love (on Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God).

Deanna said...

Looks like you guys are having fun. One of the funniest fun runs I heard of was a nude race called the 5k Bun Run. No place to attach jingle bells though:) My fav Christmas songs are The Little Drummer Boy - Jars of Clay version, Elvis singing Here Comes Santa Claus and Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven, cause I was pregnant during 2 Christmas's and Mary's story usually makes me cry. Merry Christmas!

daceeb said...

Hmm. . favorite songs. I would have to say O com O com emanuelle, silent night and So this is Christmas. I know so this is Christmas is kinda dark, but i really like it anyhow. Every year i get all excited when they play it on the radio.
Oh. . I love the rtock version of Handel's Messiah.

gloria said...

Baby its cold out side, What child is this, Its beginning to look alot like Christmas,Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Theres this one that all music and then children singing and its the prettiest music Ive ever heard, its my fav and I don't know the name of it!!I like Feliz navidad too, I don't like the Grinch:(sorry)
That race look so fun, I wish I could hear all the bells, did you guys run in it?

The Agarwals said...

What fun! Doesn't your dad always run in this too?
We have tons of songs at Christmas time that we all love to listen too! This year, my kids are all about the Jars of Clay, Love Came Down at Christmas- and of course, Frosty the Snowman.

Jan said...

Loved the picture. Torie and I missed the Winter Festival and the Jingle Bell Run. But we are hoping for a white Christmas.
My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night played on a guitar. I also like I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day and I have a new favorite after our Christmas program at church - Joy, Joy. Awesome song that tells of the Savior's birht, but the ultimate joy of His dying on the cross to save me, us from our sins JOY!

Char said...

i totally love Mariah Carey and N*Sync Christmas...ask my students..I've been listening to them since October. :)