Sunday, November 27, 2011

Three Thanksgivings

Well, since my life is full of work, work, and more work, I haven't been updating. Lately it seems like all I've been doing is working at both of my jobs. So therefore I haven't had a noteworthy reason to update...

...until now. :)

Thanksgiving was great this year.
Love and I went to three different Thanksgivings in 2 days.

The first one was at my grandma's house.
And there was lots of delicious food!
(as you can tell by the half empty dishes)

And of course, my aunt fell asleep after eating turkey.

While hanging out, I took some pictures of people and with people.
Love and I

My siblings and I 

My cousin and her baby boy

My cousin and I recreating a picture from our babyhood.
We're 6 months apart and my mom and aunt used to have our pictures taken together and this is a pose we did in one of them.

I should have taken a picture of the original on my grandma's wall...

From my grandma's, Love and I went to his mom's house.
Two of his brother's families came as well.

He has two nieces and they are the cutest. 
They're both only children and when they're together, they have the best time.

They kept chasing each other around the island. 
It was adorable.

For the rest of the evening everyone just hung out and chatted.

On Friday, my dad's family got together.
Unfortunately I forgot my camera at home, so I have zero pictures.
But it was still fun.

My dad is number 5 of 6 children in his family so there's never a dull moment when we're all together.
After dinner, I played euchre with my brother and two cousins.
The first game, my cousin and I won by 9 points against my brother and other cousin.
In the second game, they won by 2 points.

It's always fun playing games because it seems that a lot of us are pretty competitive and it can get rowdy. 

After playing, we all put our names in for the gift exchange.
Every year, we all make a list of things that we want for Christmas that cost no more than $30.
We put our lists in a bucket and then draw names.
The rules say that you can't draw yourself, or anyone that lives in the same household as you. 
 I ended up getting my aunt, and Love got my cousin's son.

All in all I had a great Thanksgiving with family.
I'm so thankful for the family that I have.
Without them I wouldn't be who I am today.


P.S. Don't forget to send me an email if you want a Christmas Card!! 


Jessica Renee said...

We did 3 thanksgivings too! How stuffed did ya get? lol.. Looks like y'all had a great time!! :)

Jess said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I love the picture of you with your siblings. You can tell there is so much love between you guys.

Lin said...

Looks like you had a great time! Love all your photos :)