Turkey Day

1 Dec

Howdy bloggies!

Please forgive me as I am way behind on blog posting/reading, etc, etc. However, it was all worth it to be able to spend some wonderful time with my family. I was very lucky to be able to take off of work and head up to my aunt and uncle’s house (about a 4 hour drive) to celebrate the holiday.

I can’t tell you how nice it was to see everyone and catch up on each other’s lives. It has been way too long since the last family get together…we all made a promise to see each other more often and not let the next year fly by so fast without much communication. It is so easy to get caught up in our own lives and our regular routine but I believe that making time for the ones you love is very important and NEEDS to be done. You never know if you’ll have another tomorrow.

We snapped quite a few pics so I thought I would share my blood family with my blog family….in a picture post!

My aunt and uncle have adopted two kids over the past couple of years…they are my bestttttttt buds:


Curtis (adopted from Hong Kong) is the boy and Ali (adopted from India) is the girl.


they “helped” me settle in on my blow up mattress:


Ali in my boots, hehe:


Some of the cousins:


Getting the food ready:


One of my beautiful aunts and cousins:


Look at this face:


(how could anyone say NO to her?!?)

I snacked…a lot. Ali helped me out:


My furry snuggle buddy, Macy:


(LOVE this dog!)

My cousin Shane and sister Jessica:


the girls:



Crazy family:


Recipe for disaster:


This is what happens when a bunch of kids have nothin’ better to do…


You get creative. Sometimes its end pleasantly, sometimes it ends with a popped air mattress. Sorry uncle Gary.

One night we decided we needed to get out of the house. So we headed for none other than…

Dave and Busters:



We were feelin’ lucky:


We got this crazy idea that we were going to take home the biggest prize they had…well almost $200 dollars and 8,000 tickets later, we come home with this:


Are we the best cousins ever or what?



They loved it.

Whew…and that concludes the picture post. Hope you enjoyed seeing my family. I know I have loved reading all the Thanksgiving recaps and can’t wait to finish reading all of them.

I am truly blessed with an amazing family. We definitely have our ups and downs, but no matter what, we are always there to support each other. That is what matters most.

Have a wonderful night!

Food and exercise blogging will resume in the next post…including a few reviews…stay tuned!




15 Responses to “Turkey Day”

  1. VeggieGirl December 1, 2009 at 12:53 am #

    Aww, what a great holiday! And amen to not knowing about tomorrow – cherish each day.

  2. psychoj1 December 1, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    This post is so sweet! Looks like you had a great thanksgiving–YAY! Those two adopted kids looks like the sweetest kids! So cute 🙂

    ❤ jess

  3. simplysavlysav December 1, 2009 at 1:44 am #

    Looks like a great thanksgiving! What a fun family you have!! ADoRABLE cousins and adorable family! So glad you got to spend time with them and ENJOY yourself!!
    Your so right we never know if we are going to have another tomorrow! Have a good rest of your night!!! ❤ ❤

  4. april December 1, 2009 at 1:52 am #

    I loved the picture posts! you and your family are beautiful.. and you have the cutest clothes by the way! Where’s your favorite places to shop?

    • Sweet Cheeks December 3, 2009 at 2:23 am #

      April, I have a major love (read: obsession) for bargain shopping. Some of the usual suspects are: TJ MAX, Target, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Kohls, Gordmans…and sometimes I even find cute stuff at the wonderful ol’ Walmart, haha. I also love shopping online at this website: http://www.swell.com. Cute stuff!!

  5. Jenny December 1, 2009 at 1:53 am #

    aw this post makes me smile so big! such a beautiful and vivacious family you have. I’m glad you were able to enjoy a fun weekend with them!

    p.s I love the picture of your cousin in your boots. She is a fashionista at heart!

    • Sweet Cheeks December 3, 2009 at 3:24 am #

      Jenny, she is most definitely a fashionista! I’ve taught her well. 😉

  6. Emily (http://funnyemily.wordpress.com) December 1, 2009 at 2:26 am #

    beautiful post! beautiful family! looks so amazingly fun & happy 🙂

  7. Devan G Newman December 1, 2009 at 5:38 am #

    this all looks like so much fun!!
    i love the giant scooby!

  8. Naomi(onefitfoodie) December 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    Beautiful family Kristi! you look so much like your sister!

    have a great day!! 🙂

  9. annie December 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    sounds and looks like your thanksgiving weekend was perfect!! you are so darn pretty!! the kids are both very cute 🙂 glad you got to spend time with your family, great pics!

  10. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 4, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    Cute kids!!! Cute YOU!!

  11. Lo December 4, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    omg ur fam is too cute! loved this post! thanks for sharing!


  12. blueberrymuffins December 4, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

    What a beautiful family :)!!!!

  13. Moran December 5, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE sliding down the stair with the mattress! I used to do it with my cousins all the time!

    I am 21 now and still get excited when the opportunity arises! Ha ha!

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