This was a Thanksgiving for the books. It’s been a very long time, since I’ve had a good Thanksgiving, and this one is one that I would always remember. Not only was I surrounded by amazing people, this was a new record for all the stops made in a day. Luckily for me, Chris was such a trooper, and since we had everything all planned out to the hour, everything worked out perfectly. First stop, was hugs at Kat and Z’s house. I went to steal my godson Zj for about an hour, and headed for drinks at my little brother Jeremy’s house. He wasn’t doing any of the drinking, since he’s only 14. But stop Number 2, was just what I needed to show that I’m here for him, no matter what. I spent most of the time catching up with my dad who was busy trying to get me to go to church with him.
Stop No.3 was grub time, and I wasn’t complaining one bit. Chris and I headed to Ashley’s grandma’s house, where Matt was itching for us to arrive already. Oooooh my goodness, let me tell you, that woman can cook! I had everything from turkey, ham, rice, stuffing, turnips, sweet potatoes, potato salad, chicken, and so much more. I was such a happy camper. The men were men, and watching football is a must, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving. Ash’s grandmother and mother were so inviting, I loved their energies, and hopefully I’ll get to see more of them soon. They were such sweethearts! I was kidding around with grandma, when I mentioned she could adopt me any time, if she continued to cook like that!
My abuela was stop number 4. I was excited to see her, especially since it’s been a little while, and I knew I was going to hear it from her. I wasn’t wrong. I need to come by more often, that’s a fact. My girly cousin’s are all grown up, and all of them had babies in hand. I felt like the only one who wasn’t part of the cool club. hahaha. I’m in no rush, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have a kid in my hands every other 5 seconds. My godmother kept picking on me saying I was next, and I kept shrugging her and everyone off who chimed in. No thank you! I’m not ready for that step yet. I’ll look at all your pretty babies, spoil them, squeeze them, and give them right back to you.
Cuteness was on overload, especially since it felt like all the couples planned their outfits to match each other. I must have not gotten that memo.
Lidia made some banging lasagna I couldn’t ignore, and I tried to limit my beers so I didn’t end up looking huge, but who am I kidding…it’s beer!Last stop, Number 5… Wheeeew! I’m exhausted.
We headed to Lu and Ju’s house. My brother Luis and his woman Julievet, who happened to go IN on her first official Thanksgiving dinner cooking. Her ham and stuffing were my favorite, not to mention the mini personalized cheesecakes. I swear, I don’t know how I do it… but I served myself 2 plates, and one for lunch for work tomorrow.
We were all in drinking mode, and Quelf it was, just like or Luis’s and I birthday earlier this year (see that post HERE) with this game we get to act silly, test our smarts of random facts and just laugh at the other person. Chris got stuck speaking with his thumbs in his mouth the whole time, or else he had to drink. He was such a cheater!
I got stuck being a mime, climbing a tree getting attacked by lobsters and a dwarf. Don’t ask me how that went, just know I looked ridiculous.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was blessed to be surrounded by so many loved ones, family, friends, and new beginnings.