Monday, May 10, 2010

Food & Family

Last weekend we finally made the trip down to Tennessee to see my family. We've been wanting to get down there for awhile, it'd been so long since we've seen everybody. I got off a couple of hours early on Friday and made the 6 hour drive down. My dad and sister came up and we all stayed with my aunt Ethel. My aunt Glenna also stayed with her--so there was a full house. Friday night, my cousin Holly stopped by for awhile and my cousin Carla, her husband and her twin girls got to come by for a little bit. Her girls are almost 2 years old and this was the first time I met them. Seeing how precious they were definitely got me excited for our twins arrival.

On Saturday, my aunt Georgia and cousin Rene came over and we all had a delicious, home cooked breakfast. Afterward, me, Greg, my dad and Caroline drove to my grandma's and got to see her and my mom. They were having a cookout later on that day, so we we're able to get to see several aunts & uncles on my mom's side as well. Then we left to meet up with my dad's side of the family for dinner. There was a huge group of us, I'm going to list the family members that were able to make it for my memory and also to show just how big my family is. My aunt Ethel & her daughter Holly, my aunt and uncle Glenna and Bob, one of their twin sons, Kevin and his wife Jody and their son, Mason, My aunt Georgia and uncle Bob and 2 of the 3 daughters, Rene and Jennifer and Jennifer's cute little girl, Kendra, My uncle David, my uncle and aunt Pete & Susie and their daughter Heather. And I think that was all, I'm sure I'm forgetting some (hopefully not--I'd feel awful) It was so nice to see everybody and catch up. It'd had been way too long since seeing them. Greg and I have been married 11 years and he actually met people in my family that he's never met. I was so happy to see everybody and it was especially fun getting to meet my cousin's kids that I have never met, I have the cutest little cousins ever.

Unfortunately, we had to leave early Sunday morning. We both had to work Monday, but it was nice to see everybody, even if it was for a short while.

The reason I named this post "food and family" is because I felt like we stuffed ourselves silly the whole weekend. Besides seeing family and catching up--we ate! I'm lucky (my waist is not) that my family can really cook. We arrived Friday night to have fresh cornbread and beans ready to eat the second we walked in the door and homemade fudge for dessert. Saturday morning we had a huge breakfast with eggs, biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, homemade blackberry jam, and donuts. It was all so delicious! I'm going to have to work on my cooking skills before the boys come! I want them to love my cooking as much as I love my parents and the rest of my familys' cooking.

Several of us posing after dinner. The sun was right in our face, not the best location for a picture.

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