Friday, November 19, 2010

Let The Thanksgiving Fun Begin!!

I am beyond excited for this weekend!!!!  Tomorrow my big brother and his family fly into town for the Thanksgiving holiday!  I can't wait to see them!  It's my brother's birthday on Sunday, so we're celebrating with the whole family Saturday night!!  Two years ago when my bro came out for his birthday and Thanksgiving we threw him a Transformer surprise birthday party and I made him this gem of a cake (yes, from scratch!):
Lots of family and lots of fun!  And I can't wait to see my two favorite nephews :) 
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons.  We all get together in the morning for the Long Beach Turkey Trot before getting ready for Turkey dinner at my Aunts.
Some of us at the Turkey Trot last year
My Grammie makes her famous (and my favorite) sweet potatoes with pineapple and marshmallows (DELISH!), my mom makes her broccoli and cheese casserole (my other favorite!) and my Aunt takes care of the turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.  And of course there's PUMPKIN PIE!!!!  My favorite pie.  I probably could eat a whole pie to my face, but I won't :)

We're a very close family and we always have the most fun and memorable times together.  I grew up with the family getting together at someone's house every weekend.  Now that I'm older, not much has changed!
The boys in the family and my Aunt being goofy normal
The girls (my Aunt was still trying to squat for the picture)

Family is very important to us, and I am so thankful for my family and that we get choose to see each other so frequently :)

What do you look forward to during the holidays?

Happy Friday!


  1. Awesome having family close by! My parents are in Chicago. We'll be going there for TEN days over Christmas. Not quite sure what that's going to do to my training plan.. but oh well! Enjoy that pumpkin pie. (with whipped cream, of course.. right?) -J

  2. Thanks Jay! And of course there will be whipped cream!!!

  3. Awww, I'm with ya, families are the best. PS. that transformers cake you made - totally awesome! You've got made skills!

  4. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! Families are the best over the holidays!