Friday, December 2, 2011

Family Fun

I had a nice holiday with the family. Our grandparents are no longer with us,  so our gathering consists of my parents, my sister and her family, all of our aunts, uncles, cousins and all of their children. There were about 35  of us gathered this year at my Aunt's house.

We had....Turkey...Ham...Fried Chicken...Chitlins....Greens...Dressing....Giblet Gravy....Mac & Cheese....Green Beans....Mashed Potatoes....Candied Yams....Broccoli, Cheese & Rice Casserole....Potato Salad....Cranberry Salad.....Cole Slaw...7 Layer Salad....Corn Bread....Rolls....Sweet Potato Pie....Banana Pudding.... and Caramel Cake... WHEW !  I only ate left overs once, but it was that damn Caramel Cake that really  did me in. It was at my mama's house, so it was calling me from the kitchen table every morning for the next 4 days! LOL

We had a great time, the ladies & the kids did Karaoke in the living room, while the guys got into the Football in the den. Later on we played Taboo. Karaoke turned into a dance contest.......which turned into a Soul Train Line. At one point my dad, who uses a cane, came into the living room to see what all the laughing was about  & ended up doing his thang for a minute ! LOL It was fun.

Getting ready to sing !
Little ones want to shine too !

The cousins 

Ol School shows how its done 
Dad in the Soul Train Line

Friday night my generation went out together. Me and my Beau headed down to Bricktown to hang out with them and have some cocktails & of course Cigars at Mickey Mantles #7 Lounge. It was a really cool vibe, appetizers were pretty good, drinks were on point. They had a pretty good band and the area is pretty much the entertainment hub of the city with lots of restaurants, bars & lounges. It was a good time ! 


My sister & cousins 

Sis & BIL

Saturday we took my nieces & nephew along with all the little cousins to see the Muppet Movie. One of my cousins wives got sick, so it ended up being 3 adults & 11 kids, which was more than a notion. I know we broke some seatbelt laws getting them all to the theatre ! LOL  After that we took them to get hamburgers and ice cream at one of my favorite spots, Braums before dropping them off to all their parents. It was a little stressful keeping up with all those kids, but it's always worth it to get that family bonding time in. 

Shortest to Tallest 
Like a Daycare Fieldtrip LOL

I managed to catch the a slight cold from the weather change, or possibly a relative so I have been slow motion this week but I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as I did.

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


Newy said...

Sound likes fun! I went to bricktown last time I was in OKC for business. I like that area.

Happy Holidays

Beautifully Complex said...

It's pretty cool. The area is continuing to grow. Glad you enjoyed it ! Happy Holidays to you too.