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Thanksgiving 2011 with the Mckoy family

Wow, I feel like it has been a while since I last posted on my blog! I had been so busy with Thanksgiving preparations and having the most fun family friends come visit us. Tanyetta and her family came to South Carolina for a few days and spent the holiday with us! We have been friends for about 4 years now (met through the blog) and we finally got to meet in person. We had such a wonderful time and it is amazing how much Dwayne and Tanyetta are alike as well as how much Darrin and I have in common. I told Tanyetta that she and Dwayne were separated at birth! They were working my nerves :)
Look at how all 3 of the younger kids were totally not feeling being photographed! We ate, we laughed, ate some more, laughed a whole lot more and repeated the process. To say we were meeting for the first time, you would have thought we had known each other for life. The children had so much fun running around and playing. I enjoyed holding sweet little Gracen. I got to have my baby-fix. There is nothing like having a sleeping little one in your arms. If Dwayne is reading this don't worry, I am NOT getting any ideas :)
Is this not the sweetest family photo? Awww!! By the way, Tanyetta is the most "picturetakenestfool" ever! Her hubby Darrin is such a good sport! She takes pictures of EVERYTHING! She insisted that they had to get a photo by the wall letters I have up in the front entrance of our home. I will say that it is a lovely photo :)
Look at these faces. They refused to cooperate all at the same time. They were ready to get back to having FUN!!
We were so happy to have the Mckoy family visit us and this was the BEST Thanksgiving EVER!! Thanks for driving from so far to spend it with us. Great memories were made!
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. Awww...that was sweet of them to visit and very nice of you to host them. It's always a great thing when you can connect with some of your blogging friends and become great friends in real life.

  2. We had a BLAST!!!!!! So much fun, laughter, love and joy in your home. Thank You for cooking up all of the YUMMIES!!!!!!

    I need to make the Guyanese treat for the kids. Cherry, Pineapple and Cheese OR...wait, I forgot. Ok, I will get the recipe later! LOL!

    Love all of you so much. WE had so MUCH fun. Thank You for dealing with my 1000000 photo taking episodes. The kids photos at the bottom is PRICELESS! They were NOT happy to take the photos as all. AHAHHAAA!!!

    Happy Holidays. Love you all!

    ps--**** I told Tanyetta that she and Dwayne were separated at birth! They were working my nerves :)*** LOL!!!! #loveyoumeanit

  3. That is so nice that you guys finally met in person. Really, I thought you two knew each other longer than that!! Love the pics and the words hanging over your front door are beautiful, so you :-)

  4. Awesome! I love to see the connections that folks make through blogging. The pics are great and it looks like both families enjoyed each other and had a great holiday!

  5. Ooooh, it looks like a really wonderful time. I just love meeting my blog friends in person - it feels like reuniting with long-lost family!!

  6. How sweet! So glad that you all got to spend the holidays together. After all, there is nothing better than making memories with good friends and family!

  7. I had no idea you guys have never met in person! I thought you knew each other from the West Coast- Ha, I was fooled. What a great social media success story! Love it.
    Cheers to both families!!

  8. That is wonderful how you two finally were able to meet :)


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