Sunday, May 22

Family #2

Hi kidlets! This weekend has been an awesome one. On Saturday, we decided to have a family gathering and game night. I was super excited to spend some time with my new fam, who I have not seen in almost a year. Miguel’s family is really similar to mine, which means a good time is always guaranteed.

Everyone began arriving around 4:30 and kept trickling in until 6:30 PM. About as soon as everyone had completed a double-cheek kiss and said, “Hello! Oh, it’ so nice to see you,” they were smacking balls around on the pool table.

 Dinner was a characteristically low-key South African one.
Boerewors (South African sausage) rolls (like hotdogs, basically).
Unfortunately, since we got the sausages from the butcher, the ingredients are not anywhere to be found. Instead of chancing a gluten attack, I made my own delicious number.
Chicken roasted with tomato sauce and GF bread topped with that delicious tomato sauce.
I only ate about half of this meal because I had already eaten about a lb. of chips and cocktail peanuts...

Shortly after dinner, the game of pool was back on… until the ball monster showed up.
One of the cutest children ever created.
The rest of the night was spent catching up, playing an interesting and rather hilarious  game of Cranium, and watching a movie until the wee small hours of the morning. Cousins spent the night and we basically turned the living room into a refugee camp.
I felt like a kindergartner again having a giant sleepover with all of my friends. It was a blast of a time.

Look at that ridiculous pose.
Baby and auntie.
 The next morning, we woke up bright and late around 10 AM. I had a lovely light breakfast, because frankly, my main entrĂ©e and all of the snacks I ate the night before left me feeling like I had a brick in my stomach.
Grapefruit with dollops of smooth cottage cheese on top.
 I was asked if I would make lunch for everyone, and of course, excitedly obliged.
Pizza potato, hamburger topped with caramelized onions, and salad
 More pool followed lunch, and I soaked up the warm winter sun. By late afternoon, I was getting extremely sleepy, so I took advantage of the lazy afternoon and had a nice little nap. When I woke up, shockingly, I wasn’t thinking about food. Now that I think about it, I don’t remember the last time I wasn’t thinking about food when I woke up. It was actually a really good feeling. But, within the next hour, I started to get a little rumbly in my tumbly. This massive veggie-filled dinner followed.
Salad topped with hummus and butternut soup with plain yogurt on top.
 Continuing my rather relaxed day, I am currently watching another movie with my family.  Hm (*smiles to self*).  I have double the family I had before. Cool? I think so… Yep, I have a second family now.


  1. ridiculous pose ??? that's a highly sophisticated zen-like pose which helps maintain focus while dominating a fifa '11 game :)