The Thirteenth Day...

l to r: Tony, his daughter Amber, my mom in the white, Grandma, Daquan and Auntie

...a Christmas Day memory

I could go back in time, but I'd much rather love on the Christmas of 2012. I had one of the best Christmases ever since childhood this past December.

Firstly, It was one of the few Christmases I actually was excited for. I don't know why. I normally shrug at holidays. Definitely not a fan of commercial days based on religious/historical inaccuracy or ritual. Anyway...I normally let my mom do her thing, go see our family and not care if I'm riding shotgun or not. This time was different.

For one, my Auntie (in the purple) would be visiting and staying a week with us. She'd moved down to NC in September. Also, my cousin Tisha and her family would be up from SC.

Daquan, Amber, Tisha and her husband, Tony

I was also able to give my godson Syre a cool Christmas. I got him a Transformer (Bumblebee, my favorite as well as his) and he loved it. I had fun playing Santa to my sister's "stepson" and my niece (Joy's daughter) Chloe. Joy and I also "put in" and gave my mom a Kindle Fire.

We went to Mt. Vernon and visited my grandmother ON Christmas AND the day after. The day after, because that's when my uncle and his family usually come through.
Uncle Kenny
His wife (center) and his baby girl Megan (with the silly face) and Kaitlyn

We had a ball. We ate, laughed, chilled. I saw my father (he has those pics) and I could say that it was the first time since my grandmother passed that I was in her home without her there for the holidays. It was weird to see his girlfriend at the stove preparing my grandmother did. Chile, don't get me started. LOL

We also had a great Thanksgiving. We went down to Mt. Vernon and us cousins cut up. I have to share this pic, because it's the four of us that grew up in the same house for so many years. So much so...we're not cousins anymore. We're brothers and sisters. Seeing these folks made my year!

My sister and I flanked by our "brothers"...Arthur (BOOBIE) on your left and Damyan on your right
It was a marvelous holiday and I'll cherish it forever.

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The God'ess said...

Aww...beautiful memory.

Thee_Kween said...

Thanks sis!

Diva Processor said...

This was nice Kiwi...:)

No Labels said...

Awesome memory :)

Reggie said...

Ya'll look like that family in the movie "Soulfood". Hey Kween is there a picture of you where you don't look like you're about to whip somebody's ass?!?

Thee_Kween said...

@Diva~ Thanks sis :)

@No Labels~ Thank you Butta Bean, lol

@Reggie~ Haha @ Soul Food...yea, I guess my grandmother could be Big Mama. "This family has GOT to be that fist..." LOL

Oh, and suuuuuure, there are plenty. LOL

Angela Lykebudda White said...

now thats my kinda Christams just winging the pics babe

Thee_Kween said...

Thanks Budda!

ABoyd378 said...

YAY!!! :-D

Thee_Kween said...


Humble BE said...

Good times.

Thee_Kween said...


Mahoganydymond said...

Beautiful Family!!

Thee_Kween said...

Thank you Mah :)

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