Thursday, January 1, 2009

3rd Annual

Something I love is the relationship I have with my girl cousins. I have a special unique connection with each one of them, and for me it is a connection of sisterhood. I love it, and wouldn't be able to live without it. They say you can't chose your family, but that you can chose my friends. I love that I have been lucky enough to chose my family as my friends. And 2 years ago I started a new tradition with them, for us to have dinner together every year during the holidays, since that is really the only time all of us are together. And the past 3 times we've gone to dinner, we just happen to go to The Melting Pot. I love having this occasion at the Melting Pot for a couple of reasons. 1. It is a great 4 course meal, and all the food is very tasty. 2. It is a nice long dinner, so their is no rush for us to eat and catch up on all of what has been going on over the past 12 months since we all last saw one another. I'm a slow eater so I truly enjoy being able to eat slow, and have nice good conversation. These four girls are amazing. And I love this new tradition that has been started, and I hope that it doesn't end anytime soon. Here are a few pics of that fun night.

My cousin Brad works at The Melting Pot, and has worked their for the past 2 years. He was our fabulous waiter! We had a super yummy Amaretto chocolate dessert!
sooooo good!

Nikki, Cheryl, me, and Kari
Cheryl, Nikki, Brad, Kari, and I
Aidan & Tango

Riley and Aidan

After the long dinner, Cheryl and I went back to Kari's house for a sleep over. We played Poker, drank, and watched "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II". The pic above are her two boys, Riley(12) and Aidan(7). I love this family SO much. And I love talking with her boys. They are so opposite, which is what makes them so much fun. I am already looking forward to our 4th dinner coming in December!

...coming soon, New Years.


emily said...

That's so awesome! I looooove the Melting Pot! We go there every chance we get (which means mostly anniversaries and Valentine's because it's so expensive). My favorite is the spicy mexican cheese one, the batter and oil meat course, and then the white chocolate for dessert. YUM!

Nikki said...

It was awesome, and yummy! We had a fabulous time! Love you April!