Sunday, December 28, 2008

3 Cheers for the Best Holiday Hosts Ever!

Happy Belated Merry Christmas once again! This year V and our families broke tradition and instead of hosting Christmas dinner we accepted an invitation to dinner with some of our favorite family. Our hosts Khalif and Tennille Miller are some of the best people on earth. From the moment you enter their well appointed spacious home to the first kiss and the last hug goodbye they make you feel as if you are the VIP guests in their home.

The food was fabulous, and as you know already I live with some heavy hitters. Yep you guessed it V brought her famous candided yams and cornbread and Will, my boo, brought the spiral cut ham. All the staples were there including some new ones and absolutely delicious!!!!

One of the best things about my family is that they are certifiably crazy and the fun is fast, furious and riddled with laughter every step of the way. The Millers always have great games and prizes. The last time we were there My husband and I came in 2nd place and V and her husband came in 1st place, so this year we came prepared to win!

Now understand the competition is fierce and since we come from a family of fine and performing artists the creativity is through the roof and always on and popping! This year we played Miller Holiday Trivia with 1-3 point star questions. For a hot minute some of us were in the lead, but in the end it was neck and neck between Tennille's mom Dean and the Family Matriarch Sarah Powell who in the end took the win! However along the way there were some answers to questions and rebuttal comments that made us spit the apple cider right out of our mouths with laughter!

Excuse me as I take a moment to shout out to those whose answers and antics will go down in family fun history. To Shika for Spelling Jesus' name with a G and doing it with conviction, to Patt (with 2 Ts)for everything you said and did, to Lamont for every interjected comment no matter the topic and to Kibwe for the perfect pitch Appollo Siren and the Sandman dance during Pat's performance of her Jingle Bell rewrite. Folks you can only imagine and oh how I wish you were there! If a camera were rolling, we would easily win the award for the funniest home videos and have 2million hits on youtube for sure.

Big Ups to the winners of the Christmas Carole rewrites, 3rd place Will and I, 2nd place Lamont Tennille's Brother, and for the win, Khalif's sister Shirin for her version of Jingle Bells rewritten by V!, but wait there's more...What's the best part, Shirin gave her coveted award to V! See that's what I'm talking about just good times with quality people.

So raise your glasses with me to those who host and do it well. To Tennille, Khalif and all others out their like you, may your homes be blessed with peace and happiness and your problems as an old man's teeth, few and far between!

Love you more than Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens and Sweet Potato Pie!
V and I!

1 comment:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Boy did we have fun! We laughed so hard I'm sure my face was hanging off or something. The Millers are the best and I love them so much. This was one of the best Christmas's ever!!! Love to all of you.