A Weekend With My Family

Hi Stiletts,

001Some of you that follow me on IG may already know that my bf and I are long distance. Doesn’t quite feel or look like it cuz I’m always flying to see him every weekend, or he’s coming to me. I usually like to be over there more cuz I want to be around the kiddos. It’s a lot easier for me to travel than for all of them. I’ve been blessed and am fortunate enough to have the means to see them all as often as I do. But I can only imagine how hard it must be for some of the long distance couples out there. My heart goes out to you all. But LOVE conquers it all. So stay strong.

I live a very busy life when I’m not around them. I’m alwaysย at workย so when it’s time to relax with my family, I do JUST that. It’s time to unwind. It’s very, very important to give yourself enough time to relax, and spend quality time with those that really matter. My boyfriend and I have this tradition of cooking and drinking wine on the weekends when we are together. We rarely get out the house. We bake stuff, we play board games with the kids, watch movies, etc. It’s my favorite time of the week.

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So this weekend was no different. I took Friday off to come spend a long Easter weekend with them all. Usually I’m the one that cooks lunch and dinner in the family, and my bf makes breakfast. But this time I made them some kulac, an Albanian dish usually made for any meal you like, eaten with feta cheese, plain yogurt, or chicken. The way it’s cooked is basically flour mixed with a bit of baking soda and salt. You add in a bit of warm water and you mix it all. When the substance becomes thicker and more solid, you split it into many small pieces and make them round and flat. Then you fry them in a pan full of vegetable oil until they’re fully cooked. I’m not good at explaining cooking procedures, but hopefully you get the gist of it.

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My grandma used to make this every Sunday morning. I think I want to start the same routine with our family. Hopefully they like it. They seemed to have enjoyed it today, although I think I slightly burned the bottoms of some of them. They weren’t feeling that so much haha! I gotta practice more clearly.
Kayleigh, my bf’s older daughter, had track meet this weekend, so we all went to support. It’s actually my first time going to one. I played soccer my whole childhood and high school so I have never been to any other sport events. I think Jasmine took me to a Lakers game once, and another time I had to take one of our biggest partners to a Lakers game as well, but I’m not much of a basketball fan so I honestly can’t say I appreciated it much LOL.

I have to say I enjoyed the track meet. Maybe it’s cuz Kayleigh was running and I was rooting for her. I don’t know. But I’m excited to go to many more. Delaney, her sister, also runs. They run different events. So we got a family full of runners now. I have got to get better at this haha.

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What else did we do? Hmmm oh yea! Today we watched Peter Pan. I had never seen it. Ok don’t judge! There are a LOT of movies/cartoons I haven’t seen. I haven’t had time to really watch any TV since I moved to United States, so can’t blame me.But they have made it a mission to fill me in on everything so so far they’ve made me watch “Pretty Woman”, “Elf”, “Forrest Gump” etc.
Some of them I didn’t like haha! But the others are pretty good. They also make me try all kinds of food that I have never tried. This weekend they taught me about “peeps” since you know, it’s Easter. I loveeee it! Oh and they taught me about Pizza Bites! HEAVEN!!!!

So an hour ago we just finished playing “CLUE”! Had never even heard of it prior to today. It was definitely fun. Not as much when I lost, grrrrrrrrrrr, but promise you I will win next time. I’m such a sore loser. I just can’t stand it ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’ll get the hang of it. When you have a family of 5 it’s hard to decide on what movie to watch or game to play or what to eat, so what we do is write down what each one of us wants and then put it all in a basket. Then we play rock, paper, scissors between one another and the person that beats us all gets to pick from the basket.

Lucas, the youngest one, loves Nerf Gun War. I don’t even know if I’m spelling it right. He literally walks in our master bedroom at 8 am, with a nerf gun in his hand, ready to shoot us up! LOL. Thank God I’m a morning person. I actually love it. He shows up with nothing but underwear on, it’s the cutest thing ever! How do you say “no” to that?! Then we either wait for the other two to join us, or I go and bother them in their bedrooms lol. They hate it but they’ll live ๐Ÿ™‚

So yea, it’s not much of a weekend, but it’s everything and more to me. It’s true quality time. It takes me away from all my daily duties and routines, and it gives me a peaceย of mind and love.

Now I’m sitting on our dining table, with a glass of red wine, while Lucas is playing Minecraft on his Ipad; my bf planning our family trip to London and Albania this summer, and the girls are in the Living Room watching ย TV.

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Welcome to a weekend with my family and thank you for reading.

Love,

Egreis Gjergjani

26 comments on A Weekend With My Family

  1. Angel Lovelii
    March 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm (4 years ago)

    How cute and awesome!!!! You are a pretty awesome writer too!!!! Keep up the AMAZING WORK!!!! You inspire me!!! Love u! xo!~ <3

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  2. Catherine D Charles
    March 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm (4 years ago)

    “How does she do it?!” You are really a empowering woman. I used to run track and field back in middle and high school I remember when my dad use To come to all my track meets he was the embarrassing one cheering me on in French. Lol. It’s a positive thing that you support your bf’s kids. It says a lot about your character. ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you haven’t heard already CONGRATS in all your endeavors!! God is in your favor and there are only more blessings to come.

    Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. And HAPPY EASTER. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Jasmine
    March 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm (4 years ago)

    You’ve been dragged to more than one game boo.. Lol this is a nice post. It answers their question: do you like anything besides shoes lol. It shows your personable side. Good job Eggito

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    • StilettoMeUp
      March 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Lmao have I? Haha I only remember that one game you took me to. Maybe there’s more. Clearly I don’t care to remember but thank you for taking me!!! Love you Hasmine! get it? lol J as in H? lmao xo

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  4. nm2181101
    March 31, 2013 at 3:19 am (4 years ago)

    This was an amazing post, heartfelt and genuine. It shows your “girl next door” side. Hope you and your lovely lil family have an awesome Easter ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Yesi
    March 31, 2013 at 3:47 am (4 years ago)

    Wow, I follow you on IG but I hadn’t realized that its a long distance relationship. Lovely post thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us. Take care.

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  6. Alexandra
    March 31, 2013 at 11:29 am (4 years ago)

    didn`t know that you are in a long distance relationship and i admire the way you handle it. had so much fun while reading this article (there is hardly any article on this site i do not love but this one was different ) . thanks for showing us even the private part of your life ๐Ÿ™‚ you are a true source of inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚ much love from germany :))

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  7. Krystal
    March 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Love this post! My bf has 2 kids of his own so he tries to include me in as much as possible, but their mom is the problem because she doesn’t like someone else hanging around her kids. Have you ever had to deal with that, in the beginning? I hope one day to be that close to them.

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  8. eni
    March 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm (4 years ago)

    whaT kind of bussiness are you opening here in Tirana??? iam sure it will be a total success
    eni

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  9. eni
    March 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm (4 years ago)

    you have to do a meeting for your albanian stiletts when you will come in tirana…i wopuld loveee to meet you….

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  10. Nauru wakacje
    March 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

    You are a very smart person!

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  11. Merryn John
    March 31, 2013 at 6:46 pm (4 years ago)

    This post made me really really happy somehow. I know that sounds weird but it felt really nice to know how happy you are with your family. I have been following you on a Instagram for a while now and usually check out your posts, but this one was special somehow. Again, this sounds weird, but the best way I can put it across is that your happiness made me happy and I’m really happy for you. Oh God! Why does this have to sound so weird? :/ May you be showered with lots more. Take care.

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  12. X
    March 31, 2013 at 11:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Would had not figure you was in a LD until you mentioned it. It takes some work that others are not willing. I wish the best for you two and the family. And I love your site.

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  13. Veronica
    April 3, 2013 at 12:47 am (4 years ago)

    I had no idea you were in a long distance relationship and that’s amazing you guys always look so happy. My brother has been in a long term relationship with a girl from Poland (we’re from nyc) and they have been together for 4 years. I always tell him he’s crazy!! But he says you don’t choose who you fall in love with. I loved reading this ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I absolutely adore you!!

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  14. Gabriela Edwards
    April 3, 2013 at 1:54 am (4 years ago)

    Awww, I didn’t kno you guys didn’t live together!!! I love reading your post! Your are so cute(: family love!

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  15. xoxouxoxou
    April 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm (4 years ago)

    i could feel your joy through your writing, <3'ed it!

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  16. Cynthia w. Richardson
    April 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Love your style. Just notice you on IG and been following every since. I just started my cnraccessories business. It not going very welcome. But I will not give up on my business. I make Shamballa bracelets. Real Swarovski authentic crystal. And genuine Gemstones. So if you can give me some pointers I am willing to

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  17. Natalya
    April 4, 2013 at 4:29 am (4 years ago)

    Very sweet of you to share your life with us. Keep the blogs coming ๐Ÿ™‚

    Xo,
    Natalya

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  18. Cindi
    April 5, 2013 at 2:05 am (4 years ago)

    Loved reading this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Courtney
    April 6, 2013 at 2:10 am (4 years ago)

    Hey girl! I just want to say that I think you are such a gorgeous person inside and out. You are such a beautiful and successful woman, which is a big inspiration to me. Your photos and words have inspired me to work hard to achieve my goals and to never give up. I had no idea that you were in a long distance relationship! I was in a military relationship once and it was VERY hard. I’m so glad that everything is working out for you. You have such a beautiful family. I wish you nothing but more success in the future! Much love <3

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  20. Courtney
    April 6, 2013 at 2:12 am (4 years ago)

    Whoops, I meant to say ARE in a long distance relationship, not were lol.

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  21. Phaniemili
    April 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm (4 years ago)

    She’s so down earth… And I can tell family comes first for her.
    With a weekend like that you can never get bored.
    Beautiful family ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Fanny
    April 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Love reading this:) you are so beautiful and your family loves you <3

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  23. Alfrelina
    April 16, 2013 at 5:32 am (4 years ago)

    How Amazing are you! God Bless you and your beautiful family doll!

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  24. annastacia temu
    June 2, 2014 at 8:07 am (3 years ago)

    this is truly inspirational i live in Africa my bf is in the states its very difficult but i guess love conquers all he visits quite often do minimal because of work but am enjoying every bit ..

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  25. Marina
    June 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm (2 years ago)

    So I follow your IG and decided to read your blog since I also love writing, fashion and I am a mom of two girls, 18 months & 3 months. I love that you don’t just blog about fashion. I love that you blog about your family. It makes you very relatable & likable. You’re an amazing inspiration to me. I hope that someday soon I can start my own company and fulfil my dreams. I’d like to show my girls that they can do it all. Be successful, have a family and live a healthy lifestyle. Thank you

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