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Family spends first holiday in new home built just weeks ago

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Many of us are home for the holidays and for one family today is more special than ever before.

News 4 first introduced Kenya in October when the station teamed up with Habitat for Humanity St. Louis and other fine sponsors to build this home for her and her family in 10 days.  KMOV checked in on this special family's  first holiday in their new home.

Kenya introduced News 4 to her mother and her mother's twin sisters who said they were exhausted from a day of cooking to make the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

"We have the turkey in the oven and the ham in the oven, the mac and cheese and sweet potato pie, as you can see someone has already had a piece," said Kenya. "It's a great feeling to be in a new house. Just to be in this new beautiful kitchen."

Her aunt Lilly then showed News 4 her specialty dish, while Kenya's mom gave a sneak peak of the dessert table.

"It is so good. You have strawberry, you got chocolate. Oh boy you've got a variety," she says.  

While Kenya and her mom kept thing moving in the kitchen, the kids where nearby supervising.

The day's preps led up to this moment when Kenya and her family who came into town from near and far got to sit around the table and enjoy each other's company.

"I am just so happy and pleased just to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family in my new home. Just happy," says Kenya.

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