While we were finishing up our time in Mississippi on Tuesday, Mark and I got this wild idea that we should invite a few church buddies over after services Wed. night for food, fun, and games. (Okay, truth be known, we made a few calls to see if anyone else had decided to volunteer, and after nada responses, we figured our house would be just as good as any!!) We had a blast! After several last minute calls, we ended up with 5 families and LOTS of laughs! We kept it simple - everyone brought food, we played games, some watched football, and we couldn't have asked for a better way to ring in the New Year. Above are some of the pictures of the night. I learned how to play "Spoons" for the first time tonight - after a few spells of "beginner's luck", I finally had to stop - my nerves were shot!!! Don't we look so serious?!
Above is a picture of us playing a game called "Edgewise" that was actually developed by a family from church. It is so much fun! They are currently in the process of trying to get it patented and distributed - be on the look out at Target and Cracker Barrel - you WILL see it someday soon!!! It will definitely be worth the $$!
Remember how I am always looking for cheap entertainment?? Well, I believe this one takes the cake! For those of you who keep up with my blog on a regular basis, you will remember a certain wedding that we attended a few weeks ago. When the bride and groom left, everyone pulled the trigger on some really cool "streamer canisters". WELL........when it was all said and done, we snatched a couple extras to reserve for New Year's Eve. Tonight was the night. As you can see above, the kids had a blast with them. It was WAY more fun for them than I had imagined - an added bonus, for sure!!!
All in all, we had a great time! It was so nice to be with friends who have the same goal - loving God and raising our children to do the same. Thanks again, guys - we had a blast!!
Oh yeah.........One more thing, JILL - I found this in my trashcan after you left - I thought you were GREEN!!! I am SO disappointed!!!:))))