Friday, December 23, 2011

Ugly Sweater Party!

We had a Christmas Party. My first ever!

We have never lived in a place where we were able to actually have friends that we got to hang out with. For 20 years I've been waiting until Joel and I had friends outside of the family that we could invite over to play games and have fun with. Well, it's a Christmas miracle! We have 3 other couples in our ward who have been able to tolerate us long enough to get to know us and love us for who we are.

So, I took on the Christmas party. NEVER been done before and I think it went pretty well. Everyone wore an ugly sweater and we had a potluck dinner with all of the kids (14). Then we played Take Two. It's a speed scrabble kind of game and had a excellent visit from Santa!! He's the best! He had a present for each kid and they got to unwrap them and play with them while the adults played Candy Bar Bingo. It was so much fun. I really needed that night. After everyone went home and we went to bed I wanted to cry I was so happy. 20 years! It took 20 years but it was truly worth it. Thanks so much guys!

2 comments:

jaleegirl said...

Um, really we are not that special. But we love you tremendously! Thanks so much for putting up with US!

Dan and Katie said...

My heck- I got teary eyed!!! And, you guys are not hard to tolerate- maybe a little strange, but not hard to tolerate ;). Thank you for having us over and seriously going out of your way to make a great Christmas party for every one, including the kids. It was so fun!! It should be annual........