It's ODD not to have a chapel staff Christmas Party, Chapel Party, PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) Christmas Party, Wing Christmas Party and 8-10 Squadron Christmas Parties to attend. Odd indeed. Tonight was our one and only "Christmas" party.
We donned our holiday apparel and prepared to have fun hosting a Christmas Potluck and Bunco night at church. It was a lighthearted evening in a season of rushing for those who could fit it into their schedules.
The evening began with dinner. This gave us time to sit and visit. I was a bit worried there may not be enough food. I heard a couple remark we had enough food to feed the whole church.
Bunco usually has four rounds/ 6 games each round. Last month Bunco was 3 1/2 hours....we added a potluck and a white elephant exchange and weren't sure how long it would all take. We settled on playing two rounds. We were done and cleaning a bit before 9 p.m. just under 3 hours. The timing was perfect for a snowy, winter night at the end of a long week.
For prizes, everyone brought a white elephant gift; everyone went home with a "prize." It will be amusing to watch which groups are returned at future Bunco nights.
White Elephant Gift tip number 1 - be sure you know which gifts your wife is trying to whisk out of the house....and don't select one of them when it's your turn to pick a prize.
|Laughing with those you share pews with on Sunday? Priceless!|
|Ms. Bonnie decided she would like the ammo Robert had chosen.|
Highlights of the evening were meeting a new couple I'd not previously connected with on Sunday, sharing dinner with folks I could spend years with; and laughing, HARD together during the gift exchange.
The kids had a youth lock in going at the same time. They had a great time. Stacia remarked, "It's the most tired and most awake I've ever been." I think she may have extrovert tendencies. ::snort::
|He's not the Scrooge he likes to pretend to be!|