Thursday, December 26, 2013

House Rules

They surprised me! They wanted to go to WALMART on the day after Christmas. ::snort:: They wanted to people watch AND buy any clearanced Chocolate Oranges.  

Before we left we put color and glitter in our hair. It is still my goal to make the "People of Walmart" cut while we live here. Arielle assures me I've probably already made the cut. ::snort::  We went to Walmart. Alas, no chocolate oranges for the greedy hoards of Gherkins.....but I DID get grocery shopping for the week done. I am acclimating to Walmart - slowly. 

Krista created Bridal Shower invitations. I added addresses. Zander stamped them and we mailed the bulk of the invites.

We settled in to visit and play while we waited for Dakota to arrive (and Izaak and BreAnne, but mostly Dakota).  They showed up in time for dinner and we had a fun evening together.

We sat around the tables well after the food was gone....adults were talking...youth and kids began a game of Thirty-one.

Nolan has found it always helps to sing Opera to your cards

We have this "thing" known as "Gherkin House Rules." No game is ever played EXACTLY as written. This has perturbed some in the home - but it continues. It was no great surprise then when TWISTER became NINJA TWISTER.....

Nolan the human pretzel

Just before the crash of 2013
Somehow I missed snapping a photo of Bre.  I was cooking and everyone was visiting when she RAN IN THE DOOR and hugged Michael. It just all happened so unexpectedly and then we were "being" and I forgot.....I'll take care of that today.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Jodi said...

LOL we often add a rule or change one in games too :-).

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I think this must be fairly common - it's just magnified in a large family. Don't you think?