Monday, December 22, 2008

Let the Madness Begin!

In about an hour I will go to the LPM office for our annual Christmas party. Yeah! We look forward to the madness every year. There are 14 of us now, I think. Just having everyone together is a blast. These women know how to work hard and how to play hard. We are playing bunco for our party today. I can't wait. We did this several years ago and it was a big hit. Then we'll also do a secret Santa gift exchange and have lunch together.

Melissa and Colin arrived on Saturday evening. My joy is complete! It's so good to have them both home. Have I ever told y'all before how wonderful my bro-in-law is? He is such a good hubby to my sister.

Saturday night we went on a carriage ride looking at lights. What a neat memory we made. It was right before a cold front came through though and it was HOT. Curtis was taking off his cap and wiping his brow, I'm pretty sure Jackson had dew in his hair, and my hair looked like I had blown it dry without brushing it. It was BIG. We had fun though.

Sunday held a very neat surprise. Shane and Shane had been at our church doing a Christmas concert Saturday night. We weren't able to go because I had stupidly scheduled the carriage ride for the same time. I was so bummed. But they led worship for us on Sunday morning! If anyone saw me and Melissa high-five each other, that's why.

Okay, now I am going to re-post my "Baking Day" blog entry over at LPM. Sorry for those of you who will see it again. Please don't feel compelled to comment again over there. Have a great Monday!

18 comments:

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

A carriage ride sounds like fun! Even if it was warm. = )

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas!

Allison said...

Have a great day! What fun...will Curtis get to join the ladies for the celebration at LPM?

Patty said...

I have never played Bunco but I need to. Maybe one day you can explain it to me. lol

I did comment again only because Jughead just cracks me up!

Have a great time at the party!!

Kelly said...

Oh so jealous about Shane and Shane! Glad you are having fun with your family and hope the party today is SO much fun! I love this time of year!
It was 7 here today. SEVEN! I would gladly send you this cold weather. And we are in the SOUTH! WHAT????

Holly said...

Have a wonderful party--take some pictures for us, ok?

I am so glad you have Melissa and Colin with you!!

Love and Merry Christmas,
Holly

lori said...

Have fun!!

ocean mommy said...

I have never played Bunco and I have a sneaking feeling that if I started, I would not want to stop. :)

Enjoy having your little sis this week! I can't wait to go home and get my arms around my lil' sister's neck!

Merry Christmas
stephanie

Jenna said...

Have so much fun at the party and hanging out with your sweet sister!!! TOO fun! Merry Christmas!

boomama said...

Did S&S sing "Embracing Accusation"?

If they did, and if I had been there, I would have totally belly bumped you. Oh yes I would.

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

You just made my day by telling me Shane and Shane led worship! I just found out where there secret studio was (1 minute from my old house) 2 weeks before we moved away from TX! It was tragic but someday baby, I'll be praising right next to them, Amen!

petrii said...

Amanda,
Are there pics of the carriage ride? Oh how fun!!!

How are you feeling?
Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

bethany said...

Christmas concerts are great are they not?! You'll have to skip on over to my blog and check out my post on recent concerts that I've attended. The most spectacular being Michael W. Smith for his Christmas show with the Modesto Symphony! AMAZING!
You'll have to post some pictures of your carriage ride (if you took any)...sounds like so much fun! I love this time of year!
Oh...and bunco is one of my absolute favorite games! This summer I had the great delight of playing with a group of 60 women! YES 60!!!!

Cheri-Beri said...

Sweating while looking at Christmas lights - that's a classic. We are all snowed-in in the Pacific northwest. Very unusual for us. We're used to rain, not a foot of snow.

I'm sure you're having a blast right now at your Christmas party!! God bless all of you.

Deidre said...

A carriage ride to see Christmas lights sounds like so much fun!

And, I so wish I could play Bunco. I never have (can you believe that) and do not know anyone that has. Maybe I just need to buy a game and figure it out. It sounds like so much fun!

Merry Christmas, Amanda!

Michele Helms said...

I'm just not sure about looking at Christmas lights and sweating???? FUN!

The Barfuss Family said...

Enjoy your time with family! I know y'all will have a TON of fun. :)

katiegfromtennessee said...

Yay, Partay, Shane and Shane!:) and carriage ride for Little Momma and her fam!:)

katiegfromtennessee