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White Elephant items and Charades

Sunday, December 22, 2013

We arrived a little later than I wanted but DH was being a slow-poke.
He had been so excited earlier but just couldn't get it together.
It was a small party but still lots of fun with charades and all
the ugly sweaters we were wearing. You couldn't say "Christmas"
or you had to take a drink. Most of us were drinking water so
it wasn't a big deal. The snack trays were full of healthy and not
so healthy. I tried to still to the better choices.
After charades, we opened our White elephants gifts. Each
person had a number and could chose a gift. You could
keep what you chose or take away someone else's gift if
you liked it better. I came home with a soft pair of socks
and some Cherry Blossom cologne. DH acquired a glass
drink dispenser that holds 1.25 gallons. He plans to use it
for ice tea next summer.
Today was church and coffee hour. Then I made meatloaf
and baked potatoes with sautéed carrots and leek.
Tonight was the congregational Christmas service. GD
played the interlude-15 minutes which is a long time
for an 8 year old. She played very simple Christmas
songs but it was so lovely. GD and GS recited Bible
verses and sang several songs. The older boy in
Sunday School read several passages as did other
members of the congregation. After the service, our
pastor and wife served a light lunch and we sat and
visited for about an hour.
Now I am home contemplating all the gifts that need
to be wrapped but that will be tomorrow night's
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by. HUGS!
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    This all sounds so wonderful!! Merry Christmas!! (((HUGS)))
    2420 days ago
    What a fun time! I love those fun gift exchanges...sounds like you got some fun gifts at the end of the party! We also love charades...good times,🎅🎄
    2420 days ago
    I wish that I had a day like that. Despite my grand intentions of doing so, it never happened.
    2420 days ago
    I love white elephant parties, they are so much fun! We used to got one every year but haven't been to one in a while. It great to do something different and just see friends. I am sure your are very proud of your GS & GD, sounds like a great service.

    Have a nice day and hope you get he wrapping done. Wish I could help but you can recruit your DH to help!

    Merry Christmas! emoticon
    2421 days ago
  • DAISY443
    What a fun party! Good luck getting all those present wrapped in time! Hugs! emoticon
    2421 days ago
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    Sounds like an awesome party full of Good Clean Fun the best kind - yesterday at the grocery store I noticed a group of young men College age in those Ugly Sweaters - lol - it caught my attention - I wonder if they where attending a White Elephant Party - Merry Christmas to you and your family and Thank -you for all of your Support - Hugs Karen emoticon
    2421 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/23/2013 11:15:27 AM
    Awwww . . . sounds lovely! HUGS
    2421 days ago
    what a lovely time . I love that you drank water and you must have been so proud of the grandkids. Hugs way to go.
    2421 days ago
    That sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Enjoy those last-minute preparations and have a great Monday!!

    2421 days ago
    Whatta great evening you had!!!!Lynda
    2421 days ago
    What a lovely lead-up to the holiday! Have a great Monday. emoticon
    2421 days ago
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    What? You didn't get a white elephant??? LOL

    Your day was packed full. I hope you got some good sleep my friend.

    2421 days ago
    Glad you had a good time.
    2421 days ago
    I love White Elephants - it's such fun to steal something from another person - and then to have someone else steal it from you!
    2421 days ago
    It sounds like you had a wonderful Sunday. It sounds rewarding with all the church functions and fun times with the party and exchanging of gifts. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
    2421 days ago
    What a lovely way to spend the Sunday before Christmas
    2421 days ago
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    That party sounds like it was so fun!
    2421 days ago
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    It seems that you had a lovely time, with the Christmas program, and getting the white elephant gifts. And, you had a bonus on top of that, which was your grand's, showing up and showing out! The most simple little song, prayer, scripture, etc. is the thing that moves us even more than what we thought! Your grand's ministered to you spirit, as well as everybody else that was involved in the program. They were edifying God and you, as parents and grand parents. What a lovely evening you had!

    Be blessed,

    - Nancy Jean -
    2421 days ago
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