Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just One Thanksgiving Pic before We Launch Into Christmas!

Thanksgiving Games
Dick and Sami racing
Life is to be lived, don't you think?

Our Thanksgiving tradition is spent with our neighbor friends.. We are a group of 'misfits' who don't have family within a 500 mile radius, so we get together and enjoy a drama free day. Yep. Drama free. We potluck it and have a great late afternoon of eating and playing games...sometimes poker, sometimes board games. Oh.. and you can't forget all the fun desserts! Yum! In addition to my garlic mashed Yukons I brought a very decadent plum ginger cheesecake!!!! Oh yeah, baby...

This year was no exception...for the fun and games and great food and great atmosphere!

We had two new games this year. But the above photo shows the one that had us all in stitches.

This game involves smacking a flower 'form' box with an orange, that is stuffed into one leg of a pair of pantyhose, that are tied around your waist. You can not touch the pantyhose when you are trying to move the orange. And, you have to be careful that the back swing on the pendulum doesn't move your block backwards! Which did happen quite a lot!

Lots of hip action.. and lots of swingin'.

And boy, was it hilarious! Our group ranged in ages from 9 to 80ish.... and everyone played! The tallest boys won..a father son team that actually went against each other and just about took out my husband in the foyer! They were hilarious!!!!

We have one guy who we call 'little Bill' that is about 6' 6" or taller. He is big. And he won! His dad almost caught up to him... Too darn funny. The dad is a brand inspector.. Got to love the hidden talents of all these guys!

OK.. Now back to your regular scheduled Christmas programming!!!


Debra Day said...

Wow, that sounds like a ton of fun! I'd love to get the fam damily in on that one. Fortunately, we didn't have drama camp this Thanksgiving. It was real nice. Not as fun as yours though. Glad you enjoyed. I wanted to see more pictures!!

glitzen said...

har har, what a silly pic! Love it! Sounds like a hilarious game that we might have to try at some point around here. Too funny.

Suzanne C said...

I love that! Great game and glad you had a great Thanksgiving! I am definitely keeping this in mind for a family get together!

Sue McGettigan said...

ROFL Andi that looks like fun, here's to 'drama free' - and hmm, I never knew there was a career called 'brand inspector' - learn something new every day!

noble pig said...

Okay you all are too much year I'm coming there.

Tami B. said...

You really know how to celebrate! We played a version of that game at a Christmas party once. It still makes me smile when I think of my son and hubby swinging their hips around trying to win. LOL

Kelly Booth said...

Looks Like Fun Andi...Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!