Barbecue, Birthday and Bowling

We had a busy, fun weekend. On Friday, we were invited to a barbecue at the home of our close friends – they are really more like our family than friends. We love them and being included in their lives.  It was too cold for a real barbecue but they barbecued meat in the garage and then everyone ate in the house ~ there were 19 or 20 people altogether.  The food was great but the company was even better!  It was wonderful to see members of the family we hadn’t seen for a while and to see how the children had grown and changed.

After dinner everyone visited and played games.  Some people (mostly the young men) played the Rock Band video game.  They were very good at it.  I’ve tried playing it a couple of times when we’ve been over and it’s very difficult.  My husband and I played a version of monopoly with the kids, it’s called Boo-opoly – it was fun, exactly the same as monopoly but the properties are named different things with a spooky twist like Dark Place instead of Park Place.

The Birthday Girl & Her Sister

On Saturday, we went to the First Birthday Party for a sweet little girl.  All the same people were there from the Barbecue plus quite a few more.  Even though it was a cold, dreary, rainy day the party was happy and fun. 

There were delicious sub sandwiches for lunch along with the birthday cake and the kids had a pinata to break. 

 On Saturday evening we went out to eat at a new restaurant with the same friends.  Afterwards, many of the young people (and us) went bowling at the Rock and Bowl from 10pm till 1am.  I’ve never bowled that long before – or that bad!  I’m ashamed to even mention my scores!

My husband and I paid the price on Sunday – very stiff and sore all day from the bowling extravaganza.  Both of us were especially feeling it in our left hip.  We spent the day resting up.

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