Saturday, December 16, 2006

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad. . .

Here's Jen, Anne and Shawnie singing the theme song from "The Facts of Life" We knew every stinking word. We also did a mean rendition of "Little Red Corvette"
I'm not sure what Tim was doing here. Suffice it to say it was the end of the evening. He did roll up his jeans to earn him the nickname "Huck". Not sure why.
Here is our only guy who dressed for the night. Lee AKA Steve sported his Sonny Crockett look.
Part of the festivities of the evening included Totally 80s Trivial Pursuit. All kinds of fun and hilarity ensured. Boys vs. Girls. They did well with Sports while us gals had Music and TV locked up! Here Dawn becomes very excited to shout out "Alan Thicke!!"
Shawnie tries out the martini shaker. We had Wedding Cake Martinis, Jack Frost Martinis, and the non-alcoholic Cosmo-NOT Martini. They were yummy!

I gotta say, I love these people. We had our 2nd Annual Small Group Christmas party last night. Yee Haw. Over the past year we have been through a lot together, the most difficult being the losses of Andrew and Jesse. We also know how to have a rockin' good time. Real friends are the ones who are there for the fun and the not-so-fun. So last night was a Christmas in the 80's theme. Great fun for most of us who were cool in the 80's not so fun for the ones who were toddlers in the 80's! We had martinis and dinner. Cheesecake and beer. And lots of "candy from the crapper." I had a dish of wrapped candies in the bathroom last year and they were so excited about it! Some of the highlights of the evening included the girls singing the "Facts of Life" theme song all the way through, Tim making up his own questions, calling Lee "Steve" all night just because we could, Tim rolling his pants up like Huck Finn, laughing at all our pictures from the 80's, and dicussion of the term skin flute. Hmm. . . Enjoy the photos and join a small group today.

21 comments:

Shawnie said...

Lovely! absolultely lovely! You guys always overserve....and look what ends up happening!
Great party - we loved it!

Lovin' the Jesse plug too - he's my little angel boy!

Ree Ree said...

I nearly wet myself when I saw the picture of "Huck". Why did he roll his pants up anyway??
We had a blast. Contrary to popular belief, I do remember the party. Beautiful house, awesome food, strong drinks, and most importantly all my BFF's.

i am not said...

I prefer the term meat flute - please discuss that at your next small group meeting.

Amanda said...

Looks like SO much fun. You guys are blessed to have a group of friends like that. :)

Megan said...

I had so much fun too! I mean really! There is nothing more in this world more satisfying than watching five boys from ages 3-8. I know god wants me to use my special gifts and beat um I mean care for my sisters' children while they are out in the community ministering to others.

Aimee said...

So, nobody did the splits this year, huh? I'd love to see pictures of that! :) Looks like you guys had a great time!!

Mommy Brain said...

How do you make wedding cake martinis? They sound yummy! It's great to see your small group laughing and having so much fun...you guys deserve it!

Shawnie said...

hmmm....someone did do the splits this year, how convenient Jen that this was left out! You should share!!
Thanks Aimee - my memory was a little foggy until I read your comment!

Aimee said...

O.K. ~ Who was it...if my memory serves me right, quite a few of you did the splits last year!:) Fess up Jen!!! :)

Jen said...

Um, it was me. Former cheerleader that I am.

Shawnie said...

hey Jenni (with an 'i'), was this before or after you busted out the "Christian Cheerleader" letter jacket?

Jen said...

I was cool. . .once upon a time.

huck said...

come on over mommy brain and I will make you one or six

Heaven Sent said...

How fun! Martinis, splits and Alan Thicke... it doesn't get any better than that...

And you're right about joining a small group. We've made friends that are more like family now!

Shawnie said...

I guess you can call them family - I still prefer the 'God Squad' and I am still amazed at how quickly you can mobilize!! You guys will always be like family to us; okay, enough with the weepy stuff. Jen, did you ever get the dishes cleaned, it has been weighing heavy on my mind!

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OH SURE, what a fabulous idea!! Online surveys....I've heard the average person makes a whopping $0.37 per hour - uh, no thanks!!!

ReeRee said...

So I'm finally recovered from the Par-tay. It seemed I had the magic martini glass. It was always full. Seems I should thank Huck for that! That's why I only drink once a year.
Anyway, we need another couch day soon. Maybe after the kids go to back to school...
Ps. I received a new Saturday outfit, but I can't seem to throw the old one away!! Help.

Anne's old Saturday outfit said...

Please destroy me. This is long overdue. Anne just cut your ties from me. It has been a wonderful 10 years with you, but my days are over. I can't stand the humiliation I get from your friends and your '4' sisters - especially the favorite one, Shawnie! It is time that we say good-bye. I will miss you my litte Anne Marie

ReeRee said...

I just can't do it. I think I need an invervention... My beloved Saturday outfit still needs me!

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