Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Next Best Thing

Christmas is still a bit rough being 2,000 miles away from our families. I had the grand consolation all month knowing that Amy was coming. And the next best thing--we have awesome friends in our ward who were also far from family and we all had a party. Because that's what we do in Georgia.

We were at the Clarks' house, which is where Megan goes for preschool once a week. There were five families there--the Broughs, Carrons, Clarks, Crolleys, and Wamplers. (I admit, the alphabetical disparity in our names did catch my attention--we were at the wrong end. Ha.)

It was a really fun night. Dinner was AMAZING, and we had a fun time. The adults had a white elephant gift exchange.

Chris came home with a set of Larry H. Miller drink glasses--nice Utah touch--and I got a 50 piece Superman puzzle. That was actually what I brought and though I could have traded, I totally kept it because I think it's cool.

The kids played Pin the Carrot on the Snowman. Cute!

Megan won! She loves the "sunglasses" she got as her prize.

It was a great night. Thanks to you all!


Liz, Karl, Madison, Brooklyn and Aubrey said...

I'm glad you were still able to have a good time. I'm sure it was very different from what you are used to, but sounds like it was an ok alternative. :)

Rebecca said...

This post makes me miss the fun get togethers we had with you guys in Logan and in SLC. Your ward is lucky to have you guys!

Tannie Datwyler said...

I know you are missing your family, but there is something so special about making your ward family part of your family too. You guys do it just right.