Thursday, April 23, 2009

Game Nights

5 hour drive from Cleveland to Indianapolis...check



4 hours at the funeral home for the showing...check



1 bottle of wine...check



5 hours of funeral festivities...check



2 hours of family darts...check




Family Game Night!! Finally to the part of my time at home that I was looking forward to. We're through the tough part...we made it through entertaining friends and family for so long...watching my poor grandma as she buried her sweet, sweet husband of 55 years...listening to the gun shots of the Color Guard as they honored my grandpa as he was buried...trying to pull myself together enough to do a reading during the actual funeral service...

Now I can relax. We're a big board game family...I mean...seriously huge. It's a typical night at my parent's house to find all of us gathered around the table...laughing hysterically with each other (okay...mostly at each other) with good wine and good food. Did I mention I SUCK on my diet at home?? :) Balderdash is on tap for tonight...

Hope everyone's week is going well....I'll try to catch up with your bloggies as soon as I can!!

XOXO

13 comments:

jlc said...

Whoa whoa whoa... family darts?!

Can you guys adopt me?

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i'm so glad you to the family game part!! that sounds like so much fun, that's how hubby's family is during their annual vaca=) you gotta be a little lax with the food when you're at home, right?! you'll do great when you get back=)!

Angela said...

I love game nights...sadly, I can't convince anyone to play along with me anymore! It worked when I was like 5 and playing sorry and candyland, but now that I'm 25 my family and friends are like "what's your obsession with board games?" ...grr. I'm glad you all had a fun family night though!! xoxo

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Aww sweet girl you are so brave to make a speech. I would have loved to do that at my granddad's funeral but I don't think I would have been able to. So glad you are home with your family and able to enjoy your time together! Have fun with your game night!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I love family game nights!!! And can't forget the good food and wine:p I'm glad that the tough part is over for you all, especially your grandma:( She sounds like a sweety...

d.a.r. said...

Oh girl you crack me up. I'm glad that despite all of the yuckiness of this trip you are having some QT with the family.

Praying for you all. Have as many laughs as you can.

Jackie said...

I love game nights!! What are your favorites?? I LOVE Catch Phrase and my new fav is Blokus. So fun! I'm glad things went well today. Enjoy the rest of your time with your family!

p.s. One of my boyfriend's friends is getting married in Indianapolis this summer. I think we might make a "weekend" out of it. Maybe you can suggest some fun things for us to do =)

Elyse said...

I'm so glad you made it through to family game night. I'm thinking of you and your family. So glad you have such a close-knit family; what a blessing.

emily_howard said...

Game nights are always fun. Glad you are surviving this week!! Prayers to you and your family!

Baker's Cakes said...

I LOVE Balderdash!!! I have such fond memories of playing with my family too! My condolences to you and your family...

littlesack said...

Sorry about your loss..
hope you are enjoying the time with your family.

Lindsey said...

Gotta love game nights, they're the best!!

Ashley said...

Love family game nights! They are so fun!