Monday, May 26, 2008

Cul-de-sac Partay!

On Saturday we lounged around and slept in late - reveling in our long weekend we had ahead of us. I read as Kyle played his playstation until most of the morning and early afternoon had flown by. We headed out to scout some rental houses and grab a bite for lunch. While driving around we came upon a big famers fruit stand that we had always wanted to try and we ended up with a fresh watermelon, cantelope, grapes, and pineapple. After cruising some more houses we stumbled upon the house we had considering buying several months before and found instead of a sale sign outside, a nice big FOR RENT sign and our hearts simultaneously jumped! We called about the house and are seriously considering making the move from our cozy apartment.
After that excitement we headed home to chop up our fruit and take a big bowl of it to our friend's Cul-De-Sac Party in Riverview. It had originally been a whole neighborhood get together but some confusion about the holiday left it being our lifegroup get together with the promise of the bigger gathering rescheduled in a few weeks. Here is the gang after the Cornhole championship. We chose teams by means of names in a hat and then began the Cornhole war. The hosts of the evening even provided a grand prize of goodies for the winners. (in case you have never been to the crazy south and haven't heard of Cornhole - I hadn't - it is a game of tossing bean bags into these boxes that have a cut out hole on top. They are quite a bit apart and actually the game resembles horse shoes. There is a hightech scoring system and it makes for a really fun group competition. Kyle and James took home the grand prize, while my teammate and I were the first to be eliminated.

Here are Becky and James posing for their opponent picture ( we took ones of each team but I thought this one was pretty funny).
We also had a battle of RockBand while we were there this was Girls VS. Boys and the guys won, but they played for about an hour and we never practiced and only lost by a few points. This pic is the husbands dancing in the back claiming to be our band groupies. Inbetween the Cornhole and Rockband, Becky taught us gals a new card game called NERTS, we loved it and played very competetivly until about 1:30 in the morning before we all started getting sleepy and had to call it a night - with the promise of another NERTS competetion soon. It is basically a combination of speed and solitaire, I can't wait to share it with more people as it was a LOT of fun. We all found that we were big card fans a thing we did not know we had in common previously.

It was a great night and everyone really enjoyed themselves and the company. Our fruit bowl with fruit dip was an enormous hit as well and at the end of the night Doug was laying claim to the leftovers!