Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Reindeer Bash Bunco

December was my month to host Bunco.  (Sidenote - if I ever feel the urge to host in December, then please smack me.  Thank you.  Really, I am kidding, sort of).  (Another sidenote, I didn't take a single picture that evening.  Charis and Jeanie, thank you for letting me steal your pictures even though you didn't even know about it).  We had a reindeer party, but since there are 12 of us and only 9 reindeer, Santa, Buddy the Elf, and Christmas Tree had to join the party.  The best part of the evening is that everyone was able to make it. These girls mean so much to me. I am truly blessed to have them in my life.  And since I am still feeling so emotional about Tim, my lucky readers are going to get to hear why.

I absolutely love Jeana's outlook on life.  She is such a positive person and sees the good in things and in people.  She LOVES her family.  She sees God's beauty all around.

I am enormously jealous of Jennifer's organization skills.  I love how intentional she is in parenting her boys.  She has all of these great traditions and does all of these wonderful activities with her boys.  She is a fabulous mother and a wonderful friend.

Laurie is one of the nicest people that I know.  She is kind, calm, and thoughtful.  She is quick to serve and quick to listen.  She loves her boys and takes their normal boy antics in stride.  I love spending time with her.

The words that come to mind when I think of Shanon are strength and grace.  She is kind and loving with a great laugh.  She is committed to her children and loyal to her friends.  I know that 2010 will bring her loads of blessings.

I have been so blessed to have Charis in my life.  I wish I had more time to spend with her.  She is smart, articulate, and a great deal of fun.  Oh, and in case you didn't know, she likes the University of Texas just a little bit.  She may have a different opinion than you, but she is always respectful of you and open-minded.  I truly love her.

Tonya is always loads of fun to be around.  I enjoy her sarcastic sense of humor.  She loves her family and her friends.  She has fantastic kids.  She is doing a wonderful job of raising her children.  She takes their spiritual growth seriously, and it shows.

Mistee has the most wonderful laugh in the world, and she uses it often.  She is tons of fun.  I love talking with her, and I miss seeing her as often as before (you too, Tonya). 

Tami has the best sense of humor.  She always makes me laugh.  She is someone who sees a need and does what needs to be done - I really admire that.  You can count on her at any time.  She is fun and a fantastic friend.

Shannon is so kind, calm, and intelligent.  I love how easy-going she is.  We have tons in common, and I always love spending time with her.

Diane has a shady past (just kidding).  She is fun and joyful.  She laughs and smiles often.  She has a beautiful spirit and a beautiful family.

Pam has faced health trials with grace.  She loves to laugh, and she loves Elvis.  She has a great sense of humor and wonderful wit.

I am blessed.

Everyone picked a name out of a bowl and that was who they were that night.  I picked the ugliest hat - Christmas Tree.  I really should have rigged it!


See-Dub said...

My friend Jenna is an amazing woman. Her work takes her all over the state, but she doesn't let that keep her from being a phenomenal mom, wife and friend! She's brave, too, routinely hauling a carload of kids to Six Flags, West Texas or San Antonio! I love her dearly, and I am so thankful for our bunco group that has allowed me to get to know her better.

See-Dub said...

P.S. Thanks for your sweet words, Jenna!

Your parties are always so much fun! I totally stole the reindeer poop game for my newspaper staff party.