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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Amazing Race

It's well-documented that we live in the best neighborhood ever! Our neighbors love to throw parties and get together a lot!

Our annual culdesac Christmas party was this past weekend, but a party can never be JUST a party when Scott and Karen (the masterminds) are involved! The theme was "The Amazing Race". We all met at their house to get our instructions and a small key. Then, we were off!
The first clue took us to the mall, where we had to find a locker to get our instructions. Once we did, we had to wear a Santa hat and complete fun things like taking a picture with someone wearing red (when doing this, our neighbor Pam showed the card to a worker at the Dollar Store, to ask if she'd take a picture - we think the poor girl thought it was the REAL Amazing Race and that she'd be on TV this week!), take a picture holding a candy cane, and write a letter to Santa (if you can't read it, mine asks Santa for world peace). :-)
The game pressed on, sending us to the bowling alley (where one person had to score at least 100 before getting the next clue, or 2 people combined had to get 200). A "Detour" was thrown in for good measure (having to throw darts).
The next clue led us to a small bar called Mugs. Everyone took a break, had a beer, and chatted before heading back out. This was the last stop for us, though. We are the only ones in our culdesac with small kids, and they were tired from running around. The rest of our friends had to go find some other clues, but we sat, had a little food and waited a while so that we could meet back up at the house.

We capped off the night at Scott & Karen's, drinking a little, watching football (mostly the guys) and eating tons of yummy appetizers and desserts. If they say that good friends are hard to come by, then we must have won the jack-pot by moving into a neighborhood 2 years ago that is FULL of them!

9 comments:

Michelle said...

You live in the coolest neighborhood ever! DAMN I AM JEALOUS!!!

Courtney said...

What an awesome neighborhood! Sounds like lots of fun!

Sara said...

Aww...that sounds like tons of fun! I want to move to Iowa!!

soccermom10 said...

Sara bite your tongue! I used to live in a really fun neighborhood then slowly the fun people started to move away and now.....NOT SO MUCH! Joey~ I'm glad to hear that you have so many friends in that cold and frozen land called Iowa!

The Three of Us said...

Sounds like my kind of party! How fun!

johnnapage said...

How fun and what a blessing to live in such a great neighborhood! I have great neighbors but we have never even had a party on the cul de sac- this makes me think we need to start something.

kelly said...

Sounds like a blast! I'm Karen's friend down in Round Rock, I love your blog!

Mimi said...

Testing, 1, 2, 3......

Courtney said...

Thanks! I love the panda! It is a Simplicity Pattern, #3955. A ladybug and fish are also included. SO fast and easy to do!