Sunday, January 24, 2010

PoKeNo or BUST!!

NO FLOODS, OR SNOW, OR SLEET could have kept us from our Pokeno this month!!
Maybe...that is the real reason I was NOT overly concerned with the flood-
I was too busy getting the house cleaned, and meal prepared for Pokeno
(being held at our house Thursday evening)
I decided to take my turn as a host before the baby arrived, AND I got to do it with one of my favorite people...Natalie Ipson
She is just AS (or more) festive as me (You KNOW that is allot)--in fact, she WON the best V-Day dressed prize hands down!!!!.... and she did not even wear her entire get-up!
Because of the weather, scheduling conflicts, and smaller groups being formed-we had 6 girls show up!
BUT I loved it! ...
I could make a little bit "nicer" all-pink dinner:
Red Baked Potatoes
Pink Fruit Salad
Red Grapes
and OF COURSE..we had hot chocolate
AND Natalie provided the "yummies"-- dessert (frozen yogurt, heart shaped strawberries, and shortbread cookies) and game treats (that she left my children's utter delight)
Because it was a smaller group we were able to change the game around a little bit too!
We played pokeno (bingo) with an empty sheet and filled it in with "get to know you" questions
that Natalie made up...she made up the best questions ever!
We had to fill in our answers on the blank spots and went around and answered to get our BINGO
We found out things like:
Would you kiss screech or urkel?
Things we love about our hubbies/significant others
Courtship stories
Worst and Best Dates
It was too much fun--and we only made it through one round that evening because of the game.
OF COURSE..this all took place while the worst of the storm was happening
But despite the lights wavering a few times and the constant pelting of rain on the sky-lights
Inside we were warm, cozy, and all I could hear was laughter, talking, and smiles
It was a GOOD NIGHT!
As the candles burned down--the evening ended successfully
WE {heart} PoKenO around these parts for sure!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Looks like it was a huge success. Glad you didn't cancel due to the weather.