Sunday, January 14, 2007

Happy 2007!!!

What a month this has been! So many things have been going on in such a short amount of time! I guess the most exciting thing of the month would be our New Years get together.
We had two families from church over (one family, the Candlers have 5 kids and the Sanfords have 14 kids.) and what a time we had! The Sanfords brought 4 or so galloon jugs of sweetened (caffeinated) tea and we drank it ALL! So you can imagine how hyper we all were. :D We had so much fun! We played Mafia, The Greatest Human Chair (which was NOT very succesful...but hilarious!), Four on a Couch, Telephone Charades (of course!) and Darts. Garrison Sanford and Tiffany had a very difficult time trying to get everyone quiet and calmed down. Afterwards, the Dads came down (and Mrs. Sanford) and we sand some Psalms and learned The Day is Past and Gone in parts! It turned out beautiful!
When we ended the singing it was 11:30 or so. We talked and drank yet more tea until 11:55. Then, we all stood in a big circle (only us young people, of course.) holding our glasses of iced tea. At the stroke of midnight we raised our glasses and toasted. We all yelled, "To the New Year!" at the top of our lungs. It was so neat! It was one of the best New Year parties we've ever had, it was a bit sad that fire works are illegal up here, so we couldn't set a big one off at midnight, but the toasting was a lot of fun.

Right now life is a bit more normal, the freezing rain that we have been getting is a little uncomfortable, but we're surviving! :D
Also, a neighbors cat seems to have adopted us....since we've never had a pet before, we not really sure what to do with it. Mom and Tiff dislike it immensely, but, we'll see. ;) I'm not really crazy about cats myself, but I appreciate the fact that they eat mice. :)
I hope everyone had a beautiful Christmas and a wonderful new year! Happy 2007!!!

jessica nicole

p.s Photos to follow!!!


Lenna said...

You finally posted ! That was a lot of fun!=D

Joe said...

Sounds like fun!

We went to some friends house in town. We did some skits and did a white eliphant gift exchange. Those are fun. At midnight we set off some fireworks but it was so cold the punks keeped on blowing out.

By the way, what is Telephone Charades?

Seth Ben-Ezra said...

I would *love* to be able to play a game of Mafia (or Werewolf, as I know it) with people who were serious about the game.

Jessica McDonald said...

Lenna, it was!!! btw, I hope we can see y'all before you leave!!! :D

Joe, Telephone Charades is one of the awesomest games ever invented! :D It's a mix of the game "telephone" and "charades". Basically, everyone stands in a big long line and the person at the very end thinks of a charade and taps the person in front of them and acts it out and they pass it on until it gets to the first person in line. Then the first person has to guess what the charade is! It's so much fun! And the charade evolves into something totally different, and it's usally quite humorous... :D

Mr. Ben Ezra, imagine the craziness you saw when we played Telephone Charades on Sunday...except, probably worse. :D lol. That's how serious we were while playing Mafia. :D lol.


The Pookie said...

How do you play, "The Greates Human Chair"? :):)


Lenna said...

I think we will because I think
we are using your trailer...

Joe McLean said...

That sounds fun. I've only played the telephone game where you say a word and when you get to the end of the line the person has to say it.

Jessica McDonald said...

Brooke, lol. It's rather complicated and VERY ridiculous! :D Basically, we all stand in a tight circle and all at once we sit on each other's laps. :D lol. I know, it's insane!!! :D

Joe McLean said...

That is crazyness! You'd have to play it with the same gender though... An all guys one would be fun! Pig-pile on one guy!