Thursday, March 4, 2010

Getting to know one another (and a little too much in some cases)!

This past Saturday night, our Sunday School class had "Game Night" at Donnie & Stephanie E's house. WHAT A BLAST! Thank you Donnie and Stephanie for hosting! Our host and hostess:

I don't have to tell you that when church groups, especially southern church groups, get together, there is ALWAYS food involved. Listen here, I might be watching my weight, but I love a good meal (hence the reason I'm on a diet). You'd have thought by the amount of food we had at the party, that there were 75 people there, but no. Just our "small group" and by the amount of food that was left, our "small group" had expanded waist lines when we left. ha!

We had everything from pizza to cookie cake, chips/dips to chocolate-chocolate chip cake, and a cheese ball to brownies. Lawd have mercy! We love to eat!

We had a great time socializing during dinner (reminded me of a middle school dance where the guys were on one side and the girls were on the other). Let's face it y'all. The guys wanted to watch the Gators play basketball and the girls wanted to chit-chat. Ain't that how it always is? After eating and catching up a bit, it was time to get down to gaming.

We played Pictionary (which I officially stink at) for a while....and I'm pretty sure the guys won that one. They were very particular about what they were drawing on the whiteboard. Let me put in a plug for the girls here....we think they cheated. I'm sure the guys disagree, but I'm just sayin' ......
(see how intense they are? Cheating I tell ya.....)
...and they moved from sitting to standing........very intense!

Here's Danielle for the girls' team.....
Dennis getting ready to finish up a drawing for the guys.....
I'm really not sure what they're doing here. Maybe watching the Gator game? Although, Jason is a Nole fan (Lord bless him), so I'm not sure about that one.....
Then came Taboo. I LOVE TABOO. I was a little nervous about this at first seeing as how I wasn't so good at Pictionary, but Taboo is my game! I loved it! Y'all ever played Taboo? It's great fun!

Clint trying to bring it home for the guys and Kelly standing by with the trusty buzzer!
Dennis for the guys team with his wife, Tammy holding the buzzer, which she DID use.
Someone (who will remain nameless) suggested we play a version of The Newlywed Game, with new questions. Some of these questions were very personal, but I think everyone was a good sport about them and BOY DID WE LEARN THINGS ABOUT EACH OTHER!!!!!! We had a great time though and it was a great bonding experience. Talk about laughing? Oh my.

A few months ago, we did a series on "What If".....for example, one Sunday was on "What if we really cared"......I thoroughly enjoyed the series and highly recommend it!

Through this series, as a class, we decided that we needed to start having more group time (sounds like therapy doesn't it?). Bonding experiences (outside church), if you will. We always have a great time when we're all together, so why don't we do this more? Time, kids, and life seem to get in the way--that's why. The last few months though, we've had 2 couples step up and organize a get-together for the group. I'm guessing I'll have my chance to organize something here soon, but for me to organize it, it'll have to wait for t-ball and watermelon season to be over with.....maybe in the late summer or early fall I can organize something.

On Sunday morning in Sunday School class, we were all saying how much our cheeks hurt from laughing so much! It's great to be with friends and bond--I know if something awful ever happens, this group of people will step up and be my rock(s), my prayer warriors, and my confidants. Here's what I know and what I learned......
  • We love to laugh!
  • We love to eat!
  • We enjoy getting together as a group!
  • We love a good time!
  • We are not perfect!
  • We are all saved by grace!

    Y'all if you're reading this...I had a great time Saturday night and look forward to more good times!


  1. Looks like fun! I'd love to have a game night with my pals someday soon :) Especially if the food is as good then as it was there!

  2. Charon,
    You don't always have to make me remain nameless!! I'll take the blame! LOL There's nothing out there in cyberspace about me that everyone doesn't already know, and you know I need Sunday School more than anyone! Let's get together again real soon!! I had a blast! T.D. wasn't the only one who tinkled!! Jennifer

  3. Fun! Our young adult group has started to get together once a month, too... I want to do a game night like this....I think getting together outside of church is so important, too--- thats when we really get to know each other... yall have such a great group!

  4. Gosh, I wish I had been at that party!!!

  5. Looks like fun! Makes me wish my Sunday School class would do something like that. Hmmm...

  6. Charon, honey!! I've missed you. Life has been crazy and I haven't visited blogs forever... then with my webaddress change, it's gotten even wierder. (I have finally figured out how to change it though- pasted below)

    Looks like a fun group.

    Sending ya love!

    1) Delete my old blog from your blog roll- (that would have been

    2) Go back into your customize blog roll setting, and re-add my blog using my new URL, which is Then you can save that setting.

    3) Now view your blog and double check to make sure you have my newest post showing (this one) and you should be all set.


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