Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!  We had some great times with extended family and friends at Auntie Tamera’s (my sister-in-law’s) house. Thank you for hosting again, Tamera!  Some of our large crew walked to a nearby park for some football.


Everyone pitched in at least a little to create a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, but Grammy did most of the work… as usual.  Thank you, Grammy!

Later in the evening, Michael, one of the cousins, thought of an interesting way to play the game known as “Spoons.”

Traditionally, each player passes cards around, trying to accumulate all of a certain card (all of the 7’s or all of the jacks…).  As soon as someone has them all in his/her hand, that person picks up one of the spoons on the table.  Everyone else then scrambles to grab a spoon before they are gone. (There is always one fewer spoons than the number of players.)  If you don’t get a spoon, you’re out!  The person who manages to get a spoon every time wins.

Michael’s idea was to have only one spoon on the table. The first person to acquire all of the cards he/she was trying for still grabs the first spoon. Then, the other players hurry out of their chairs to find the rest of the spoons that were hidden in other rooms. Again, one player will wind up with no spoon and will be out.

Below, Auntie Becky gathers the spoons so she can hide them. She’s got a talent for hiding them!  Though they’d be in plain sight, they’d be hard to find.

And now, Christmas is nearly here. Hooray!  Have a fabulous month!