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Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Favorite Fife Family Tradition

Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, and I love my nephews (and niece), but I also love that for about 6 hours each year, I get to hang out with my awesome family-in-law without all the noise and chaos that comes with the kids. We call this heaven-sent chunk of time "The Christmas Party."

I've heard that some people consider their family Christmas parties boring. This is not even a possible classification for the Fife family party. There is always great food, plenty of sweets, fun gifts, and games. We love games! Last night consisted of a VERY long game of UNO Attack, followed by Pictionary, a Fife family favorite. I laughed so hard for so long that my abs literally ached. Props to Mom, who had quite a few good jokes last night (a rarity, according to her two sons).

Thanks to Rachel for heckling me through the whole game of UNO Attack. Thanks to Mark for making fun of his small "deck," much to our amusement. I would say thanks to Dad for the carmel corn, but he let us down this year, again. :) Thanks to Marie for always giving white elephant gifts that seem more like real gifts. Thanks to Mike for joining in all the fun and craziness. Thanks to Heather for not catching's Mom numbering mistake for the white elephant gifts; you've given us future ammunition. Thanks to Kirk for providing such a pleasant aroma for us to smell (remember Mom, no spaghetti next year). And thanks to Mom for such an AWESOME party!


Nene said...

Sounds like you've got a GREAT, FUN family!!!

The Fife's said...

It was the best!! I will get you back for giving me a small "deck" of cards.

Kris said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. We sure miss playing games with you guys. Hopefully we can get together again soon.

tiny said...

Sounds like memories are made every year. What fun!

Fountaine's said...

I think we should have "Christmas Parties" once a month ;-)

Andrea said...

Marie, you only think that because Austin is old enough to babysit now.