Last night I went to a fun idea for a birthday party. A few girls in our church congregation had a birthday this week. So one of them threw a party for them all. She used Evite which is such a wonderful way to invite a large group of people. (we used it last year for our annual blog party, are you coming?)
Everyone brought a birthday gift, but everyone left home with one. We took a quiz about the birthday girls and depending on how many answers you got right put in you position for the game. The person who got the most right was the last person to pick, which meant they got to pick any gift.I got the least amount of answers right and so I got/had to pick first. I picked the BEST gift. It was wrapped in a Nordstrom box and was a awesome pair of Sunglasses. I made the mistake of putting them on and wearing them, showing how much I loved them.
I made it near the end of the game with no stealing and then one of the birthday girls took- STOLE them from me! I was so sad, but since the party was for her how could I feel bad. I ended up with an awesome assortment of Bath and Body supplies!
I had brought some Very Bradley items in the new Peacock color scheme. And the girl who got it, it matched perfect for. After my glasses got taken, I was even tempted to pick that because I loved it so much!
It was a great night and fun to see everyone from my other ward for a night. Our new calling downtown in a way is socially cutting us off a bit. So, I always love having a reason for everyone to get together.
As I posted this picture of the four women above. I got a little teary. These four women are AMAZING! All with different trials, strengths, talents and gifts. The photo could tell so many stories. I am so lucky to have met them. The one second in from the left is the Stake Young Women's president. I stayed afterwards and talked with her for half an hour about our ward downtown. We both were in tears. She gave me some great advice, as did many of you who really took the time to comment after our last Sunday.