Monday, July 1, 2013

Old School, Anyone?

Saturday morning, I met up with my running group for a 10 mile run. It was hot and humid, but we got it done! I took a Huma Chia Energy Gel for the first time and I really liked it! I now understand what Christy meant when she said she would use the gel as jam. Strawberry Huma Gel would taste pretty darn good on a Whole Wheat English Muffin if I do say so myself! :0)

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After our run, we were greeted with a soiree of duckies. The cutest of the lot was a momma duck with her 7 baby ducklings! Adorable!!

As I was on my way home, my brother called to let me know that him and my sister in law would be in town later on that afternoon. Enter: family fun night.

At dinner, we began talking about old school games and things we used to do as kids. Of course, the topic of Mall Madness and Dream Phone came up. My brother and I have a running joke about Mall Madness, so I was excited to play again once more. Unfortunately, the center console was fried. Sad times.

Instead, we opened Dream Phone and the quest to find our secret admirer began.

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Guess who won? Winking smile 

I changed a lot of the faces on the cards and the game board to pictures I cut out of Teen Bop magazine…NSYNC, BSB, Dawson’s Creek, and the likes! After posting the photo on Instagram, I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who did such a thing! Whew! My mom thought I was crazy…ok, maybe I am (a little).

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Sunday morning, our church hosted its “Let Freedom Ring” celebration! We honored veterans both past and present and celebrated the freedom of living in this amazing country! I love it when our orchestra/choir sang the Armed Forces Medley and members of each branch of the military walked on stage to stand with their flag. It was very touching.

(By the way…no, that’s not a giant flame, it’s fireworks!)

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My brother and I also enjoyed a ride in my dad’s jeep on Sunday. It was a GORGEOUS afternoon!

Does your family ever get together for family game night? Did you have a good weekend? Any 4th of July plans?

24 comments:

  1. Is it always fun to play games from the past...even better when your family is in on the action. I love it!

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  2. Oh my gosh! LOVED mall madness and dream phone!!!

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  3. OMG! I loved Mall Madness! I don't think we had dream phone though :(

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    1. Mall Madness was the best game ever! I loved it!

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  4. I remember Mall Madness! My family and I try to have a family dinner/game night once a month. :)

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  5. Fun! for the 4th we are going to my parents to BBQ and drop off the dogs since we are going to the beach saturday!

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    1. Awesome! That's going to be a lot of fun!

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  6. Mall Madness! YES!!!!!!!

    So glad you had a good weekend. We were very boring, doing things around the house and the like. I'm hoping to do a 4-mile race on the Fourth and then we'll go to a cookout. Keeping it low key.

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    1. Sounds like a fun Holiday!! I like low key! :0)

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  7. My sister and I were OBSESSED with both of those games! We'd play Dream Phone for hours ("I know who it is but I'm not telling...HA HA!" and "He looks cool in whatever he wears..." were my favorite lines). I wish we had the great idea of replacing the pictures with our favorite guys from Teen Beat though! Genius idea :)

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    1. YES Exactly!! The "I know who it is" guy would drive me insane! Haha!

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  8. I LOVE that you decorated the game!!! Family game nights are my favorite!!! For the 4th of July we are going over to my best friends house for a cookout, games, and fireworks! We do it every year!

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    1. Thanks Mindy! Sounds like a lot of fun!! :0)

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Sounds like a great weekend, hanging out with family is the best.

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  11. I love family game night! Any family get together is good with me. Great post!

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  12. I love games night, we haven't had one in a while though, think I will plan one :)

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