A Wife Loved Like The Church

Pictionary and other life lessons from board games

Posted on: October 10, 2006

This past Friday we were suppose to move into our new house. We spent Thursday evening taping the trim, washing the walls and doing other preparations. Friday we go to the bank for our signing… but none of the lawyers or seller were there. Interesting. Turns out the seller’s bank didn’t have everything ready, so we couldn’t sign. Bummer.

Since we had planned on working at the house all weekend, our time was now wide open. Saturday was spent at the Bovenmyers serving the neighborhood, followed by an evening of Cranium. Now, seriously, if you want to get a good laugh you should play boys vs. girls in Cranium. And to add to that, you should have Dan act out “cocktail dress” in front of his dad. Or have Tony sculpt a dunce. Because, that my friends, is clearly a recipe for humor.

Sunday I had a picnic with Amanda, Becky, Amy, Emily and Emily’s friend Leah. It was a nice time of good ole fashioned girl bonding. Afterwards Jonathan met up with Amanda, Becky and me for some pictionary. Know what I learned? Amanda is the best teammate ever when it comes to pictionary. Yes, it’s true. I don’t think I have laughed quite so hard in a looong time. Between deformed versions of the US and using the other team’s clues to guess the picture, we totally rocked it.

So what life lessons did we learn, you might ask? That everyone, yes everyone, has something they can teach you. If you just take the time to stop being so consumed with yourself (Philippians 2:3) and start really getting into the lives of others, you’ll find they are brilliant in so many areas. God has created His children uniquely, each one playing their part. So don’t think we hold all the answers. That we know all. That we don’t need others. That we have more to teach than to learn. Because we don’t. And most importantly, never stop being students of life.

4 Responses to "Pictionary and other life lessons from board games"

Oooh- I LOVE cranium. Mike and I are kind of competitive with that game and joke that we invite people over to play just so we can beat them 🙂 Any news on the house yet?

I can’t get into cranium…mabye it is because I was homeschooled or something! 🙂 But I think you are right about having Amanda as a partner for pictionary!

No luck on the house yet. Still just waiting on paperwork. It’ll happened sooner rather than later, I’m sure. 🙂

I heard that you guys closed on the house today– yay!! So when do you need help moving in?

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