One of the fun things about this new place we're living has been getting to know some distant relatives that I'd hardly ever met before. My cousin Jim died five years ago, but his wife and children still live in the area. We even ended up moving into the same ward. They are so excited to have us here and we have been having so much fun getting to know them. It turns out we have tons in common! We invited them over for Roo's birthday and then they invited us over tonight for two birthdays in their family. It's so fun to have family to get together with on special occasions.
This evening we played "Apples to Apples." Why have I never played this game before? Why didn't one of you tell me that it was totally a Birrd game and I NEEDED to play it? I haven't laughed so hard in I don't know when. Especially since these new relatives have a similar sense of humor to mine and they would put down not the most logical cards but the ones that made the most ridiculous juxtapositions. (One that made me lose it completely was when the adjective was "scenic" and someone put down the noun "gall bladder.") They kept me either giggling or howling for over an hour. I don't know if they're ever going to want to let me come over again after how I behaved, but I hope they do because I want to play this game again, and I want to play it with them!