We joined our friends Brooke, Chad, Jenny and <a href="http://www.greatcatchphoto.com/">Adam</a> for Game Night last weekend. I'm pretty sure all three guys made fun of the Game Night idea at first, but we had so much fun making pizzas and playing Pictionary. It's been so long since I played Pictionary that I confused it with Charades at first. These people are hard core gamers though and quickly set me straight. Adam and Jenny actually went out and bought a huge whiteboard and easel. It was great!
Always the photographer, Adam stole the camera and took some flattering pictures of himself.
Anderson and Culver entertained us with beautiful music.
Pizza chefs hard at work. Note my heart-shaped pizza next to Anderson's left hand. Oh yeah!
The boys playing with Tucker, Brooke and Chad's first-born. Adam took this picture.
Baby on the loose!
Me, Brooke and Jenny.
He wanted to hang out with the ladies…who can blame him?!
Now for the family secret…
My mom and I don't exactly love cooking. Don't get me wrong, she's always been the dutiful wife and mom and cooked dinner for us every night when my brother and I lived at home. (Maybe once I have kids I'll be more disciplined about it. Um, yeah.) But when it comes to baking we discovered a secret from Grandma Shirl: Edwards Brand Pies. They are delicious. I'm talking "make-you-drool-all-over-yourself" good. My favorite is the key lime pie; Anderson loves the turtle pie. You can buy them in the frozen food section for $6.99, and they are better than anything I could ever hope to create. Plus, the time it would take me to make one of these pies is worth a lot more than $6.99. Anytime I'm responsible for bringing dessert to an event, I swing by Publix and pick up one of these. Grandma used to go the extra mile and put them on a pretty pie plate. Mom does that sometimes too. Not me-I know I'm not fooling anyone!! I just bring the cardboard box.
So, we brought the Turtle Pie to Brooke and Chad's house and talked about it all through dinner. I was starting to think we might have overdone the "pie talk" a little, but when Adam took a bite and called it "celestial", I knew Edwards had scored again!
Here's the best part. Grandma didn't really care about how great the pies tasted. I'm not sure she ever even tasted any. She bought them simply because they have Bible verses on the boxes. I love it!