Category Archives: Friends

Long Overdue Popesmas

The four kids

Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00433

Today one of our close friends came down with her kids to celebrate a long overdue Popesmas. Popesmas is a post Christmas Thanksgiving meal that we have with our friends who have the last name of Pope. We called it that once and the name stuck. So, 3/5 of the Popes came down to visit, have a turkey dinner lunch and go to Eva’s basketball game.

Eva played in a game this afternoon as part of the St. John’s Tournament. Unfortunately her team did not win. They played very hard but were outscored. At least Eva has a nice time wit her friends.

Then we all went back to the house and the kids played together. The boys played in one place and the girls in another. They all came together right before leaving to play Dungeon Mayhem. The rest of the cards that I had ordered arrived today and I added them to the Monster Mayhem box. It was great seeing them all play nicely together.

New Year’s Eve 2019

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00365

As we hit the last day of the year for 2019 I look back at taking photos every day once again. I had done this for 14 years and then missed a day. I stopped for almost half a year and then decided to start back up again. This has been my 2.0 version of the project and here I am at the end of a year and for some reason my numbering is showing 364 and not 365. My photo folder on Google photos also shows 364 for the 2019 Photo-A-Day album. I have a feeling that there is was some point in the numbering where I messed up. So I’ll have to go back and try and fix. Sometime this year.

* UPDATE * – I found it, it was only a few days ago. So I didn’t have to change much.

Today we visited with friends and celebrated the holiday early. We were home before 10pm so the kids could get sleep. Allison and I got to bed before midnight, too. That was fine with me. Whether or not we saw the ball drop didn’t matter since there would be a whole new year come the morning.

Allison made Buffalo Chicken Meatballs for the party and they were very good, everyone enjoyed them. We also brought over some cookies and we enjoyed many wonderful things to eat including empanadas. It was just good to spend time with friends. The kids enjoyed playing with the other kids and Eva had lots to talk about with fellow fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Andrew got to run around with the boys and eat lots of fun things.