It may not look like a party to you but we all know it was a party! Funny how traditions get started and this is no exception. Before I explain what our family calls a party I must tell you that only one of us even knew what teams were playing yesterday- furthermore- none of us are football fans!!What a scream!!!
Now let me explain what we call a "party".
When all 5 of my kids were home money was always tight and we had our share of family tragedies. For some reason, these were usually pretty big ones- untimely deaths of both my brothers before either was 30, total loss of our home due to a house fire, financial devastation due to lengthy illness of my husband - you get the idea. Anyway it was a constant struggle to keep morale up within the family. Since we are in the country a quick run to Mickey d's wasn't a possibility- even if we would have had the money.
Somehow we began having"parties"- they were so simple ;there was never was a plan- it just happened.
We'd get a bag of M&M's , pop some popcorn and maybe watch a video or play a game. That was it! No extra people- just us.
Anytime things started getting a little down or were bad someone would come up with a party!
Until Bekah and Andrew got married we never gave it a thought-conciously anyway.
One day when Bekah had had a rough time about being so far from home(Dallas) she told Andrew she needed a party.
He looked at her in disbelief and started explaining to her how unreasonable an idea that was on such short notice. Through her tears(I am telling this from memory- so if the details aren't perfect-forgive me Bekah) she explained to him what a "party" was. I can almost see the relief in his face as he realized he only had to make a quick dash to the grocery store for M&M's and popcorn and all would be well.
Now- he regularly has parties for his little family - just like the rest of us!
SOOOOOOO....... we just decided we all wanted a party and just because the superbowl was being played we'd call it a superbowl party!
What a fun evening we all had.
By the way...who won????