Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gamenight crowd

You always hear me talk about my gamenight friends. These are long time friends. So long time, in fact, that they've transcended the friend barrier and have become family. I thought it would be nice for you to see what this bunch of dear friends looks like.

I host gamenight about once a month. These pictures were taken at our last night a couple of weeks ago.
This is my friend Doug. I lovingly call him Dougalee and we've been friends since I was 12. He is the reason I got through 7th grade algebra, thanks to his tutoring. The big goofy guy next to him in the blue is my husband, Jim.

These are the girls, Karen and Vicky, a/k/a Vicoula, as I call her. She's Greek, hence the Vicoula. I've known Karen since kindergarten. Vicky and I go back to high school. We all went to college together.
This is John. He is a schoolmate of my husband. He's a great guy but also a nudge, (pronounced noodge). He loves to tease me about my son growing up and leaving me. John's a great guy and a dear friend to us even if I do want to hurt him sometimes when he teases me about my son going off to the University of Hawaii.
Oh, I just realized that you can see my scrap corner behind him. It's a bit messy but can you see the huge paper stack? Those are mostly DCWV stacks.
Here's one of Tommy, Vicoula's husband. He and Jim are like 2 peas in a pod and we make the joke that they share the same brain cell.

Last but certainly not least, we have Joe. Joe was a friend of Vicky but he's now part of our intimate family.

So now you know what my crowd looks like and I'm grateful for each and every one of them.


luv46kdz said...

How wonderful that you have friends from childhood Serene. That is so rare and really precious! It's great that you keep up this fun with them.

Wow, that's a paper mountain ya got going on there!!

word veri of the day - satin ;)

Melissa said...

Love the pictures! I agree with Paula, how nice that you still get together with friends from childhood!

I can't believe that stack of paper! lol

Kathi said...

Ok - now I may have to rethink my "unusual" thing because you've had your friends a long time. Hmmm, I'm like way older than you though, so maybe it still works... It's great see these special friends. TSF!

Careful - it could be dangerous revealing a pile of paper that high. We may just have to raid your place!

Elaine. said...

glad to have faces to name, and what a wonderful group of friends. I love that background of supplies, I think I have two hours to spare, might just drive over there, while you are at work...

Serene said...

My door is always open. Come raid away, girls! LOL

Susan said...

Ooooo thanks for the little peek into your life. It's like imaginary friends meet IRL friends! And poor John, no one is looking at him, because they are all staring at your paper! LOL!

Staci said...

That's so awesome! A lot of people don't have friendships that have stood the test of time.

Serene said...

No, you're right Staci. That's why they've become more than friends after all these decades.

Lisa said...

oh please I want to meet them when I come! And ummmm... I see where I'll be spending MY time!