Monday, December 15, 2008

Family Group Christmas Party

Dave and I hosted the annual FG Christmas Party at our house this year. It's always good food, good times, and good friends. The most exciting part about the party is our White Elephant game. Now, this is not your typical White Elephant, this is bring the most random crap that you can find at your house and wrap it beautifully White Elephant. It is quite humorous, I must say. This year Dave and I wrapped a recorder (from 6th grade) and an "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader" lunch box & game set. Other gifts you might enjoy were old people perfume, red hot chili peppers (yes, actual peppers, not the CD), a Santa toilet seat cover, and the best gift of all - herpes! You might be thinking, What?!? Herpes?!? Yes, herpes, a stuffed animal version of the herpes virus. You might be able to spot it in the picture above, it's the yellow stuffed toy. Dustyn decided it would be a great dog toy! Haha! I just don't know what kind of company produces stuffed toy versions of STD's. What is this world coming to?

Thanks for coming guys. We had a great time! Love to you all and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yard Sale

Stuff, stuff and more stuff! Last week Dave and I decided that we had too much unnecessary junk - I seriously don't know where it all came from! So, we spent all week cleaning out every room in our house and created a huge pile of clothes, random bags, tons of VHS tapes, nick-knacks, picture frames, books, scrapbook items, towels, sheets, an old vacuum cleaner, a book shelf, and one of those circular chairs I just had to have when we got married. We priced everything and put it all outside our house on Saturday morning. Let me tell you, these yard sale people are crazy! The sun doesn't even come up until 7:00 am but people were there - before I was even done setting up. We had a great flow of people which I thought was really impressive since we live in the VERY back of our neighborhood; it's like a maze just to find our house. At the end of the day, we made $220 and sold a lot of stuff. Dave says the best sale was the random guy who came and bought 20 VHS tapes - the movies were priced at 50 cents each and he paid us 15 dollars! The clothes we didn't sell made great care packages for the homeless and the random things went to Goodwill. Oh, what a successful Saturday! :)

It is pretty invigorating to think that you can grab a bunch of junk out of your house, put it on your front lawn and make some extra cash - pretty much for doing nothing. I'm thinking we have some more stuff laying around this house we could sell. As Dave Ramsey says, "Sell so much stuff, the kids think they're next!" Or in our case, the dog thinks he's next. :) Hope you all had a great weekend!