|Two pretty young ladies, Mary and Nikki.|
|I prepared for my talk while the kids played.|
|I sure do have cute boys.|
|They're photogenic too. Hello.|
|The girls hoped to score the mother lode--they did that a couple of times and ended up with a ton of tickets.|
|The hardest part of winning is deciding what to spend your earnings on. A plastic frog and an Air Head? Three packs of stickers? Heck, I still struggle with that.|
Back to the party. That night I had each person pull a Scrabble tile to decide the order of balloon-choosing. We went in alphabetical order of the tile chosen. I would have used a pair of dice but.....I grabbed the first game I could reach. Anyway, Nikki went first. Each balloon had a fortune and some cash. Some had $1 bills, some had coins, and one even had a $5 bill.
|Nikki's fortune: You will get an important message from a mysterious stranger.|
|Mary's fortune: Your smile will change someone's life. She thought that one was lame.|
|Harrison's fortune: You will eat something on accident, that if you knew what it was, would repulse you. That was a good one.|
You will succeed in an area you previously found challenging.
Your hard work will pay off in a dramatic way.
You will dream of zombies and bunnies.
But everyone's favorite was Cameron's, which was perfect for him:
|You will toot in public but get away with blaming it on someone else.|
Later that night we went to the Hardys and partied it up with the Schillings by playing Quelf. Do you know that game? It was a blast. Tyce went to the 6-stake New Year's Eve dance and had a grand time, as usual. It was a fun night and a great way to bid farewell to another year!
|May I speak? Permission granted. And all the brothers and sisters shouted, AMEN!|