Sunday, February 8, 2009

PJ Bunko my delightfully wonderful Uncle Charlie and Aunt Jill. They're the GREATEST! Jill is the bunko queen of the universe and therefore the reason for this party, this post, and subsequent photos you shall partake of. Jill decided to start a new tradition, a once yearly Pajam Bunko game at their lovely home. We all come in our night finery, bring a $10.0o gift card to wherever, food to share and a trash talking capability not seen anywhere but the football fields of America. Seriously, one of the funnest parts is all the e-mails that fly back and forth before this night, they're quite hysterical. What can I say, i have a funny family and really funny cousins and in -laws and cousin in laws. I don't know how so much funny got concentrated in one family, but it did. Try not to be jealous. Anyway, FFF, First Friday in February marked this years extravaganza. Following are just SOME of the pics of the night.

Jill explaining to the head table how the game is to be done. The cute skinny girl is Laura, my cousins Drex's wife. She is perhaps one of the wittiest writers I've ever known. Let the GAMES begin!

I had to include this pic, not for Jere's charming look, but for my Dad and all his adorableness. He always has these flannel PJ sets, and I just think he's so cute.

This is Mckane rockin out a dice roll.

Oh did ROB get to be part of this game? Well, 259 boys are honorary family members. And besides, Rob had nothing else to do on a Friday night. hahahahaha

Erics hair is indicative of just how NUTTY things can get at this shindig. The screaming, the shouting, the stress the laughter. Or, it's just that he is in hair crisis, as in, he's losing it and has decided to grow it out as his one last big hurrah. Oh Eric, you crazy guy you.

We had the privelage and honor of having Greg and Tammy (that's Emily in the pic, not Tammy) join us this year. I might not be able to love 2 people more than Tammy and Greg. They were a welcome addition, and, in case you're wondering, made it in on the 259 clause. ::smiles::

Lana and Hayden and Porters retarded fingers. Hayden is one of Danas twins, and I'm proud to say, due to my excellent rolling in this round, I released him from the "prison" of this table which he'd been stuck at the whole game. Oh, you're welcome Hayden, so welcome. It might be noted that he was laughing so hard during this round, it cracked me up. He's not generally known for showing much emotion in any form.

This is Drex, husband to the witty Laura, and a super brilliant cousin of mine. Apparently he was important enough to get to sit on the throne of all bunko thrones.

Oh you posers! That mystery girl is a friend of Jamyns from their ward.

I forgot to take a picture of the people who were up for "best Pj's" but Mckane was one of them. I think it was the fact that they were highwaters. He didn't win though. That honor went to Gret and Tammy who had Dr. Seuss pants and shirts that said Thing 1 and Thing 2. What's not winnerish about that?

Here's a shot of almost all the giftcards, hanging cleverly and beautifully from Jills entertainment center. Have i mentioned that Jill is genius at all things decorating, creative, churchy, or life? She owns and was doing scrapping LONG before it was the in thing to do. Man I love her!

And finally, here is Jere picking out his giftcard. You'll be shocked to know that he picked an i-tunes card. HA! The funny thing is, I brought that I-tunes card. He has a REEDICKULOUS amount of downloaded music. No really, it's far more money than I care to think about. However, a goodly amount of that has come from giftcards for Christmas, birthdays, bunko games, etc. If you must know, I got a Deseret Book gift card, and tragically, I have no idea where it is. Other giftcards were Panda Express, QT, Target, Golden Spoon, IKEA, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, Cheesecake Factory. Listen, we do NOT mess around in the Shumway/Davis "259" family.
So, here's to you PJ Bunko! Thanks for all the laughter. Thanks for bringing our extended family together once again. A good time was certainly had by all.
Can't wait to see you all again next year!!


LanaBanana said...

Very good picture taking indeed. I didn't even bring a camera to this fun event. How wrong is that?! We'll be enjoying our Panda and Golden Spoon gift cards very soon. :)

Jere is Cool said...

I had NO IDEA you brought those cards! I really wanted the Dairy Queen card you were supposed to bring. Ah well, iTunes is still awesomeness! Super fun night indeed - even if you burned the crap out of the pizza. =)

Andersonland said...

Again, this is where I wished I lived in Mesa, because you would have invited me anyway, because we are showtunes friends...right? And also because I luff BUNKO, and I only play it with you. In fact, I should totally do Bunko up here in might make it a happier place....anyway...Oh and I would have killed for the IKEA loves IKEA

Dana said...

Ahhhhh what a delightfully lovely post! It was a grand evening to be sure and a I love being a part of the best family in whole world. Thanks for documenting it so that the rest of the world can be jealous. ;)

Dixiechick said...

I think McKane's PJ's were up for winning because they were tapered casino pants. Yikes! I just realized I don't think I was at a table with you the whole night...hence the lack of photo documentation that I was there. 'Twas a lovely time indeed!

Greg and Tammy said...

Thing 1 and Thing 2 here... just letting you know that it was the HONOR of our LIVES to be invited to this elite gathering. We seriously had the best time and just LOVE LOVE LOVE your wonderful family. How could any family be better than that? Add some gift cards, a lot of food, McKane in TOO tight spandex pants, and some trash talkin' and you have yourself one AMAZING evening. And PS - thanks for the compliment... we love you guys too!! And PPS - Love all the Disneyland posts, so jealous you guys had so much fun!

Crandell Fam said...

I am always tragically missing in all these photo ops as well...ah well! A super fun time was had by all anyway. Did we ever sit at a table together? I don't think so...bummer!

Emily Lauren said...

What a fun night! Thanks for takin pics to document the occasion. We really should all get together more often!!