“Let’s have a few friends over.” That’s what I suggested to David about a week ago. We had not been able to find time for a pre-holiday get together with friends and since our decorations were still up I figured that was as good an excuse as any for a party.
We have a rather eclectic group of friends. There’s the group whose kids all played on David’s soccer team for years, most of whom we also attend church with. Then there’s the young adults group we lead, and some of their friends who have become our friends, as well. And finally, our son’s friends who, for whatever reason, don’t mind hanging out with the “old folks”.
We invited the first two groups and then told Chris he could invite some of his friends, too. As of yesterday afternoon he thought that might include 3-5 people. Wonderful. I expected a total of about 12-15 people would attend the party. Apparently I miscalculated because at one point last night I counted something like 25 people crowded into our library/music room all singing Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. I do wish I had taken more pictures but I did manage to get a few.
Most of Chris’ friends moved the party to his house around 1 a.m. although one young man stood on the porch (in 14 degree weather!) and chatted with David and another friend so long I thought they’d all get frostbite. I did manage to get them to come back inside to finish their important discussion about the most influential rock bands or something like that. I think it was about 2 a.m. when the last guest left our home. Now everyone is talking about our annual Happyland Music Fest that we host in May and how they can hardly wait for it. I’d say the party was a success. 🙂