Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Bingo!


Every Christmas season we have a family tradition called Advent. On the first Sunday of December my family gets together to celebrate Advent Sunday (which is a German holiday...mind you, none of us are German. My mom served a mission in Germany & imported this family tradition). We eat dinner, catch up, but most importantly we play a few rounds of the ever competitive & amusing "Christmas Bingo." To begin...we have been doing this for years now, since I was a little girl, so naturally, our family has grown...some of us end up with the same cards, & the once crisp red dots that were used to mark are bingo cards have been somewhat replaced with dry kidney beans, however that does not stop our ever ambiguous quest for victory! What is the prize you ask? The highly coveted "couch of stuff" supplied by none other than the dollar store. I realize that some of you reading might mock the vigor displayed for the game.....I will inform you that Christmas Bingo is not a game....it is a Christmas Tradition! We take traditions very seriously around here. Much to our dismay bingo is quickly over & reality sets in once again, yet once Christmas Bingo is played we can officially start the Christmas season.
I love Advent Sunday b/c it gives me a chance to reconnect with my mom's side of the family, all of whom I love dearly. Advent is always a fun way to start off the season & I know as some of you read this you'll want to "bite" (copy) this tradition from the Campbell family...I advise you to beware....Christmas bingo can get pretty intense!








10 comments:

Karessie said...

hey hey hey! i wasn't IN utah, it was a flashback :D i was there.....two years ago ;) ;) and missing it so made a flashback post. :D :D

Kelli said...

All I have to say is that Advent is pretty freaking AMAZING and I am glad we didn't scare Sini off!

Kristen said...

I just wanted to let the world know that for the first time ever in my 27 years I finally got "BINGO" first. Yeah!! It was great to see you guys and get to know Sini better. We are excited to have him in our family. Love you guys!!

Ashley J. McFarlane said...
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Ashley J. McFarlane said...

Jenilyn~
Congratulations on the engagement! So exciting, being married is so much fun! The Salt Lake Temple is so beautiful, such wonderful memories Vaughn and I have of it and our wedding day.
Congratulations! Yea!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Hey, your comment with your address was never published so no worries. I had comment moderation on so your good.
=)

Adam and Brynn said...

Yay!! I'm glad you found our blog, I didn't know you had one! And, you ARE a blog stalker... We all are. :)

I'm excited; it's easier to keep in touch with a blog! I love ya Jenilyn!

LiafromLaie said...

That game would be downright dangerous in the Purcell household... lol. We'd probably say the winner was cheating... or try to cheat ourselves to get the Couch of Stuff.

Good idea though. I'm sure it'll bring out A LOT of laughs.

gabegen said...

i'm so glad you're on here!

that christmas bingo looks interesting. is it really fun? haha! i think the part i would enjoy most is the food!

crazymamma said...

SUA!!!! oh i was soo excited to see that you found my blog!! how the heck are you!! you and your soon to be hubby are soo freakin cute!! I am soo happy for you! It looks like you are doing awesome! YEAH!! u am so pumped to keep in touch...