This year, on top of his multiple friend parties (of course you have to have a separate party for school friends and church friends, right?) we had a special gathering in Midway. Not sure if I've mentioned this before or not, but my parents are members of WorldMark....so they get to take advantage of time shares for their resorts across the country. They have a resort in Midway that my family often visits...very quaint and comfortable.
Anyhow, that was the destination of Bryan's birthday bash. Just as Thanksgiving included a written schedule for events, activities, meals, and shower slots....you guessed it....the schedules returned.
The weekend included games, games, and games, snowball fights, hot tubing, igloo making, movies, and lots of good food. There was also a town Gingerbread House exhibit. I've never seen so many amazing gingerbread houses! So clever, intricate, and detailed. It even inspired a gingerbread house of our own.
Sunday brought it's own array of activities. We accidentally attended a singles ward....weirdest and strangest ward I've ever been to. There was also a Christmas Cresche Exhibit. Don't know what that is? That's ok, I had no idea. The basic idea is a tour of international nativity scenes. Paintings, sculptures, you name it. They had an awesome collection that took them hours and days to assemble. If you ever get a chance to attend one...take it.
Add presents to the list, and that pretty much sums up the birthday weekend.
Here are some of the Gingerbread Contest favorites:
Other pictures from the weekend:
Happy Birthday Bryan!