Archive for June, 2008

Descent

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Last summer at Andrew’s bachelor party, Eric won a very BIG game.  Chrissie didn’t know if she was happy he won, because the game was in such a huge box.  However, it has turned out we have played over 400 HOURS of this game with more than 20 friends!  So the 2007-2008 Wainright Game of the Year is…. DESCENT!!!   Descent has elements of fantasy roleplaying as well as a strong tactical battle system, where four heroes go into a dungeon to try and defeat the overlord.  Most of the time Eric or Johnny would be the overlord, although Chrissie, John, Andrew and Robert also each took a turn.  As the game progresses, heroes collect better and better treasure, and try and destroy the overlord’s minions.  The game was such a hit that we ended up getting all three expansions for it.  The third expansion adds a campaign variation, which means a single game takes 40 to 50 hours to play over many sessions.  Below is a list of all the people who joined us for the fun and frivolity. 
Player
Games
as OL
as Hero
Eric
73
35
38
Chrissie
58
16
42
Johnny
43
18
25
Robert
27
2
25
John
20
2
18
Juan
5
0
5
Patricia
5
0
5
Jack
5
0
5
Andrew
4
1
3
Gavin
4
0
4
David H
4
0
4
Sean
3
0
3
Veronica
3
0
3
Jennie
3
0
3
Joyce
2
0
2
David R
2
0
2
Marilyn
1
0
1
V
1
0
1
Jason
1
0
1
Angel
1
0
1
Jennifer
1
0
1
Jessie
1
0
1
Richard
1
0
1
Eugene
1
0
1
Michael
1
0
1
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Tulsa August 07

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
So much happened during my visit to Tulsa in August 07!  My faborite part of course was seeing everyone and catching up on the news!  There are lots of new stories!  Here are some Raegan stories:
Raegan and Mom were at a Mexican restaurant, and Mom of course ordered a flan.  She gave Raegan a bite.  Raegan had a spoon in her other hand, and she liked the flan so much she stole a huge spoonful and got it in her mouth before anyone could say anything!  Mom says she stole at least half of the flan =)  Also, Raegan loves to watch Annie.  She even sang along with tomorrow!  Mom was holding her in her lap at the time, and it was very sweet to hear them sing a duet.  She knows the movie by heart already.  She would fling her arms when the dancers did, and kick her feet in time with the music.  And when the bomb goes off, she’d say BOOM and giggle.  She also likes to play with pretend food.  Mom has lots of little pots and dishes.  She made alphabet soup with the foam letters we have =)  She enjoyed pretending to eat them, although she seemed confused at first when KaLynn and I did it.  She got the hang of pretending quickly though.  After a nap, when Mom gave her a drink, she went to each animal on her bed (and there were a LOT) and gave each and every one of them a drink. 
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Stories about Casey:
Casey, Mom and Barrett came to pick me up from the airport, and then we met KaLynn and Alek, Jana, Kiley, and Christina.  Kiley is so big!  The first thing Casey said to me was to ask me if I knew about the bush viper.  Apparently it lives in California, and there is no antivenom for it.  He told me later it was just in the desert, but it was certainly a new and interesting way to try and convince me to move away from Cali =)  Some other interesting facts: Casey is possibly the only five year old who knows the lyrics to Guns N Roses and U2.  Casey is very good at catch now!  He catches it most of the time, and he was always good at throwing it! We played Hamster and Velociraptor. 
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Barrett stories:
Eats veggies 1st.  Loves cars.  Plays with Casey’s garbage trucks, but he uses them to haul his cars around.  He says go go dada vroom!  We played at the playground in the mall, and he loved climbing the pig.  He’d hold his hands up for me to hold and then he’d walk to the top and I’d help him jump off.  One morning he snuggled with me and Casey on the couch.  He wanted me to play with him too, and he would grab me by the fingers and pull me where he wanted me to go, just like Casey used to do!  We played peek a boo with his tent, and Simon Says.  He would want me to say “Simon Says, go go go!”  He danced to Laurie Berkner.  When we were working on Mimi’s ornaments, he was really excited to get to use the markers.  Usually only his brother is allowed to use markers, so he kept saying “brother, no no no”  He was so sweet to Carson, and gave him kisses. 
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Baby Projects

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
Well, I made more projects for the baby!  I had a bunch of squares left over from her quilt, so I decided to make a baby-sized blankie for her too.  I appliqued the strawberries in the middle and did a border with the squares.  I still have more so I think I’m going to make a patchwork bunny next… if my sewing machine holds out!  It’s starting to stitch weird…    The backing on both of these blankets is minkee so it’s nice and fuzzy =)
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