Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007

It was great to have a 4 day weekend to spend with lots of family and friends. We had 2 turkey dinners, 3 big family parties, as well as some time with friends.

On Thursday we had the biggest Soper gathering in quite some time, maybe ever. Including a new fiance' (Darren) and two babies-to-be there were 37 people. After dinner we had our twice-annual football game, which has grown to a full blown 9 on 9. Team Matt was triumphant again and remains unbeaten for more than 10 years.

The Randy Van was very useful to transport the gang to the football field, holding 11 people since I keep my back seats out.

On Friday the Elenbaases bowled, ate pizza, and went to a Calvin basketball game. My dad continued to show big signs of improvement as he bowled a frame on his healing leg.

We had an all time classic bowling game. Derek, Ben, Lindsay, and I were on the same lane. I tried to initiate some competition between Ben and Lindsay and after 2 games, they had each won 1. Ben was confident that if he actually "tried" in the 3rd game he'd easily win.

He started well and took a 12 pin lead into the 7th frame. In the 7th he got a spare and acted as if he had guaranteed victory. So I decided to intervene (further) and start harassing him as much as possible. Lindsay clued me in on the initials of a girl Ben might like and in the 8th frame I chanted her initials as he bowled. He bowled two devastating gutter balls (off of a spare). Lindsay then picked up a spare of her own and suddenly they were tied. Ben shook off our comments in the 9th frame and got a 9. Lindsay countered so they were tied heading into the final frame.

With everyone watching, Ben came through in the clutch and picked up a big spare and figured the game was his. Carelessly he only hit one pin on his final bowl. So Lindsay needed to mark in the 10th frame, and with everyone watching she bowled a....STRIKE right in Ben's face. It was classic.

Nice work Lulu.

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Blogger iloveredheads said...

! so you admit girls ARE better at at least one sport..bowling!

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