Thursday, March 18, 2010


The other day the kids got out our Scrabble game and scattered the pieces all over the house. Tonight as I was getting everything back inside the box, the memories made over this game came flooding back...

I don't really remember how old I was when I was given my first Scrabble game. The box that I have is from 1989. I love that over all these years, I still have my original game, box and pieces. Inside that box, I also have all of the scorecards from the past 10 years.

My maid of honor threw Jason and me a game shower before our wedding. We were quite proud of our game collection. I still look back on all of those games and the memories come flooding back from our time together at the shower with all of our friends. We might not have had pots and pans when we moved into our first apartment, but we had Baseball Monopoly.

When Jason and I married and moved away to Kingsport, there was nothing better than heading over to some friends' houses for dinner and a game night. We were newlyweds and we had just moved away from all of our family. We met some incredible friends, whom we still miss to this day. We loved playing games and getting to share a meal with our friends.

One day Jason and I were looking for something to do and we decided on playing a game. It was just the two of us, and so that kind of limited some of our possibilities. I suggested Life, Monopoly, Scattergories (remember that one), and some other classic games. Jason didn't really find any of those entertaining at the time and then I decided to suggest Scrabble. It wasn't a game that I just played all of the time, but I did enjoy a good game of Scrabble. Jason, on the other hand, had no idea what Scrabble was. I was excited to share a new game and so we jumped right in.

Jason caught on really fast and couldn't get enough of the game. The first game was a "we'll learn as we play" type game. I walked away the winner of that game. I had no idea what I would be setting myself up for all these years later.

Here we are 10 1/2 years later, and I have yet to win a game of Scrabble!!!

That's right, he has won EVERY SINGLE GAME that we have played!!!

Over the years, I've come close, but not close enough.

One day, I will be victorious!!!


one BleSSed gal! said...

Scrabble brings back lots of memories for me too! I grew up playing it with my GanGan. My parents gave me & Ryan our own Scrabble game {which is the one we still play} our first Christmas together. It's one of the few games I can get Ryan to play. And now I love playing it with my boys! Before you know it, Joshua & Abby Kate will be beating you too :) We should have a Scrabble night!

Trey and Bri Maharrey said...

I am terrible at Scrabble. Trey is playing it on a daily basis now on his i-phone so if we play again I have no hope of ever winning ;) Hope your spring break is going well!!

The HoneaBees said...

I think it would be hard to beat a preacher-they have to know a lot of words.

TARA said...

Get Bananagrams! If you like Scrabble, you'll love Bananagrams and I bet you could beat Jason!