We’re about partied out, we have one more to attend but then we’re done. We’ll settle in for a longggg winter’s nap. Ha, I wish!
Just because this is a scrapbook for my scatterbrained mind, I wanted to recap on the Christmas parties we’ve attended this season. It’s always fun to get together with friends and co-workers.
The first Christmas party I, along with my friend Melanie, pretty much planned our work Christmas party. We did have a a little help from a couple of the guys, but not much! Dustin helped us out with games though and we played minute-to-win-it games. It was hilarious! I have several pictures from the party, but none of anyone but workers. We scheduled the party on a Thursday and a week earlier and had the best turnout we’ve ever had I think! (Which was grand because I broke tradition and scheduled it a week earlier and on a Thursday, not Friday.)
The second Christmas party we attended was at our friend Jackie & RB’s house. We had worked the Christmas parade line-up all day and were a little tired (and cold) but we got all dressed up for their party. I sadly don’t have a picture, but it was fun to get all dressed up and chit chat with a diverse group of people.
The next week (last week) we had the fire department Christmas party at the “Shoe Box”…which is the Shoe Loft dorms for college students. It’s an old shoe factory that’s been renovated and has an AWESOME food service. Seriously this meal was better than our normal Christmas dinner. I do a lot of public relations work for the fire department so we were invited. We had the best time. Kody had to leave to go tend to the dogs since neither one of us had been home but I stayed and played games until almost 9:30! I love those guys, they are a lot of fun and take care of me. :)
Last Friday we had the bank Christmas party. It’s proven the last two years to be a good meal and a fun time. They roasted one of their loan officers that’s retiring and I laughed and laughed. Afterwards we went up to Roper’s with Brian and Courtney for a little night cap!
Saturday started out crazy but ended very low-key. I worked Shop with a Cop and what a rewarding experience that was. I met the local law enforcement, firefighters, and other emergency service workers at the Shoe Box for breakfast. Again, another incredible meal. We headed to Wal-Mart and there were about 150 volunteers and 200 children to shop. I got to shop with 3 little kids. That’s what Christmas is all about, seeing those kids fill up with joy.
Afterwards I met Kody and we bought a pistol for me…that we later returned because it kept jamming. Not the best time to buy (the day after an awful school shooting) but we had been planning on it. I’m home alone a lot and we live in the country. People are sketchy, it just makes us feel better. We went to shoot afterwards…now we’re looking for another one since we took it back. Ha.
We rested Saturday night since everything had been so crazy! Sunday we ushered and my friend Myranda’s sweet baby Lyla and I matched. We had to have our picture taken. Aren’t the trees gorgeous in our sanctuary?
Monday night I had a City Council meeting and then Tuesday I had another work Christmas party. It was just for administration and was ok. I had to leave somewhat early and head to the fire department to take a picture while they were having drill. I got home at 9:30…long day! But a fun one.
Ashley & Josh just built a beautiful new home. So much custom work in there it’s crazy, I love it!! We had a good time. It was mainly her teacher friends and me, it was nice to catch up with some of those girls. We had a great time and I enjoyed seeing their beautiful house!
TONIGHT is Christmas ‘fun’ night at home. We’re going to watch Christmas Vacation and make chex-mix. :) YAY!
Saturday we’re going to my dad’s work Christmas party. Normally he doesn’t do anything special (he has a jewelry store and 3 employees) but this year we’re going to party! Why not one more? HA!
Tomorrow work will be fun. It’s the annual Christmas fish fry. AKA not much work will be happening that day. I love this time of year.
I’m thankful things are starting to slow down. It’s been a wild season, but so good for us!