Holiday Party!

Saturday night we ventured out in the snow to visit out dearest friends the Raynes family!  Every year they hold a lovely winter holiday party for all their friends!

The children had a gift exchange that was filled with great excitement and trading! LOL  There was so much food, I was full before I got to the dessert table.  Not that it stopped me from chowing down a few raw chocolate macaroons!!!  Everyone brough lovely food and happy smiles.  The drinks were delicious and the hosts could not be better!!

The adult gift exchange is always something to look forward to.  A sporting event not for the faint hearted!  We all create homemade gifts, nothing store bought.  Everyone is so clever and crafty in our circle of friends you never know what you are going to discover upon opening the gifts.  It can get ruthless is this game but it is all fun!!  The rules of the game are simple.  Take a number and go around picking a gift from the pile.  However, if someone wants your gift they can choose that and forfiet opening a gift from the pile.  Of course, the now empty handed person gets another turn to steal or open a new gift.  This can take quite a long time and lasts until the very last gift is opened. You will notice several times in the pictures that follow from the party and the gift exchange several people seem to have the same gift in their hands.  Let me assure you all the gifts wrapping and such were all unique.  The particular gifts seen repeatedly are ones that were stolen many times. LOL

Enjoy the pictures.  They could never compare to all the fun we had!


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