Somehow we still manage to find enough tables and chairs to accommodate us all...
...there were 26 of us this time and a few who couldn't make it.
We weren't really expecting sunshine and balmy temperatures...and had to pull the blinds to keep the sunshine outside.
Since Marge (my step-mom) is celebrating a very BIG birthday soon...we thought we should get the celebrations started and be the first to sing 'happy birthday to you'.
Our afternoon entertainment was a 'white elephant' gift exchange. As you know...one persons junk can become another person's treasure. Spencer opened a gift that included a long play record (she had no clue what that might be!) and a cassette. It seemed some were not that excited about their newly acquired treasures...and left them behind when they departed. That's OK...we have another 'white elephant' gift exchange tonight!
Broni modeled her 'treasure'...it seems someone does not appreciate that we are in for a cold winter and decided to part with fur 'undergarments'. We all had a good laugh!
Another Christmas tradition upheld...table games.
Emme is teaching Auntie Heidi the wonders of the new cashless Monopoly...Canadian edition.
The Blokus tournament was quite intense...though we never heard the final outcome. Some of us just simply sat around the munchie table...and talked. It was a good time together...with my sisters and their families.
As for the beverage of choice...you can find the recipe for Christmas punch over at MGCC today.