Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 16 - Holiday party

It was such a busy day today.  I had dealt with a soccer registration problem (mainly that I completely forgot to do it and missed the deadline) and made a return visit to the vet all before 11am when Mark was just getting out of bed.  I guess he's still on California time.

Kevin had a soccer game, basketball game, and it was the night of the company party.  I didn't have anything much to wear, but I lucked out finding a $14 top at dress barn and recycled some previous party clothes.  I should have taken a picture of me in my new top but forgot to take the camera to the party, so you'll have to settle for the flower arrangement the hall gave me after the party was over.

The party was very nice.  We did not have one last year so I think everyone was looking forward to it.  We started with a moment to remember those who were no longer with us.  There have been some employees and/or their family members who have passed since the last party.  We then moved on to the celebration.  The highlight was the two employees who had been with the company for 25 years.  For your anniversary you get a travel voucher.  Other employees dress up to present you with a book related to your trip and it's always really funny.  This was no exception.  We had a golfer in knickers and what was possibly a swiss yodeler.  Bob R is going to Greenbrier golf resort and Tim M is planning a trip through Europe but not one specific place.  It was also amazing to see there were also two people who had been with the company for 35 and 40 years.

Overall, we talked, danced, and generally had a great time.  I only wish I had a chance to talk to some more people.  I didn't even get to talk to Bobbie (Mark's mom) who I hadn't know was coming.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful evening! Love the way people dress up to present the gift - how fun! Your flowers are gorgeous! I love the orange and purple - so pretty!