after enjoying the christmas light walk with bff debbie on sunday, it was time for another social celebration! specifically, sunday eve was the staff party for both the store and theOTHERstore. nicole had the great idea to all go out together, this year. awesome! the more, the merrier!
the venue? the keg steakhouse, in waterloo.
we only MET at 8:30 p.m.! good thing i am getting better at staying up later!
[sidenote: my camera is still not functioning 100% normally. as you will see, some pictures are very clear, some blurry. sorry, in advance, for any fuzzy photos!].
the keg was a busy spot on sunday eve – there were several large family groups, and couple of other staff parties going on.
my colleagues kindly agreed to pose for photos!
from the store:
i took advantage of the fact that we were enjoying a holiday party and wore my knit oldie-but-goodie christmas sweater. cheesy? perhaps. but it’s all about your attitude. green nail polish finished the look!
we started with apps:
…and moved on to mains:
[i'm mostly including that photo because it turned out so CLEAR! phooey!].
after dinner, it was time to
expose ourselves reveal the name we staff at theOTHERstore had drawn for our secret santa gift exchange! well, guess whose name i had received? nicole! that’s why it was so easy to do my secret shopping!
young paul had my name, and i was so excited to receive…
whee!!! i will really have fun choosing what to buy at this store (a suggestion on my christmas list was from here, even!).
nicole also brought treats to ensure that no one (staff at the store, and all guests) went home empty-handed:
what a really fun evening – lots of laughter, chatter and just a solid good time. and now we are all rejuvenated for the last, busy, week-before-christmas retail whirlwind! i feel so fortunate to work with such a congenial group of people.
did you attend a holiday staff party this season – either your own or as a guest? i have to inquire as to why our condo building did not hold an evening get-together this december – we have every other year that we’ve lived here. that event would have been another fun social!