Well we had our 2011 Christmas Dinner on Saturday December 3rd. This was a Pot Luck at Alan Stewart & Susan Wagner’s house. This was the third time they have had us in their home.
Those who made the festivities were: Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Jeff & Kelly Jamieson, Rich & Deb Fancher, Bill & Antje Calkins, Will & Karla Hanson, Bill & Jackie Daily, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Norm Hubbard, Will & Gisele Harris, myself & Bev, and of course Alan & Susan. Bill & Jackie Daily traveled all the way from Strawberry, AZ.
The gift exchange was a hoot. If you have never done one of these it is really fun. Sometimes called a Chinese gift exchange it is simple. Everyone gets a number based on the number of gifts and guests. The person with number 1 starts. After number 1 goes then number 2. However number 2 can steal number 1’s gift or pick an unknown. Then number 3 goes. Number 3 can pick a wrapped gift or steal number 1 or number 2’s gift. This goes on and on. The only stipulation is that a gift can only be stolen twice. If a gift is stolen then the person who had their gift stolen can steal someone else’s or pick a new unwrapped gift. There was a gingerbread house, lottery tickets, Elvis Presley coasters, bar-b-que utensils, farting Santa, stuffed toys, light toilet seat (you have to see to believe) and much, much more.
I started the turkey around 5:00 pm. Many who came had never had a deep fried turkey before. You can see the pictures from when I put it in and after taking it out. Because there were so many pictures taken during the party I’ve broken down the photos into four separate albums.