Annual Christmas Party and Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Every year, my best friends and I get together for a Christmas party and a secret Santa gift exchange. This was our TENTH year in a row of doing this! I love my friends. Here we are in previous years.


This year, I hosted. We had pot roast, mashed potatoes, and green beans for dinner with Platte County Pie for dessert. Somehow, we didn’t take any “real” pictures of all 5 of us throughout the night.



Opening presents is the highlight of the night. We are the best gift givers ever. This year, I draw Caitlin’s name and she drew mine!


I got her a Kansas City Chiefs nutcracker to add to her nutcracker collection, and a mug with the initial of her new last name.


She got me Looking for Alaska by John Green, a coffee tumbler, some cute earrings, and white board markers (every teacher’s dream)!


Jayne had Laura, and she got her a nail kit full of polishes and buffers.


Laura had Emily, and she got her some body wash and lotion, and a book on Ireland for her upcoming trip.


Emily had Jayne, and she got her a super cute “passing the bar” game since she will be graduating from law school in May, a candle, and a scarf.


We spent the night playing heads up, girl talking, and snacking. And of course, we had an adult sleep over. No one is too old for a sleepover! We used to stay up all night, but last night we only made it until about 1 am. I absolutely love my best friends and couldn’t image life without them! We have been through so much together and I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years holds for us!


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