Ian and I had the most wonderful date last night. I had such a good time it reminded me in full force of why I married my husband. He is absolutely hilarious! He had me laughing most of the evening and few others too. It was Ian's company Christmas party. A group of 36 of us and we were seated just perfectly with an amusing few of them. I only remember one other year (in the 8 or 9 that Ian's been there) that I had this much fun!
The annual tradition is to meet at a restaurant, order our food, eat our food, then have the big White Elephant gift exchange. We usually get a few laughs out of the gifts that people bring. A lot of them are gag type gifts, most are gifts you'd never want and then there are usually two big winners that EVERYONE fights over. This year the most admired items were walkie-talkies, hot chocolate mug gift set, and some scrapbooking 20-set of scissors. The most loathed was the annual chocolate doggy doo doo and a new arrival, the Bull frog change purse complete with a dollar's worth of pennies inside the belly... Yes, genuine Bull frog with the weight of pennies making it even more realistic.
The gal that got the lucky bull frog was sitting next to me and she was a hoot as she tried to sell her frog. Each time someone was queued to select one of the old presents or unwrap a new one in the pile up front, she'd put full attention on her frog by petting it and talking it up. It was so great!
Ian ended up trading her for the bull frog way after the game was over. He decided that was something he wanted. And here are a few photos of Ian and the bull frog.
In other news:
My child slept from 7:30pm to 5:30am last night! This calls for much celebration... I still can't believe it! I started not-picking-him-up at the mid-night wakings over a week ago... He's slowly been making it to 2:30, 3:30 and now 5:30. I am so grateful!