First, of course, was our M.E.E. Christmas party on Tuesday night. We meet in McClure United Church and the basement is always beautifully decorated for Christmas so when we arrived to set up, it was already quite festive.
|Gifts from M.E.E. at each place|
|Gift from Barb S. of teensy beads|
|Two tables for the savouries and the one in the back for sweets and the punch.|
|As the food comes in....|
|The punch and the beginning of the sweets!|
|The tree draw...|
Tina lead a trivia quiz about Christmas songs and movies. Our table won and each person received this wonderful glue package!
|Glue spreader, glue bottle, glue bottle covers and glue tips!|
Oops! Marg lead another Christmas Carol quiz. Our table missed one answer and two tables tied and Joanne supplied the tie-breaking question. Was very close.
Our club is SO incredibly blessed to have Tina as a member AND that Tina has a laser cutter! She has done so many wonderful projects for us (and gifts us quite often with laser poop!)
For Christmas, she made some wonderful RL Christmas ornaments and gave each of us half an ornament that we had to meet up with the possessor of the matching piece. When we met with that person and reported in, she gave us a choice of keeping the ornament that marched or a different one.
I received the doves, matched with Holly and she received another ornament.
Then Joanne read us our annual Christmas story. This year's was Berkeley Breathed's "A Wish for Wings That Work".
While Joanne was reading the story, Bev passed around a bag that contained gifts for each member.
My Christmas gift from Cheryl S. was two utility knives (with blades)
|It has two settings of lights - one that is direct and one that is general!|
It was one of the best M.E.E. Christmas evenings that I can recall.
Wednesday: Several of us who worked at W. D. Cuts School in the past met for dinner at Luisa's on Perron Street then four of us went on to the Arden Theatre to attend the St. Albert Community Band Concert.
Thursday: Almost all of us who have attended the condo potluck over the past year got together for a wonderful Christmas meal.
|Just the beginning of the food!|