I apologize in advance for the poor pictures I took tonight. But, I’m taking a photography class soon, so you have a limited amount of time to enjoy / make fun of my tragic handy-work.
In other news, my cat died and we had him stuffed.
Okay, not really, but he did stand like a statue on our book case long enough to creep me out and make me grab the camera.
Yep, still there…
Afternoon snackage was the usual weird, yet blogger friendly fare – Vitatop with PB and iced coffee…
Roasted broccoli and an unpictured granola bar on the way to the party.
Ben’s work Christmas party was tonight. It was held at Orange Hill in Orange, CA.
This place has the most amazing views! It’s on a hill (shocking) and you can see for miles and miles. There are outside fire pits so you can enjoy the views year ‘round too! Tonight was cold by SoCal standards, around 48 or so, but the fire pits made it pleasant.
As soon as we arrived I got a Vodka tonic.
Champagne was served with dinner too. You guys know I love all things bubbly and would drink champagne exclusively if they stocked it at race fuel stations. True story.
We sat inside, but there were HUGE windows so we could enjoy the view with dinner. Luckily, it was a clear night.
Appetizers included crab stuffed mushrooms. I miss MD crab!
Hot, doughy sourdough rolls with butter were served before the salad course. I cannot turn down a hot roll. Cannot and will not.
For my main dish I ordered the grilled salmon. Fact: If there is salmon on the menu I get it every time. Or at least 99 times out of 100.
Do you know why dessert is served last? Um, because it’s always the best part of the night. It’s science.
This was the first petit four I’ve ever had! It’s a big night here in RER land.
Except I kept pronouncing it “Petite Four” and even when corrected 3 times couldn’t get it right. Oh well. Oh well. It was chocolate and I was happy.
Ben’s friend Brian got me a champagne and raspberry liquor drink. I think I love champagne even more after tonight – if that’s even possible!
After dinner and chatting and fun we went outside to enjoy the views.
I had only met one of Ben’s co-workers before so it was really great to get to spend time with everyone. I had a great time
Question: Did you have your work holiday party yet? Does you work do something fun?
I started a Christmas slipper exchange at my old work where we did a secret Santa inspired gift exchange, but you had to get the other person slippers. Everyone loved it so much they’ve been doing it for years every since!