Tuesday, December 28, 2010

THE 5 do Christmas

{ with my chinese-gift-exchange score: two bottles of my fave champagne }

Every year at Christmas time, my high-school friends and I (aka THE 5) get together at my place for potluck dinner and a chinese gift exchange.  We all live in various places and have busy lives and the only time we connect with all five of us is at Christmas.  We try to get together twice a year, but Christmas is always a certainty.

This year it almost didn't pan out as one friend was only in town for a few days, and we all know how busy it can be during the holidays.  However, another friend suggested we do a potluck brunch instead and it worked out so well.  We had baked french toast, veggie quiche, bacon, a fruit platter, fresh juice and coffee.  It was delicious and after we stuffed ourselves with a late brunch, we did our chinese gift exchange ($20 limit) which was equally as fun.  Afterwards we discussed who we have and haven't seen recently from High School, what's coming up in the future, etc.  It's so cool to stay in touch with friends I've had for over a decade (wow, that makes me feel a lil' old) and reminisce about the old memories and create new ones.

{ THE 5 - Christmas 2010 }

See Christmas 2009 & 2008



Joie de Viv said...

What a great tradition! At first I was confused by what a Chinese Gift Exchange was since I'm Chinese and never heard of it. I guess it's basically what I've always known to be called "The White Elephant". That's a great champagne you got! We ended up with a dart board and tie rack for our exchange this year. :) Happy Holidays!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a fun tradition!

Kate said...

We're so cute! Great seeing you!

Sharon Lei said...

Traditions are always fun. :) Oooo I've never heard of Pink champagne, but I'm sure it's delish! My fav is Veuve Clicquot. I can drink a whole bottle (or two) to myself!! ha ha.

xx Love & Aloha

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