If you do not already know it, we are so lucky to get to work at Circa. We are made up of 16 people: 15 girls + 1 boy. In case you can not do the math, we are primarily female. The crazy thing? Well, that is that we all get along! Not only do we all get along, we all ENJOY each other. Yep- amazing. You know what else is amazing? I guess I should really ask if you know WHO is amazing, because that would be these two:
Pictured above: Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith
Those are our bosses. Each year they throw a Christmas dinner for all of us to get together, outside of the confines of 2321 Crescent Avenue, to be celebrate the season and celebrate all that we have thanks to Circa and each individual lucky enough to call Circa "home." And we all believe this... so much so that sweet Emily Williams created a slide show for us to enjoy that night and the song the photos were flipping to was Phillip Phillips "Home." (I am not blog savvy enough to have music playing while you are reading this entry, but if I were it would be on... instead, here is the YouTube, just in case you haven't heard it yet.... such a great song!!!!). But enough with the brown nosing the bosses, back to the
SO- in the past three years we have actually firmed up a Circa Christmas Dinner plan. Here is what we do:
Around 6:30 PM: Gather at Jane's lovely home for champagne and hours-de-vours
After everyone has arrived and hob-knobbed some, the entertainment begins. This generally falls upon the young guns, but this year- as mentioned earlier- Emily took it upon herself to coordinate the entertainment section of the evening and it was wonderful! Pictures would pass over the screen showing past Circa events (including the pink gorilla singing telegram we ordered to come to Circa for Jane's birthday one year! HA!) and the slideshow could not have been better!
Once the entertainment segment is over, we then head to Cindy's home for a seated dinner. It never fails to be delicious. And, of course, gorgeous.
We generally sit at three different tables, with place cards, and enjoy each other's company. Husband's, boyfriend's and fiance's (in my case!) are all included- which makes it extra special. Sure we all love each other, but it is fun to get to mingle with everyone else's better halves as well.
Here are some more photos from the evening, courtesy of Catherine Walters. A BIG thank you to Catherine for making this blog picture filled!! Please excuse the red, demon eyes... iPhone's are not the greatest for avoiding these.
Enjoy and I hope that you remember all your blessings during this holiday season and may this blog remind all of us of ours as well:
Newest members of the Circa Family: Brigid McCarthy and Anna Brantley
William, Janelle with Mike, Patricia with Bruce, Kathy, Patrick and Addison
Waiting on others to find their place: Brigid, Heather and Jane
Mingling: Patricia, Lindsay and Brett
All ready for our voyage to the Big Apple!
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!