Baby Fest 2013: Christmas Edition

On Saturday, a group of my friends (friends since elementary and middle school!) got together for our annual ornament exchange.  Each year we get together, eat lots of good food, and exchange ornaments.  It is always fun when we get to see each other and even more fun now that we have a bunch of little ones running around.  It was slightly chaotic.  🙂


Annabelle and Bennett mesmerized by the glass door.  Happy 1st Birthday Bennett!


For the food, we did a potluck and it worked out great.  I hosted this time and I am not capable of preparing a good meal for a large group of people.  We had bbq chicken sandwiches, broccoli salad, fruit salad, taco dip, pita chips with guacamole, cookies, and a pretzel/jello/whipped cream dessert.



Here are the ornaments from this year. 🙂 It is so fun to look back at all of the ornaments from previous years and it’s great to get 5 new ornaments every year.  (I have no idea why this picture is sideways, but I am way too tired to try and fix it.  Just tilt your head to the left for a better view).


The gang!  Kristie and her daughter Kaylee, Justin and Amber holding their son Linden, Me and Annabelle, Kate holding Bennett who she stole from Amber and Justin, and Lauren and Rob  (PS Rob is my #1 fan and I greatly appreciate his readership.)


Love these people so much.  🙂

Do you have any ongoing holiday traditions?

Are you still in touch with friends from high school and/or college?


  1. That is great that you are still in touch with old friends. Every Christmas my college roommate drives up from SC to see me. I try to fly down over the summers and see her! Old friends are the best!

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