We were trying to figure out how long our family (on my husbands side)
has been doing this "progressive dinner", we decided it's been at least 10 years.
None of the kids were married when we started this tradition so in the beginning we were all able to be there. Now, with two sets of married kids living out of town its a little harder for them. We always have a good time traveling to the three Hemmer siblings homes enjoying good food, conversation, laughs and in the end we play a game involving an ornament exchange.
This year things got kind of wild... It's so fun
A few photos to share of our evening
Brianna ( my daughter) & Chris
My niece Kellie and her fiance Michael
My niece Jill and her boyfriend Travis
First stop, appetizers at Rick's sister house
Everyone's home is so beautifully decorated, here is one of susan's tree's
On to our house for the main course....
Wild rice soup and sandwiches
The "Kid" table....they'll always be "the kids"
Some of us adults and granddaughter Audrey
Last, but not least to Rick's brother's home for desserts
Their upstairs tree
After dessert the ornament exchange game begins
Audrey was very excited to be the first to pick a bag
It took her quiet a while to decide, she ended up with a pig ornament, she seemed ok with that.
It was a fun night as always, we miss the ones who couldn't make it this year, in less than a week we'll all be together again.... then it'll be everyone, cant wait.