#1,103 Staff Party.
by Erin Napier
Every year someone different hosts the church staff Christmas party and since we got a new house we volunteered this year. Half the church staff was missing because of illness, but 6 of us had Ben’s delicious black kettle chili and played dirty Santa with It’s A Wonderful Life playing quietly in the background.
Ben got a Nerf gun and I got new ornament for the tree. Turns out shooting a Nerf gun is fun and I’m a jerk for calling Ben childish when he has Nerf wars with his brothers. It feels pretty great when those little foam bullets with the suction cup smack onto a glass window. It’s not much fun when you get one out of the Christmas tree limbs and discover that you’ve been overwatering it all this time and your presents are all totally soaked through the boxes. Thank goodness for the fire that’s been on, drying them out until they’re all good as new.
We missed the others tonight and I really hope they’re feeling better soon.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!