Without fail, the best party of the season is the Crew Party at the Marketman household in Manila. Twenty years running, our guest list has grown to some 50+ guests, all of them staff, their family members, staff of close friends or relatives, who all get together for a Christmas party a day or two before Christmas. I won’t bore you with the details, but five hours of games, raffles, food, fun and gifts made for a very Merry Merry this year…
…one more group shot with almost everyone in it. I remember when several of these kids were born, and have put many of them through school, with 3-4 having just graduated with degrees in engineering, computer science, psychology and commerce. We may only have one daughter, but it sure feels like we have a whole barangay around us, and we are most grateful for their service over the years.
Visitors to our home almost always express surprise at the presents under the tree in the run-up to Christmas, but we have to explain it’s really mostly for the crew party. They just roll their eyes internally. :)
And this is the tree after the party. But then again, Santa makes another stop at our home just before Christmas Eve… thank goodness. Our extended family wishes you and yours a fabulous Christmas!!