After we picked up Andy from the airport, we went to Allison's house for the NASC Holiday Hoo-Rah. This is one of my favorite NASC staff events that happens during our year.
We spent a good amount of time just mingling:
Shortly after we arrived, it was time for the white elephant gift exchange.
There is a $15 spending limit. Each year, there is a pretty good mix of nice gifts/gift cards and things that were found lying around the house.
It begins with each person drawing a number. The first person opens a gift. The second person can either steal the first person's gift or open a new gift, and so on. If a gift is stolen from you, you can either steal from somebody else or open a new gift. The game continues until all gifts have been opened.
Here are some staffers opening their gifts:
Even when you're not opening, it's fun to watch others' reactions:
After gifts were opened, many people left. A few of us stuck around to play games... or to play with our new gifts!
Another great Hoo-Rah for the books!