Ho-Ho-Heritage!

It’s a Heritage Holiday and we’ve been ringing it in with a game night and an Italian feast! At Heritage, our team isn’t just a team, it’s a family, so we decided to do what families do when they get together: hang out, play games, and eat. Check, check, and check some more. Starting early Saturday evening we enjoyed our new digs at Heritage North with bevvys and snacks followed by competitive games complete with prizes and a little bit of gloating. Afterwards we jingled all the way to a fancy dinner out.

A country holiday at Heritage Headquarters.

A country holiday at Heritage Headquarters.

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Mixing and mingling in the kitchen at Heritage North. Our whole team was accounted for, along with husbands, wives, brothers, fiancés, new brides, new girlfriends, three sets of BFF’s, and a yellow lab.

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This little shindig gave us a merry reason to finish decorating the common area at Heritage North and add a pinch of holiday spice with retro string lights and classic Christmas music.

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Pre-game: Emily laying down the game night ground rules. Don’t mess around with Em.

Pre-game: Emily laying down the game night ground rules. Don’t mess around with Em.

A round-robin of classic games commenced, including Scattergories, Jenga, Connect Four, Boggle, and Spoons. Observations: Our Connect Four is down one red chip so black always won, Scattergories is solely dependent on the benevolence of the judges, and Boggle is super stressful. Also, the trash talk should not be repeated.

The youngsters schooling the thirty-somethings.

The youngsters schooling the thirty-somethings.

There was some nefarious strategy going on during the Spoons rounds, not to mention elbows. We won’t name any names.

There was some nefarious strategy going on during the Spoons rounds, not to mention elbows. We won’t name any names.

Winner of the All-Around: Noah Hanson!!! He didn’t even gloat. Much.

Winner of the All-Around: Noah Hanson!!! He didn’t even gloat. Much.

The loot before the plundering began. The IPA MIX PACK went first (Wisconsin peeps all the way!)

The loot before the plundering began. The IPA MIX PACK went first (Wisconsin peeps all the way!)

Lead Carpenter Dan and his fiancé, Jill, with her choice of prize.

Lead Carpenter Dan and his fiancé, Jill, with her choice of prize.

Heritage Office Manager Angie and her husband, Jeremy. (Phototbombed by Santa.)

Heritage Office Manager Angie and her husband, Jeremy. (Phototbombed by Santa.)

Andrina won a sweatshirt and Seth is gonna steal it.

Andrina won a sweatshirt and Seth is gonna steal it.

Adam and Emily classing up the shop.

Adam and Emily classing up the shop.

Angie loving her holiday foliage.

Angie loving her holiday foliage.

Kalen and Kalen’s gift card.

Kalen and Kalen’s gift card.

Newlyweds Brock and Kayla’s first Holiday party!

Newlyweds Brock and Kayla’s first Holiday party!

What are we even looking at?

What are we even looking at?

Tiffany with her beer bounty.

Tiffany with her beer bounty.

Who else was surprised that Joe grabbed a gumball tree??

Who else was surprised that Joe grabbed a gumball tree??

Jeremy looking slightly dwarfed by that big bottle.

Jeremy looking slightly dwarfed by that big bottle.

David: bragging rights for winning Spoons!

David: bragging rights for winning Spoons!

Candles are a girl’s best friend.

Candles are a girl’s best friend.

Amy’s new loungewear.

Amy’s new loungewear.

It was all fun and games until we all went out to a scrumptious dinner at Café Calamari and had some more fun and good conversation and really good calamari. And bruschetta. And chicken or salmon. And Tiramisu. Thanks to that fine establishment for such a festive dinner!

The kids table. Pretty fun.

The kids table. Pretty fun.

The adult table. Way more fun.

The adult table. Way more fun.

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Cooper says: “And to all a Good Night!”