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Happy First Friday of December!
In honor of it being December, I thought I’d choose a photo from my archives that would incorporate a little snow….because December = Christmas and Christmas = snow, right?  Not exactly the case here in Oregon, but still…snow is festive and I like this photo, even though it was taken the day I messed up my knee snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor with Craig…but that’s a completely different story.  
I’m babbling.  Let’s get on with the blanks!
1.   The holiday season is     a time for good food with friends and family. It is a time to reflect and be thankful about all that we have been blessed with throughout the year   .

2.   Snow makes me   excited for about 5 minutes and then annoyed and stressed out for the rest of the time, because nobody here in Portland knows how to drive in it and I’m pretty sure we’ve only got like two snowplows in the entire city. It gets pretty ridiculous      .

3.  The best comfort food to eat when it’s cold out is    soup and french bread, and Craig makes some of the tastiest soup ever. Maybe I’ll share one of his recipes sometime. He’s hands-down the better cook in the house    .

4. Winter is the best time for    cozying up in front of the fire place with a warm beverage and cozy socks and avoiding the commercial chaos at the malls   .

5.  I can hardly wait for    Christmas tree hunting up at Mt. Hood this weekend with The Hardesty’s .

6.  When it comes to holiday gifts I prefer to    give them. I love watching people open a gift that I’ve spent time making or picking out. I also prefer to do DIY gifts or gifts of time. The last couple of years have been focused on getting back to what Christmas is really about and I think it’s made it so much better and less stressful! .

7.  If I were to rate my excitement about the holiday season on a scale from 1-10, I would say I am at about a    6 or a 7. I like the holiday season, but we’ve just got so much going on this year and I’m feeling so tired that gift-making and decorating are kind of the last things I want to be doing right now (i.e. I’m probably just going to forgo the decorating and choose some simple DIYs this year…I’m pregnant, so I think I get a free pass this year)  .

Hope you have a great first December weekend!
What are your plans?



  1. You should absolutely share one of Craig’s recipes!

  2. I live in Washington and I think I’ve only had snow on Christmas about 4 times in my lifetime. I wish it was more!

  3. I am so excited that December is here and I wish wish wish that it would snow here! Sadly California is not known for snow days! :/

  4. I live in Chicago…we know all about snow here!

  5. I’m doing DIYs this year too. Don’t feel bad!

  6. Great links this week! As for the first weekend in December… my plans include helping friends move, crafting up a storm and joining all the Portland Bloggers for a small holiday party. I’m looking forward to it!

  7. I love linking up every week with you! Snow STRESSES me out completely!

    Here’s the link to my posting…


  8. Snow stresses me too! I’m terrified to drive in it, so I definitely don’t enjoy it if I have somewhere to be.

  9. thank you so much, it’s a lot of fun to fill these out every other week! 🙂
    I also submitted my link, but in case it doesn’t show:

    have a great weekend!!

  10. Very jealous of the Christmas tree hunting…we broke down and bought an artificial tree this year….with these old radiant heaters, the house gets so dry – and needles drop faster than I can vacuum them up, no matter what I try…..

  11. I so don’t do snow. I agreed to move to Wales because they don’t get much snow AND it doesn’t much drop below 40deg…but the last two winters have been the worst in 30 years, so we’ve been snowed in, and gosh, you think they don’t know how to drive in snow in the south? It’s even worse here!

  12. My plans for the weekend involve a great deal of holiday cheer. I’ll be riding on a float in the APS Festival of Light Parade in Phoenix. I’m very excited. Have a wonderful weekend- I’m jealous of your snow photo!

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