Tuesday, January 5, 2010


This is Jason and I at Thanksgiving in Portland, we spent it there at his sister's apartment with his mom and Step dad. His sister and brother in law made delicious food and we went for a nice walk on the Eastern Promenade after gorging on Turkey.

Jason and I had pretty low key holidays this year. I was fortunate to get some time off before Christmas this year- I only had to work Monday that week- so I took advantage of the time off to bake a bunch of Christmas cookies. I gave them to his family as gifts. When I say a bunch of cookies- I mean a BUNCH! I made six different kinds including peanut butter cup cookies, easy lemon cake cookies, mint brownies, cherry coconut bars, Gooey bars, and chewy molasses cookies. It was too hard to pick a favorite but I think the lemon cookies came in first! For Christmas eve we spent the evening with Jason's moms side of the family. It was nice to get a chance to visit with them as I have only met them a few times. Jason and I got to have our own Christmas morning- I made Quiche (my favorite holiday breakfast), we opened presents together and then went over to his Aunts house to see his Dad's side of the family! Again we had a great visit. There was a lot of snow, which is different for me as we don't really get the whole "white Christmas" package in Seattle.

I loved all of my gifts- to mention a few, Jason got me a beautiful necklace and a portable hard drive! My sister gave us some really nice bookends (an -S and a -J) and the first season of Chuck (the greatest show ever)! My mom sent some really nice wine glasses and my Starbucks card (thanks- your the greatest!!!)

New Years eve was pretty low key as there was the threat of a major winter storm. We had invited friends over with the intentions of going downtown before midnight. We had good food a drinks, played games and decided to stay in and continue to play games while watching the ball drop! It was a very fun night and even better- no one had to wait an hour for a cab! The storm had just begun at mid night and it snowed for about three days straight! We got like 2 feet!!! No I am back to work (boo) and Jason is enjoying his last bit of freedom! He is reffing Basketball a lot right now which he really enjoys and I have gone to watch a few games also. It is fun to watch though I still don't understand all the rules- not being a Basketball player myself. He heads off to his last clinical soon and then before we know it- graduation will be here!

His graduation is just one of many great things we hope to come in 2010... I hope everyone else had wonderful holidays and good luck to everyone in the new decade!