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A birthday, a weekend, a perfect balsam Christmas tree, etc.

It’s Friday. Time to take a breath, turn up the holiday music, and maintain the week’s momentum for a few more hours.

This has been a long week, full of ups and downs, tears and laughter. I’ve been reminded of the preciousness of life and love, I’ve been challenged mentally and emotionally, and I’ve been uplifted by the company of good friends and family. C’est la vie.  

I just submitted my final paper for my independent study class. Although I still have my longest, most difficult final to write, it feels good to have one class complete (a full week ahead of schedule, might I add). My first year of graduate school is very close to finished. That, my friends, is a good feeling.

Today is the 24th birthday of my favorite sister, my best friend, my co-worker, and—most recently—my neighbor. Happy birthday to this kid:

Cheers, Doodle! Here’s to many more great adventure- and laughter-filled years!

This weekend offers the promise of a birthday-inspired girl’s night out in Ballard and a trip to the mountains with good friends to find the perfect balsam Christmas tree.

I’m excited to kick the holiday spirit into full gear. Jasper’s pumped to frolick in the snow with his BFF Guts and his new buddy Caleb. I’m ready to spend the day snowshoeing and sipping spiked cocoa with my man-friend, Liz and Clay, Ryan and Alison, and Melissa and Justin.

Last year’s tree cutting included Sean, Doodle, and baby Kelso. Our snowy search ended with this adorable little Charlie Brown esque tree:

And after unintentionally eavesdropping on what I think was a facetious comment over tequila shots and tacos last night: no, Adam, you’re NOT allowed to fell our Christmas tree with your shotgun.  

C’mon weekend, I’m ready for fun!


One comment on “A birthday, a weekend, a perfect balsam Christmas tree, etc.

  1. Liz
    December 3, 2010

    Tree cutting adventure and snowshoing sounds fun! Jealous

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