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Friday, December 30, 2011


Over Christmas I was in a bit of a weird mood, so I only have a few camera phone pictures. I got to meet up with a few old high school friends and I'm sorry we didn't get more pictures. Maybe at the 15th!

I also got to see the old 97's two nights in a row. And you can see me in the orange in the front row:

For Christmas I was a little short on present ideas, so I gave my parents the gift of yard work and I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I diced up a cord of wood then stacked it. Quite the project.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boise, ID

Before Christmas I made a trip out to Boise to see Mallory. It was quite the relaxing time that involved a lot of cooking and eating. More eating on my part.

The food alone was worth the trip. In order of appearance:

Mini Quiches

Curry Pork Chops

Lemon Layer Crepe cake

Brunch supreme

In between courses we had a lot of fun. We played disc golf; met her friends at a kareoke bar; went to a dinner party; and went out for drinks.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bend, OR

With my new temporary position in Portland I was sent to Bend, OR for a training. Bend is great town, even though it's a little corrupted by money. It was nice cold and clear and the view of the mountains was great.

Mallory came out to see me and make a weekend of it. On Saturday we took a hike to Tumalo waterfall. It was frozen over and looked really neat. After a quick snack we hiked back out.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


For the 4th year in a row, Kristina and Aaron hosted Thanksgiving at their house in Portland. As usual, we had a great time.

Our first night we went out on the town and had sushi.

Thursday was a day of cooking. Kristina started in the morning finishing the pies. Then we all rotated through cooking up our dish.

And I got to meet up with a few college friends. Again, never enough photos, but at least there was one. And I'm sure there will be several other times to meet up, since I'm going to be in Portland for a few months.