holiday blanks!

hi friends!  i’ve been taking a break from blanking, but since these are holiday themed i just couldn’t say no :) 

1. "the best way to spread christmas cheer is..." being cheery! i am always so happy around the holidays, and i think the best way to make other people cheery is being cheerful yourself.

2. the holiday season is  definitely my favorite time of the year.  this year is a little weird with graduation and the move, but we are making the best of it.

3. when it comes to holiday decorating...  i go all out! our décor is a little bit more wintery – lots of golds and silvers.  but there are some wreaths and red and green candles and things we put out. i love it all.

4. the thing i look forward to most about the holidays is  family, gift giving and christmas caroling.  i know that’s three things, but i could never just pick one!

5. my favorite holiday tradition is  probably our christmas cocktail party.  this year is our 6th, and each year it gets a little bit bigger and a little more fun.  my family has a lot of great traditions, but they have been changing over the past few years with the death of my great-grandmother (she was our family matriarch), so we are trying to come up with new family traditions.  with four sets of parents, we don’t have too many traditions that we do year after year besides our own christmas cocktail party.

6. this year my christmas plans include
 moving.  yeah.  we are kind of up in the air on what to do for the actual holiday, but it sounds like we will be out east somewhere.  my dad is big on wanting to rent a house on the cape, but if that doesn’t work out we will all be in ny.  like i mentioned, my family is trying to come up with some new traditions…
7. my favorite holiday food is champagne.

fall friday blanks.







 so today is friday, which is normally awesome.  especially because i don't have school tomorrow and just have to work half a day.  but thanks to my stupid flu shot yesterday, i am actually sick with the flu today.  nothing like the flu hitting on a friday afternoon, right?  boo.  but at the same time it's a good excuse for a night in with my bestest husband.

1.  the last thing i ate was a honeycrisp apple with organic, all natural creamy peanut butter.  i was too sick to eat my whole lunch so that's what i've had today.

2.  the last time i went to the beach was when PI and i took a spontaneous - and much needed - trip to jamaica during my maycation.  it was amazing.  all we did was make out and lay on the beach.  :) 

3.  my last vacation was to new york just about 10 days ago.  i never really know if visiting family counts as a vacation or not, because we spend our entire trip running around to see all the people we love and don't get to see often enough.  but it was an awesome trip.

4.  the last place i drove was home from work.  i love leaving work!

5.  the last song i listened to was perhaps one of the greatest songs ever [but not better than U2] - 'awake my soul' by mumford & sons on pandora.

6.  the last thing i watched on tv was last night's season premiere of 30 rock.  i thought the kenneth-hazel-tracy storyline was super weird and not funny, but i am always loving jack and liz's shenanigans.  especially because jack donaghy is like my dad.  but we are about to turn on a twilight zone marathon - perfect way to spend a cold colorado october night. 

7.  the last time i said 'i love you' was to PI about 4 minutes ago.  he finished unloading the dishwasher for me because he knows i feel like a walking ghost.

have a happy friday everyone!  til next time...

friday blanks!

hey all... it's that time again!


1.  my first memory is [super good question] random flicks of our house in new york, the 'yellow house.'  the red carpet, the couch, drinking apple juice on the couch watching sesame street, my pop coming over on saturday mornings,  just little things.

2.  my first love was complicated.  we were best friends who did everything together, and he was never even my boyfriend.  but we were totally inseparable to the point where he'd climb up my balcony at night just to hang out with me.  the weird part was that it wasn't until years later that i realized i was in love with him.  but my first actual love i had who i dated was my high school/college boyfriend; we were together for five years.  we had some pretty messy times, but when i look back i realize it was all just because we were so young.  i don't know how anyone could marry their first love - you just go through so much before getting to the person you grow up to be.

3.  my very first favorite color was blue, still is!

4.  the first time i really felt like a 'grown up' was when i traveled by myself.  but ironically, it wasn't when i was living in prague and traveling then.  it was when i had moved home and i was flying out to california to meet philip's family for the first time, so i just booked my tickets and paid for them and that was it.  and i felt super grown up [despite the fact that i had been doing that for a year in europe].

5.  the first thing i do when i wake up in the morning is hit the snooze button, then check my email.

6.  the first CD i ever bought was U2's achtung baby. 

7.  my first car was a blue volkswagen jetta, the year they came out with their new body style.  i loved that car.  her name was louise and she only lasted a few short years.

tonight we are heading out to a new place to celebrate our anniversary - yesterday was our FOUR YEAR wedding anniversary!  school this weekend and then it's into a homework coma - LOTS of big projects coming up.  ugh.

happy weekend!

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