Well, I've been back in Portland for a week now and it's been great to be home. Christmas in Portland is just as I remember it when I was little. There are Christmas lights on houses, stockings on fireplaces, and stars on tree tops. My family has got a really big, live Christmas tree up in our house. I was just helping my mom decorate it last night. I've been able to see my grandma, Kitty Jo, as well. We've knit a little bit, but I still have a lot to go on my projects. I've also been able to see most of my family and friends and catch-up with them. (To "catch-up" with someone means to find out what has been happening in the person's life and share what has been happening in your life.) I will be going to a Blazer game on Christmas day with my brother that I'm really excited about. The one complaint that I have is....the rain! It seems that it hasn't stopped raining since I've arrived. The weather forecasters are saying that the rain just might turn to snow tonight....will Portland have a white Christmas? I'll let you know if I'm making any snowmen...until then, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!