Silver Falls Christmas Festival a couple of weekends ago with my boys.  A beautiful drive through the forest, gingerbread house and wreath making, log cabins with strings of lights and woodsy garlands, stone fireplaces, and hot apple cider in cold wintry weather ~ these are a few of my favorite things.  Add dinner out later to Thor's favorite fancy restaurant to celebrate Papa's new job (where certain someones engaged in inappropriate but clearly very funny boy talk at the table), and you have one very good December day.  
by mlekoshi