Natalia and I decided to take the opportunity to visit our great friends in Portland just
before Christmas this year. It was also a great chance to take in the Dehaan Ugly Sweater
Party as well.

Video of Tamaya being cute



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Here is Tamaya hanging out on Paul and Allison's floor.


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I think this photo of Tamaya is funny.


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Natalia made a beautiful Christmas sweater with garland and mushrooms for the Christmas Sweater party. Here she
is by the Dehaan's tree.


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I was quite pleased with my snowman sweater, along with the blinking lights and the hat. I didn't realize that the party
also entailed pants so Paul lent me his ridiculous red pants to go with my blue sweater.


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Here are Natalia and I before the Christmas sweater party.


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Paul dressed us as some kind of elf. I think his shirt could still have been tighter...


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The liederhosen were a really nice touch.

Avie's pictures


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Right about here, I lost control of my camera and Avie started taking photos with it. Here she is with full roller derby
glitter on her eyes.


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Some of Allison's work colleagues stopped by for a few sociables.


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Jason had some presents wrapped up under his tree.


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Ross, Jeff, and Gorman hanging out.


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Avie and Jason dressed up as Christmas trees, which I thought was quite innovative and fun.

The great chest hair guess-off


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Avie next took photos of many peoples' chest hair to try to make me guess whose they were. This is Ross.
You can tell by the razor work at the end of the beard and start of the chest hair.


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This is Jason, with the tree garland visible.


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This is most definitely Gorman.


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Hempy for sure.


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The sparse and weak mess here can only be an elf - Paul D.


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Kelli, Ross, Natalia, and Avie doing a shot of Ullr - the great nordic libation. I love Kelli's Christmas
pompom shirt!


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We are all doing a toast for Ullr.


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Paul thinks Ullr is great!


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Ross and Kelli get surprised by the camera. I think this is shortly after a round of Ullr so I think Ross
is showing how much he loved it.


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Avie and I rocking out.


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Allison also put together a gingerbread cookie decorating contest, which was outstanding. Check out the
wide variety of colors of icing as well as the amount of candy available to decorate with!


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Some of the gingerbread men. I like Paul D's fisherman.


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A little bit creepy photo of me, but a good one of Jason.


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A nice photo of Allison and Kelli with their Christmas hats on.


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Chris and Max making cookies. Or, more accurately, Max eating icing and Chris watching.


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Jordan and his sister arrived a little later to the party. Jordan's sweater was a size extra-small I think. Paul
is checking him for how good his chest hair is.


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Paul and Allison keep a food list on their fridge. It looks like they eat some weird stuff... The pickled pigs' feet
is a nice touch.


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Keri G and Carl and June chilling out.


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Ross got my snowman hat, but the creepiest of the night was this thing on Kelli's hand. It's some kind of strange
puppet and it freaked me out.


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Paul and Allison trying to ride Tamaya's rocking horse.


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Jordan and his sister with her winnings from the gingerbread contest.


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Yeah... I don't know what to say about this. I know we had something going on here, but there's
no way I remember what it was.


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The Christmas trees showing off their junk and boxes.


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Avie started to take some artsy photos here. Here's a fun one of Natalia's sweater.


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Looking up at Avie and Natalia.


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Avie is pinching Jason's balls...


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Allison and the creepy puppet. The puppet's creepiness factor jumped up a LOT as soon as Allison got a hold of it.


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Chris and Max by the tree.


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Paul with an almost empty bottle of Ullr. I also picked up Zwack, which was most needed too.


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I think I'm saying, "Yes, Christmas Sweater Parties are fun!"


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Another round of Zwack for the masses! Apparently, this is used as medicine in Hungary. Well, it's definitely
the prescription for my fever.


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My favourite part of doing shots with the Dehaans is the fact that we use the top of their hat box as a shot tray.
Shot, Shot, Shot-shot-shot-shot!


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Someone made a gingerbread man and put Jordan's name on it.

Thanks to Paul and Allison for an epic Christmas sweater party! I know that I had a blast and was most
excited to be able to join in this year.

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