Aloha Friday #66

January 22, 2009 by Kailani  
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Today’s question is:

What’s your favorite thing about winter?

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!
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85 Responses to “Aloha Friday #66”
  1. Muthering Heights says:


  2. abby says:

    though it doesn’t snow in my country, i have to say that my favorite thing about the winter is watching skaters in central park. it reminds me of the movie, “serendipity”.

    i also love it when the air gets really chilly, sharing a cup of hot chocolate is a heartwarming experience.

  3. Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    I love when winter first comes and covers tree limbs and ground.
    After the first snow, though, my favorite thing about winter is when it’s over. :)

  4. pam says:


  5. Vicki says:

    Since I’ve lived in Florida for 22 yrs. I really miss the snow. So I love seeing all the photos people post on their blogs of the snow where they live. I loved the snow when I lived up north and miss it every year!!!

  6. Jenni Jiggety says:

    Snow days! Nothing beats a surprise day off from school!

  7. Charlotte (Life's a Charm) says:

    watching snow thru a glass window in a warm room…

  8. darc says:

    Dry snow, and Snowboarding with the family.

  9. Lori Downs says:

    what i like are you serious ummmmmm hmmmmm i guess ohhhh I dont know , gosh this is hard I hate winter……lol

  10. Louise says:

    The first snow, then I can’t wait for winter to be over. So cold and wet.

  11. Cat @ 3 Kids and Us says:

    How clean it feels and smells outside after the first snow.

  12. TheAngelForever says:

    When I was teaching it was snow days :) Now, it would definitely be spring!

  13. Upstatemomof3 says:

    Playing in the snow. Sledding, ice skating and making snow men.

  14. Cammi says:

    Wool socks and hot chocolate!

  15. Renee says:

    WHEN IT IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  16. Just Mom says:


  17. Lori Downs says:

    Just came to my mind you have no idea how winter is yuckyyyy!! you lucky dog!!

  18. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    Hmm, (thinking hard) (thinking very, very hard) do I have a favorite thing about winter? I guess I’d have to say watching the snow fall softly down and seeing the world all pure white and untouched. And my kids’ joy as they play in it. :)

  19. graceful girl says:

    I’m an AZ girl, so I have to say the beautiful weather (please don’t hate- or you could get me back by asking what I love about summer- lol).

    Today I put the AC on in my car as I drove home in 74 degree weather. Then I realized how ridiculous that was and rolled down the window- no complaints from me! :o )

    PS I also LOVE Christmas lights.

  20. Jennifer says:

    Snow, cooler temperatures and low humidity!

  21. diana/sunshine says:

    wearing more clothes thus covering up some of my weight =)

    oh, and the holidays.

  22. Sarah says:

    Cuddling up on the couch with hot cider and a good movie.

  23. Jen says:

    The first thing that came to my mind was NOTHING, but I guess if I had to pick something it would be not having to shave every single day since my legs are covered. :)

  24. sagemom says:

    The holidays!

  25. Casey H says:

    I love having grilled cheese and soup for dinner during the winter!!

  26. Em Dy says:

    We don’t have winter here in the Philippines so it’s a dream to experience one especially the snow. My aunt who lives in Michigan says however that when there’s snow, there’s something to showel. Ha ha.

  27. Heather says:

    I love to get all bundled up just to waddle outside and discover that while the rest of your body is sweating, you still cannot feel your face.

  28. Tena says:

    the end of it, lol

  29. Janet F says:

    I love the cooler weather and when it snows.

  30. Tara says:

    Hmm Just love the cool weather.. Winter is always so cozy to me.. Is that weird? lol I love the holidays of course..

  31. Mozi Esme's Mommy says:

    Everything covered in white – blemishes and all…

  32. Pamela says:

    As much as I love working outdoors in my garden…sometimes i like winter because I don’t have to have an excuse to stay in and hibernate

  33. Elizabeth says:

    There aren’t any insects in winter.

  34. Deborah says:

    Growing up in Michigan, I loved watching the big fluffy snow flakes flutter to the ground, and watching them sparkle in the moonlight.

    Living in Australia now, I’d pay good money for some of that snow…90s and no air con…too hot!

    Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs

  35. Sarah says:

    Growing tomatoes! (we are in FL)

  36. Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly says:

    to be quite honest, I only like one thing about winter, the Christmas holidays. I’m not a cold weather person. I like warmth. And by this point in the season, I’m just ready for winter to be over.

  37. Jenn(ifer) says:

    Being that I live in the south, I enjoy the cooler weather. When its in the high 90’s and 100% humidity for nearly 2 months of summer, the cooler temps are a definite relief.

  38. Perspective says:

    Knowing spring is coming!

  39. Andrea McMann says:

    Sometimes, it’s really beautiful, with big, fat, fluffy flakes coming down, but I’m really not much of a winter person. Right now, I’m just trying to hunker down until spring comes!

  40. Lori (teacher turned mommy) says:

    living in FL especially when looking at the national weather map!

  41. Nina says:

    Right now that is a tough question because I am so sick of winter and the cold.

    When we get enough snow I would say getting out and playing in it makes for a good time with the winter.

  42. Dee says:

    That its close to spring!! I’m not a fan of cold! It only snows every 5ish years here so when it does, its lots of fun! But I only want the snow to stay 2-3 days!

  43. maria says:

    From a girl who lives in one of the snowiest, windiest places in PA, the best part of winter is when it’s OVER!

  44. ParentingPink says:

    I love snow and warm fires. But here in northern Virginia, snow is a rarity, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a little of the white stuff this year!

  45. Queen-sized funny bone says:

    The anticipation of spring and summer of course.

  46. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    While I don’t love the cold of winter, or the clean up process involved with snow, I do love seeing the snow, the pretty part and playing in it on a nice day.

  47. Desert Songbird says:

    Definitely, the cooler temps!

  48. Abby says:

    I like wearing sweaters. Living in Iowa I have quite the collection of sweaters. But I am ready to be done with them now!

  49. Qtpies7 says:

    Oh, that’s easy! The END of winter.

  50. Qtpies7 says:

    OK, I read through the comments and I have to add one thing. There is only one good thing about winter to me. No bugs. Though I did find a spider in my laundry in the basement yesterday. Mostly the bugs are gone.

  51. Heather Lessiter says:

    How about when it’s over? :o )

  52. Storm says:

    I hate most everything about winter. My top choices for not liking winter would be the freezing cold.

  53. Margo M says:

    I love the crisp, clean air and the way my allergies are better. I also love hanging out with my family watching a DVD with the fireplace going, hot chocolate, FBBs (feel better blankets) all around and the lights out. If it weren’t for the big screen tv we could be The Waltons.

  54. Pegsy says:

    The beauty of all the snow! And Christmas!

  55. Cathi says:

    I love the cold weather!

  56. jen says:

    my favorite thing about winter is probably the excuse to drink hot chocolate and apple cider! we live in West TX where there’s not really much winter. we do get an occasional dusting of snow on the mountains, so that’s pretty when it happens.

  57. Amy says:

    Watching people slip and fall on the ice. Oh I am just kidding people!!!

    I love watching little kids trying to play in the snow but can’t because their mom has put so many layers of clothing on them they can barely move. hehe!

  58. Jen says:

    UGH! I am NOT a winter person, coming from Alaska and all. But if I HAD to choose one thing, it would be snowboarding.

  59. Pamela Kramer says:

    A nice roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows!

  60. Write From Karen says:

    Big bulky sweaters that cover up big bulky guts!!

    NOT that I would know anything about big bulky guts. *ahem*

  61. Carolyn S says:

    It cools off. Seriously. I live in Florida and it is always so hot here, although we have had some really low temps here the past few days 25-30, so it has been freezing for us. For the most part, winter here is really nice cool weather, you can wear a thin jacket and be comfortable, so it is a break from the intense heat where you can’t take off enough clothes to get comfortable without getting arrested. lol

  62. Proud Mommy says:

    A snow storm….as long as I don’t have to drive anywhere!!

  63. Jo says:


  64. Just Jenn says:

    My favorite thing about winter is being able to go outside and let the kids play. Being in AZ, winter is our good time of year since summer is too dang hot to play outside

  65. Kari says:

    I actually like the cold weather, I think it’s invigorating.

  66. Melissa says:

    The palm trees, the warm weather… yeah, I live in Southern California :)

  67. Hillary says:

    Usually it’s snow, but right now I’m going to have to say my favorite thing about winter is that spring follows it.

  68. Dee says:

    my fav thing is Christmas

  69. Heatherlyn says:

    I like that it gets cold. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want it to stay cold, but I enjoy the warm clothing that we can wear and the general change in the food we cook. I just like that change. It is something different. Without the change in the weather winter would have a completely different meaning for me.

  70. Jennifer Clark says:

    I love the snow and the twinkly Christmas lights!

  71. LissaL says:

    Winter for me is like autumn for everyone else but only part time. It is still my favorite season & I always wish for & fantasize about falling Snow.

  72. JenniferR says:

    My favorite thing about winter is putting on comfy clothes, getting a fire going in the fireplace, cooking hearty meals and baking goodies…it is such a cozy feeling!

  73. Melissa says:

    I live in Massachusetts so my favorite thing about winter is SNOW!!! But I do not like driving in it unless I absolutely have to.

  74. Michelle says:

    Skiing in the mountains!

  75. Gennaro says:

    The coming of the Chinese New Year (Monday) is always a fun time in the city. It get a bit cold, but the festivities are worth it ranging from dancing dragons to fireworks to chowing down on scrumptious dumplings.

  76. Forgetfulone says:

    Lots of commments on this one! My favorite part of winter? The end! No, all kidding aside, it’s the holidays before the hard winter actually sets in. Or a fire in the fireplace, which is rare here in Houston. Doesn’t get cold enough usually.

  77. Kelly says:

    We had a winter wedding, so I like the winter – the snowy days, the warm fires. But our motive for a winter wedding was really the winter getaway to a warm destination…. like Hawaii.
    Have a great day!

  78. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    I love making snow cream with my girls, sledding in the snow, building snowmen and also sitting by the window with my girls drinking hot chocolate watching the snow. I hope my girls will remember these wonderful memories for years to come.

  79. Donetta says:

    a down comforter and a warm husband on a cold night.
    I hope this finds you well.

  80. Gail says:

    Snow Days…. I still can be a kid because I work at a community college and once or twice a winter I get a snow day… LOL

    But, now… I’m ready for May…to start gardening and puttering in the yard.

  81. jennifer says:

    Snuggling by the fire!

  82. lubin says:

    Good stuff, thanks for the post! Maybe you should do a follow up post about this?


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