December 22, 2012, we arrived at Black Butte Ranch for a long holiday vacation. My parents arrived shortly before we did, and arrived back at the house with our Christmas tree just as we were unloading our car. Then we waited the rest of the day and into the evening for Amy and Tyler to finish their long (and snowy/rainy) drive from SF and join us.
The boys LOVED the Christmas window decorations! Very popular the whole time we were there.
Along with all the Christmas decorations that came out of storage were the reindeer antlers. Ryan thought they were hilarious. I think we must have gotten at least 10 pictures of him wearing these, from 4 different iPhones. However, I think two is enough for the blog.
They were among the very first to arrive. So they immediately went to go see Santa and talk with him. Luckily they got to spend quite a bit of time with him. When Santa asked Jake if he brushes his teeth, Jake replied with a puzzled "of course!!" Ha.
Listening to Santa read. Note that Ryan is sitting on Jake's lap. Adorable.
It was so, so beautiful.
We love seeing how long the icicles can grow.
We decorated the tree that evening.
All of us waving hello! (Well, except for Ryan, who was expressing normal toddler counter-will.)
Amy and Tyler making jam thumbprint cookies. Santa did need some cookies!
Ryan loves to play with the salad spinner there.
Time to hang stockings.