Wow, the American's so know how to do a white Christmas. Christmas Eve is a holiday here so Al, Jacinda, Ben, Hugh & I spent the day in the shops at Bellevue & Redmond looking at all the lights & decorations up. Of course there were a few Santa's wondering the streets as well as Santa's train & stunning sights.
We feed & bathed the boys after dinner, wrapped them up all warm (as it's about 3 degrees outside), and drove around the streets looking at the most lavish Christmas lights possible - it was like Franklin Road on steriods. Hard to capture on camera but imagine fake massive snowmen dancing on and flashing rain deer on most people's from lawns & lights for Africa on the houses.
Merry Christmas to all our family & friends.
Opened the curtains on Christmas morning & Ben was so upset. He was so confused as to where the snow was. Yip, everyone had predicted a white Christmas (and the weather people are so much more onto it than in NZ), so it was rather a shock that the ground wasn't totally white. But after a yumbo breakfast and many a present opening session & a massive lunch, it decided to snow in the afternoon. How fantastic - an actual white Christmas, even if it was only just white.
We drove up to the Snoqualmie Waterfall (those Twin Peaks fans will recognise the waterfall in the background). It was snowing more up there but still nothing that major.