Over the river and through the woods, to Christmas Eve breakfast we went!
Rather than cook Christmas Eve morning, we all piled in the cars and went out to breakfast at a beautiful lakeside lodge not too far from home.
Call me selfless.
I will share the beauty….
There are lava beds under all of that snow.
Yep – we are in volcano country!
You cross a little one lane bridge…
And this is what you see from one side…
And this is from the other side.
Looks like a postcard doesn’t it?
Next year, I think we will spend the night in that cabin and then walk to breakfast!
Via snowshoes, of course
Don’t let anybody tell you Oregon is running out of trees.
Because of how cars were parked and the depth of the snow after the parking lot was plowed, I could not get a good picture of the lodge. I will be sure to get one when we go back.
The boathouse restaurant is right on the water.
This was our view from breakfast…
My family…including the son-in-law and the boyfriend.
I don’t even try to get a smile from Joey anymore…
They just have to come naturally.
And what 11 year-old wouldn’t smile naturally when waist-deep in snow -
– anticipating a large snowball hitting the side of his head while mom takes his picture?
My sister-in-law, niece and nephew.
It was a beautiful morning to kick off the excitement of Christmas Eve.
I think it may just have to become another Griswold family tradition.
By the way, yesterday I showed you 15 of my most popular DIY projects from 2012. If you missed it, be sure to head over and check them out!