Ever since we changed our trip to the Redwoods last year the kids have been complaining, so we went this year the weekend before Christmas and dragged our good friends, the Jorgensons, along. We had tent cabins reserved in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, but unfortunately, when we got there the campground was closed because of anticipated high winds that night. We ended up finding some sturdier cabins at Little Basin - and it was a good thing, too, because although the wind didn't happen that night, the next night it POURED! We still had fun though, and saw lots of big trees, moss, mushrooms, and even some salamanders, but no banana slugs.
We got together at Ben & Melissa's house this year for a (pre) Christmas dinner and Nativity.
And, of course, there was Christmas morning and presents. (And that afternoon I FINALLY got to see "The Hobbit.")