Back in November the JAKES took a vacation to Oregon and Washington; two incredibly beautiful states that I would highly recommend visiting as much as possible. While we were there we stayed with our best buddies and A's brother and his family. It was an awesome time and we're already looking forward to going back there this summer (yay free airline tickets!)
Our first full day there was Thanksgiving and our amazing friends did not fail to deliver! The meal was delicious and the atmosphere was very laid back. K discovered she loves turkey and that (and Apple Jacks) was all she wanted to eat our entire time there.
The next day we headed to the Hood River area to have lunch (nom pizza) and ride on The Polar Express.
The children were encouraged to wear their pajamas and they had a Letters To Santa station set up right when we walked in.
After receiving our special tickets we climbed aboard the top floor of the Observation Car.
It was really cool to have such a great view.
We got our tickets punched...
(E preferred to eat hers)
...had hot cocoa...
...and listened to a story while we waited for The Big Guy to board our train.
K told Santa what she wanted for Christmas (Princess Celestia from My Little Pony) while E played with her silver bell.
E watching Santa from the safety of a cozy snuggle.
Both girls had a wonderful time. There was definitely some magic in the air.