I managed to snap some photos of Connor while I was running the “stack the hex nuts” station. The kids had a sugar filled chaotic blast.


The boys got a lot of books this year, as well as a few games and Legos.

Santa was a little more fun. Connor got a cool R2D2 robot to construct, build the circuits to bring it to life, and then program using his tablet! Gavin got a radar gun so he can monitor his progress to being a fast enough pitcher to draft.

After our morning presents, we headed down south to the traditional Loera Family gathering, for dinner and more presents.


All the PNW Ladds gathered at my sister Courtney’s house to eat dinner, open presents, and watch the Seahawks lose. The camera loves my little niece Braelyn!


We walked around downtown Portland, seeing the giant Christmas tree by the old courthouse, and the Portlandia statue. In the evening, we saw the impressive holiday light displays at the Portland Zoo.