We did get a white Christmas. We had to hike up to the top of Spencer Butte to get it, but we got to the top and it started to snow, and it snowed on us all the way back down to the parking lot.
I really wish we had remembered to bring the camera, because it would have been great to post a heart-stopping video of NTS vaulting down the rocky trail in his free-fall "Hi! Catch me!" style. He had a blast. Had his older brother worried, of all people.
NOS: "Now DON'T JUMP!"
NTS: "Hee hee!" [Jumps off rock in general direction of older brother]
Everybody made it back down in one piece, and once we got the mud cleaned off we found that we did indeed leave with the ones we came with.