over the weekend, ryan's brother, sister-in-law, and two nephews came up to visit from north carolina. we took a trip down to ryan's parents' house to see everyone and to celebrate "christmas" a little bit early. ryan's parents made christmas dinner, decorated with a christmas tree, and we even exchanged christmas gifts. with all of the craziness, we didn't take many photos. luckily, ryan did manage to snap a picture of everyone at the dinner table. it was nice to spend time with everyone (especially since we haven't seen ryan's north carolina family since july of 2015).