maybe this year will be better than the last.
We took a Carlson Family picture on New Years Eve. They are not ready for public viewing, so here is a preview of the bench we sat on.
Christmas Eve day at Grandma Tilley's. Gwen is named after this wonderful lady and she talks about it all the time. Maybe we should have named Max after her too. He did warm up after a minute and even gave her a tight hug goodbye.
Visiting Santa's Reindeer. They were fighting though and I don't think Santa's reindeer fight. And these are not reindeer.
Gwen is a poser. But she seldom looks at the camera.
We are decorating cookies for Santa and Gwen is pretty excited.
Joey bought Gwen and I matching aprons. How cute. I look like my brothers with long hair in this picture. Is it the look of sleep in my eyes? Maybe because everytime I see them they are asleep or just waking up.
Max preferred Gwen's present from Santa to his own. Markers win over scary dinosaurs everytime.
This is Joey's aunt Lori cutting her daddy's hair. I thought it was so precious I had to get a picture. He only lets her cut his hair, isn't that sweet? I'm so glad that girls have daddy's. My dad is my sweetheart.
I was taking some pictures of the kids outside after church and this nice old man stopped and offered to take a family picture of us. I'm not sure he looked through the viewfinder to take this, but since Joey had already started undressing and Max is suddenly afraid of strangers, it didn't have much promise of a decent picture anyway. And I am wearing my coat. It was cold.
After sprinkling reindeer dust
Here is that bench again. Blogger is not responding, so I can't delete or move any of the pictures.
Don't mind my dirty table. Max is about to frost a cookie, but let's just say he already did and it is a fresh mess that he just made.