Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

As always it has been a while. We had a great Thanksgiving & Christmas even though we were sick for both holidays. Addie had Bronchitis AGAIN over Thanksgiving but we went up to the family cabin anyway and left the cabin with Taylor sick also. Addie also woke up Christmas morning in throw up, and since then sickness has just gone through our whole family. I am the only one that has not come down with anything yet. (lets keep our fingers crossed). I think we have had our fair share of sickness this past year and hopefully we will be blessed with not as much this coming year. Even though we have been really sick it has been nice to stay home and enjoy our little family. Sometimes life just needs to stop us from our craziness and make us realize how lucky we are and to enjoy everything that we have. I am so thankful for my family for all of their love and support. It was nice to have a low key Christmas, but it just makes it that much harder to get back to reality. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as well. Here are some pictures from December.

Every year my mom has a little Christmas party for just our family. She has Santa come and bring the kids a little something fun before Christmas. Both of my girls LOVED Santa this year. I think Addie might have enjoyed him more. She kept wanted to sit on his lap, kind of crazy since she is at the terrified of Santa age. My mom made cute little bags for all the kids that had their picture on it and pictures of things they enjoyed, along with fun things inside of the bag. Taylor has not let the bag leave her side.

Next it was off to see the lights at Temple Square. My family got to go up there right after Thanksgiving when my brother Milan was in town. But of course my girls were sick so we didn't go. We still got the chance to go this December. It was a quick trip since my girls don't enjoy the cold that much. (Just like their mom)

My little Marshmallow. She is such a cute little chunk that LOVES to eat.

Taylor & her cousin Hadley. They are the best of friends. They still have their fights here and there, but they are much better about playing and sharing. Tay just loves to play with her cute cousin Hadley.

TJ and I actually getting a pic alone. This doesn't happen very often. He is such a great husband, and I love him to pieces.

Every Christmas Eve I let my kids open their Christmas Jammies that they can wear for Christmas. It has been a tradition that we love. Well maybe I am the only one that loves it, but that's okay.


After getting Addie bathed from her throw up in bed experience we FINALLY got to go open presents. Taylor was so patient about waiting for Addie to get cleaned up. She is such a good loving sister. Here are the girls with their Christmas gifts.

TJ with his favorite treat he gets from Santa every Christmas.

Here is Harley. I think he might like Christmas more than anyone. He loves getting a new toy every year and won't put it down for anything. Not even a TREAT. He is such a big part of our family. My girls love him to death even though he hates to get bugged by them.

Addie with their new cleaning stuff. She loves to help mom clean the house.


We usually head to my parents house in the afternoon to do presents with my family.

Tay with her new Hannah Montana barbie she got from her cousin Payton. One of Taylor's favorite gifts she got this Christmas. (By the way it sings REALLY LOUD so I owe Milan and Sarah for that).

My Sister Sharri gave all of us Marshmallow spit things. The kids went crazy over them. I am sure my parents went a little crazy over them also. Addie just liked eating the marshmallows.

My Sister Sharri and My girls. I was trying to get a REALLY bad picture of my sister to put onto facebook since she likes to do that to me, but I didn't succeed. This one is pretty cute so I can't get her back YET!!


After the Evans family Christmas we head straight over to TJ's parents house for Dinner and Christmas with their family.

Addie with her new baby from her Grandma and Grandpa Carlson.

Taylor with her new Doll from her Grandma and Grandpa Carlson. She LOVES this Doll!!

All the Carlson Grandkids. Addie was being naughty and did NOT want to take a picture. So we had to get her favorite chair out (that is just Grandma Carlson's Christmas decoration, but Addie thinks it is just for her).

Our family Christmas picture. Can you tell Addie had a VERY LONG day.

Taylor & Addie wearing their new dresses that my Sister bought for them. They are so cute, and the girls thought they look like princesses. I have to agree.