Okay ... Am I the only Mother/Wife that takes weeks planning-coordinating a family photo shoot & then is inevitably always disappointed with the results?? Seriously! Brooklyn is notorious for having some sort of Nuclear flip out right before we take a family picture...either she refuses to wear what I put on her, shoves her entire hand in her mouth or decides that smiling isn't bad after all as soon as the photographer walks away! Anyway, here is a sneak peek at our Carlson Family Christmas Photo 2007.. I will save the actual picture for our Christmas Card! To all you Mothers out there preparing to endure this horrific task... I feel your pain! A-
Yesterday we got some VERY sad news... Tyler's "Jamaican Mama" Passed away... As many of you know we just went out to NYC to visit three of Tyler's mission converts. Monica was one that Tyler adored. He converted her 7 years ago, she was the sweetest lady and had grown so much over the last 7 years. She had such a great testimony of the church was eager to share her new love with others.. We are so grateful for the opportunity we had to take her out to dinner last week for her 54th Birthday! Her death was unexpected and very sad news for Tyler to hear.. We know she is happy and looking down on us! We will miss you Monica!
Boston had a little Cowboy Birthday party this past weekend! Yes, his actual Birthday was last weekend while Tyler and I were in Washington DC... Yes, i do feel guilty that I missed my Son's 2nd Birthday, although everyone keeps reminding me he would never know the difference (it's still a sensitive subject), so we made up for it with a little party for him complete with a Cowboy hat Pinata, Horse Cupcakes and Hot Dogs (his favorite). The weather held out long enough to have a little fun at the park and BBQ some burgers and hot dogs! We jumped into the car to head home and it started pouring rain! Thanks to all the family that took the "long" trek south...(it's only about a 15 minute drive from Thornton, but we are constantly getting grief for moving south of I-70!) Happy Birthday Boss! Mommy loves you!
After much opposition from Tyler, my sisters and I took Brooklyn to get her ears pierced on Monday! She jumped in the chair, chose her earings, and it went south from there! After a few tears, she quickly recovered and loves her new jewels! After all, it's all she wanted for Bostons Birthday! Too cute!
Chase (Tyler's little brother) and Ashleigh got married last Friday in Washington D.C....It was amazing! Wow! Ashleigh looked beautiful as always and we are so happy that she is now offically part of the Carlson Family! Thanks for such a wonderful weekend! We had a blast! We love you!
Oh my goodness!! There is so much to tell and so many pictures I wish I had all day! But here is the summed up version of our get away to NYC! I have never had so much fun in my life...Tyler pounded me into the concrete! We woke up early and stayed out late...we were KID free! He wanted me to see EVERYTHING! (and believe me we saw it all) Tyler served his mission in NYC , so he was a great tour guide.. We went to the top of the Empire State Building, toured Time Square, drove out to Montauk (the furthest East you can possibly go in the USA) drove through the Hampton's, ate Dessert twice every night, shopped , went to a taping of The Martha Stewart Show and Live with Regis and Kelly, (Jude Law was the guest!! Wahoo!), ate at Juniors, shopped at the worlds largest Anthropologie at the Rockefeller Center, took a tour of Ground Zero, visited with Tyler's two favorite women on Earth, Monica and Lystra his Jamaican Converts... Shopped in Soho, walked through Central Park, Met up with some old friends and much much more! We had so much fun and it was such a great time for Tyler and I to get away from it all...I love you Ty, you're the best! A-