Thursday, December 31, 2009

At the carlot apartments

Here are two outlaws who joined our family.
These are 3 of the 5 step nephews I got from Darlene when she married Dave. Just love her kids.
Dave and Darlene in a rare moment of relaxing.
Nami and Dylan who were so so friendly to each other but both really good kids.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last days in Idaho

Friday night before we left we enjoyed music. Here from Grandpa and Darlene.
The Carlson Quartet with Grandpa.
Shopping with Nami
Nami with Santa Claus at the mall.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Family misc.

Here is Tami's grandchildren Cain and Aiden (I told her the next kid should be Abetin) and their delightful mother, Sara.
My 90 plus Aunt MaryElsie holding Ema
Here Kandy is being totally ignored by Royce and Dean. She really isn't a boring person!
Jack, Royce, Jack and Koji not standing in line for anything in particular just standing.
Kandy with her grandchild Joshua and Laurie.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hot or Not?

Andy and his cousin Jim decided to try the super hot special pepper. Skip down to the photos below to see the results. (sorry I can't seem to get the photos in the right order)
Had to catch cousin Laurie in the bedroom looking at Nami sleeping. On the wall is Obama's photo as a warning to our Republican family that the in-laws sometimes don't share in the Republican thinking!

Not so Hot! Wait a moment.

Hey this is hot!
Uncle Denny trying to get Nami's attention.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thanksgiving misc.

Tami's disaster. Here she holds the delicious looking cheese cake she make, but in her new oven that wouldn't work and it took 3 hours and then it was ruined. Smelled so bad no one could even taste it!
Some delightful party crashers. We were so happy some of the other relatives dropped in to see us all.
Dave's middle son Jim and his delightful family.
Joni with the 2 granddaughters and Dave below with his granddaughter.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner

Doug and Tami invited us all over to their house for Thanksgiving dinner. Here are the kids in the kids room watching cartoon videos.
Sara took us down to the basement where she kept her dog, that Nami wanted to see.
Tami's oldest grandson loves babies and asked Waka if he could have Ema. "Can you give her to me?"
This Christmas Cactus has two different colored blooms.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Basket Cases?

The two little sweeties that make me a grammy!
Nami loves to crawl into the basket and we put Ema in with her...didn't really make either happy!

She does love her Dady to give her a ride in the basket.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Misc. stuff in Idaho

Hey, Ryan I got a full face photo! He was really hard to get as he hates his photo taken. Danny has a special touch with Ema
Ema gets her meal under this cape that Waka has that has a rim she can peak down and watch her.
In a Tai restaurant in Lewiston. Thought it looked funny to see the table spread with menus instead of food!
Our special visitors, Elaine and Jun. Elaine has always been like a ray of light in our family. She lives across the street and her daughter Jun has been a life long friend.
A favorite family game through the years. Cut Throat, Dirty Marbles, Slaughter...anyway the Carlsons all play by their own rules anyway.

Ema in the snow

Breakfast around Grandpa's table in Idaho.

Uncle Dave and Ema sleeping together.
Ema gets her ride in the snow too.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sledding in Idaho

Even the evergreen tree is happy in the snow.
Return to slide again.

Pull us Mommy. Oh, Daddy pulls faster.