Christmas 2011 was a whirlwind of activities, family, food and fun.
We flew to Minneapolis, but had to leave Collina behind
"If I blend in with the suitcases, maybe they'll take me with..."
We baked cookies
Mike's mom showed us how to make Mike's favorite - Pecan fingers!
We forgot about our cinnamon rolls
We decorated a XXL gingerbread man from Trader Joe’s
Not my gumdrop buttons!
And then we proceeded to torture him
And tortured him some more
Brynn a.k.a. "dead eye"
Mike...he's beginning to look like swiss cheese...
We went to a beautiful church service at EagleBrook
I'm going to try to live by this verse this year!
We had a wonderful dinner on Christmas Eve
Ham, sweet potatoes, cauliflower with cream sauce, cranberry salad, Swedish meatballs and rolls!
We wore cheese
Christmas Day at Gram's
We went to the Swedish Institute
Traditional Christmas dinner table
The institute is in a beautiful castle-style building
We were lazy
Watching Chronicles of Narnia in a pile of candy wrappers
Then Mike and I had to fly home to San Francisco
Cheese! head? - every child at the SF airport