What a great time!
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Celebrating the holidays in Portland at the Grotto. The lights, the music, the petting zoo! Even Jameson was sqealing around those cute baby animals.
Then it was onto Chicago. It was great to be back at WCC at the Christmas Eve service.
Jameson got bored I guess and fell asleep.
All the Wallgren cousins together on Christmas Eve!
The best photo I could get of our family on Christmas Eve.
Sonja loved to hold Jameson
Great grandpa and J
Then it was off to sleep (notice the ‘Owl’:) Lucia always called J ‘baby owl’ when he was in my tummy.
Christmas morning love from the cousins.
Grandpa handing out the gifts
Christmas evening at my aunt Marcia’s
Jameson’s first Christmas
Lucia was SO excited for snow! With just a dusting she was ready for snowballs, snowmen and snow angels with daddy.
Lucia, Caroline and Addison each found a pair of Mor mor’s glasses and had way too much fun with them.
This was them pretending to be grandmas
Then it was onto the special event, the American Girl Doll store (no, we have not entered that world yet with Lucia.)
Part of the fun of Water Tower Place is riding the glass elevators.
Special moments with grandpa. Here he is teaching Lucia how to play the Ukulele.
It was so great to spend time with special friends and so fun to watch all of our kids grow up.
One of the reasons we were in Chicago was to celebrate this lovely lady and dear friend, Christine, as she was getting married. And celebrate we did.
Tresor and Christine!
The beautiful bride
Lucia had the honor of being the flowergirl and I was a bridesmaid. Lucia did a great job! Although I guess we failed to go over ‘pace’ with her as she lapped the ringbearer, good friend Zeke.
My handsome boys at the reception. I love how J just puts one finger in his mouth.
Little J, big eyes.
Love these ladies + Manu
It was so, so, so good to spend quality time with all of these ladies during wedding festivities.
And the fellas…
This was us all night with Jameson snuggled in the Baby Bjorn.
Love you Christine and Tresor. All the happiness in the world to you two!
The next day we were onto tea at the Drake with the Wallgren ladies. Jameson was the only boy allowed. A great tradtition that we always look forward to.
I love my fam!
We had a great trip to Chicago. Being there is always a good time, especially around the holidays. Great family time, good food and some fun holiday traditions. Lucia LOVED all the time with her cousins and grandparents. I loved celebrating Christine’s wedding and getting to see so many loved ones. We soaked in all the special time with family and friends then it was back home to Portland. We are grateful to all for such a special trip.